All I See is You (2017)
All I See is You (2017)
I did not expect much from this movie. I am not a big fan of Jason Clarke because I just feel that he is an overrated actor. Blake Lively is really sort of hit or miss. Marc Forster has proved to be decent director, so I thought I would give this movie a chance.
All I See is You is a story about a blind woman who gets an operation to regain her sight. Life as she knows it changes when she can see again. She and her husband begin to see negative changes in each other and it affects their marriage.
The movie was directed by Marc Forster and the noteworthy cast includes Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Danny Huston, Ahna O’Reilly, Miquel Fernandez, Yvonne Strahovski, and Wes Chatham.
The first thing that I thought about this movie was that Blake Lively would definitely have to be blind to be married to a guy like Jason Clarke. That casting was just poor and unrealistic. Also, it seems like they dumb down Lively’s looks a bit for the movie. Maybe that was because they realized that there was a definite mismatch in that relationship on film. She is out of his league and they knew it.
Blake Lively was cast against type. Her part in the movie was just not fitting to everything else that she has done up until this point. It was just not believable. Or, maybe she did not make it believable. Either way, it just did not work.
There really is not much to this movie. It felt long and drawn out. It did not really seem to get entertaining until it was just about over. There was just no follow-through to what they were trying to achieve in this film.
There were a bunch of unnecessary scenes that were just not pertinent to the story. On top of that, there was some unnecessary nudity that was possibly trying to be artistic, but just came off as awkward.
Overall, All I See is You is a boring, and messed up movie. The acting is bad, and the casting was worse. It is not even worth a cheap rental. Do not waste your time, like I did mine.
I rate this movie a 2 on a scale of 1-10.
Here is a list of movies with a somewhat similar theme that are much better than this one:
The Eye (2008)
At First Sight (1999)
Blood Work (2002)
Tell Tale (2009)
Jennifer 8 (1992)
World War Z (2013)
World War Z (2013)
Zombies are all around us these days. You’ll find them in the movies, on television, in videogames, books, and maybe even at the grocery store.
World War Z is not your average zombie movie. It’s not all kill, kill and kill just for the shock value. It’s about trying to survive and stopping the deadly outbreak.
Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is a family man who works for the United Nations. A zombie outbreak is very rapidly destroying the world and everyone in it. In order to protect his family, Gerry is tasked with the job of traveling around the world trying to figure out where the outbreak originated, in hopes of finding a way to stop it.
The film is directed by Marc Forster and the rest of the notable cast includes Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Fana Mokoena, and Daniella Kertesz.
The movie gets to the point very quickly, developing the characters along the way. Even though there are multiple supporting characters, the film is a one man show. Brad Pitt carries the entire film and does an outstanding job in the process.
The special effects are not too overdone and that is a welcomed surprise. The zombies look as scary and real as they can look.
The film had some similarities to Contagion (2011) which is not a bad thing, by any means. The movie is not a horror movie, but rather a thriller that will keep on the edge of your seat throughout.
Although the movie does gets bloody and gory at times, it never gets too vulgar or over the top. There is very little swearing and nothing about it crossed any lines. In my opinion, the PG-13 rating is very fitting which is not always the case for some movies.
World War Z is an almost family-friendly zombie-apocalypse experience that is immensely entertaining.
I rate this movie an 8.5 out of 10.
Buy, rent, or run? Buy.
Trailer for World War Z (2013)
World War Z (2013) (click on the title for my full review)
A Brad Pitt zombie movie to the extreme. This movie looks like it will be loaded with insanely spectacular special effects. The question that I have is: is it all a little too much? Just look at the poster. Could that ever happen even if there was a zombie outbreak that threatened mankind as we know it?
I’m sure that I will see it. Pitt in a zombie movie in an interesting concept in itself. But, I’m thinking it’s all going to be way over the top. Not that zombies aren’t over the top already…
Other cast includes: Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale, Michiel Huisman, David Andrews, and Daniel Newman.
It is directed by Marc Forster.
World War Z is set to release on 6/21/13.