This year, I want to watch at least 50 movies that I haven’t seen before. This is part three, movies number 11 – 15. Also check out my 2012 movies nr. 1-5, 6-10, 16-20 and get movie ideas!
Please note: The descriptions I used are from the Internet Movie Database.
Film 11 / 50 ’Drive
‘ 6 February 2012
Drama / Thriller / Crime 2011, IMDB Rating: 8.0
Description: A mysterious man who has multiple jobs as a garage mechanic, a Hollywood stuntman and a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor – whose husband is in prison and who’s looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team’s main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
My opinion: This movie is supposed to be awesome, if I may believe IMDB ratings. After seeing the film I have to say I disagree. The movie starts with the main character as a get away driver. Later you find out he’s a stuntman as well as a mechanic, he obviously loves to drive and fix cars. Within no time he’s with his neighbour. Where this romance comes from is not quite obvious to me, because right after the first scene (of her inviting him in for a drink and him saying nothing) they are together holding hands (yes indeed) in his car. And then it gets bloody, people get brutally killed and our stuntman / get away driver / mechanic also turns out to be an excellent shutter. The movie didn’t intrest me at all, but just gave me a scare at moments where a head is exploding out of nowhere. But anyway, I think this would be a good movie for people
guys who love driving and lots of blood!
Film 12 / 50 ’Puss in Boots‘ 18 February 2012
Animation / Adventure / Comedy 2011, IMDB Rating: 6.8
Description: Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss’ doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss’ name
My Opinion: Not the best animation I’ve ever seen, but definitely entertaining.
Film 13 / 50 ’The Way‘ 17 February 2012
Drama / Adventure / Comedy 2010, IMDB Rating: 7.2
Description: ”The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his “California Bubble Life”. Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On his journey, Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives.
My opinion: Good movie! Despite the fact that they’re pretty much walking the entire movie, they’ve made the characters next to Martin Sheen pretty funny and interesting which makes the movie entertaining. Still I find the movie occasionally typical American ‘over the top’, Spanish cops arresting the maincharacter right away after him falling down drunk in a cafe and kicking the others down the stairs.. Religion plays a big part in this movie as well, it keeps coming back in the movie, which I find a bit annoying. A bit less wouldn’t have hurt. The footage is amazing, they make you want to walk this route, even when you don’t like walking at all. Good movie, never a dull moment.
Film 14 / 50 ’Tower Heist‘ 17 February 2012
Action / Crime / Comedy 2011, IMDB Rating: 6.4
Description: Josh Kovacs is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw, a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it’s a misunderstanding that can be resolved. But later he learns that the employees’ pension which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh’s views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper. He loses his job. The FBI agent in charge of Shaw tells him that Shaw might walk and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it’s been rumored that Shaw has 20 million laying around if he needs. Josh thinks he knows where it is. So with two other employees who also lost their jobs and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw’s penthouse to get the money. But they realise they need the assistance of someone who knows what they are doing..
My opinion: The first half an hour of the movie was kind of boring. It gets interesting at the moment they actually start making a plan to steal the money. Eddie Murphy makes this movie interesting and funny to watch. There’s a few suprises in the movie, which makes you keep watching. I enjoyed it, although I thought it would’ve been better. Quite an entertaining movie, wouldn’t win the comedy of the year award.
Film 15 / 50 ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ 26 February 2012
Drama / Thriller / Crime 2009, IMDB rating: 7.2
Description: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Awesome movie! I like crime / thrillers and this definitely was a good one. Was a bit dissapointed with the ending, would’ve liked to see it a bit differently. Why? Watch the movie first!
I really enjoyed reading your thoughts about these fabulous movies! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
My favorite movie out of these would have to be Puss in Boots. He was such a good character in the Shrek series, and it was nice to finally see a back story of him. I was always curious about him. :p