Johnny Depp

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

Director:

James Bobin

Starring:

Mia Wasikowska

Johnny Depp

Helena Bonham Carter

Plot:

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Review:

If you liked the first movie, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t like this one. Apparently, though, most people didn’t like this movie.

The story wasn’t as strong, but the characters were there and I liked seeing what Alice was getting into. It wasn’t overly realistic for a woman to be captain of a ship at her time, but nothing in the movie is overly realistic.

The score was great and one of the reasons I like these two movies.

Nothing really remarkable or bad about the movie.

3/5

 

Transcendence (2014)

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Transcendence (2014)

Director:

Wally Pfister

Starring:

Johnny Depp

Rebecca Hall

Paul Bettany

Morgan Freeman

Plot:

A scientist’s drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Review:

The movie doesn’t make me think very highly of extreme activists. If they’d never tried to kill all the techies they never would have uploaded his consciences to computers. They created their enemy and he wound up not even being all that bad, just misunderstood.

The movie had a very interesting subject but it made a very boring movie. Maybe as a book it wouldn’t have been quiet as dull. I don’t need guns and explosions to make a movie interesting but I need more than long shots of a woman walking down a sterile hallway.

Evelyn, Rebecca Hall, started as a strong female character and then she just lost it. She fought to save her husband and then as soon as he was uploaded she just became this weak, passive creature. It wasn’t until the end that she regained some of her strength.

I wasn’t expecting much with this movie and it didn’t give me much. Just another post apocalyptic scenario caused by evil technology or love, whichever you feel like blaming.

2.75/5

The Lone Ranger (2013)

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Starring:

Johnny Depp

Armie Hammer

William Fitchner

Plot:

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Review:

I’ve never seen the original Lone Ranger but I had an image in my mind of a kick ass cowboy. That is not what I got.

At least half of the movie was an origin story, which could have very easily been done during credits with newspaper images or in the first five minutes. Definitely dragged on and the origin wasn’t worth it. Brother’s killed, Lone Ranger is born. There done.

The Lone Ranger came off as klutzy idiot who was randomly able to complete amazing feats. Again not the image I had in mind and it wouldn’t have been a problem if it had been consistent. If there had been a montage or something to show him going from a spaz to being able to gallop a horse on a train.

That brings up another complaint. The last part of the movie was so over the top, and I assume meant to be filled with tension, but because of how ludicrous everything was there was no tension.

I think it’s fairly obvious I didn’t like the movie. I didn’t hate it but it was not a movie I would recommend. I thought Armie Hammer was good, the faults in the movie weren’t his acting it was the material he’d been given.

2.75/5