Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Well, if you want to have some fun, get lost in a tail with all the goodies you liked as a kid, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” will not let you down. It has a good plot with several surprises, action, betrayal, love, bravery, emotion, everything you expect from such a movie. You do not expect to see some cinefil movie here, do you? 🙂

My rating: 06/10

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Well, if you did not hear about them, you do not loose too much! The story has originality but this is as far as the thing goes. Not even worth it as a sleeping pill!

My rating: 02/10

Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass is up to the expectations of the spectator that likes to see Marvel comics brought to the movie theater. Although there are no super heroes with magic powers, well, there are some really neat scenes that all small and big kids (like me:)) like to see. There is also a very interesting message about what is happening to our society which is very well conveyed.

My rating: 08/10

Date Night (2010)

The first ten minutes of that movie I was ready to leave the movie theater. Then it got better enough to keep me in. There were some good ideas in it but not exploited to their full potential. Adding the american approach of “save the holly family” plus some truth about the life of couples in the States created an outcome which looked like a thriller / commedy / romantic movie in the blender without a so good taste at the end. Somebody might have had a better recipie for that coctail…

Do not waste your money.

My rating: 04/10

Robin Hood (2010)

Robin Hood“, is an adventure at its best. I have to admit that after Hollywood’s strategy to focus on remakes, I was not expecting something like this. But the scenario by Brian Helgeland (who has a long track of good scripts) is great and direction is excellent: Ridley Scott is a master after all.

The story is different than the usual movies about the legend, it is original and what makes it even more interesting is the way the characters related between them. A very good cast (Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt) leaves nothing to be desired for a movie of its kind.

Go and see it! You’ll have a really good time 🙂

My rating: 08/10

The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos) (2009)

Sometimes, there comes a play that has everything. From where should I start?
The plot. The film makes an excellent back and forth in time, unrolling the events of the past that shaped the present. A murder case that happened decades ago, is still haunting two people who were heavily involved with it. A thriller created with mastery both at the macro and micro level.
The roles. Real characters played in an excellent manner. The story behind the story. So many of them! The explanation of the human passion, the injustice of Justice, the power of the few over the many, friendship transcending death, what we do not do because we dare not to plus an optimism that it may never be too late to make things right.
A friend told me that “El secreto de sus ojos” implies a male or female. This notion fits excellent in the movie. When a director, Juan José Campanella, and two actors, Ricardo Darín & (especially the actress) Soledad Villamil manage to speak the untold just by using her eyes, it is a movie not to be missed.

My rating: 09/10