Monday, 7 June 2010

June 7 2010- Short Film Reviews and Pictures

Plot: The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25. (
My Thoughts: I don't have much to say about it since I watched this about a week ago, and I watched many movies after it. The setting was so beautiful, it was very nice to watch. The actors did a really good job. Exspecially the two main ones Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw (the main actors). Anyway Ben Whishaw is awesome, so of course he was good in this movie. It was a nice watch, the ending very sad (though you new it was coming). At some parts it went a little slow.
Plot: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (
My Thoughts: I don't know why everyone hates this movie. I thought it was great! One of my favorite movies even. I am not really sure if it is 100% historically accurate, but it was awesome entertainment. The costumes were great, even if they were a little crazy, but I think they are historically accurate. The settings were beautiful too. But no matter how much I loved the movie there were a few things that bothered me. I did not like the modern day music, though it added to the feel of the movie (does that even make sense?), it was just annoying and it seemed to wrong. I wished it showed her execution, though that would certainly take away from the feel of the movie. Last, I did not like their American accents. I have seen 3 movies based in France, this movie, Perfume, and Dangerous Liaisons. In Perfume all the people had English accents (I don't really care though I still loved the movie), in Dangerous Liaisons they all had American accents, and in this movie they all had American accents. When can there be a movie based in France with French accents? Ok so there are my problems, but I still loved the films. Kirsten Dunst (she's Claudia from Interview with the Vampire, and wait no one has a proper French accent in that movie either) was awesome, even if she did have a American accent. The movie was funny exspecially Jason Schwartzman. The movie was also a visual treat!
Plot: A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. (
My Thoughts: As you can see this week, I was on a historical fiction phase. This one I wasn't really sure if I was going to like, I was going to see it in the theater, but no one would go with me (I always have to be with someone in the movie theater, because I just love telling people facts in the middle of movies). I actually liked it. I liked how Victoria changed as the movie went on. At the beginning of the film Victoria was kind of childish, but as the movie went on she became more adult and responsible. The movie was very good and interesting. I think the guy who played Prince Albert was great. The setting was beautiful, though not as pretty as Bright Star or Marie Antoinette. The costumes were nice too. I didn't like how at the end when they were giving all the facts about Queen Victoria how they showed a black screen with words on it and then a little bit of film. It annoyed me a little. I was surprised, but this film wasn't that boring. It was actually quite good.

Plot: Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end. (
My Thoughts: I decided to take a quick brake from history to watch this film, which apparently a lot of people like. My thought is that it had very little plot. I was more just action, and for people who are wanting to see a horror movie, this movie is not horror, it is action (I have nothing wrong with action movies). Selene was cool, she had a cool accent, and she kicked werewolf butt (yes I do like the vampires better). Her character had little depth, but still out of all the characters she had the most depth. I didn't really see any real romance between the Michael character and Selene, just a little kiss to tell you they liked each other thats all. I did not like Michael at all, I don't know why though, maybe because he seemed so not classy. The vampire house or whatever you would call it was cool. The one thing this movie was it was very nice to look at, the visuals were super cool. Everyone says this movie is sooo violent, but I really don't see how. So this is not the best vampire movie in the world (everyone knows that Let the Right One In is). It is more action then plot.

I also saw Let the Right One In this week but I am not going to post my thoughts on it because I've seen it so many times. Next time I watch movie I will write a review right after I watch it so I will have more to say.

Pictures from the movies (oh how we all love pictures):

Bright Star:

Marie Antoinette:

The Young Victoria:
Let the Right One In (no, I didn't comment on this, but I did watch it):

1 comment:

  1. I loved Bright Star. It was so beautiful to watch. Strangely, I really noticed its beauty when I was forwarding through scenes to get to where I had left off. Every scene set up was breathtaking.