Posts Tagged ‘DVD

27
May
09

Outlander – Movie Review (Blu-Ray)

When i first saw the trailer for this film i thought to myself, “this is a must see”. I awaited its arrival in theaters only to find that it was in limited release and not playing in my area. Yesterday Outlander finally made its way on to DVD and Blu-Ray (in Canada) and it was worth the wait.

outlander

This is NOT the “BEST. MOVIE. EVER.” claimed Tom Long, Detroit News. But it could be one of the best B Movies ever. There is a reason why this movie didn’t make it to the main stream is because it has that strong B movie feel to it… And that is due to the uneven directing. At time this movie looks amazing and others it seems very cheesy. If this had been put in better hands this might have been able to reach Blockbuster status.

The characters are decent enough to care about and the story is actually very fun. The first half of the movie is kinda hard to get into but the last hour is solid. One reason why i liked this film is that its something original. Who would have ever thought to combine Vikings and Aliens? Surprisingly it works very well together. The Alien takes on more of a “dragon” role, or “beast” they have to defeat. So putting this concept together isn’t that absurd.

outlanderI have always found Jim Caviezel the type of actor that is very enjoyable to watch. He is easy to connect to in almost every film he does. As an action hero he does a decent job and i would be happy to see him in more roles like this. The creature that he fights is also very cool. They spent a lot of time making the Alien look good visually and i really appreciate that. Often in movies like this the computer animation sucks and really takes you out of the film, This is not the case here.

In the end. Outlander is a cool film despite its average directing. It looks good a lot of the time. If you have an open mind towards this film, you will enjoy the ride.


Overall Rating: 7.5/10

If you liked Outlander, check out Brotherhood of the Wolf.

[The Blu-Ray DVD Packaging in Canada shows that there are no Special Features, That is not true. The box is wrong. There are tons of Deleted Scenes and other features for you to enjoy]

Advertisements
05
Jun
08

The Air I Breathe – Movie Review

The Air I Breathe

THE AIR I BREATHE
I finally got around to seeing this on DVD. Frist time i saw the trailer for it i was very intrigued with the concept. I was really hoping this would be a great movie and i must say it met my expectations. First of all the cast is really good, each character does the best they can with their role. Surprisingly Sarah Michelle Gellar does a decent job, probably her best work ever. Same goes with Brendan Fraser. I always found him as a bit of an over actor. But he plays this part so calm and cool that he proved himself that he can take on a serious role. But the real show stealer is Emile Hirsch. His small part was fun, effective, and probably the best part of the film. As for the actual plot, it has some good concepts and ideas but its not without it faults. Some parts of the stories seem unnecessary and drag out a little long. The end plays out very nicely. I think fans of movies that have intertwining stories, characters, and deeper meanings will enjoy it. Its worth checking out.

OVERALL RATING: 7.5/10




October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Twitter