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Old 15th June 2008, 16:12   #1231
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Im gonna go see Shyamalans work today, hope it scares me!
don't waste your money. Its seriously lousy.
The movie has no tension, no suspence.
Shyamlan has tried to recreate birds effect, and miserably failed. Hitchcock was a master, and Shyam is a poor copy.

Seeing his performance in last few movies, he should quite making movies now.

As far as this movie is concerned, there is no tension, no dread, no edge of the seat. The movie drawls on like a boring documentry.
This movie was shot on a shoestring budget in 44 days, and it shows.
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Yes, apparently 2 weeks after the world-wide release in Tamil and Telungu. Saw it on the day of release in Chennai. It was entertaining and worth the watch.
I second that. Watched it at IMAX last night. Kamal's takes acting to new heights. Was really disappointed with the makeup...v plasticky and very fake looking computer graphics esp when Kamal does a reverse doughnut with the Dodge Charger. Having said that, only the Tsunami scenes were awesome.

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Is M Night Shyamalan turning senile or what? A brilliant concept for a movie which got totally wasted due to a poor storyline/screenplay. Whats worse, the otherwise potential thriller failed to induce any real chill or fear in the audience. Not amongst the best of M Night.

Rating 3/10
I came to the conclusion he had gone mental when I saw Lady in the Water. Seems his creativity and originality's gone down the drain too. The success of Sixth Sense has made him lose all his senses and sadly this seems to be an irreversible process.
I was looking forward to it, am I glad I read this page first
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Finally got to see some decent, a relatively fast paced kinda Hollywood movie. Although its not an Oscar winner by any chance, but Kevin Spacey's acting and panache really rules. The Casino shots are thrilling and so are the team's lifestyles. What makes the movie more interesting is that it is inspired by the true story of five students!

Rating 6.5/10

Aamir
I really regret why I followed TOI's review and not HT's review. Aamir was utter crap and a poor copy of Cavite. The movie could be wrapped up in 1 hour. Not well directed or edited. Such a plot doesnt allow actors to stop, think, ponder, think again and then make a move, the way RK was doing. Moreover, the last scene was utter stupidity. Everyone was expecting to have the suspense revealed, and there you see the movie ending as abruptly as the rains in Mumbai/Goa.

Save your money. Dont go to theater to watch this. Dont even buy/rent a DVD.

Rating 1/10
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This could be a first on this thread. What you may ask ?

The Yeti will be reviewing a Hindi Movie today for us. I am sure it's going to be fun. In fact it could turn out to be another fun filled Yeti Blog.

Sam, the stage is yours.

EDIT - Hint - Watch my avtaar.

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@nc, Why Sivaji?!

Watched Dashavatharam, bit let down by the script. Wonder what made KamalHaasan script so badly!!! His acting ofcourse takes the movie to a different level, especially the investigator and american villain character.
Loved the way Bush was mocked (bindaas dialogue: cant get enough NaCl?!, just nuke them)

3/5 (being an ardent KamalHaasan fan)

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Aamir
I really regret why I followed TOI's review and not HT's review. Aamir was utter crap and a poor copy of Cavite. The movie could be wrapped up in 1 hour. Not well directed or edited. Such a plot doesnt allow actors to stop, think, ponder, think again and then make a move, the way RK was doing. Moreover, the last scene was utter stupidity. Everyone was expecting to have the suspense revealed, and there you see the movie ending as abruptly as the rains in Mumbai/Goa.

Save your money. Dont go to theater to watch this. Dont even buy/rent a DVD.

Rating 1/10
Very conflicting reviews of the same movie as some other members have found it better than SRaj Maybe it's because you've seen the original (Cavite). You weren't supposed to do that, you gotta ignore the fact that it's a copy. I might catch it if a friend buys the DVD just to see how good/bad it is as I haven't seen Cavite

Watched The World's Fastest Indian: Fantastic movie. Anthony Hopkins at his best, I really like this actor. His dialogue delivery is awsumm and the whole movie revolves around him, replace him with another actor and the movie would have been a dud. Really worth watching every minute of this film.
Also makes you wonder wht the US was 40-50 years back, everyone seems to be real happy and kind and generous to this ageing New Zealander, seemed too good to be true. Wonder how the story would have been if the old man would have been an Indian (that means one of us) in reality and not a Kiwi.
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Followed by deep regret I went to see a movie at the insistance of my dear wife.
Its called "The Happening"
Manoj "Nite" Shyamalan has, with this piece of utter nonsense proved once again that "The Sixth Sense" was not a masterpiece but a sheer fluke. How else can a man after such a brilliant directorial debut, go several phalanges down. His other movies (I saw two after that and vowed never to see another...till yesterday) were sheer nonsense and dead slow.
By sudddenly blasting loud chords into the silence one cant make you scared, it makes you wonder why you didnt wear ear muffs.
The entire movie was dumb.
A brilliant story line spoiled by a very drab and unimaginative narration spoils the film throughly. And what is with American film makers? Cant they potray a normal couple? Do all couples in US movies have to be going through marital or relationship oriented turmoil, only to survive the so called disaster and thus discover their feelings re kindled?
Are these the kind of people USA is made of. Surely not!!
I wonder who appreciates these movies.
The film depicts that mother nature is out to wipe out the Human race. The same phenomenon is seen at the theatres screening the film.
The film is wiping out the audiences.
While he manages to portray miserable characters in his movie (he doesn't have to try hard) its actually the audience that gets miserable, with every passing moment. The actors look like they are daft, with talent to match.
The movie starts with people freezing still in a park (did someone say "statue") and then construction workers falling off NY buildings and they voluntarily do so. Then somewhere a cop kills himself with his gun with others following suit. Theres also a nitwit who lies in the path of a huge lawn mower. These are attempts to get you cringing with horror. You cringe....with disgust.
You are made to think that plants let out toxins to kill people as we have invaded their habitat. The brilliant guy who figures this out actually falls for the plants attack?
Why do the so called attacks have to be coupled with a wind gush? Maybe the atmosphere is cross at us for breathing free oxygen!!
Manoj Shyamlan, time to say good "Nite" to making movies. Im sure his financers already have.
After Ive seen his other movies I also wonder who actually ghost directed "The Sixth Sense"?
Bruce Willis maybe!!
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Ah Gogi. I'm glad I gave Not So Happening a miss. But I will definately be catching 'The Incredible Hulk' this Friday. That I wont miss.
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Thumbs down Review of Kamals Dashavatharam

Well after reading decent reviews of this movie i made up my mind and went to watch it.
What does kamal get as in any sort of ego boost by trying to do many roles?? I dont understand why doesnt he just limit to 2 or max 3 roles in a movie rather than trying to put himself everywhere!!! I appreciate the effort he took but i feel he should have concentrated on trhe story and a single strong point rather than doing many roles and having too many subplots. It simply made you loose track.
Instead of spending so much on plastic makeup he should have spent some amount of money on graphics. It was pathetic and after watching sivaji the graphics here was C*@p.
The main story could have been stronger and well ASIN was shouting throughout and i ended up blasting one of my ear drums. God she was loud!!!
Coming to the roles of his which i liked were
1) The priest in the first scene
2) The main role of kamal was excellent.
3) The villian was decent but seemed like a liftoff of arnold.
4) The grandma was brilliant but should have improved the makeup.

The bad roles were
1) The popstar was not necessary
2) The pathan was bad
3) The kungfu master was just another bad role without much to do
4) The person who takes on the sand mafia didnt have much link to the running plot.

Well one piece of adice to kamal.
" Your brilliant and we dont want you to try prove t to us. Concentrate n single or dual roles and it will be good with a strong storyline. Dont do too many roles as we will end up having a indigestion of kamal"

Lastly we dont want to see a movie by the name hazaar hasanams where you end up playing Asins role too

1.5/5 nothing more
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Your avatar looks like Sivaji, but you said that it was a Hindi movie.
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Ah Gogi. I'm glad I gave Not So Happening a miss. But I will definately be catching 'The Incredible Hulk' this Friday. That I wont miss.
I remember, as a kid, seeing a Sanjeev Kumar film called Naya Din Nayi Raat where Sajjeev Kumar played 9 different roles, impeccably.
The female lead was Jaya Bhaduri (most overrated actress of the century) who goes from one place to another in her bid to hide form something or someone and meets nine people in her journey, all played by Sanjeev Kumar. This was a copy of the South Indian film Navratri wherein Shivaji Ganeshan played these nine roles originally.
I also saw the original version a few years later on TV with subtitles. I found Sanjeev Kumar better because I felt the South Indian Heroes of yesteryear were prone to a lot of melodramatic hamming.
If one gets a DVD copy of this film one must watch it.
Im dying to see Sivaji though.
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Hi,

Just saw the new Knight Rider 2008. Fabulous movie though somehow I still preferred the original one.

The car hardly does anything to attract except change colours. Few interior shots thats about it.

Verdict 5/10

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Hi,

Just saw the new Knight Rider 2008. Fabulous movie though somehow I still preferred the original one.

The car hardly does anything to attract except change colours. Few interior shots thats about it.

Verdict 5/10

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Where did you see it? Is the DVD out already?
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Where did you see it? Is the DVD out already?
Hi,

I think I made a mistake. I saw the Pilot episode which is out on DVD.

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