Saw 3D

The 7th and final of the Saw series ends on a sour note that still leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Beside the horrific acting and predictable plot this movie had potential. The potential to be mediocre.

If you spent a large chuck of your time watching the first 6 Saw movies you pretty much need to watch this last one just to get complete closure. Even still, closure or not the movie is disappointing compared to its predecessors.

Rating: ★★★★½☆☆☆☆☆

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 is more of a prequel than a sequel. This movie takes place about a month before the first film but ends a couple of days after it.

PA2 is more of the same, but without the novelty and creepiness of the first film. The big difference this time around is that there are static surveillance cameras that records the majority of the movie which I prefer as the shaky cam can be a bit annoying. Similar to the first movie, PA2 starts off slowly and builds up to a tense climax. Unfortunately the ending isn’t has strong and ironically there isn’t enough paranormal activity. Though there is some intense scenes, there were too few to keep you on edge. In all PA2, is not as scary as the first film, but the story is more palpable and the static cam is easier on your equilibrium.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Resident Evil: Afterlife

This fourth installment of the Resident Evil franchise tries to spice it up with it’s 3-D features. In all honesty the 3-D mania that all these producers and TV manufactures are touting is a bunch of hot air. I’ve seen some 3-D movies and so far none of them add any kind of enhancement to the movie-goer experience. Anyways, back to the movie, the latest installment of the the Resident Evil movie is much like its predecessors. It’s full of mind numbing action that takes the basic laws of physics and chucks it out the window.

Alice finds a small group of survivors who have barricaded themselves in a large prison. They receive a radio call of a safe haven located on a large ship near by, but they are unable to get to it because they are surrounded by thousands of flesh eating zombies. They are soon forced to abandon the prison as it becomes over run by those monsters. It sounds interesting but unfortunately the entire movie didn’t pan out that way.

The movie is filled with plot holes and inconsistencies (Geez what a surprise). Spoiler Alert: Alice and a few others swim down several stories underneath the flooded creepy prison to an armory all while being chased by zombies. They lock themselves in the armory and their escape was through a vent in the ceiling that leads them to back to safety. How convenient.

RE: Afterlife doesn’t offer much in a thoughtful plot. Instead it tries to fancy itself with Matrix-like slow motion action.

Rating: ★★★★★½☆☆☆☆

The Crazies (2010)

This movie is a remake of the 1973 classic film of the same name.  By the previews one may think it’s a zombie movie of some sort, but actually, the infected people are crazy because of a military bio-weapon that was accidentally release onto a small rural town. The town sheriff, his wife, and his deputy are desperately trying to flee the town from the military, whose bound to wipe out those infected, as well as the Crazies themselves.

Co-written by the Godfather of zombie and zombie-esque writer/director, George Romero, this movie includes many subtlies of social commentary. Even though this is not a true zombie flick, it is one of the best horror/action movie since 2004’s Dawn of the Dead.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆


Legion is a modern tale of Mary and Joseph and the apocalypse. The Archangel, played by, Paul Bettany, defies God’s command to destroy humans. Instead he goes and sides with the humans to save a pregnant mother whose child will redeem mankind.

This action/horror movie has more plot holes than a block of Swiss cheese. The first half of the movie is enjoyable but as the story progressed it became too over the top. It felt like they switched writers halfway through the movie script.  This movie is better off as a rental.

Rating: ★★★★★½☆☆☆☆

Paranormal Activity


Movie critics and word of mouth buzz got me interested in this movie. The trailer made it look interesting and the solid reviews from yahoo and rotten tomatoes made it an easy decision to go catch this movie. But sometimes, reviews aren’t always spot on. Taking queues from the Blair Witch movie this shaky-cam movie tries to scare you with minimal special effects but lacks substance to keep me interested. Paranormal Activities has its moments but fails on delivering that ultimate scare found in other horror-suspense movie; The Ring, Sixth Sense, etc. Don’t expect to be scared out of your seats. The suspense will keep you slightly on edge until the ending. Even still, it isn’t satisfying after sitting through this slow-paced movie.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆



It’s been quite a while since I did a movie review, but after this weekend and watching Zombieland I was compelled to write one. Once in a long while you come across a great zombie movie that tickles your fancy and Zombieland does just that.  Zombieland stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. They play the last few people who is alive in a devastated and destructed post apocalyptic  zombie world they once called Earth. The movie teeters on the line of seriousness and comedic fun. This is a zombie movie like no other that will you will enjoy from beginning to end.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★½

I Am Legend


After a genetic cure for cancer ends up destroying the humans it tried to cure Robert Neville, played by Will Smith, becomes the last survivor living in New York City. Neville’s only companion is a German Shepard name Sam. He spends each day gathering food and trying to find a cure. And at noon he waits out on the docks hoping if there are other survivors out there that have heard his distress radio call.

This movie is a one-man show with Smith, and he’s not only trying to survive in the post-apocolyptic world but trying to keep his insanity. Being alone is the least of his problems. The virus once engineered to cure cancer kills the majority of its victims, but turns the remaing victims to zombie/vampire like creatures that attacks at night. The atmosphere of the movie is unsettling and Smith playing the only character in the movie is on par with another great actor who played a similar role in Castaway, Tom Hanks.

Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆