The film tries to be part alien invasion, part road movie and part love story, either which alone might have made for a better film. It should have been much more entertain than it was. I found it a kind of throw back to the B-grade films of the 50â€™s, with its tentacled, bioluminescent aliens, rather than a say a more contemporary â€œCloverfieldâ€ style film, which generated more thrills and suspenseful moments.
The acting performances of the year are the main reason to see the true historical movie The Kingâ€™s Speech a period piece that takes place in England during the mid 1930â€™s. Stellar performances by both Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush make this film a must see. The storyline is a true, one that dramatically affected England during the beginning of World War II. If you like films that are interesting, moving and biographical then The Kingâ€™s Speech will leave you speechless.
Hereâ€™s an odd love story that is actually based on fact. Itâ€™s called I Love You Phillip Morris and features interesting roles by Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor who fall in love when they meet as prisoners in a penitentiary. Daring performances heat up the screen with their oddball characters challenging the criminal justice system and social standards.
Whatâ€™s extra good about the 3D movie Gulliverâ€™s Travels is that it contains almost no offensive material, so most families can bring their children without too much worry that they will get offended. Even though we have Jack Black as the lead character there really isnâ€™t a lot of rude humor. If you have young children and they like adventure films with comedy, then Gulliverâ€™s Travels should make them happy.