Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Movie Critique

The Break-up:

Unless you're this die-hard fan of Vince Vaughn, please don't see this movie. I don't know who thought up Vince's character in the movie. He seems to be delivering dialogues without commas, punctuations or pauses. Just like the annoying train noise that you hear when you live close to the tracks. And if anyone ever courted me the pushy way he courts Jen Aniston, I think I'd be downright annoyed.

Apart from Vince Vaughn, the story itself seems quite silly. So please don't see it.

Music & Lyrics:

The movie was kinda cutesy in a pink way. But the songs got stuck in my head. Especially the "Way Back Into Love" number. Hugh Grant's role as the funny, lost bachelor is being reprised again. But it is quite passable.

Kannamoochi Yenada:

We've watched one half the movie. So far it has been quite funny and interesting. Sathyaraj, as the girl's dad, is very convincing..:) Very clean comedy too! I am eager to finish watching the movie.

Chak De India:

Best Hindi movie I've seen in recent times. I was observing to S that if a male coaches a female sports team in India, there's usually a scene where the blameless hero gets entangled in sexual harassment allegations and goes home in disgrace. Thankfully, the movie didn't have such cheesy scenes and everyone had acted well! I loved it.

Azhagiya Tamizh Magan:

I've probably seen 20 mins of the movie seeing as I fell asleep after a very sumptuous dinner. So far, its been all Vijay's gyrations & masala. Others who managed to stay awake say that it was passable. Of course, everyone's watched just half the movie. I don't know when I am going to see the rest! :)

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Priya said...

atm enga irundhu patha.. bayangara kevaa color rangukku oru version kedachudhu.. sari, examukku aprom pathukalaamnnu uttuten

Aravind said...

Kannamoochi... is a blatant rip off from 2005 hollywood movie 'guess who'.I was pissed off after watching that and lost all the mariyadhai for that director Priya..kanda naal mudhal engendhu copy adichalo..

Anonymous said...

My suggestion do not take the effort to watch the rest of ATM. Not worth the time.

Anonymous said...

i wanted to kill Vijay and then possibly commit suicide after watching ATM.. you might ask, "then why the hell in the first place did i even watch?" genuine kostin..

one word: free :)

but then Billa was decent, considering Ajith's previous horrendous performances...atleast style naraya irukku.. But locations and the overall look-and-feel seems a lot like the latest SRK DON. That said, Ajith, has carried it off pretty decently. :) my only comlpaint, the "local" Billa look-alike Ajith talks fluent ingleees... which does not add any depth to the 'Velu' character.

and yes agree with Aravind about the 'guess who' rip. if you havent watched this one, you must.. Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher have delivered very neat performances. That said, Kannamoochi Yenadaa is actually very well made, even though copied from an inglees flick....atleast considering all the other miserable copies...

ok..enough for now.. :)