Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3 Idiots is beautiful

5 second plot: Two friends have been searching for their third buddy for years, but he seems to have disappeared. They all met in college. Now, years later they have a real chance to finally find him. We get to see how they became such close friends and why it's so important for the two fellas to find their third musketeer.

5 second review: Let's be real, three hours is too long for a comedy. And I'm not a big fan of the dance routines. And there is also too much crying going on. But, I could easily put all that aside, because it is a beautiful story and an amazing movie.

IMDb score: 8,5/10
Our score: 8/10

Friday, October 9, 2009

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 turns it up a notch

5 second plot: The battles get bigger, the losses on both sides increase but no-one seems to be taking the upper-hand. New weapons emerge and the production of droids and clones increases. Chancellor Palpatine is showing his dark side more and more. Anakin is too but he still means well. Ahsoka is turning into a very skilled jedi. R2 has to save the day a couple of times. And young Boba Fett tries to assassinate Windu.

5 second review: This season the stories run over the course of more than one episode. The battles are still great but sometimes the story gets sidelined and comes to a full stop. The references to the original movies are awesome. Even Chancellor Palpatine is going 'I've got a baaaad feeling about this.'. And I'm pretty sure I heard the imperial march somewhere a long the line.

IMDb score: 7,9/10
Our score: 7,5/10

Monday, September 21, 2009

Two and a Half Men Season 7: it's the cylon from Battlestar Galactica

5 second plot: This season Charlie almost marries Chelsea. He doesn't screw it up, but she still leaves him. And then she comes back. And leaves again. And comes back again. And ... you get the point. Alan gets lucky a couple of times. Especially thanks to his magical hands. And Jake's pretty good with the ladies as well.

5 second review: This season is not as funny as the previous ones. There is definitely a shift in tone. It gets too serious from time to time. Lighter was better. And a couple of awkward moments as well: Herb an Alan anyone? When is Alan going to come out of the closet anyhow?

IMDb score: 7,2/10
Our score: 7/10

Friday, May 1, 2009

X-Men: Origins: Wolverine indeed features Deadpool

5 second plot: It's the origin story of the Wolverine, duh. He's an X-Man you know. Or he will be.

5 second review: It's not terrible. But it's not splendid. The only reason I re-watched this movie was to check if Deadpool is really in it. And he is. In the beginning (as Wade Wilson) and at the end (as Deadpool). But it's only Deadpool by name, it's not really the real Deadpool. He's not even wearing his costume. And he can't talk (No way. Yes way.). It is Ryan Reynolds. I was very surprised I totally didn't remember any of it.

IMDb score: 6,7/10
Our score: 6/10

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Martyrs is goddamn nasty

5 second plot: A young woman seeks revenge for horrible things that were done to her when she was a child. Her friend tries to help her but finds more than she bargained for.

5 second review: You have to have a very good stomach to get through this one. It's a very violent, terrifying, nasty, extremely tough watch. You can't survive this by covering your eyes for just a second, because it's still nasty when you look again. And just as you think you got through the worst part, it gets even worse. I think I'm scarred for life by this one.

IMDb score: 7,1/10
Our score: 5/10

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Breaking Bad Season 2

5 second plot: Mr White seems to have a chance to recover from his disease. Jessy screws everything up. Their lies catch up with them a number of times. They have trouble with their distributor so they try it themselves but that doesn't work out either. Eventually some pieces of the puzzle come together.

5 second review: Black and sad, so normally not my cup of tea, but very addictive. You get so involved with these guys you cannot wait for a next episode. Or a new season. The ending of this season is pretty spectacular. It's like an enormous butterfly effect.

IMDb score: 9,4/10
Our score: 8/10