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This may be just my opinion or this may be the 5 rum and cokes I’ve had while watching this film…But Looper is freaking amazing. What does anyone want from a movie? I mean really. When watching any film y0u want to feel something, you want to be entertained. but most of all you want to get lost in it.
Let’s be honest: the 5th film in a franchise is not the best introduction for most people. And while the Resident Evil series continuity is a weird mess, there’s still enough references and call-backs built in that a newcomer to the film would likely be lost. But we’re going to try to ignore all that, and come at the film as if it were the first in a series. So, here goes: this is a terrible film.
Charmingly inoffensive and amusing, Sony Picture’s Ice Age: Continental Drift is entirely what you expect it to be. Though as the fourth film in a children’s franchise, not much else should be expected.
If any word can sum up the themes of The Dark Knight Rises, it’s consequences. Whereas the themes of the preceding two films in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Saga”, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, could be stated, respectively, as “Fear” and “Escalation”, the third film embodies the idea of reaping what one sows. The villains of the film, also as in the previous entires, encapsulate the theme, both in motivation and in their plan. But the idea expands beyond just the villains, encompassing the entirety of the plot, and bringing in almost every other major character n the film under its wing. And it’s this motivation, this tying together of theme, that keeps Nolan’s films from being just “superhero movies” and pushes them into capital F “Films.”
Take something you like a lot. Something that has ideas, as hamfisted and weird as they are, but they’re there nonetheless. It’s interesting, it’s fun, it’s insane, it’s a lot of the things you like. Thing is, it’s actually an adaptation of another thing that you like, for totally different reasons, by a creator whose work you enjoy on all levels. Now, take this adaptation, and adapt that. Yes, that’s right, don’t go back to the source material, adapt the adaptation. But cut out all of what made it interesting, change the rest into boring derivative material, and shoot it in a flat and uninteresting fashion. VOILA, you now have 2012′s Total Recall.