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Robot Overlords – Movie Review

Robot Overlords (2014)
Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley,
IMDB Rating: 4.7
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Plot: Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

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Review: “After eleven days the Robots from space took over Earth, three years later a group of youngsters figure out a way to fight back”.

The back story of this British sci-fi family film was summarized at the very beginning. “Three years ago… the Robots invaded Earth.” “The war lasted just eleven days.” Then a robotic being with an adult female face and a little boy’s body declares that they mean Earth no harm… After their study of humanity, they will leave and never come back. They only have one strict rule for the earthlings to follow during their occupation: “Stay indoors!”

The idea for the film had its merits but also a lot of plot holes. The major fault I found was if they came here to “Study” humanity (they must have been exchange students lol), why start an all-out war? Why disintegrate anyone who even ventures outside of their front door?

With the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson starring in this film, even they could not save this from what it could have been. Maybe they should have enlisted Dr. Who to save humanity from these campy robots.

If you have seen this film and think that it is similar to Falling Skies… Then you are right 🙂

Verdict: Watch Falling Skies instead
Rating: 4 out of 10

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Exodus: Gods & Kings – Movie Review

Exodus: Gods & Kings (2014)
Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul
IMDB Rating: 6.3
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Plot: Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

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Review: I have been waiting for this one for some time now, and when I finally got a chance to watch it, I was appalled by how Ridley Scott portrayed the epic story of the Hebrew exodus from Egypt.

I will say that the one good thing about this film was the cinematography and SPX. For that Mr Scott gets a bug thumbs up. Everything else…. Hmmm.. Only way to describe this film is by the following list, which I shall call: The Exodus According To Ridley Scott.

1. Instead of the whole interaction between God and Moses (as told in the MASTERPIECE The Ten Commandments), God (I AM) is portrayed as a young boy, while Moses is sinking in a mud pool
2. Ramses… The actor who played this should have looked to Yul Brynner for inspiration, as this guy’s performance was as enthralling and charismatic as a wet sponge.
3. The Plagues.. We all know the story here. Before a plague begins, Moses goes before Ramses and tells him to let the Hebrew people go. Ramses refuses, then a plague hits.. Not in this version however.
4. The Ten Commandments.. Some will know that it was the Hand Of God that wrote the Ten Commandments, and it was given to Moses to take to the people. In this version? Moses is in a cave, carving away the Commandments while the great I AM is serving him tea.
5. The Ark Of The Covenant. Everyone knows that the Ark Of The Covenant was gold plated, adorned with golden cherubim above the Ark. In this version? The sacred Ark is a wooden chest tucked into a woven basket.
6. Moses going into Canann? I don’t think so.
7. No parting of the Red Sea.
8. The Nile was turned into blood by Moses. In this version, it was the result of a mass of crocs.
9. There is more inconsistencies here but I will spare you from that

The only thing EPIC about this one was how historically inaccurate this EPIC piece of trash this movie was. Although the SPX were good, the rest of this was a waste of time.

Lord forbid if Hollywood directors decide to do a remake of the classic film, Gone With The Wind. No doubt if they do, they’ll end up calling it Gone With The Tornado.

Verdict: Save your time and watch The Ten Commandments.
Rating: 1 out of 10

 

 

Stonehearst Asylum (2014) – Movie Review

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Flemyng
IMDB Rating: 6.9
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Plot: A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues — though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

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Review: First of all this film has a great cast. With actors such as Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Kate Beckinsale and Jason Flemyng, you know that you are in for a film that will exceed your expectations, and I for one was quite impressed.

Without giving the game away on this one (you can watch it for yourself), the film starts out in 1899. Edward Newgate (Sturgess) has just graduated medical school and takes a job at a mental institution. While working at the asylum, Edwin discovers that Silas (Kingsley), and the entire medical staff are actually the mental patients who rose up and took over the asylum before Edwin ever arrived. Dr. Salt (Caine) is the actual superintendent, and he and his staff have been imprisoned in cells in the bowels of the asylum.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this film to keep you guessing til the end, and one spoiler I won’t give away 🙂

The acting, scenery, and characters were well developed in every aspect. A must watch film for November!

Verdict: No one is what they seem
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 List Male Actors

Okay, a couple of people have asked me what actors would be in my Top 10. So I decided to make a list, in no particular order. Some people may not agree with all the choices, but feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

In no particular order, my selection of Top 10 Male Actors are:

1. Denzel Washington

2. Morgan Freeman

3. Robert Patrick

4. Woody Harrison

5. James Spader

6. Jack Nicholson

7. Patrick Stewart

8. Michael Keaton

9. Anthony Hopkins

10. Ben Kingsley

 

Next post will be my Top 10 Female actors

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