Jackie Chan's First Strike
This installment of Chan's Police Story series has our hero trying to locate a missing nuclear warhead.
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Luc L (ag) wrote: It resembles as a T.V. movie and it's bad.
Sarfara A (it) wrote: Tad, The Lost Explorer (Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones). An Spanish animation adventure film. The movie reminded me of Oscar-winning animation film Up. Tad is a brick-layer, he is fond of archeology and avid fan of media-sensationalized handsome young explorer 'Max' - one day he gets the chance to be part of an exhilarating adventure that involves his favorite 'Max' and some goons. It almost felt like this was a thrust upon audience by filmmakers. Few characters are worth watching here, and some were totally irritating. If this film was to be evaluated in big-markets, I am sure that some flaws could have been eliminated and we might have a pure entertainment here. Comedy, well I guess, I recall just two or three scenes worth guffaws.
Timo V (us) wrote: The pace, structure, actress and the sad locations make it hard to believe it's a first-time director work.
Vinicius A (au) wrote: Filme bem fraco, mas s atuao do Andrew Garfield j faz valer a pena.
Harry W (ca) wrote: With Barbershop (2002) being enough of an easygoing and yet intelligent comedy film, Barbershop 2: Back in Business sounded like another charming experience.Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a film with far more social commentary than its predecessor. Carrying over the communal theme of its predecessor, Barbershop 2: Back in Business expands beyond the confines of its singular building into the entire neighbourhood block to create a story about small businesses being threatened by the larger media conglomerates. This theme once again provides a story which focuses on bringing characters together, and as a result there is a more dramatic edge to this film than its predecessor. Barbershop 2: Back in Business is far more dramatically oriented than Barbershop even though it still has the same lighthearted atmosphere. Unfortunately, it doesn't find the same level of success.Barbershop 2: Back in Business delivers the same simplistic narrative and dramedy of Barbershop, but rather than being a refreshing reminder of its predecessor's glory this just treads old ground. The best intentions are still at heart and the positive nature of the subject matter provides a good message, but the use of such a simplistic story is less forgivable this time around. Barbershop 2: Back in Business doesn't improve upon the lesser elements of its precessor but rather repeats them, and it was tolerable the first time but frustrating to have to experience all over again. Barbershop 2: Back in Business captures the same flaws as the first film without bringing enough new to the table to make much of an impact. As a result, the entire affair feels tired.The key difference Between the first and second Barbershop films proves to be the aforementioned increase in dramatic content. It really doesn't serve any major benefit because the themes are still basic and very familiar so there is little innovative about the story. The story has compelling tones to it as it touches upon the concept of community staying together in times of corporate monopoly, but this is built into a simplistic story which really does little more than provide a backdrop for the cast to portray a series of stock characters. The exception for this proves to be the expanded bond between Calvin Palmer Jr. and Eddie. Barbershop 2: Back in Business depicts Eddie discussing his history with the titular barbershop and experiences in the earlier days of the Civil Rights Movement, which creates an engaging interaction for the cast members. Alas, this facet of character development is the only real interesting one. Everyone else proves arbitrary to the central story. Isaac becomes cocky due to his popularity as a barber, Dinka is still a romantic who isn't making any major progress, and Jimmy has begun working in the world of politics. Since the film tones down their comedic nature for a more dramatic one while keeping them independent from any real narrative development, this all proves rather pointless. The least interesting of all of them is Terri Jones caught up in a complicated attraction with Ricky, adding relationship drama to the film which goes nowhere and just adds running time to the experience. Essentially, Barbershop 2: Back in Business milks the same gimmicks as its predecessor without the same refreshing originality and ends up less intelligent than its predecessor and far less funny at the same time.Nevertheless, Barbershop 2: Back in Business earns props for its cast. Many of the characters seem more like archetypes this time than they did in the first film which weakens the result of some of the performances, but there is still enough charm to support everything.Ice Cube remains as valiant as ever. After proving his ability to portray a restrained character with plenty of heart in Barbershop, he returns to do it all over again in Barbershop 2: Back in Business with a greater expansion on his dramatic capabilities. He remains subtle but not empty, speaking with a genuine passion for the themes of the story without ever going over the top. He touches upon his stereotypical persona lightly at certain moments which brings appropriate comedy to the film, but the majority of the time he is driven to be subtle and to speak with a real meaningful appreciation for the subject matter in the screenplay. Ice Cube keeps things alive any time he is on screen in Barbershop 2: Back in Business.But once again it is Cedric the Entertainer who is the real source of comedy gold. With a real love for the role of Eddie, Cedric the Entertainer steps back into it without having lost any of his charismatic charms. With a real attitude to him, Cedric the Entertainer commands the attention of the film with energetic passion in his line delivery and physicality. Yet he also manages to pull it all back during his character-driven interactions with Ice Cube where their chemistry once again proves to provide a really moving moment to the film. Sure it's a familiar one, but the two really work well together. Cedric the Entertainer's gleeful comic energy bounces off everyone he crosses paths with, and he really knows how to engage an audience. However, Queen Latifah is the standout this time. Being the funniest new addition to the cast, Queen Latifah follows the theme of treading lightly along the lines of being a stereotype without ever crossing it. She has a hilarious sassy attitude to her that never wears thin because she knows how to time herself perfectly, and she is very quick witted. Yet the entire time she also has a respectable sophistication to her which lends credible support to her screen presence. Queen Latifah is a very engaging source of comedy in Barbershop 2: Back in Business, particularly in her face off with Cedric the Entertainer.Barbershop 2: Back in Business has the same positive ambitions and talented cast as its predecessor, but with the same recycled gimmicks that fail to live up to the innovation of the first Barbershop it proves to be a generic experience.
Aaron C (fr) wrote: an initially slow-moving, but well-crafted portrayal of a dysfunctional family, and the troubles addictions bring.
Ryan W (gb) wrote: There is nothing fantabulous about this movie.
Jason S (de) wrote: married couple needs money wife does a 1 night only with a wealthy bachelor it was ok
Athina C (kr) wrote: OMFG LOL i need to watch this again i totally forgot about it i have a serious obsession with gender benders
Christopher F (mx) wrote: I liked this one almost as much as the first one.
Whitney B (jp) wrote: Maybe you want to see it because Jack Palance plays a marajuana addicted villain with a metal hand, who - when he's not planning creative death sentences - pets his pet hawk named marsha and brushes back his long, luxurious hair.
Michelle C (fr) wrote: One of Pasolini's murkier works...I was hoping for something beautiful with plenty of nudity but there's hardly any nudity, and the sex is almost entirely implied, no real kissing or groping, and any touching at all seems to be only what is absolutely necessary. Most unbearable about the film is that it revolves around how sex with Terence Stamp's character changes each member of the family, yet, said sexual encounters are staged with no warmth, passion, or desire. Hoping some of this might make more sense after I watch the accompanying documentary...
Darryl J (fr) wrote: The Hollywood Canteen is a place created by Hollywood stars Bette Davis and John Garfield for Servicemen during WW2. And Hollywood stars gave up their free time to "man" the club, doing everything from performing to washing dishes or waiting on tables. The film includes those two stars and many others manning the canteen. Two GI's on sick leave arrive in Hollywood with one (Robert Hutton) "in love" with Joan Leslie. He meets her there then ironically the next night, is the millionth GI through the door, winning a date with the star of his choice, Joan of course. Plenty of music, a cavalcade of stars and a reasonable story make this enjoyable.
Richard S (es) wrote: Love this movie. Great cast, and beautiful Locale.