100 movies: Action junkie

100 movies of 2010

The Expendables (13/08/10)
Awesome film. Don’t look at me like that. I loved it. It was fun, entertaining, funny and had plenty in it to keep me occupied. The pacing was a little slow in the beginning, but once it got going the movie sped by really very quickly. Loved some of the little throwbacks to some of the action films some of the cast were known for. Best one being Dolph’s scene which was straight out of Universal Soldier! I really am amazed at the cast in this film. I’m not a fan of Jason Statham, Dolph or Jet-Li, but they really worked well in this film. I didn’t roll my eyes when any of them were onscreen.

There’s enough explosions in this film for their to be a shortage of explosives. I was thinking that there was an awful lot of fire in the film!

The plot’s not the most inventive, but it really didn’t need to be. There were plenty of good jokes. Sure Stallone looked permanently shocked, with his eyebrows at the top of his forehead permanently, but he wasn’t bad. He did good here.
Rating: 4/5

Gamer (14/08/10)
I’m guessing this film was trying to same something important about people being slaves to the system. It almost did it, but I got distracted by the blindingly bad action sequences. Well they weren’t bad, but they were made to look more frenetic than they were and my eyes started hurting. I don’t mind a bit of shaky cam, I loved it in the Bourne films, but this was ridiculous. Michael C. Hall was very un-Dexter like. There were a few faces that were recognisable, Alison Lohman, Sam Witwer and I reckon there must have been a fan of Psych somewhere in the production staff when I saw James Roday and Maggie Lawson together!

It wasn’t a great film. Just very eh with the occassional ‘OH!’ when I recognised certain cast members.
Rating: 2/5

Read more to see the full list of movies I’ve seen so far this year.

73 movies so far this year

  1. Three Kings (4/5) 04/01/10
  2. Defiance (5/5) 06/01/10
  3. Frost/Nixon (4/5) 06/01/10
  4. Dreamgirls (4/5) 07/01/10
  5. Munich (2/5) 08/01/10
  6. Ray (4/5) 09/01/10
  7. Max Payne (1/5) 09/01/10
  8. Mirrors (2/5) 09/01/10
  9. Ali (5/5) 10/01/10
  10. Slumdog Millionaire (4/5) 16/01/10
  11. Australia (2/5) 16/01/10
  12. Yes Man (2/5) 17/01/10
  13. Shrooms (1/5) 23/01/10
  14. Valkyrie (4/5) 30/01/10
  15. Love the Beast (3/5) 30/01/10
  16. Brick (4/5) 31/01/10
  17. My Bloody Valentine (2/5) 06/02/10
  18. Fantastic Mr. Fox (3/5) 06/02/10
  19. Children of Men (4/5) 13/02/10
  20. We Own the Night (3/5) 14/02/10
  21. Outpost (1/5) 20/02/10
  22. Push (4/5) 21/02/10
  23. Revolutionary Road (5/5) 24/02/10
  24. Milk (5/5) 26/02/10
  25. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (3/5) 27/02/10
  26. Rendition (3/5) 27/02/10
  27. The Reader (4/5) 28/02/10
  28. Flags of Our Fathers (4/5) 03/03/10
  29. A History of Violence (4/5) 03/03/10
  30. Office Space (5/5) 04/03/10
  31. The Eye (2/5) 04/03/10
  32. Alice in Wonderland (4/5) 05/03/10
  33. Bolt (4/5) 06/03/10
  34. Gran Torino (5/5) 06/03/10
  35. Franklyn (2/5) 07/03/10
  36. Green Zone (4/5) 11/03/10
  37. Whip It (4/5) 12/03/10
  38. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (0/5) 12/03/10
  39. Shutter Island (3/5) 13/03/10
  40. Triangle (4/5) 27/03/10
  41. Kick Ass (5/5) 01/04/10
  42. Clash of the Titans (3/5) 02/04/10
  43. Fast & Furious (4/5) 02/04/10
  44. Silent Hill (2/5) 03/04/10
  45. Final Destination 3 (1/5) 03/04/10
  46. Lilo & Stitch (3/5) 11/04/10
  47. Lord of War (3/5) 17/04/10
  48. The Core (2/5) 25/04/10
  49. Iron Man 2 (4/5) 02/05/10
  50. Drones (3/5) 03/05/10
  51. The Orphanage (4/5) 08/05/10
  52. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (4/5) 09/05/10
  53. Robin Hood (4/5) 15/05/10
  54. Underdog (1/5) May
  55. Dan in Real Life (3/5) May
  56. In the Loop (3/5) May
  57. State of Play (4/5) 19/06/10
  58. Pride and Glory (2/5) 19/06/10
  59. The Losers (3/5) 20/06/10
  60. [REC] (4/5) 09/07/10
  61. Inception (5/5) 17/07/10
  62. Moon (5/5) 18/07/10
  63. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (1/5) 23/07/10
  64. Mars Attacks! (3/5) 24/07/10
  65. Inside Man (4/5) 25/07/10
  66. Splice (3/5) 27/07/10
  67. Made of Honor (1/5) 29/07/10
  68. Funny People (3/5) 01/08/10
  69. Toy Story 3 (5/5) 03/08/10
  70. The A-Team (4/5) 05/08/10
  71. The Children (2/5) 07/08/10
  72. The Expendables (4/5) 13/08/10
  73. Gamer (2/5) 14/08/10

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