Hey all I’m back with a movie I forgot existed until just yesterday for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids!
Plot: This is a very much comedic movie with not too much of a serious bent to it. It’s light-hearted fun for the whole family and that’s about it. Sure there are tense moments but frankly it’s played more for laughs most of the time, although the accidental death by lawn mower is rather morbid when you really think about it.
Casting: The cast is pretty good, with Rick Moranis being our lead character Wayne Szalinski. The rest of the cast is just as well done.
Cinematography: The shrunken portions of the movie were very well done for the special effects, although by today’s standards they are very lackluster.
Music: The musical score fit the movie, and nothing more needs be said about it really.
Overall: A fun movie, though forgettable as is evidenced by me only remembering it even existed very recently.
For those who like: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Low on Serious Drama, Good Cast, Great Special Effects for it’s day.
This week I’m going to deviate a bit and cover a live-action movie based off an amazing manga series. It’s Rurouni Kenshin!
Plot Synopsis: As the Imperialist forces celebrated their victory in the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, the participant Hitokiri Battōsai walks away from the battlefield, abandoning his sword. But, the Battōsai’s old katana is not left alone. It is claimed by one of the fallen, Udo Jin-e.
Plot: The plot is fairly good, but not amazing. However the action scenes are amazing.
Visuals: The visual look and feel of the movie makes you think that it really is taking place back in the beginning of the Meiji era. Plus the coordination of the fight scenes are amazing, which is good because I’d have hated this movie if it didn’t do the fights justice.
Music: The music is also amazing and very well done.
Overall: If you enjoyed Rurouni Kenshin you should watch this.
For those who like: Action, Drama, Excellent acting, Amazing Fights.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or adaptations that stray a bit from the original content.