Posts Tagged ‘Noomi Rapace’

Film: Prometheus

Year: 2012

Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charliz Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall Green, Sean Harris, RAfe Spall, Emun Elliot, Benedict Wong, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson, Lucy Hutchinson,

Plot: A team of scientists journey through the universe on the spaceship “Prometheus” on a voyage to investigate Alien life forms. The team of scientists becomes stranded on an Alien world, and as they struggle to survive it becomes clear that the horrors they experience are not just a threat to themselves, but to all of mankind.

Review: ok so a bit of background, this film was due to be made after the original Alien film back in 1979 and be it’s prequel, this was eventually shelved and was resurrected back in 2010. This being the finished result.

So after that, what did I think of it? Well I was confused for most of it, as it doesn’t really follow any of the alien films, there is very little Alien action and what there is isn’t “Alien” I can understand it as a stand alone film, no need for any knowledge of the Alien Franchise etc… as part of this franchise it goes against pretty much all the films apart from the first one and would have worked well as the prequel before any more of the films were made.

That said as a stand alone film it was pretty good [but still confusing In parts] the special effects were great as you would expect the opening sequence shots were in Iceland which looked barren and hostile but beautiful at the same time.

Although this film is a stand alone film and the Alien references are subtle, they are there just subtle you just need to look for them.

The ending is left wide open for a new film which, by the way they have left it open would be a side movie rather than a follow on or yet another prequel of a prequel.

All in all this was a really good film, although I will have to watch it again and put aside the alien and AVP films, this is hard but I feel a must to watch this film then you can watch Miss Weaver in Alien and all will be well in the world, just don’t watch the AVP films because that will just confuse the issue!

10/10 good stand alone film, not for AVP fans

 

Wikipedia link gives a complete plot synopsis [SPOILER………………………….] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_(film)

Trailer: http://youtu.be/iIJeQNyZ6VE

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Film: Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows.

Year: 2011

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly, Gerladine James, Eddie Marsan, William Houston, Wolf Kahler, Iain Mitchell, Jack Laskey, Patricia Slater,

Plot: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes’s older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace). In this cat and mouse pre war epic.

Review: This is the Third Episode in the latest series of films in the Franchise that is Sherlock Holmes. As with the first two Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law keep the flow of action and investigation flowing superbly.

This action packed film is fantastic from start to finish the acting the direction and the camera work, outstanding Jared Harris was an excellent choice for the villainous Moriarty, there was also a little more than I was comfortable with on show with Stephen Fry! But it did make for a really amusing scene if not cringe worthy!

This film was over way too soon, the classic confrontation between Holmes and Moriarty was dealt with in a fantastic way, don’t want to give too much away but if you only see one film this January this has got to be it.

10/10 Fantastic!!!!

Trailer: http://youtu.be/lNxhpNpnAkk

Film: The Girl Who Played with Fire

Year: 2009

Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Annika Hallin, Sofia Ledarp, Jacob Ericksson, Reuben Sallmander, Yasmine Garbi, Ralph Carlsson, georgi Staykov, Hans Christian Thulin, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Per Oscarsson.

Plot: As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Review: The second in the Millennium trilogy of books by the late Stieg Larsson, I read quite a few reviews about this film before I watched it and surprising none were singing its praises. This may be because people have read the books previous to watching the film and let’s face it this is always a let down just look at the Harry Potter franchise, good books poor films, if you read the books.

So what do I think of this as a film? Well it starts off where the last one left off which is always a really good start. Nyqvist and Rapace are thrown together again through circumstance rather than design which always makes for a good film.

They fight for a common cause yet they do it separately only coming together at the end. The action was great and the story line was intense with some logical and well thought out steps. Although I don’t usually like dubbed films I do like this franchise and the dubbing isn’t that bad. Great story line which gives you the back story behind Lisbeth as well as taking you forward to its ultimate conclusion

9/10 great film looking forward no to the final film

Film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Year: 2009

Cast: Michael Nyhvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber, Marika Lagercrantz, Ingvar Hirdwall, Bjorn Brannath, Ewa Froling, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Annika Hallin, Sofia Ledarp, Tomas Kohler, David Dencik,

Plot: A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years by a young female hacker.

Review: I had seen this film on the shelves for a while and kept thinking “I must watch that” but never did, this weekend I finally watched it, not knowing what to expect I was more than a little surprised.

Not really into “European” films I really enjoyed this one the story was compelling and the characters well rounded if not a little loopy!

The story unravels much to the dismay of certain members of the Vanger family who I guess would rather let secrets be that. The investigation into the missing, murdered or both, Harriet Vanger takes a few turns and twists and with the help of messed up hacker Lisbeth Salander [Rapace] Reported Mikael Blomkvist [Nyqvist] eventually works the whole thing out, which to be honest wasn’t what I expected.

There are a few scenes that will either have you squirming in your seat or holding your arse in! definitely not a film for the faint hearted, squeamish or kids this fantastic thriller will make you cling the edge of your seat as well as cringe in fear!

8/10 Give it a watch but don’t look at the lip sync it’ll drive you mad, it’s dubbed.

Update: A new “English” version with Daniel Craig & Rooney Mara is to be released in December 2011.

New film review: https://tomsfilms.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/film-review-for-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-2011/