Movie Review: Gravity

After seeing over a thousand movies in the last 12  years this is going to be a first for me. A 4 star review.

I keep trying to think of things that didn’t work for me but I could not think of anything. At two points in the movie I harkened back to the time I saw 2001 A Space Odyssey. Breath taking and mesmerizing at the same time. Alfonso Cuaron has created a modern day masterpiece.

A very simple story about the human will to survive with special effects that have gravitas ( no pun intended). I have no idea how most of the effects were achieved. This movie sets a new standard for space movies.

Don’t delay. SEE THIS MOVIE!

4 star out of 4

Movie Review: Rush

Natural Born Rivals would have been a better title for this movie.

The Formula One story of natural rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauder.

The movie misses the point of their rivalry because it was made for an America audience.  Good guy vs bad guy was not how it played out in real life. They pushed each other to be the best they could be. Both could be intense assholes.

The last two minutes of the movie give you Niki Lauders point of view and this tells you what direction the movie should have taken. Could have been one of the best movies of the year but just misses the point.  Well made but…

2 3/4 stars out of 4

Movie Review: Don Jon

What a waste of time. Superficial people living sad superficial lives and going nowhere.

Movie had a chance of being a comment on how our society is so self centered today but missed the point by a mile. No redeeming qualities for most of the characters.

A glimmer of hope for Don by the end of the movie but the ride was not worth the time. Not a good directorial debut for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Flat and very uninteresting.

1 star out of 4