Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Amazing Spiderman - Movie Review

With no other good film releasing this week, i decided to catch the latest spiderman flick! Directed by Marc Webb (He has spider 'web' in his name too... LOL), 'The Amazing Spiderman', fails to amaze. Made on an opulent scale, just as its prequels, the movie might seem a little boring and similar to the movies already made.

With a new name, but a similar start, the movie traces the journey of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), from his childhood to his teens, where he is 'bit' by a 'genetically cross bred' spider at OSCORP, a company being mentored by his scientist dad's scientist friend, Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans). He bumps into his classmate and love interest, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and goes about 'saving the civilization' in the movie.

Andrew Garfield fits the bill perfectly as the high school nerd, in search for his parents. Emma stone looks a bit old for him, but oozes in a nice girl-next-door charm. Their chemistry is worth mentioning. Rhys Ifans is good too, but a little over the top acting at certain places. Our Desi guy, Irfan Khan gets a raw deal, as he is wasted in a small role (he barely has 3-4 scenes in the film), but thankfully, he didnt go overboard in the media, gushing about his role (Unlike Mr.Anil Kapoor :P :D).

The movie has its moments- THE VISUAL EFFECTS. But then, its got a lot of similar incidences from the first movie. Also, the screenplay slackens up in the middle, making it a bit of a bore! The movie has its share of flaws in the script as well. I felt the movie should have explained the mystery behind the protagonists parents disappearance. Anyway, the film makes for a decent watch, barring the creepy LIZARD scenes! (Y-U-C-K)

On the whole, at a little longer than 2 hours,  the movie fails to live up to the colossal expectations it has. Though IMDb and a host of other critics have given it positive reviews, i personally found it a little disappointing. Less action and more reaction! :P But nonetheless, it makes for a good watch this week, with nothing else worth spending your money on! MY RATING- 3/5.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Teri Meri Kahaani - Movie Review

I know i m a little late this time around, but was rather occupied. Anyways, having seen TMK twice already, the best way to describe this 2 hour long-'thrice upon a love story' is - Love triunphson  all odds, no matter how cliched it is! :P

Marking Kunal Kohli's return to direction after a long hiatus, Teri Meri Kahani works well on the romance and acting front, but loses some brownie points on the story and novelty front. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead, the film gives them 3 different time eras (three different looks and characters) and thus, ample opportunity to showcase their talent. And, surprisingly, they do not disappoint. Their crackling chemistry is evident, especially in the !920 based story.

The movie traces three love stories, starting in 1960, jumping to 2012 and again going back to 1910. All the stories involve Shahid-Priyanka, entangled in love and uske side effects. Providing support are Prachi Desai and Neha Sharma, who fit well in their short, but sweet roles. The 1960's era is oh-so-believable, barrig the Chaplin inspired sequences involving Shahid and Vrijesh Hirjee. The next story is set in 2012 and is adorably  believable with FB fights, FB status and tweets galore! The last story set in 1910 is where Kunal Kohli gets out his Sher-o-shayari. IT has a different charm, which remind you of Fanaa.

The leads deliver yet another awesome performance and their chemistry lights up the screen. Prachi Desai has a cute role and does justice to it. Neha Sharma is good, but her role is inconsequential. All the other supporting actors are good as well. Apart from the performances, the screenplay, the dialogues and the cinematography is goof too.

What falls flat is- the void in the story and confusing climax. Though it has 3 stories intertwined, its seems a little longer than the duration of 120 minutes. But, still, watch it for the soft romance genre, which is missing these days. On the whole, its good watch! My rating- 2.75/5.