The Host (2006) – review

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Long story short: a sea monster rise from the water and kidnap a young girl; her family will try everything to save her!

A Korean monster movie, part of the “new wave” of asian cinema, it’s a pretty good example of what could be obtained outside Hollywood.

Sure, the monster CGI is far from perfection, but it’s not bad at all either; the strongest part of the movie, though, is not the monster, but the story; in fact, acting is not particulary good – at least, following eastern canons – but is quite realistic, helping to trust the situation.

A “must see” for every monster lovers, that could discover a new kind of strange animal that will surely delight their senses – again, not for the high quality per se, but for some other reasons (aspect, movements, walk etc.)

My vote: 6/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468492

The Returned (2013) – review

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Long story short: the infected survivals of a zombie outbreak are finishing their cure to be normal

A simple story that turns to be not the usual zombie movie – run, hyde, survive – but more a drama and a thriller. And, even if I must admit (and you know it) that I LOVE zombie movies, I like this one as well, maybe just because it’s different.

Acting is very good, SFX are sparse but good as well; music is interesting as locations. The final twist was unexpected – not by me, but… oh well, after what? 10.000 movies seen, “maybe” it is becaming quite difficult to surprise me.

So, if you like zombies, but also thriller, and you have not watched thousand movies – yet – this is definitely a film to watch!

My vote: 8/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2093270

Fearless (2006) – review

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Long story short: a boy, son of a great martial art master, is defeated, and promise himself he will never be defeated again.

A martial art movie, based on the true story of Master Huo Yuanjia, founder of Jin Wu Sports Federation.

I like martial arts movies, even if I’m not an expert of this kind of movie, so this review may rely only on personal tastes without proper backgrounds…

Story is convincing – maybe because is baded on real facts; Jet Li too, as the other actors; of course, you can’t watch a martial arts movie without stunning coreography and impossible moves – they are all there! First part is the one with most action, then the middle part is about reflection and the third part again with action.

All in all, a good movie with a lot of action, but also with a dramatic, true story behind it; everyone will enjoy it I think, not only martial arts fans.

My vote: 7/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446059