Friday, May 31, 2013

After Earth is not that bad

5 second plot: Humanity left earth a long time ago and is currently living on a planet far away. Cypher and his son Kitai crash land on earth. Cypher is injured badly. It's up to Kitai to locate the tail of their plane to send out a distress signal. The way there is packed with creatures that want him dead. One in particular.

5 second review: Maybe the story is set too far along in the future. And maybe not really everything adds up. But I didn't think it was a bad movie. Will Smith is actually pretty cool as the Prime Commander.

IMDb score: 4,8/10
Our score: 6,5/10
Box Office Mojo: 244 mio $ worldwide (on 19-09-2013)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Furious 6

5 second plot: The boys and girls have to help The Rock catch an international criminal who is piecing together a powerful weapon. If they succeed, they are fully pardoned.

5 second review: The actors are clearly having fun: that's always nice to watch. The individual characters are amazing: The Rock looks like a monster. The ending is really dumb. Don't take the fun away from the roller coaster ride. The action sequences are great (the tank!), but the story is too weak to support it. If it doesn't make any sense, it's not cool.

IMDb score: 7,4/10
Our score: 7/10
Box Office Mojo: 704 mio $ worldwide (on 14-06-2013)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman is fantastic

5 second plot: A young guy gets sucked into a killing spree between a whole bunch of Chilean hit man and one hit woman: the Machine Gun Woman. She is smoking hot. He is kind of in love with her but he has to bring her in or another gangster will kill his mother.

5 second review: You have to be somewhat of a film lover to like this movie. It's an old school exploitation film: the images are grainy, the scenes are quick, the cuts hard,... With one enormous bonus: a very sexy killer dressed in a very sexy outfit. The middle of the film is maybe a tad too slow, but the rest is just fantastic fun.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Now You See Me

5 second plot: Four magicians draw a lot of attention (especially from the law) with their spectacular shows. It seems like they want to be the new Robin Hoods, redistributing money from the rich to the poor. But they have a specific reason for doing what they do.

5 second review: I found the movie both spectacular and boring at the same time. How weird is that? I especially did not find the ending satisfactory. Doing what they do (and risking what they risk) should have a bigger reward. Otherwise there is no valid reason to do it.

IMDb score: 7,3/10
Our score: 5/10
Box Office Mojo: 293 mio $ worldwide (on 30-08-2013)

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Hangover Part III

5 second plot: The wolf-pack's 'friend' Chow stole a bunch of gold from a big time gangster. The guys have to find Chow for this gangster fella or Doug gets it.

5 second review: It's not as hilarious as the first one (of course), and there is not very much to say, but it is still a fun and entertaining movie.

IMDb score: 6,1/10
Our score: 7/10
Box Office Mojo: 351 mio $ (on 12-08-2013)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 8: Second Sons

5 second plot: Sansa marries Tyrion, Khaleesi makes a new friend, Hound opens up his heart, the witch has plans for the half-born king and Cersei is a crazy bitch.

5 second review: Some nice twists, again: not much fighting, but the episode ends with a possible game changer.

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

North America Season 1

5 second plot: The marvelous nature of North America: beautiful pictures of vast landscapes and incredible nature in the mix with amazing short stories of detailed life (and death).

5 second review: It's one beautiful and incredible image after another. Told with a lot of 'grandeur' and big tough words. But from time to time also funny (hilarious even) and light. The scope of what is shown is very limited. Maybe it wasn't a good idea to call it 'North America'. That creates an expectation. Unless there is a second season in the making of course.

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Big Bang Theory Season 6 Episode 24: The Bon Voyage Reaction

5 second plot: Leonard is going on a boat trip for a couple of months, Raj wants to take his relationship to a next level.

5 second review: Not really the big bang one would expect from a season finale. But still funny enough. Of course.

IMDb score: 7,7/10
Our score: 8/10

Star Trek: Into Darkness

5 second plot: It is the Al Qaida attack on the Twin Towers all over again. Only now it's set in the future and Bin Laden is an old superhuman.

5 second review: I would have preferred the fight taking place boldly where no man had gone before, but instead it was mainly on Earth and on board the Enterprise itself. Great visuals, great characters, but just not my kind of Star Trek.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 6/10
Box Office Mojo: 459 mio $ (on 27-08-2013)

Monday, May 13, 2013

How I Met Your Mother Season 8 Episode 24: Something New

5 second plot: Difficult to say without spoiling your fun, but this might be an episode you do not want to miss.

5 second review: Still a lot of fun (for a fan) but the story is going so slow it's starting to become a drag.

IMDb score: 8,2/10
Our score: 8/10

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Family Tree Season 1 Episode 1: The Box

5 second plot: Tom inherits a box from a great aunt filled with family history. His interest is sparked and he starts a quest to find out as much as he can about his heritage.

5 second review: This seems to be an English show (filled with English humor, but not really very funny) created for an American public? That's not going to work now is it...

IMDb score: 7,2/10
Our score: 4/10

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 7: The Bear and the Maiden Fair

5 sec plot: Tension is rising as everyone is approaching his or her fight.

5 sec review: They are talking the talk for a long time now, I just hope they will walk the walk.

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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Iron Man 3

5 second plot: Sort of a terrorist threat that requires the intervention of our knight in shining armor. Several of them, actually.

5 second review: Not as cool and funny as the previous ones, but still pretty decent entertainment.

IMDb score: 7,7/10
Box Office Mojo: 980 mio $ worldwide (on 16-05-2013) and counting
Our score: 7,5/10

The Iceman

5 second plot: The Iceman is not a fictional character. He was a hit-man who killed over 100 people. And his family didn't know anything. He was as cold as ice and also froze his victims so the cops couldn't figure out when the killings took place.

5 second review: The story lends itself easy to be made in to a motion picture. Although they should have elaborated a bit on some details. Getting the actors right, that was the hardest part, but they all nail it perfectly. Even Winona and Ross (with a crazy mustache and ponytail) do a great job. 

IMDb score: 7/10
Our score: 8/10
Box Office Mojo: 2 mio $ worldwide (on 24-08-2013)