a. Fast Five
This is the first Fast and Furious series film I’ve watched, and it made me realise just how much I’ve missed by not watching them. The movie is simply awesome; the characters have convincing acting, the drifting and action scenes are really well done (especially the climax part – go watch it!), and the girls are sizzling hot. The Rock stars as a supporting cast in the show and I think he adds some degree of fierceness to the movie. 🙂
The only thing I thought the scriptwriter could’ve done better is to actually give a satisfactory closure to Vince’s child, and to actually give a bit more screentime to Vince, given him being a close friend of Dom (as far as I understand from the movie).
b. Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides
On the other hand, I’ve watched all previous films of this series, including the third last week before I watched this. It was on overall an enjoyable film; some may be disappointed at the absence of the main casts of the previous films (Orlando Broom, Keira Knightley), but Johnny Depp’s acting was still superb, and I definitely would say that he’s the guy that brought the whole show together.
The movie is still funny all around, and there are hot stars to complement (Penelope Cruz, Astrid Berges-Frisbey – mermaid!!), just that there’s a slight lack of the whole ‘Pirates’ feel, as there are not much sea scenes (or rather, lack of ‘epic sea battle’ like the third film).
Movies to watch:
Kung Fu Panda 2
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class