Bone Tomahawk (2015)

the story is quite riveting, despite kicking off with a pace of a Japanese samurai film,

you will get rewarded for staying patient.

 

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Roar (1981)

This movie is crazy, for the first half of the film I couldn’t believe, what I’ve been seeing.

here is a great article on the film :

http://blackholereviews.blogspot.be/2012/12/roar-1981-lion-and-tiger-mayhem-for-real.html

 

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The Green Inferno (2013/2015)

This is actually well done,

it has some new elements that the old cannibal movies did not have,

it also has some classic screenwriter / director moves.

The crash reminded me of the plane scene from the movie ‘Alive’ (1993), Green Inferno has some upgrades added to it.

 

IMO it plays a bit better than ‘Aftershock’

 

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

This was not a waste of time for sure,

simple plot, nice humor, great soundtrack, songs also well placed in the film (especially the truck – motorboat -love -scene with this song ).

Some CGI could be avoided, to much Berlin got artificially generated for my eye. They should learn from the German studios how to do it properly.

Also the KGB -Trabant had to much horsepower (more than a real-life one) in some scenes, could this vehicle take part in a John-Woo like chase scene – for sure. here’s the scene’s -anatomy guide.

just found a web quote:

So how do you turn a 26-horsepower Trabant into an action hero? To prepare the 601 for its role in The Man from UNCLE, the film’s stunt team replaced the original 0.6-litre two-cylinder engine with the screaming in-line four from a Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike – and in the process changed the driven wheels from front to rear. The result is a wickedly quick, tail-happy monster.

 

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A Danish western – The Salvation (2014)

Plot:

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Good:

Casted well, with one exception (why do you need E.Cantona in this film!).

Really nice paced, wouldn’t hurt if the movie would be a bit longer than 90 minutes.

Editing is on a good level.

Music spaghetti western style.

Action sequences well constructed.

Photographed nicely, few unconventional shots, few really well know shots (S. Leone shots?)

Great locations (despite post-production manipulation); shot in Africa

The Bad:

Not much to complain about,

missed long-shots a bit (Italian western twisted my brain)

night scenes are a bit distracting ( watching them made me think if they shot them during the day…)

The Ugly

CGI – some cgi implementation choices could be skipped (fire and smoke  for instance), some were unavoidable (burning man), some seem weird (the canyons/ landscape)