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I tried seeing this film in theatres but ended up not because it was only in theatres for 2 week here in the uk and was only showing in one cinema near me on Wednesday (it was Wednesday when I looked up the times) starting at 8 o’clock, well Christ that doesn’t help. then I heard it was on DVD already in america, so I watched it on movie2k instead.
Now as I have explained how i saw it, lets talk about the film. This is a great film. Ruby sparks has a fantastic charm, subtle references to catcher in the rye, and is disturbing as well. (I explain that in a minute)
The films humour is strong in the first half but falls a little weak in the second half. The performances in the were strong and Paul Dano for some reason looked like the guy from Kick-ass. Zoe Kazan I think stole the show near the end of the film and outshined everyone else.
There are a few issues I had with the film, like the main character for me was quite unlikable, but that could’ve been intentional, and not like audition where it was subtle that the main character was a dick. at times the film was a bit draining to watch, there were things I felt that they could of been there that they didn’t bother showing. The story was a rip off of Stranger than fiction.
Those are the main issues I had with the film, the only other one is that I expected more from the film because it was by the same directors of “little miss sunshine” which is one of my all time favourite films and I got a lot more out of little miss sunshine than I did with Ruby sparks.
Okay I’m now going to explain why the film is creepy and disturbing. The main character is a sexist. yeah you’re all going to hate me now, let me defend my self here right now. Calvins objective of the film is to create the perfect women. He was giving a task by his therapist to write about someone he had met in the park who liked his dog skotty. he dreams about a stranger who approaches him and they start talking. Calvin awakes from his dream and writes about the women he had met in his dream, and writes her to his definition of perfect.
Right there of the bat, he’s trying to create the perfect women. some might debate about this saying he only did it out of his antisocial lifestyle and desperation, but before he had even created Ruby into reality, when he found things belonging to her, instead of throwing them away he kept them, now thats creepy. he then controls Ruby into taking him back and be by his side always. he then chooses to humiliate her after she had attempted to go swimming with a man naked (But in her defense he was making her life miserable and boring) he makes her act like a dog then makes her shout all the things she loves about him. After that he erases her off the face of the earth.
The ending, if you thought that the ending of the film it was Ruby he started talking to in the park, I think you’ll be wrong. this is how I see it. his therapist tells him to write about a someone who liked his dog, implying that it had to be someone who existed, so i think it was a memory he was dreaming about and who he was writing about was the expectation of the person he had met and the fantasies. hm why, because when he had met her, her hair was different, and she wasn’t confused to where she had seen before because she is Ruby, no its because she slight deja vu of meeting him in the park a long while ago. She never says her name so its never confirmed whether she actually is Ruby and with that evidence I think she isn’t Ruby.
But Overall the film is enjoyable, funny, and thought provoking, Go see it. 7/10
The first half of the film was a great character study and was enjoyable to see the transformation of Peter Parker. I was enjoying the pacing of the film and also the first act’s action sequences and the character’s connection between Peter and his uncle which for me was missing from the Sam Riomi. The thing that bothered me though were the qualities that made me like the original spider-man films weren’t there or even a little bit referenced. Like Danny Elfman’s score which you could tell there were trying very hard to beat and also something that was very little in the Riomi versions was the in beat timing, like when Peter first started climbing the walls you could notice that every time he touched the wall, the beat of the score would time in, also I liked in Riomi’s version (2004) was that some of the shots and sets looked similar to one of his previous films Evil dead. which was something I enjoyed from them. on to Marc Webb now. Marc Webb did bring something new to the table when he brought the characters more depth into the picture, he did some good directing. The plot points I do agree are a bit the same of the original’s and felt a little dubbed at times like the characters were narrating what had just happened before after it had just happened and for me it was annoying. I feel very sorry for the composer because at times in the film you could tell that he was trying to create something new and something better than Danny Elfman’s score (Which is fantastic) but the score for this film was Mediocre. At points the CGI over used and the film in the last act just used way to much CGI and ended up making a mess in my opinion. a frequent questioned is always asked on the internet concerning who the best Spider man is, is it Toby? or Andrew? Well to tell you the truth there both good. They both have qualities that make both versions good, Like Toby actually looks like a nerd who gets beaten up, and Andrew doesn’t. Andrew looks like a photographer and Toby doesn’t (I’ll defend my self here, that comment does mostly go on stereotype, but to be fare films have to rely on stereotypes) Toby’s suit looked more realistic, Andrews was way to perfect and well made in my opinion to have been made by him, peter smart but he’s not a fashion designer. Andrews Spidey Dialogue was funnier than Toby’s I guess but that ones more depending on your sense of humor. But overall I think they both have qualities of there own so I don’t really think there should be a debate. One little thing that bothered me was the lizards head. it seemed to flat to me and the villain never really intimidated me or feel like a threat at all, there wasn’t really a proper villain in the film at all just a nice guy who thought he’d turn evil for the sake of being evil. Plus there was this cop who kept going on about spider man being a scum bag who thinks he’s above the law and near the end (SPOILER ALERT) he just changes his opinion in a flash of a second, that sort of bothered me a little. The film Overall I’ll give a 7/10
Ted Is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long time. Its so great. It has you laughing from beginning to end. Even Patrick Stuarts opening narration is funny.
For a comedy about a talking teddy bear, it has very good character development, Ted may be the most offensive, Racist character and because he’s a teddy bear he’s still a likeable.
At times some of films plot points are a bit cliche and rom-com convention, but this is made up with the humour, it was overall a funny film, the ending was a bit cheesy with Mila Kunis’s ending line, what was funny to me is every time Mila appeared I couldn’t help but think “Shut up Meg” Yeah if you close you’re eyes all you can see is Meg.
The film is a basic Romance vs Bromance. The is very family guy so if you’re not a fan of family guy then I very much doubt you’re going to enjoy this film. go see its great.
Also I liked to bring to attention to the people who were in the theatre as well. The people to my far right were the most loud and near the end one of them started to cry, then the Gasped really loud and every laughed at them instead of what ever was going on in the film. also when the credits rolled every one started to clap, and I thought I’d join in on the fun and clap as well.
Its funny, go see it. 8/10
its really funny at how bad it is.