Thursday, June 11, 2015

#SanAndreas #HollywoodEnglishFilmReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * * 1/2

#SanAndreas #HollywoodEnglishFilmReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * * 1/2 
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#Welcome2Karachi(Hindi) Rating: *  * Playing Dumb. This one dumbs it down to the bottom of the pit and proves more tedious and boring than entertaining. Quite a come down after all that promotional swagger. Two dumb idiots set out to have fun and end up saving the world. Havn’t we seen that many times over? There’s no humor here ..just a lot of stupidity that tries to pass off as funny!Watch the trailer instead…
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#Me( English) Rating: * *  Slow and stressful. The ponderous narrative centered around justifying the film’s title is obvious and off-putting. Aims for psychological edge-of-seat thrills but  gets waylaid by verbosity and dull performances. The mental illness at the core of this story deserved much better elaboration than what’s done here. The entire set-up appears to be amateurish and un-enlivening. #SammeerSatish #AdilAman #GurpreetKaur #TheIllusionistsFilmCompany #DrSantoshSawane
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#ChaarCutting(Hindi/Shorts) Rating: * * * ½ The best bet this week. Four shorts by young unsung directors that will floor you with their poignancy, techno smarts and depth. #ManilaRunning #Blouse #Bawdi #SkinDeep #VikramadityaMotwane #JamuuraTalkies  #AditiVasudev #NaveenKasturia #PriyansuPainyuli #SonalJoshi #PreetiSharma #SumeetVyas #ImranRashid #UdayChandra #OlivierBorten #HardikMehta #AnujGulati #VivekSoni #VijetaKumar

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#SanAndreas(English/3D) Rating: * * ½ This big bombastic Hollywood disaster movie with more CGI representations than real time shoots, promotes former pro wrestler turned actor #DwayneJohnson as the rescuer par excellence who saves his own family and two others while every one else struggles to find a foothold in this lop-sided depiction of the greatest disaster ever. Seemed like everyone else was expendable but the lead family. Life is just a side show in this one. Larger takes the cake!  #WarnerBros #AnkitAgarwal #GeorgeJohn #VillageRoadshowPictures #TimeWarner #DwayneJohnson #CarlaGugino #BradPeyton #KylieMinogue #ArchiePunjabi #IoanGruffud #PaulGiamatti #AlexandraDaddario
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#Maggie(English) Rating: * * * A surprisingly engaging and totally involving zombie flick that’s not quite the usual Hollywood pack rat. #AbigailBreslin does a challenging turn as the teenager infected by a virus that will eventually turn her into a zombie. And #ArnoldSchwarzenegger is  quite wonderful as the doting father pained by the unimaginable plight of his lovely daughter. #HenryHobson #JohnScott3 #PVRPictures #AbigailBreslin #ArnoldSchwarzenegger

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#Maggie(English) Rating: * * * A surprisingly engaging and totally involving zombie flick that’s not quite the usual Hollywood pack rat. #AbigailBreslin does a challenging turn as the teenager infected by a virus that will eventually turn her into a zombie. And #ArnoldSchwarzenegger is  quite wonderful as the doting father pained by the unimaginable plight of his lovely daughter. #HenryHobson #JohnScott3 #PVRPictures #AbigailBreslin #ArnoldSchwarzenegger 

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English Film review
Johnson Thomas
 Big but not necessarily beautiful!
Film: San Andreas(3D)  Warner Bros
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Archie Punjabi, Kylie Minogue, Alexandra Daddario, Art Parkinson
Director: Brad Peyton
Rating: * * ½
Runtime:
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Synopsis:
Dwayne Johnson’s Ray Gaines is a helicopter rescue dude, saving both his estranged wife and their college bound daughter from the tectonic destruction. Think “Earthquake” meets “Towering Inferno” meets “Die Hard,” but a lot more streamlined.
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Review:

This one’s a disaster in the making. A disaster movie made in the Hollywood tradition of ‘bigger the better’ doesn’t quite cut it emotionally. The effects are all huge. In terms of disaster subjects you can’t get bigger than this - The San Andreas fault line that shakes up a frenzy and puts several of the states’ property and lives at risk.
Earthquakes have been featured as disaster movie subjects before so there’s nothing new to this one either. California gets bludgeoned much like what the former wrestling professional Dwayne Johnson does to his rivals in the pro-wrestling arena. The San Andreas fault-line is the culprit here. There are some scientific explanations by seismologist played by Paul Giamatti and some fair bit of predictions and warnings before the major disaster can take place. And to start with a landslide and rescue establishes Search and rescue Chief Ray(Dwayne Johnson)’s credentials. Thereafter it’s all FX mayhem with Ray donning the mantle of super-hero ..albeit only for his family. His estranged wife (Carla Gugino) is on the verge of moving in with a real estate and construction moghul. His daughter is on a getting-to-know-your-stepfather trip with the guy when the shakes happen. She gets trapped in a car and he runs away from the scene. Super-hero Ray flies around in his helo first rescuing his wife, caught in a slowly dismantling skyscraper and then going on to his daughter and her two young friends. The rest of the victims were just background fillers I guess.
The script deserved many more rewrites, definitely. Such a big disaster movie and only a handful of people are at the centre of it all. Takes some imagining I guess. There’s no audience involvement at all in spite of the gigantic effects treatment given to the quaking scenarios. The crumbling of the Hoover Dam, snapping of the Golden gate bridge, destruction of monumental and iconic towers – all look good but there’s no affect.  The handful of characters at the centre of it all, while likeable, don’t seem all that worthy of any empathy though.
San Andreas is an earthquake disaster movie made in the Emmerich style but it’s by no means memorable or affecting. Even  the scale is a little too wobbly. The film has beautifully fused CGI-cinematography that allows for some shock and awe, albeit just for a few wondrous moments. The rest is just passé!


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