Monday, 28 December 2009

Quick Movie Reviews: 10,000 B.C, The Golden Compass

Hunter gatherers join with other tribes to rescue their tribe members captured and enslaved by an advanced civilisation, braving dangers along the way.

This 2008 film is bad, but not as bad as I thought it would be. It's watchable, but mostly for timepass purposes. One of the reasons I managed to watch it without my usual cribbing is because I noticed a few similarities to Stargate, which I later found out was also directed by Roland Emmerich. Similarities also exist with Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.

Roland Emmerich is well known for making movies with over the top special effects and terribly filmi narratives and scripts. His movies include Universal Soldier, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day after Tomorrow and 2012.

A 2007 movie directed by Chris Weitz. An alternate universe tale involving a little girl, a 'chosen one', discovering her destiny while on an adventure to save her friends from forces of evil domination.

I expected this to be more interesting than it was, and so ended up disappointed. It was childish, boring and underwhelming.

Do you have any views about these movies that you'd like to share?



Roshmi Sinha said...

Haven't watched either of them. Mercifully :)

I was all set to watch '3 Idiots' this evening. Unfortunately Vishnuvardhan... a popular Kannada actor passed away this morning. And in the South, matinee stars are like Gods or rather super Gods. So I dare not venture out of my home sweet home :(

Daniel D'Mello said...

Mind it! I've heard that '3 idiots' has its flaws, not that its audience cares.

sm said...

good review
i have not seen this movie.
happy new year

Daniel D'Mello said...

And to you too sm.

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