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

Movie Review: Prisoners

One of the better movies I have seen this year. A movie about the dilemma of choice. About how far would you go, About what an individual is capable of doing for love and family.

Hugh Jackman gives a very stirring performance as a parent who would do anything to find his missing child. When law enforcement runs into a brick wall Hugh takes the law in his hands. The choices he makes are disturbing but understandable. Every parents nightmare. How far would you go to find your missing child.

I thought the movie was a little to transparent in the “movie clues” that were planted. And it took a little too long for them to be figured out.

Movie ends with a very open ended scene. Not good for the general movie going public. A lot of pissed of people walked out of this movie. I thought it was a nice touch for the movie. Begins with the dilemma of choice and ends the same way. From a different point of view.

3 1/4 stars out of 4.