Titanic 2

Titanic 2

Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Shane Van Dyke

Writer: Shane Van Dyke

Stars: Shane Van Dyke, Brooke Burns, Marie Westbrook and Bruce Davison

Lenght: 90 min

Personally I didn't even know that there was a Titanic 2 movie. When I saw the trailer of it, first I thought it was a fake, but then I just thought: "Man this movie must suck..." but why not watch it for a laugh.
I had no hopes about the movie at all.


In April 2012, 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, A new, similar-looking luxury cruise liner named the SS Titanic II is built. She then embarks on her maiden voyage using the same route the Titanic took 100 years before, but in reverse direction ( from United States to United Kingdom).

During the Atlantic crossing, effects of Global Warming cause the Helheim glacier in Greenland to collapse, creating a tsunami that sends an iceberg crashing into the Titanic II. The entire starboard side of the ship is crushed, and the history seems to repeat itself.
While Titanic II starts to sink, another collapse of the Helheim glacier happens, and sends an even bigger tsunami across the atlantic ocean.

What did I think of the movie:
Well to be honest, it sucked...
Some of the ideas of this movie was good. But they shouldnt have made a Titanic II out of it.
The glacier collapse and the tsunami idea was nice and could maybe make quite the nice movie. But not with a new Titanic as mainstory.
The actors played their roles quite okey, though some over-acted, and some didn't act enough.
They could have done some of the animated parts better.
I'm not sure what to say more then this.
I can't suggest to watch it, but if you want to see it anyways, go ahead.

Peace out!

Black Swan

Black Swan

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Mark Heyman (screenplay) Andres Heinz (Story and screenplay) and
John J. McLaughlin (screenplay)

Stars: Nathalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder

Lenght: 108 min


Today I watched Black Swan. I didn't know what to expect of it as I barely knew what it was about. I've just heard from my sister that it is a really good movie and a friend wanted me to review it, so I watched it and here comes my review.



The movie revolves around a production of the Swan Lake by a prestigious New York City ballet company.
Nina (Nathalie Portman) is a ballerina from the company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother who is an obsessive former ballerina who basically controls every movement her daughter does.
When the artistic director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), decides to replace the prima ballerina, Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder), Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well.
Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is perfect for the role of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.


What did I think of the movie:

This movie was really hard to review, cause honestly, I have no idea if I liked the movie or not...
I’m not a big fan of movies where half of what you see on the screen is in the character’s mind and then it quickly jumps to the reality and you see something else. It just creates confusion in my head.
But it is a good story and the actors were really good. The music was really beautiful and awesome, and if you like psychological and mysterious movies, this movie is probably something for you.
Nathalie Portman owns the screen in this film. Her role as the lead ballerina illustrates every inch of stressful depth these ballerinas probably go through to earn a lead role for a big production.
I probably have to watch the movie one or two more times to fully understand it.
But as said, I can recommend this movie if you like psychological and mysterious movies.


Peace out!


Hachiko : A dog's story

This movie is based on a true story!

Genre: Drama, Family

Director: Lasse Hallström

Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")

Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Length: 93 min

A doglover as I am I have to see most movies about dogs, and Hachiko was of corse a must. I love Akita-dogs and I think that Richard Gere is a really good actor so it couldnt be anything but a wonderful movie.

Based on a true story from Japan, Hachiko Monogatari (literally “The Tale of Hachiko”), is a moving film about loyalty and the rare, invincible bonds that occasionally form almost instantaneously in the most unlikely places.

One day when college professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere) gets of the train from his work, he finds a little puppy all alone on the trainstation.
Parker is instantly captivated by the dog. When Carl, the station controller, refuses to take care of the puppy til an owner shows up to claim him, Parker takes the puppy home overnight.
The next day Parker expects that someone will have contacted the train station, but no one has. He sneaks the pup onto the train and takes him to work, where a Japanese college professor, Ken tell Parker that it is an Akita dog, and translates the symbol on the pup's collar as 'Hachi'. (Japanese for 'good fortune', and the number 8.) Parker decides to call the dog 'Hachi'.
The same evening Parkers wife Cate receives a call about someone wanting to adopt Hachi, but after seeing how close her husband has come to Hachi, however, Cate agrees that they can keep him.

A few years later, Hachi and Parker are as close as ever. Parker, however, is still mystified by Hachi's refusal to do 'normal', dog-like things like fetch a ball.
Professor Ken advises him that Hachi will only bring him the ball for a special reason.
One morning, Parker leaves for work and Hachi sneaks out and follows him to the train station, where he refuses to leave until Parker walks him home. That afternoon, Hachi sneaks out again and walks to the train station, waiting patiently for Parker's train to come in.
Eventually Parker relents and walks Hachi to the station every morning, where he leaves on the train. Hachi leaves after Parker's departure, but comes back in the afternoon to see his master's train arrive and walk with him home again.
This continues for some time, until one afternoon when Parker attempts to leave, but Hachi refuses to go with him. Parker eventually leaves without him, but Hachi chases after him, holding his ball. Parker is surprised but pleased that Hachi is finally willing to play fetch with him b ut, worried he will be late, leaves on the train despite Hachi barking at him.
Why is Hachi acting so weird all of a sudden?

What did I think of the movie:
Well I can't say less then this: I totally LOVED this movie!
It is a really beautiful movie about a man and his dog and a bond amazingly strong.
This movie is a must for all dog-lovers out there.
Richard Gere was fantastic in this movie, he bonded really well with the dog and it never felt like watching an actor at all - it really seemed to be a movie with his own dog!
I highly recommend this to people of all ages. There are enough bits to laugh at (seeing Richard Gere teaching his dog to play 'fetch' was brilliant!) but also several sad parts, so make sure to bring tissues if you're gonna watch it.

Peace out!

(Disney's) A Christmas Carol

(Disney's) A Christmas Carol

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Charles Dickens (novel), Robert Zemeckis (screenplay)

Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth

Lenght: 98 min

So I watched this movie for the first time ever today. I wanted to see a movie about christmas and  I saw the commercials for this movie last year when it released and have always wanted to see it. And as I always have loved the Mickey Mouse version of this tale I had quite the high hopes for this movie.

So the movie is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender at a counting house in 1843 London.
He really dislikes everyone that embodies the joys and spirit of Christmas, he's refusing to visit his cheerful nephews Christmas dinner party, and forcing his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg him for a day off with his wife and kids.
One night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner who had died seven years earlier on Christmas Eve and is now forced to spend his afterlife carrying heavy chains forged from the greedy ways he chosed in his living life.
Marley (the partner) warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he doesn't change his attitude, and foretells that he will be haunted by three spirits that will help guide him.

What did I think of the movie:

Even though I really like the story and the message it gives, I didn't like the movie that much.
It was quite well animated but it was something, I can't put my finger on what, with the look of the characters that I didn't like. Though the third Cristmas spirit was really cool.
The music was nice and the movie had their funny elements in it, but I don't think I'll see this movie again.
I stick to the Mickey Mouse version instead.

Peace Out!

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