The Objective (2008) – review

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Long story short: a group of soldiers are lost in the Afghanistan desert, following a secret, but deadly, mission.

Two words: STAY AWAY!!!

I watched literally thousand films in my life, but this is one of the worst… acting is horrible, story is weak and with plot holes, characters are thin and no watcher will care who will be the next to be killed, CGI is bad – I mean, there are maybe worst example, but this add insult to injury…

I’m still asking myself why I spent one and half hour of my life watching this mess, and I answer: because when I begin to watch a movie, I’d like to finish to watch it ’til the end… but this was a great mistake…

So, please, do yourself a favor, just do not buy, rent, or even watch on TV this, let’s call it, film… better to spend the same time naked in a snow storm – just to let you have an idea… I gave it that “high” vote just for the wonderful location, that’s it!

My vote: 3/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0962711

Babylon A.D. (2008) – review

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Long story short: in a near future, a mercenary should bring a young girl from Russia to New York, and he discovers she’s not what she looks like…

Vin Diesel stars in this sci-fi movie, and he’s the usual Vin: strong, big badass, but with a good hearth at the end… Michelle Yeoh acting is really good, and the young girl is gorgeous!

Set in a not so distant future, with much more problems than actual world, acting is above the average, even if sometimes forced to be a bit comic-like (see Gerard Depardieu in particular); SFX are really gorgeous and seamless, with some interesting hi-tech “things”… story is simple but effective, music is rightly places; what is missing is… don’t know, “something more”! I mean, I’m expecting some more twists in the story, and that should happen more often, but it was not the case.

With this in mind, don’t expect a calm journey; at the contrary, this is a fast packed sci-fi action, and it will be appreciated by all sci-fi fans – in particular Diesel’s ones – but lacking that “quid”, it could be not considered a masterpiece, that’s it.

My vote: 6.5/10

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364970