Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rio 2 Movie Review

Rio 2

Rio 2 is an animated adventure comedy movie released in 2014. As the name suggests, it is the sequel of the popular animated movie Rio. This movie is written by Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner and Carlos Saldanha and directed by Carlos Saldanha. The voices of the major characters of the movie Rio 2 are given by Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez,, Jamie Foxx, Andy García and Kristin Chenoweth.

In Rio 2, Blu and Jewel heads for the Amazon to find more birds of their own species. At the same time, Linda and Tulio's lives fall in danger when they try to save those birds from illegal loggers. 

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A scene from the movie Rio 2

At the beginning of the movie Rio 2, we see Blu and Jewel are living a happy life in Rio de Janeiro with their three children and the friends. Jewel doesn't like the human culture in Blu and the children, but somehow they are getting along.

On an expedition of Tulio and Linda in Amazon rainforest, they find the existence of more birds of Blu's species, which they previously believed, has become extinct. They announce this news on T.V. and decides to continue their journey to find the home of these birds. This announcement instantly make them enemy of an illegal logger group's boss.

The announcement also makes Jewel excited and she pressures Blu to go to Amazon to find their real place on earth. So, Blu's family leaves their home to Amazon to find those birds. Blu takes his travel kits with him, which includes a GPS and other necessary human things. Two of Blu's friends also joins the family in their journey.

Nigel, a villain from the prequel, sees Blu leaving and follows him silently to take his revenge on Blu for the accident which makes him unable to fly anymore. An anteater and a poisonous frog joins him. The poisonous frog is in love with Nigel. Their first attempt to kill Blu fails and finally, Blu's family and Nigel's group reach the Amazon rainforest.

After some searching, Blu and his family finds the home of those birds. There Jewel finds her long lost family. Now Jewel has her father, sister and her childhood friends. Everyone adjusts there very well, everyone except Blu. Jewel's family is against everything related to humans but Blu is very much used to living in the human way.So Blu finds a very hard time adjusting there. Jewel tries to support him and tells him that they are never going to leave this place.

Since childhood, Blu is living with the humans, so he doesn't know how to survive in the jungle. One of his mistakes causes them a fight with their enemy bird group. For Blu's another mistake, those enemy birds win, for which, Jewel's family loses the hold of food of that area. This makes everyone (including Jewel) very disappointed on Ble and Blu becomes deeply depressed.

With his GPS, Blu finds Linda and Tulio, who have already got attacked by the loggers and the logger's have left them to die. Blu learns about the logger's plan to destroy that part of the forest, which also includes Jewel's family's home.

Blu warns the other birds about it. He tries to convince all the birds to fight for their land. By growing up with humans, he know the human techniques and machines and he is confident that he can stop the loggers with the help of the other birds. At the same time, Nigel and his friends plans to launch their final attack to kill Blu.

Can Blu save their home? Do the other birds trust him after all these? Can he get away from Nigel's attack? Lets watch Rio 2 to know the answers.

My review about the movie Rio 2:
First of all, I didn't like Rio 2 much.

The plot of Rio 2 was simple and very predictable. The plot will not give you any thrill at all. Sometimes, it seemed like too many things got congested in a single movie. To me, it didn't disappoint much, because I was not a big fan of its prequel, Rio. Rio 2 may seem enjoyable to children, but should not amuse the elders. We have seen several animated films like the Ice Age series, which seemed enjoyable to elders too.

Rio 2 has a good number of songs in it. Sometimes those felt as a good touch, sometimes not. But this movie badly lacked some humor elements. More humors could make it more pleasant. The animation and the use of colors was brilliant in this movie, and that's the only thing I liked about it. The direction seemed good in Rio 2, but the screenplay seemed weak.

The dialogues of all the characters were okay but nothing extraordinary. They could be prefect if they contained more humor. The character of Blu didn't seem strong enough. The characters of the villain Nigel also didn't seem strong.

So, finally, I didn't enjoy watching Rio 2 much. This movie lacked the trill from its sequel and it seemed as just a very predictable plot is moving forward. Children should love to see all those beautiful birds and other things, but it may not seem enjoyable to the grown ups. This one may seem inferior comparing with its prequel. So, I will not recommend watching Rio 2 to movie fans, even to the animation fans.

But that's just me. How did you like Rio 2? Share with us in the comments.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superhero science fiction action thriller movie released in 2014. This movie is based on the character created by Marvel Comics. It is written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Ed Brubaker and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the sequel of Captain America: The First Avenger and the story continues directly from the prequel to the sequel. The leading characters of Captain America: The Winter Soldiers are played by Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier tells the story of the time when Captain America finds that S.H.I.E.L.D. is infiltrated by Hydra. He doesn't know who can be trusted around him, but feels the need to save S.H.I.E.L.D, even by the price of his own life.

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A Scene from the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The story of Captain America: The Winter Soldier starts at two years after the big fight of The Avengers at New York. Steve (Captain America) is trying to get used to the modern lifestyle. Once he is sent to a mission by S.H.I.E.L.D. to rescue some high ranked agents from terrorist. In that mission, Steve finds agent Romanoff (Black Widow) trying to steal some data from the terrorist with a flash drive.

Steve comes back to director Fury in S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarter. He then learns about the project Insight of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is designed to to eliminate all terrorism threats from earth by using satellite controlled guns. Fury fails to retrieve data from the flash drive of Romanoff and gets suspicious. He is then attacked by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who try to kill him. Finally Fury manages to take shelter at Steve's house.

After coming home, Steve finds Fury there. Fury hands him the flash drive and warns him not to trust anyone. Then Fury gets shot by an assassin. Steve chases the assassin, but he escapes. Steve also finds that his next door neighbour is an undercover secret agent, who is appointed by Fury to protect Steve. On the next day, Fury dies in the surgery table. Romanoff tells Steve about the assassin, who is known as “The Winter Soldier”.

S.H.I.E.L.D. high official Pierce calls Steve and asks him about his last conversation with Fury. Steve doesn't cooperate. Then the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents tries to capture Steve, but he escapes. He then meets Romanoff, who helps him to escape from the search. Their flash drive leads them to an abandoned bunker, which is the birthplace of S.H.I.E.L.D. There, with that flash drive, they find the existence of Zola (a villain from the prequel). Zola tells them how Hydra has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. Steve and Romanoff escapes from there just before a missile shot by S.H.I.E.L.D. destroys that bunker.

They then goes to Steve's friend Sam's (Falcon) house, who, after learning all these, agrees to cooperate with them. They then interrogates another S.H.I.E.L.D. high official, and learns that Hydra, by infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D., is planning to kill all of its enemies by using Project Insight.

On their way back from there, Steve, Romanoff and Sam again get attacked by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. This time, the Winter Soldier is leading the attach. At one time, Steve recognizes the Winter Soldier as Bucky, his best friend, who was apparently killed in a mission with him. They get caught by the S.H.I.E.L.D., but a good agent who is not a member of Hydra, saves them and brings them back to a secret location.

Steve (Captain America) now knows Hydra's plan. But can he stop it? He knows, with the help of Sam and Romanoff, he has to stop Hydra from using Project Insight, even at the price of his own life. But how will he deal with Bucky, his best friend? What can they do when the top most agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are members of Hydra? Can dead Fury come to any help? Let's watch the movie to know the answers.

My review about the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier:
First of all, I really liked the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The plot of this movie was great. It will seem extraordinary good considering its a superhero movie. On most of the superhero movies, for example, The Amazing Spiderman, the plot stays very simple. But Captain America: The Winter Soldier has a complex plot with some political involvements, which make the movie deep and interesting. Although the ending is predictable, but that will not make you feel boring. The direction and screenplay of this movie will also seem fabulous.

All of the main and side characters of Captain America: The Winter Soldier are well reputed artists and everyone have acted well here. The dialogues are also great. You will find no imperfection with the make ups and the costume designs. Here the costume of Captain America is a little different from the prequel, but it looks nice. The lighting, set designs, camera works and special effects were very impressive. The music and sound effects were also good.

The only thing the director missed to show in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was, as it was a story after two years from the New York incident, why Captain America didn't call for The Avengers when all of their lives were at risk.

There was no scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which can restrict the kids from watching this movie.

Now, if you haven't already watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then I have two tips for you. First, don't stop watching when the end credits start. It has two in credit sequences, which will give a teaser for the next Captain America or The Avengers movie. Second, remember that this movie is full of Easter eggs, that is, stuffs hidden throughout the movie. You will be able to find most of them if you are a big fan of the comics. But if you are not, please do a google search on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Easter eggs” after finishing the movie (as most of them will have spoilers). Even if you are not a fan of the comics of this series, but still knowing the background plots or predictions will surely amaze you.

After seeing one of the end credit sequence, I got happy to guess that, there could be a chance to bring the X-men characters with The Avengers. But after reading about the Easter eggs, I found that it is never going to happen, as the two company holds the copyright of those two sets of characters. How sad!

So, overall, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a great movie. You will like it even if you are not a big fan of superhero movies. I will definitely recommend watching it to all movie fans.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2 Guns Movie Review

2 Guns

2 Guns is an American comedy action thriller movie released in 2013. This movie is written by Blake Masters and directed by Baltasar Kormákur. It is based on a graphic novel series of the same name published by Boom! Studios. The major characters of the movie 2 Guns are played by Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos, Bill Paxton, James Marsden, Robert John Burke and Greg Sproles.

The movie 2 Guns is about an undercover cop and an undercover Navy SEAL agent, who get betrayed by their own teammates after robbing a huge amount of money from a bank, which they believed, would help their own agencies. Soon they find their lives at risk for their acts.

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Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in a scene of 2 Guns

At the beginning of 2 Guns, we see two men, Trench and Stigman, sets a diner on fire. Then we see, few weeks ago, both of them visits a Mexican drug lord named Papi Greco. Trench tries to get some cocaine from  Papi in exchange of some fake passports, but Papi keeps it due.

When they enter U.S.A. after that, they are questioned at the border by the police. Then it is revealed that Trench is an undercover cop. Later, with his girlfriend, he plans to rob $ 3M from a bank where Papi is depositing, to gain evidence for Papi’s work. They also plan to frame Stigman for the robbing.
At the same time, we learn that, Stigman is an undercover U.S. Navy SEAL agent. His boss also tells him to rob the same money and frame Trench for the robbing. They plan to use the money for their undercover operations.

So, not knowing each other’s true identity, Trench and Stigman robs the bank. But while they are robbing, they get amazed to find $ 43M, instead of $ 3M which was confirmed by their own teams. At the end of the heist, none of their teams comes to the scene as planned. They take all the money to somewhere where Stigman shoots and injures Trench and learns his identity as a cop.

Stigman brings the money to his boss and then his boss tries to kill him. Stigman learns that the money will be taken to a navy base and then he escapes. Then we see a CIA agent is torturing the bank manager to know about the stolen money.

Trench goes to Stigman’s apartment to investigate about him, where he comes in the contact of a navy SEAL assassination team sent by Stigman’s boss to kill Stigman. Trench escapes alive with the help of Stigman. He then goes to his boss’s house, where he finds his boss is killed by that CIA agent. That CIA agent then frames Trench for the robbing and the killing and tells him that he will clear Trench out of these if he returns the money.

Trench and Stigman teams up again. They kidnap Papi to learn about the money and take him to Trench’s girlfriend’s home. From Papi, they learn that the money they robber are the illegal money of CIA. Navy assassins attack there also and then Papi gets free. With the help of his men, Papi then brings Trench, his girlfriend and Stigman back to Mexico. On the next day, he gives Trench and Stigman 24 hours time to bring that money back , otherwise Trench’s girlfriend will die.

Trench and Stigman then plans to go to the navy base to bring the money and to inform the seniors about Stigman’s boss’s works. But can they do it? Do the seniors believe them? Can they save Trench’s girlfriend?  Lets watch the movie to know the answers.

My review about the movie 2 Guns:
First of all, I liked 2 Guns.

The plot of 2 Guns was enjoyable. Although the plot didn’t feel completely solid, and you may feel something missing in the plot, but still, you should enjoy it. Its true that the director could include some more interesting events in the plot to make it feel solid, but it seemed good nonetheless. The direction and the screenplay were also beautiful. They are good enough to keep you trilled, attached and entertained for the whole movie till the end.

The casting of 2 Guns seemed perfect and all the artists has played their parts very well. The characters of Danzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were completely different but they mixed togather beautifully. You won’t be able to complain about any of the other characters too. The dialogues were hillarious and entertaining. The mixture of comedy and thrill has also played out nicely, like the Bad Boys movies.

The music and sound effects of 2 Guns also felt good. The lighting, camera works, costumes and the locations were good too. In the movie, you will see a limited use of special effects, but all of them will seem perfectly matched.

A nude scene and some killing scenes make 2 Guns not appropriate for children.

So, overall, 2 Guns seemed as a good movie. It had a little weak point at its plot, but perfection at every other thing has made it enjoyable. Hopefully, you will have a great time passes by watching 2 Guns. I’ll definitely recommend watching 2 Guns to all movie fans.

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