You have gotta see this movie. I went to see Jake Gyllenhaal and left floored by Mike Pena. Wow! Now don't get me wrong, Gyllenhaal and Pena together seemed like a match made in heaven, but in this movie Mike Pena came into his own. And the dialogue by David Ayer could have given Quentin Tarantino a run for his money.
My husband and I saw the Dark Knight Rises and loved it. We went in with high expectations and were blown away. From the opening sequence, the movie was enthralling. They story was masterfully told with all the loose ends wrapped up nicely. The one disappointment was not being able to understand Bane at times. We will defiantly be buying the Dark Knight trilogy when it comes out on Blue Ray.
Despite the rude rep, I believe her name was Monica, I really enjoyed this movie. I must say I initially thought it was going be a horror flick. Which it was partially. I also had some good laughs from it . Overall, I enjoyed the storyline.
I had no idea what to expect of a remake like this but I was impresssed. TV to the big screen doesn't always translate to a hit (read Miami Vice)but this was an awesome modernization with some cheap shots thrown in so it's not taking itself too seriously. I loved the chemistry and the homage paid. I was cracking up the entire time!
Act of Valor was an excellent film. It does a good job of sucking the audience in, so that they feel like they are on the frontlines before and during the battle sequences. The audience was very responsive to the emotional context of the characters and the danger that was placed ahead of them. The action scenes were very similar to the first person shooter video game 'Call of Duty3', where the camera often switched to a first person POV from of one of the characters. The dialogue was very straight forward and the chemistry between characters was authentic.