Sunday Short Reviews


Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…

Deja Vu
I gave this movie a chance expecting to dislike it, but I actually enjoyed it for the most part. Deja Vu has some really cool ideas in it, but the final act goes against all the rules that were set up in the first hour of the film, which left me pretty dissatisfied as the credits rolled. In spite of this, all the performances are fine, and the typical Tony Scott cinematography combined with Jerry Bruckheimer’s trademark action style make for some good watching. And hey – who knew Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel were in this? They weren’t featured at all in the previews I saw! In fact, the previews were pretty weak in general.
3 out of 5

Holy crap. What a movie. Intense, brutal, unrelenting, and loaded with twists and turns – so many, in fact, that I was amazed that the plot actually made sense by the end – Martyrs is definitely not for everyone, but those of you who like movies such as Hostel and High Tension will definitely enjoy this crazy, horrific masterpiece. It’s not often that a horror movie really gets into my head and haunts me for a day or two afterward, but Martyrs did; a feat made particularly notable by the fact that the film didn’t actually scare me. Rather, it filled me with a kind of morbid interest, making the twists all the more chilling as we find out what’s really going on. Incredible stuff, and a film that I will surely revisit at least once more.
4 out of 5

Dragonball Evolution
All in all, a pretty stupid movie that clearly had a large enough budget to get itself some half-decent special effects. Dragonball Evolution is basically on-par with such other large-budget-yet-brainless affairs as Elektra and more recently Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. There are some fights, there are some fireballs, but once the movie is over you just don’t really care, and kinda wish you could get the time you spent watching it back, even if it was only 85 minutes.
.5 out of 5

See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!

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