Sunday, May 19, 2013
Wow, this film blew my mind in every way possible. Mud not only showcases something mattering, but it is a film that should be experienced by everyone, it has McConaughey's best peformance in his whole career, with kids that have alot of potential.
McConaughey is riveting, he is dramatic yet honestly refreshing and mindblowing. He is provided a powerful script and great actors to work with, you feel bad for what he is going through and he delivers his lines of dialogue perfectly, he knows what he wants. He is perfect here.
The two kids here who basically meet Mud and notice him, are the Q. Wallis' of boys this year, even if this won't happen, just like McConaughey, they deserve an Oscar nomination. Expecially the kid who always said "Shit" and sweared like that, the kids play their characters as likable kids.
The screenplay for the film was fantastic, also worthy of an Oscar nom. It balances everything from characters, siulations and drama very well. Alot of people said some parts of dialogue were dull and it was slow at times, I can understand that, even if I don't agree, I was never bored, matter-a-fact, I was never bored; not once. I was entertained with everything going on.
Nicholas does a fantastic job directing, the same thing with the screenplay, he knows what he wants to do with the film and he does it perfectly, he balanced everything professionally. He used a unique style with cinematography and the lines of dialogue. Everything here, is something I've honestly never seen.
The story for the film is absolutely heartbreaking yet realistic at spots, it has messages that deliver that really matter and they made me think about my life. You feel awful for these characters and what they are going through.
The characters are not only inspiring, but they are likable and very memorable. Like I said, you cared about every second. The actors also bring charm to all the characters, they play these characters very well and also bring charm!!! I actually gave a shit about these people, which honestly, this year and movies haven't had all that much.
For flaws: nothing, nothing, nothing no flaws. Mud is a perfect film in my eyes, absolutely adored this film, very much.Overall, Mud has not one flaw, just overall a fantastic film. WIth beautiful direction, cinematography, acting and music. Everything about it is just fantastic.
Final Grade: 5/5
I'm sorry I haven't written in a while, but I am back with my written review of Fast & Furious 6!
Fast & Furious 6 is an extremely entertaining and fast paced sequel. It's not a dumb run of the mill action flick, it's a very well done film with awesome cars and set peices that come on screen. All of the actors do very well on screen w/ their stunts and everything they were supposed to do, even some things they did seemed impossible. Expecially Vin Diesel, he has a very hard seen in the middle of the film with Michelle Rodriguez that looked just painfull, just like that everyone had atleast 1 hard stunt. Other than stunts, the actors/actresses did a good job with their on screen chemistry with one another, and did a great job overall.
The films cinematography for the stunts and it's car chases and everything is very well done, although I think some of the car chases were host weirdly, most of them were shot fantastically. It also adds a vibe to the film's structure and content it delivers on, the cars and everything, and makes it more intergetic.
The only two people I had problems with... suprise suprise but Rodriguez and Gina Moreno, they honestly felt misplaced for me and I couldn't get into their characters or anything involving them, and sorry but I didn't even think Moreno was eyecandy either. The Rock did a fantastic job too, like his other 3 films this year, he was the best thing about them, and even if I can't say the same I thought he was great. Walker was great also, delivering a charismatic and emotional peformance. Of course I gotta mention Diesel and I thought he did a very good job with the stuff provided.
For flaws, like I said the two lead actresses felt contrived for me. The film has some very annoying lines from Gibson, and has some overally repetitive scenes, and I thought the film dragged a bit in spots towards the beginning. But overall, this film was kick-ass popcorn entertainment, turn your brain off and enjoy it. Also imo almost as good as Fast Five!
Final Grade: 4/5