Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, a review by dfmorgan
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Director: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen
Overview: The STAR WARS saga continues on DVD with Episode II ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Anakin Skywalker has grown into an accomplished Jedi apprentice, and he faces his most difficult challenge yet as he must chose between his Jedi duty and forbidden love. Relive the adventure the way it was meant to be seen in spectacular digital clarity, including the climactic Clone War battle and Jedi Master Yoda in the ultimate lightsaber duel.
Watched: 1st. Oct 2011
My Thoughts: As I said in my review of A Phantom Menace I haven't watched the prequels as much as the originals so cannot really state whether there are any modifications to this film. Whilst enjoyable it doesn't come up to the levels of enjoyment I get with the original trilogy. I have to say though that it was a good film in continuing the character and plot development to give the setting and basis for the original trilogy.
My Rating: It was a tad more enjoyable then SW1:APM but still less than the originals so a 4- -
(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on October 2nd, 2011)
WALL•E, a review by Tom
Director: Andrew Stanton, Live Action, Marty Rosenberg
Length: 98 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.39
Audio: English: DTS HD Master Audio, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital Stereo, French: DTS 5.1, Dutch: DTS 5.1, Dutch: Dolby Digital Surround EX, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Commentary, Dutch, English, French
The highly acclaimed director of Finding Nemo and the creative storytellers behind Cars and Ratatouille transport you to a galaxy not so far away for a new cosmic comedy adventure about a determined robot named WALL•E. Experience the exciting animated hit film with theatre-quality sound and the most pristine picture available on Disney Blu-ray™ Disc.
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, the curious and lovable WALL•E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. Join them and a hilarious cast of characters on a fantastic journey across the universe.
Transport yourself to a fascinating new world with Disney•Pixar's latest adventure - unsurpassed on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. Loaded with bonus features, including the all-new animated short "BURN•E," this 2-disc set overflows with fun for the entire family.
My Thoughts:Pixar has yet to disappoint me (except maybe "A Bug's Life", but I will have to revisit it again sometime, before I can make a real call on that). The story is funny and has a great love-story in it. The animation is awesome! This is what Blu-ray and HD is made for
Also the two bonus shorts "Presto" and "Burn-E" are great. Especially "Presto".
(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 2nd, 2009)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 1 Marathon
The mother of all destiny. Her son, the future leader of mankind. Their protector, a Terminator from the future. Together they must take back the future as Sarah Connor (300's Lena Headey) prepares her son to fight the war against machines determined to annihilate the human race. The Clock is ticking. Can they stop Judgement Day?
No one is ever safe, least of all Sarah Connor and her son, John. Tired of running from the machines, Sarah decides to stand and fight.
This is a great start to the series. Yes, it is a lot like the first 2 movies. But I think this is a good thing... for anyone that might have never seen the movies (if that is possible). They really went all out for the pilot episode. Lots of great effects and a really enjoyable storyline.
Out of a Possible 5
2. Gnothi Seauton
New future, new identity. Cromartie, the battered but relentless Terminator programmed to kill John Connor, resurfaces.
Another good episode... though it is not as good as the pilot episode. There was no real surprises in this episode... it pretty much went in the direction I was expecting throughout the episode. But definitely a good continuation from the pilot episode.
Out of a Possible 5
3. The Turk
He's just a geek with a hobby. But is the computer chess program Andy Goode developed the beginning of the end?
I really enjoyed this episode as well. I got a kick out of John and Cameron going to school... only to find that at the entrance there is a metal detector and they have to explain how Cameron keeps setting off the metal detector. This one has another really interesting storyline that was well done.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon on January 12th, 2009)