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Babel -( Movie Review)

Posted: September 5, 2010 in Movie Reviews
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I had watched 21 Grams from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and was so impressed with it that I had to watch Babel too. I was not disappointed at all. A movie made so realistically that one gets drawn into it in the first 5 minutes. The movie is not for the faint hearted and has strong emotional scenes, some tearing one’s soul apart and at other times the stark truth represented in so many hues, it almost feels like watching life in another dimension.

The movie is shown as taking place with 4 different families simultaneously as it seamlessly flits through their lives in Morocco, Japan, Mexico and the US each one scaling the heights and depths of human tragedy.

Released in 2006 it won the Oscars and has Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and several others.

A movie worth a watch and one that made me sit up an take notice. It is heavy on adult content and not meant for the younger…


Avatar vs Hurt Locker

Posted: February 20, 2010 in Movie Reviews
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Avatar by James Cameron had all the ingredients Sci-Fi, the drama, emotions, a fairy tale blending into the real world. A world of Navi and surreal utopia. Bad guys, good guys and mindboggling special effects. I saw, I enjoyed and liked it . The 3D effects were spectacular adding to the visual impact. Technology at its best. James Cameron outdid himself this time and took a huge gamble in the process.

Then there is ‘The Hurt Locker” by Kathryn Bigelow shot in Jordan in 2007 where she sweated it out in the desert.

Kathryn Bigelow the ex-wife of James Cameron has movies such as Near Dark (1987) and the surfer heist cult classic Point Break (1991). They were a couple from 1989-1991. It will be interesting to see the friendly face-off between these two movies of different genres and themes. Will she make history this time at the Oscars?