Movie Reviews by Muslims
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
2012 movies I've seen:
Bel Ami (2012) - pointless, had a little potential but not quite fulfilled.
(2012) Very ridiculous waste of money, but can be entertaining if you know that's what you're getting into.
Graphic violence, great period visuals, semi-redeemable semi-developed characters, appealing anyway to some extent.
Sedate, charming mother/son road trip.
The Guilt Trip
Takes a bit to build, but is more and more impressive as it goes. Good intro to the trilogy, can't wait for more.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
23 days ago via Flixster
Very good. Shows how far we've come and how far we've yet to go, how things never change and how they always change.
24 days ago via Flixster
Playing for Keeps
I had low expectations, and what I received was a little better than what I expected. At least Gerard Butler didn't play a complete a** this time, only a half-a**.
52 days ago via Flixster
Some parts of this didn't quite work, but other parts were great. And Daniel Craig as Bond is still very appealing.
Very charming and cute.
If you like sci-fi at all this is awesome. Plus I'm a Joseph Gordon-Levitt fan.
3 months ago via Flixster
Trouble with the Curve
Clint Eastwood is the same in every movie any more. Amy Adams is very very good here. Timberlake's character and plot line is far too unbelievable and ridiculous.
Old-school style action movie about a bike messenger who gets a dangerous package to deliver. Recommended.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Four months later I have a little trouble remembering the plot, but remember not being disappointed even though it wasn't Matt Damon.
The Bourne Legacy
I don't really see how this improved on the original story. Not terrible, though.
This is pretty hard to top. Bane was a little annoying but everything else was totally awesome.
The Dark Knight Rises
I wasn't particularly excited about a new Spiderman because I was perfectly fine with Tobey Maguire but this really is an improvement.
The Amazing Spider-Man
I'm embarrassed to say I saw this. Not super graphic and their style of dancing - Um, I don't get the appeal in that, but yeah they do have hard bodies and I guess that's all that matters - better to avert one's gaze.
I'm even more embarassed I saw this one. Extremely raunchy. Yeah a few laughs, but at what expense?
I forgot we saw this. Pretty much a waste of film overall, but yeah you may laugh.
That's My Boy
Really dumb story. I like The Rock anyway.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Actually a pretty good rendition of this story.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Men in Black III
Stupid beginning but gets really good.
7 months ago via Flixster
Marvel's The Avengers
This movie was better for its characters than many of their title movies were.
8 months ago via Flixster
The story is very muddy, unfortunately, but Luke Evans and Cusack are enjoyable to watch.
Really good homage.
The Three Stooges
The Huntsman is better, but this is tolerable day-time TV type fair.
Yes, these came out in 2011 but I saw in 2012. The Daniel Craig one is good, but the Swedish subtitled ones are better - no fault to the actors, but the Swedish are just truer to the books.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Mostly faithful strong rendition of the first book in the trilogy. Much more meat in this story and strength of characters than Twilight ever had.
The Hunger Games
This movie was shelved and released late the companies had so little faith in it. Extremely predictable and formulaic but this is not worse than, say, Timothy Green.
A Thousand Words
10 months ago via Flixster
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
If you liked the first one, this one is pretty much the same. The first is probably a little better because it was fresher then, but the effects are ratcheted up here noticeably.
11 months ago via Flixster
One for the Money
Forgettable, stupid story, dumb accent, falling for jerks, etc. - Debbie Reynolds was pretty good.