Lonely pensioner, Harold Gimble, has become the first man to suffer from a new neurological disease that is slowly turning him into a zombie-like state. Harold’s hermit-like existence is shaken up when a vivacious nurse, Penny Rudge, is sent along to alleviate his stiffness. Her ‘special’ massage techniques work a treat on Harold and they become close friends. Harold agrees to trial a possible cure for the disease at a private institute, and the initial results are excellent. But the following day he’s in an even worse state than before, and after Penny accidentally overhears the doctor’s dire prognosis for Harold she decides to sneak him away the next morning. Word soon gets out, and before long a small group of bloodthirsty thugs are pursuing Harold and Penny across dramatic moorlands in the hope of a kill.
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Mayank F (br) wrote: Don't understand the hooplah........Okay, it was good. Some funny and emotional moments (with a lot of melodrama). But the movie was not great.
Alan P (au) wrote: Imagine an awe-inspiring vision of an inferno descending onto Earth, with machines and demons decimating the last vestiges of mankind. Such an apocalypse brought to life on the big screen could be something brooding and chilling. It could be epic.This is not that movie.Manborg is a cheap, silly, ridiculous little film, and it knows it. It has action, certainly, and plenty of gnarly bloodshed and gratuitous special effects. However, the delivery of the action, dialogue, and the overall story is so over-the-top, so silly, and so cheesy that it's hilarious. Most of the characters here sound like they came from a Mortal Kombat video game, thanks to the overdubbed dialogue. One character even tries to fight MK style. One lady fights like she came straight out of an anime, complete with cheap sound effects and streaky lines behind her. Most other special effects look like they came from the original Doom PC game, because they are that cheap. The film is short and pretty fast, but more importantly, it made me laugh pretty often.The story for this is not an inherently bad idea: I kinda do wish somebody in Hollywood would make a big-scale apocalypse story like this, with the actual forces of Hell being unleashed on the planet (they totally blew it when they adapted Doom). If this same movie was handled with a big budget, big stars, and a distinguished director, it probably would have been awesome. If this movie was a video game instead, it would have been awesome as well. But as it is, the film plays things well within its limitations, keeping things purposefully small-scale and cheap, and simultaneously silly. There are scenes that reminded me a lot of other movies or games - The Terminator, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, The Running Man, Fist of the North Star, and other stuff all came to mind. Regardless, the film is pretty fun, even if it lacks depth or originality.This film is very cheaply shot and edited, with gaudy and weird special effects that looked like they came from the stone age. Acting is very silly and over-the-top, and with dubbed dialogue, it's rendered even more hilarious. Writing is very silly. This production uses some very cheap sets, props, and costumes. The music score tries so hard to be cool.If you're looking for something awesomely cheesy and funny, this film will satisfy.2.5/5 (Entertainment: Good | Story: Marginal | Film: Awful)
Harry W (ca) wrote: Considering that Oliver Megaton is a director I despise so much that I genuinely want to punch him in the face for contributing to the demise of action cinema, Colombiana was a film I expected to absolutely despise.The thing that gives me such a passionate hatred of Olivier Megaton is that his action films are so incompetently filmed. Though they experienced commercial success, Olivier Megaton's films serve as an example of everything wrong with the action industry as they are built on excessive use of shakycam and overly choppy editing used to push the film into a PG-13 rating. The action in Colombiana is better suited for him as it is less about pitting characters against each other in high-tensity combat and more about slow-burning tactical assassinations. They are still poorly edited, but not to the standard that is as low as every other film he has ever made. In actual fact, it is more of a problem this time that there is not nearly enough action. The points where the narrative fills the film with tedious melodramatic plot points actually made me miss the action scenes because they weren't as bad this time around. In Colombiana, Olivier Megaton's role in ruining the film rests on his inability to transcend the generic roots of the story. Of course, a lot of the responsibility lies with writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen who fuel the feature with generic plot points and weak dialogue in hopes that he will compensate with it through crafting good action. Clearly, these writers have never seen an Olivier Megaton film for what it truly is. I have and I despise the man, so when he fails to put any action scenes in the film that are anything beyond average at best, it does not come as a surprise. Alas, he is not the worst part about Colombiana. The story is.The entire concept of Colobiana being about a young girl training to become an assassin seems very much borrowed from Luc Besson's finest film, Leon: The Professional. However, with Olivier Megaton in the director's chair it fully embodied my expectation to take the narrative in a shallow direction and rely on poor action to fuel it. Colombiana is the first feature film Oliver Megaton has directed which is not a sequel, so at least he isn't ruining the legacy of superior film this time. But still, the derivative elements are frustrating. Yet what's even more frustrating is the fact that he genuinely takes the story so seriously and expects viewers to do the same when it is such a formulaic action-thriller premise which is more distant from the concept of originality than reality. And keep in mind that when I say that, Colombiana is a film which opens with a sequence depicting a nine year old girl outrunning drug lord henchmen and parkour artists.In essence, a major fault is the fact that the character Cataleya Restrepo goes against Luc Besson's ability to write strong female characters and instead relies on more stereotypical elements of depicting women in cinema to carry the gimmick of Zoe Saldana's presence. It is certainly not to the shallow or explicit extent that American cinema seems bent on establishing, but it certainly does not cry out to the same standard that he was made famous for in films such as Leon: The Professional or La Femme Nikita. He hasd already done a lot to encourage intergrating women into action cinema so it's wrong to get pissed off at him this time, but it remains valid that I would criticize him for crafting a genuinely thin character who is so heavily stereotypical when he is a man with the capabilities to do more and the genuine talent to do so. Colombiana is one of his far more generic works, and it lacks the panache of his directorial style in terms of genuine colour scheme and action quality. Outside of being a French production, there is little in Colombiana to suggest that it is a film involving the work of Luc Besson. But then again, it is certainly one of the better films to credit Olivier Megaton as director which is nice considering that I consider him to be among the worst film directors of all time.Zoe Saldana is a lone bright spot in Colombiana. Though her performance is not perfect, surrounded by such a low standard for filmmaking, she really transcends everything else. Plagued by a thin character and a script which gives her little do to outside of tedious melodrama, action scenes and standing around in her underwear, she nails two out of three. But her approach to the melodrama isn't too bad because she matches the directional approach of the film in really taking it seriously and therefore tries to embrace the intended grit of the experience. Her genuine sense of consistent emotional tension reflects a notion of vulnerability, reflecting the intro scene to the film where she has her innocence shattered by a violence childhood experience. In that sense, Zoe Saldana is able to put more depth into her character than the writing with a mere modicum of effort. Zoe Saldana takes a good stand as the lead in Colombiana simply because she plays the role so straight as an action hero with a side to her that is human without revolving around anything such as gender or race, transcending the scenes in the film which emphasize her sex appeal. She certainly prvoes her worth as an action hero in Colombiana, so it is clear that some good came from the film.So Zoe Saldana's determined effort to take a stand gives a slight sense of edge to Colombiana, but Olivier Megaton's insistence of overshadowing his own sub-par action scenes with an abundance of slow and tedious melodrama does not serve as a palatable substitute.
Billy H (ru) wrote: I loved this movie the first time I saw it in theaters, and I still loved it the second time I saw it, nearly six years later. Michel Hazanavicius writes and directs a masterpiece that throws movie fans back to the silent film era, while guiding them through a story about one silent film actor becoming a victim of the transition to "talkies," and a fledgling actress who, by way of contrast, takes advantage of the opportunity to partake in the cinematic revolution of film's marriage to sound. As one could expect, their lives take two different and opposite turns, though they also intersect with each other throughout, both in their interactions with each other and the life and times that each character witnesses via the rough-and-tumble world of the movies around the Stock Market Crash. A wonderful story of fate and destiny, told by human emotion and drama, while actual dialogue takes a supporting role, supported throughout by Ludovic Bource's fantastic score. Within today's lens of technological achievement, including the mile-a-minute advances replacing those forgotten or left behind, the silent film era's decline was more than a transition in cinema; it was also a prophecy for the human costs and consequences of modernity's progress, and to consider this film historical drama would not be too inaccurate in that context. A must-watch for all movie fans. 5 out of 5 stars.
Michelle E (mx) wrote: Reaffirms what I've said all along. Although, I do like my meat; and I believe we are meant to eat meat, as we are biologically formed to eat it... But in moderation! And organic! I cut out fast food and soda and dropped 10 lbs real fast. My mom had two heart attacks and controls her numbers through food. She is off nearly all pills given her afterwards.... I just wish people would care about their food!!
John C (us) wrote: A gem of a movie. Funny, complicated, without being smug, it is a lot like the search for romance in a Postmodern world. I only wish that in real life it was this enjoyable.
Marc L (it) wrote: Avec "Defendor" pour les super-heros et "Fido" pour les zombies, le cinema de genre canadien se porte merveille, et l'une des ses qualites les plus notables est de se demarquer de son homologue americain par le traitement original et decale qu'il reserve des categories qu'on pensait exploitees jusqu' la corde. Cette appreciation positive ne concerne malheureusement pas cette petite production, certes sans grandes ambitions mais surtout sans grands attraits. Tentative boiteuse de creer une nouvelle franchise, "Jack Brooks" prend son temps pour introduire son heros, plombier traumatise et caracteriel qui va decouvrir sa catharsis dans le lattage de monstres en gros, tout au long de l'interminable mise en place d'un cadre parfaitement insipide. Autant dire que a n'arrange rien au peu de sympathie qu'on pouvait eprouver pour ce blaireau impersonnel. Les amateurs d'action devront se satisfaire d'une grosse dizaine de minutes de violence liberatrice en clture de ce B-movie globalement mou du genou. En depit de quelques touches gores bienvenues, "Jack Brooks : tueur de monstres" ne depasse jamais le niveau d'une serie pour ados style "Buffy the Vampire slayer"...si ce n'est qu'il est etrangement depourvu d'humour. Le film ne se prend pourtant pas specialement au serieux mais l'humour n'atteint jamais sa cible... l'exception des apparitions de Robert Englund dans un rle tellement excessif qu'il en devient vraiment drle.
AnnaLu A (nl) wrote: No tem nada que outros filmes de terror no tenham: um monte de sangue, de coisas nojentas e imagens qua do aflio. Eles no tm outra soluo pras coisas na vida alm de fazer voodoo? Que povinho vingativo e sem noo, eu hein...
Justin O (gb) wrote: Josh Clarke stars in this.
familiar s (ca) wrote: Once again, Broomfield makes a successful case from Aileen for Aileen. The film is much ado about nothing, but you can't lose the opportunity to cash the case.
Ankur B (ru) wrote: My All Time Favourite Hindi Movie. I simply love this film.Irrfaan Khan is superb, just too too good. And its easily jimmy shergil's best performance.
Alex P (gb) wrote: More South African dialect research. Nothing terrible about this film, but overall it's pretty bland. Sam Jackson's performance is weirdly uneven, and Juliette Binoche is pretty good, but something seems off about her, too. Maybe it's the script or the direction or the editing or something, but the film starts out in a kind of funk and goes absolutely nowhere. Right around the time that Sam and Juliette started their affair (their characters are both happily married), I thought they were grasping at straws, desperately trying to generate drama. Which really shouldn't be too hard in a story about Apartheid. Brendan Gleeson (one of my personal favorites) turns in a nice supporting performance, but the role is much too small and set off from the main throughline to have any real impact. Like I said. Nothing terrible about it, but nothing all that great, either.
Simon P (au) wrote: Another slice of horror fun from Rob Zombie.
Bryan J (kr) wrote: this is one of my favorite movies it's really good like no lie
Lucas D (jp) wrote: An infectiously literate homage to Russian culture, mixing some Tolstoy with Allen tomfoolery and high and low-end comedy. It might get a bit inconsistent/tiring near the end, but it's still overall a highly enjoyable comedy.
Grayson D (de) wrote: Slightly dated now but this is still a funny film.
Isaac G (it) wrote: Great movie. People are saying it's not very funny and I understand where they are coming from but there is more of a storyline than people think. It's not meant to be just a laugh out loud sort of movie. Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by how it climbs a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it's stupid.
Greg W (br) wrote: saw this in a free preview screening and really liked it alot though sometimes i was the only one laughing
Sarah H (ag) wrote: So apparently I've never seen one or two and I probably should have cuz I totally lost interest in this one and it didn't really take much time for me to get bored with it. Not to mention the fact that it says it has a kewl soundtrack and then it repeats songs, whatever.
John W (jp) wrote: Not very funny, more of a melodrama. its ok as a very implausible melodrama/romp around a fictionalized kabul. if you like type of thing, and are not trying to take it seriously you may find it somewhat interesting.