I have no compulsion whatsoever in declaring Skyfall, in terms of cinematography, the best looking Bond film ever ... Action movies simply don't look like this - but ... this is no ordinary action movie.
As a Lifetime Lover of the 007, James Bond thrillers, this IS, without a doubt, the DEFINITIVE 007 thriller you MUST get! To fully understand some of the events in this flick, you should see the two prior 007 movies, Casino Royal, and Quantum of Solace.\nI have ALL but ONE of the James Bond 007 movies, and this one is THE BEST!
I could easily use this review space to give you an intricate, detail by detail synopsis of each scene. I could also drone on for weeks about how innovative and original this film stands within its respective genre.\nBut instead, i will comment on the one issue that these apparent self-proclaimed(in so many words) \"Videophiles\" are concerned with,..the video quality of this Blu-Ray transfer.\nIf you are in anyway familiar with 28 Days Later, you will know the the director shot over 90% of the film on Digital Video, thus it looks exactly like the original source image, limitations and all.\nThere are however a couple of scenes shot on 35mm, specifically the end sequence with it's wide sweeping angles. This scene in particular looks spectacular and is easily comparable to the best Blu-Ray Transfers out there.\nPlease keep in mind that Blu-rays are not some sort of Magic Disc that makes everything you transfer to it pop with the clarity of say \"Cars\" or \"The Dark Knight\" and or \"The International\".\nThe true genius of the format, is that it recreates the look of whatever the source,Perfectly! (35mm,70mm film,DV,grainy stock footage,what have ya!)\n(usually that is, if the image hasn't been scrubbed and or washed to death. Predator, comes to mind.)\nAnd in the case of 28 Days Later Blu-ray transfer? It capture's the look of the film the way the Director intended you to view it.\nAnd what more could you ask for than that?
Ninja Assassin is a guilty pleasure guy flick. Reminds me of the martial arts movies I used to watch on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. Good story line, INCREDIBLE action and fight sequences, but the gore is so ridiculously overdone it almost ruins the movie.
Went to the theatre and watched this movie and couldn't wait to get it on blu-ray! plus walmart had the best price out there! if you need inspiration to work out, watch \"training rain\" you will definetly get a six pacc! hahaha GO RAIN!
If you're reading this because of Benedict Cumberbatch and hoping to learn that he's NEKKID in this movie before you buy it, well, yes he is. There's a 5 MINUTE shower scene that will make you wish you were the soap lathering his body.\n\nOkay, now that the Cumberbatch fangirls are gone (mention a nekkid Benedict Cumberbatch and their brains just STOP...lol), I can now tell you, the serious lover of period drama, that this movie touches on an aspect of England I wasn't aware of-racial intolerance.\n\nThe movie is a steady paced story that encompasses various classes, ideals and realistic mores. So buy this, watch it, and laugh at all the hormone crazed fangirls who bought this for a non existent Cumberbatch shower scene. Hey, maybe they will actually like a movie that shows powerful acting rather than powerful bare skin?\n\nNahhhhhh, well, I can hope, can't I?
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ticks all the music biopic boxes, but Whitecross wisely ramps things up by looking at Dury's life with the same sort of random, chaotic vision that both blessed and cursed the man himself.