Everything about the visuals in Disney/Pixar’s latest animated film “Brave”, from its lush landscapes to its meticulously detailed costumes, weapons, castles, and characters, comes alive in a way that has to be seen to be believed.
How much you enjoy “Rock of Ages” will hinge on how much you enjoy any one of the following three things: a) ’80s hard rock, a la Def Leppard, Journey, Poison, etc; b) recent musicals-turned-films; or c) karaoke night.
As ambitious as the film and the filmmakers clearly were and as thoughtful and powerful as some of the actors’ performances are, “Snow White and the Huntsman” ultimately fails at reaching greatness because the script is inconsistent, and it leaves you thinking perhaps that the title of the film should have been “The Evil Queen and the Huntsman”, since those two characters are far more fleshed out and interesting than Snow White herself.
After all these years, there’s still a lot to like about the “Men in Black” formula, but that formula is not what makes “Men in Black 3” really click. Instead, it’s what’s new to the series that makes the whole thing work: this movie, when all is said and done, belongs to Josh Brolin.