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Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 07:27 Written by janvidar Wednesday, 27 August 2008 06:30
This is my first SMEx ™ review, and quite frankly after watching this movie, I had no idea where to start when writing this review.
Six of us met at Politikeren @ Youngstorget, about one hour before the movie started to chat and have a beer. The most notable thing there were perhaps the old and brittle wooden benches that made you wonder if they were going to break while sitting there, but I digress…
Finally – a movie featuring both martial arts movie stars; Jet Li and Jackie Chan. “The Forbidden Kingdom” would be the name. Having enjoyed numerous Jet Li movies, and quite a few Jackie Chan movies in the past, expectations were high, at least on my behalf.
This movie is a strange mix of adventure and comedy, with a finishing touch of spectacular martial arts scenes. This is maybe not so unexpected for a Jackie Chan movie, but I haven’t seen a Jet Li movie in this genre before.
The fight scenes were many and not far between, they were long – sometimes too long – and as you would expect, you do see Jet Li and Jackie chan battle it out
To summarize: If you like the typical Jackie Chan movie, I’d say this is a safe choice, thumbs up.
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 07:28 Written by Joen Wednesday, 13 August 2008 02:57
Not having seen the first two films, I did not know what to expect of the third installment of “The Mummy”. From what I’d been told, the other two were quite bad. In addition to that, the only Brendan Fraser movie I ever saw was “George of the Jungle”, so my hopes weren’t high to say the least.
I’m happy to say that I pleased with the movie. I was sceptic up until the point that I realized that the creators of the movie didn’t take it seriously themselves, so I certainly shouldn’t try to! The genre is adventure, and my first thought of comparison is Indiana Jones. However, underneath it all it’s just a comedy. Once you realize that, the seemingly forced acting and poor dialog actually becomes a great source of fun in and of itself.
Now, I’m not allowed to give away spoilers, which unfortunately includes itsy bitsy details. So all I can say is that unexpected characters show up and give the movie a whole new twist completely in line with the paragraph above. Also, you will see something being thrown unlike anything in film history and that particular sequence just had me laughing hard and deep.
Expect innovations in film as well as historical foundations, and characters suddenly changing their mother tongue. Expect good fun, lameness and special effects set into stone. Expect platitudes, hairy women and Brendan Fraser without a thong.
And whatever you do, don’t take of too seriously!
I wrote the whole thing on my iPhone, so pardon me if it’s shorter than normal.
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 09:12 Written by else-marie Sunday, 4 November 2007 12:26
Well, Well.. this week it was a SATURDAY movie experience. A pretty cheap experience as well…half price for the tickets (what a movie ticket SHOULD cost at all times!!!!).
Anders, Arjan, Adam and myself started the evening at Djengis Kahn in Storgata – Mongolian Restaurant. Anders had some regrets eating lasagne prior to going out…and Arjan… the food remained on is plate like a neat decoration. He preferred to hide in the little mens room whilst recovering from a heavy whisky tasting night.
His majesty King Lord joined us for the actual movie. Arriving Eldorado we discovered that the cinema was changed into brat town. Gzillions of young punks roaming the place like they owned it. I have never NEVER experienced so much squeeling, giggling, yelling, butt pinching, chasing, paper throwing activity during a movie! It was super aggrivating…they triggered this very very evil look in Arjan’s eyes—
Now to the movie: whoah! Asians killing asians basically..kill,kill,kill,killllllllllllll. The boys seemed to enjoy it all..chop,chop, slice, kick, slam, BANG BANG BANG.. storyline???- soo thin it’s invisible–however a bizzarre twist at the end slightly strengthed it.
We then moved on to the after movie drink- being early and on Saturday we had loads of time for bullshit discussions:) The evening ended at a kebab-shop–where the King Lord inhaled his 255 g burger and our whisky lover finally managed to eat something too. Well, that pretty much ended another fun SMEx night
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