Movie Description: A young teenage girl escapes her life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents, taking a pistol along for the ride. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing.
Pros: I kid you not, there is barely any pros for this movie. I like the actors and that’s about it. It had potential, but failed so miserably. It made me awkward and uncomfortable the whole time.
Cons: The dialogue is sloppy and unbelievable. The plot went nowhere. I honestly could not believe that these actors would consent to being in a movie this awful. This would be one of those movies that actors would pay to get taken off the shelves. It just makes them look bad, and it sure wouldn’t look good on their filmography. There’s so many things wrong with this movie. I really did not like the psychotic cowboy.
Would I recommend it? NO
Rating: 2 out 10
Movie Description: In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better…
Pros: Johnny Depp, of course. Anyone who actually took this movie seriously, and thought of it as a horror movie or even a drama, probably didn’t like it. I don’t think this movie was meant to be taken seriously. It’s a Tim Burton movie, and I went at it much like I did Sweeney Todd or Edward Scissorhands, with a playful approach. I honestly loved this movie. It cracked me up so much. Johnny is hilarious as usual. He actually created a character I haven’t seen before. He tends to recycle characters, and this one was all new. Well kinda. It made me think of Sweeney Todd a little, but less angry. I love how this movie is kind of making fun of every angsty vampire movie/story. I just think this movie is really underrated, and it’s kind of secretly hilarious. I loved it and I don’t care what anyone else says. Almost anything Johnny’s in will impress me. All I can say is if you watch this movie, don’t go into it thinking there’s gonna be a ground breaking plot. It’s supposed to be taken lightly.
Cons: The end kinda dragged out. But seeing Eva Green die was cool. It had a classic twisted Tim Burton ending, but that’s not really a con.
Would I recommend it? Yes, but don’t take it too seriously.
Rating: 8 out 10
Movie Description: Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past
Pros: EVERY DAMN THING! I’m so in love with this movie. It was so bright and fun, but at the same time it made my heart heart. The special effects were beautiful. The acting was great. I can’t even put into words how I felt watching this. I was sobbing at the end of it because of how beautiful this movie was as an entirety. I honestly think Ben Kingsley stole the whole movie. His acting was spot on. He made me cry so much. I just felt for his character. I wanted to hug Hugo the whole entire time. Sacha’s character was so much more complex then he led on to be. I couldn’t decide if I hated him or loved him. I love how this movie was an adventure movie, but also a glorious tribute to film history, and how people love going to the movies, and seeing a film of something that could never happen in real life. It was all so romantic in a way. The whole movie just had like a child-like sense of wonder that you don’t see very often. I could seriously gush about this movie for hours. I watched it three times before I sent it back. And I want to watch it again just talking about it. I haven’t loved a movie this much since the first time I watched Donnie Darko.
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
Would I recommend it? Yes! This movie is perfect for every age and type of person. If you didn’t like this movie then you seriously don’t have a soul.
Rating: (I’m not kidding here) 15 out 10.