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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
|Directed by:||Roland Emmerich|
|Written by:||James Vanderbilt|
|Cast:||Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Jason Clarke|
After the trash that was Olympus Has Fallen, the bar was set pretty low for movies about the White House being taken over. Sadly, White House Down falls prey to almost everything an action movie could do wrong.
The biggest problem with the movie is that there isn't a single intelligent person in this entire film. After seeing the trailers, I thought that this would be the worst ever portrayal of the President put to film, and I was right. But the stupidity goes beyond one character and spreads like a virus to everyone in the film, even minor characters. If you have problems with horror movie characters behaving unintelligently, this will be a field day for you.
The rare good things I can say about it are that there's more action than that other film and the direction is fine. For these reasons, and these reasons ONLY, it's an improvement over Olympus Has Fallen. But even with that said, this did nothing to wash out the bad taste of that film, only multiply it. It makes me feel that the entire premise is irredeemable.
It's a pitiful movie that offers nothing of value to anyone. Shame on all involved.
|Directed by:||Edgar Wright|
|Written by:||Edgar Wright|
|Cast:||Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Comedy|
The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy goes out with a bang in what has to be a career high point for Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.
Whether you're a fan of the Cornetto Trilogy or not, The World's End is a breakneck roller coaster of pure fun and awesomeness. The dialogue has never been better, the characters are well rounded, and the journey they take is fun yet relatable. The themes of the film will appeal to almost everyone and the writers exploit them without being too cruel about it, which was a problem I had in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The World's End is perfectly focused and blended very nicely.
The pacing is lightning fast, but that works for the film rather than against it. The themes from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are present here in a way you'll enjoyably recognize and even the new themes are beautifully handled. From the get go, it's fun to watch, but the drama works too.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a great time. The World's End is exactly how This Is The End should've made the end of the world funny.