Friday, November 02, 2007

A Room with an Ultimatum

It’s nice to see that a movie without blood, gore and dismembered bodies can actually be genuinely scary ….and disturbing even. The main character was well acted out by Cusack and I must say even the character of the maintenance guy who only had a few seconds of air time, was played well. The claustrophobic feeling and the limited set of the room was very well executed. I just love the camera angles in this movie…. very nicely done…

But everything .....seemed to carry on and on and on… aimlessly… till you get bored and wish you were watching something else… it wasn’t compelling enough me to want to continue watching it… but I did… and the ending just fell flat on my face or at least that’s how I felt when it ended…. The movie should have left me with questions of wonder and surprise but instead it left me with question like… why didn’t the manager, who is played by Samuel Jackson, ask for a disclaimer from Mike Enslin (Cusack) to safe guard his job? It’s a pointless question to ask when it has nothing to do with the story..... 4.8/10 for 1408.

Well… I must say that the action and stories of espionage movies are getting more and more believable these days… gone are the days of spy movies that have more scantily clad women then a Diddy video.. and lets not even talk about the devious plots. How about those outlandish actions like say our hero… riding a tidal wave with nothing more then a parachute and a broken wing…. No more… no more I tell you…. Now we have a believable everyday man…. He could be you …he could be me…. Or he could be Bourne, ….Jason Bourne.

Ultimatum takes off where Supremacy ends and it was a roller coaster ride through Jason’s quest for the truth… I only had one issue with the movie which was that the ending was a bit …errr… bland… but it was a believable ending or you could say … a logical ending….

“Do you even know why you're supposed to kill me? Look at us. Look at what they make you give”…

…. …. 8.5/10 for Bourne Ultimatum.

4 comments:

Fiona-Jane said...

I want to watch Stardust. My friend said it's very me. Typical. The kind with a happy ending.

Why would you watch a movie without a happy ending? I don't get it...

Pixelated Mo said...

you're a disney movie kinda-girl izit.... :)

yes im waiting to watch Stardust too... hopefully it doesnt disappoint...

sabrina said...

I was very disappointed with this movie as well...like what was with the whole freezing the room and shit.

And Samuel L Jackson only cursed once?!!!!!!!

What a crime la

But i enjoyed Bourne immensely...very very good!!!

Oh and Stardust is awesome!!! Go watch!

Pixelated Mo said...

Stardust is good? excellent!, cant wait to watch it this weekend.

1408 was ridiculously stupid... I watched another stupid movie last night... Wicker Man... i was bad

been watching alot of bad movies lately lah...sigh!!