During the reign of King Sejong, Joseon Dynasty was the embodiment of the perfect state. To the Ming China, the aspiring imperial power, Joseon presented an obstacle to territorial expansion. The Ming China demanded submission and interfered with internal affairs of Joseon. All the while keeping Joseon in check with the constant threat of the northern barbarians. Disgusted by the Chinese interference, King Sejong secretly develops the 'Phantom Arrowslinger,' a weapon he intends to use to take back Joseon's land and supremacy - but When Chinese spies discover the plan, the Chinese emperor attempts to disrupt the development with force, setting off a chain reaction of violence.
Jackie M (ag) wrote: As the last monologue in the movie explains, the movie is about why revisiting your past should be done with caution. Often times our perception of the people and events of the past have been coloured to make it easier for us to live with the past. Searching out the past may not yield the results you want or, more importantly, the results you need. Toni Colette is excellent in the role. Definitely worth the watch.
Kenny N (it) wrote: NOT for everyone. Some people will find this so twee they're liable to fly into a rage upon viewing. I have a very sensitive "twee" meter myself, so I know when something is precious and adorable to the point of being sickening. Luckily this is NOT a twee overload. I found Charlyne Yi to be a most enchanting and heartwarming personality, but there was no "acting" or "pretending" about it. Even though this is purported to be semi-fictional, you sense that this aspect of herself is true, as it comes so naturally. I have never been a fan of Michael Cera, but here I found him funny and charming, the perfect compliment to Yi. Plus the various people from all walks of life regaling us with their tales of romance is something you just have to hear, as they're all fascinating, funny, and touching stories (brought to life by Yi's puppetry and animation.) I like this film a lot, and if you're willing to try something different, you might find yourself rewarded with an indy film that's more fun than fatuous.
Brian C (mx) wrote: Literally senseless gore. Carver is a story about an unlucky bunch of friends coming across a lunatic who tortures and kill people on film.The story is very weak, and has little character development at all. The gore is very well done, but because the story is so weak, it feel empty and lacks any fun at all.
Jose M (mx) wrote: Find and catch Frankenfish and then cook it without watching it. There are few likable scenes of the film, but I was tired from this dire film. I say skip it.
Shae S (jp) wrote: Christian Bale and Ewan McGregor both give really good performances. The movie is exceedingly garish, and the music obscures too much dialogue. It's kind of all over the place. There are a few great scenes though.
Kylie B (nl) wrote: Personally I preferred the plot of this Wheatley adaptation to The Devil Rides Out. The high production standards mean that the special effects are less amusing - but at times there is a lack of atmosphere, meaning that the melodramatic nature of the plot/acting can feel a little silly. I rather liked the finale, though it was anti-climatic.
Joel A (mx) wrote: A fantastic classic featuring a terrific & electric performance by Joan Crawford playing Saloon Owner Vienna who doesn't take the rubbish from the local town.Things really heat up when stranger Johnny Guitar rides into to town with a clear past with Vienna. Filled with great dialogue & genuine tension.A western with a twist & this time the lady has something to settle. A unique take on the Western & really engaging film, with great characters.
Kelvin M (nl) wrote: Dumb ending but boy does Betty Hutton steal the show
Jessica H (br) wrote: There are many things in this film that might scare a person,but the frogs are not one of those things. a better tittle for this film might have been Nature's plans. All in all it is not a good film if you are looking for something scary.
G H (it) wrote: Strong female lead, stunning visuals...it's like Star Wars with cars!
(gb) wrote: It works with adventure, but the problem is there's few good ideas and it just doesn't work to make it happen.
Scott M (ca) wrote: second time I've seen this movie. The first time I thought it was amazing, the second time confirmed it.