Ok so not to be a hater but the Rock did a much better job in Faster where the dialog limited and almost unnecessary was less cheeky and fit the character. Fast Five which we paid full price for well ok we had some passes from an ill fated viewing of a kids movie that they could not get fixed and gave us double vouchers for. Was even for me a waste of the passes. I would have gladly thrown it on the IPAD after receiving it from the gods of all that is binary and done my work out while i enjoyed the scenic views and that girl in the bikini… After you see it you will know who i am talking about.. Anyway … The car scenes were good and the bullets and explosions were nice. The show could have ditched half of the dialog and cut out 20 minutes of useless footage and it would have gotten a see this on the big screen rating from me.
Great action scenes. Great camera work. Great location. If only we lived in the age of silent movies. Some of the worst dialogue ever!! And I’ve seen movies only to see Vin and Rock (real reason I saw this one) and not been as blown away by the action but could at least appreciate the dialogue. But not here.
Rating: Only because I think seeing Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel try to kick each others’ asses on the big screen is a treat, I give this movie a “See it at the dollar theater, but bring your own snacks!”
Oh where do I start. This review is coming from the guy who “unfortunately” took his wife to see End of Days with Governor Schwarzenegger on the last night of our magical honeymoon in Maui and was surprised when she didn’t like it.
Please watch this movie if it does not cost you anything to do so. Especially if you need something to do instead of cleaning the garage or fixing the teetering fence in the back yard. I am a fan of Cage and he did a pretty good job but the haste with which they assembled this movie apparently to rescue him from his financial woes is evident. Decent makeup on the plague victims and the effects were fine but if you are going to do this movie go full R and show some gore and skin.
Ok, so I like movies with aliens, drones, jets, explosions, rockets, machine guns, and jar heads. All this considered I would not rate this movie in the full price range. I think the 2 dollar movie theater with a soda a pop and a small candy included for an extra 3 dollars totaling a full five dollars would be a good bet for this one.
Good explosions and a nice premise. It was more of a second act performance for me. I would have no problem with this as my double feature. Worth seeing it on the big screen would probably need to stop by a convenience store on the way to stock up on refreshments. Not that I would ever sneak anything in to a theater.
The whole transverse time reality is pretty cool but slips into the realm of being unbelievable. If you want a good story about time travel and alternate realities read Robert A. Heinlein’s Number of the Beast.
Appropriate amount of action with the quintessential low brow bad guy. Stimulating enough and believable enough that I have to say I would go full boat on this one. I especially liked the quote “I see every scenario” “it puts me fifty moves ahead of you.”
Our rating system stems for our love of Dave Ramsey.
Living by a budget changed how we spent our money. Precious entertainment dollars were discussed, debated, physically fought over. I’m not saying we had to call the authorities, but there is still disgust and dismay over End of Days.
Therefore our ratings are based on whether or not we would spend money on the movie – full price, matinee, dollar theater, Netflix, pay the cable bill, only if its on broadcast during State of the State address, and not even if laid up recovering from a colonoscopy and streaming is free. These aren’t etched in stone. For example, you may see a “would theater hop in the mega-plex if we already paid full price for a less desirable film with a bigger advertising budget being shown in the big theater and have time to kill” or “I’d even pay full theater price for candy and soda – it was just that good.”
The camera work, dreamy dreamy Bradley Cooper, my own appreciation of mind-altering substances – what more could I love about this movie? True, I did have to cover my eyes during the whole blood-licking scene, but other than that I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.
And the face-off with De Niro – hot! “…you’d end up being my bitch” love it!
Rating: would, and did, pay full price. Well, not really. We used Costco tickets, which are like $0.75 less than full price. But I would if I had to.
Other than the whole issue with the time/space continuum – I liked it. The premise was unique and intriguing, even if unbelievable. Jake is as always easy on the eyes and a delicious actor. If he wanted to take over for David from here on out, I’m not saying I’d object. I would like to know who I’d be looking at though.
The emotional father/son portion was corny, but oh well.
Rating: worth the moola.