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The Smurfs (2011) 3D movie review

Family friendly 3D film

The Smurfs is a 3D CGI film based on the 1980s animated series of the same name, which in turn was based on a Belgian’s comic books saga and comic strips, the film is composed of hybrid real footage, shot in New York, combined with computer generated characters of little blue beings wearing a very characteristic hat, The Smurfs.

This family friendly 3D film will easily keep kids entertained due to the simplicity of the storyline, adults who have seen The Smurfs cartoons in their childhood will likely also like watching this adaptation as they will already be familiar with the plot and it might revive the nostalgia of those times. The film has many humorous sketches to entertain parents but if you are not familiar with the little blue beings it won’t be that much fun for you and I would call it a mediocre film for adults and a great movie for children under 10, the film has a smattering of sweet scenes around, this is your average kids commercial movie, you will get what you probably expected, no more, no less.

The 3D version of The Smurfs has been very well achieved, the textures are next to perfect and in some scenes it really looks as if the objects are all around you.

Synopsis: Little blue creatures living in a magical world, The Smurfs, inadvertently cross into human beings territory while being chased by an evil wizard, Gargamel, who wants to capture them, The Smurfs will have to find a way back to their village before the evil wizard tracks them down.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara
Runtime: 86 minutes
Rating: PG

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean 3D film

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is shot in 3D, it is not a converted movie, the film is being released in Disney Digital 3-D, IMAX 3D and the traditional 2D. This is the first Pirates of the Caribbean film where fictional characters are based on real life historical figures, the pirate Blackbeard, George II of Great Britain, Henry Pelham and Ferdinand VI of Spain they have all existed for real.

An action packed adventure 3D film under the direction of Rob Marshall, the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Disney announced that Depp has been paid $55.5 million to return, Penélope Cruz as “Captain Jack’s equal”, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa, Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mermaid, Stephen Graham as “Scram” and Sam Claflin as “Philip, a youthful missionary”.

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides was shot simultaneously in Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, on the island of Palomino, and Los Angeles, California, the soundtrack was composed by Eric Whitacre with Hans Zimmer (second and third film soundtrack composer) and Whitacre’s wife, Hila Plitmann.

Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga will love this film, there isn’t anything new that would push people to watch it otherwise, I found this film as good as the last three ones, with nothing exceptionally better or worse, more adventures, more fantasy, more humorous, beautifully shot scenes and spectacular fun for the whole family.

Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow  unexpectedly meets an old female friend, she unconventionally convinces him to get aboard of the legendary Blackbeard pirate ship to start a quest in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, they will later discover that captain Hector Barbossa is after said fountain too on behalf of the King of England.

Technichal details:
Director: Rob Marshall
Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane
Music: Eric Whitacre, Hila Plitmann, Hans Zimmer
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 137 minutes

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Rio 3D film review, synopsis and trailer

Rio (2011) 3D film

Synopsis: Rio is comical crazy animated 3D comedy that starts with a rare exotic blue macaw natural from Brasil named Blu taken to Minnesota where he grows up and is domesticated by a shy bookstore owner called Linda.

Years later an ornithologist will identify the macaw as the last male of his species and convince the owner, Linda, to fly with Blu to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil so that he can mate with a wild female macaw named Jewel and ensure the survival of his kind, that is where things will start to get complicated.

Review:Rio is a film from the makers of Ice Age, highly visual and colourful with rhythmic music and dancing, most of the film settings happen in Brazil, with a very typical Brazilian scenery, loose summer clothing, beaches, traditional Brazilian songs mixed up with contemporary tunes of artists like Jamie Foxx.

The vivid soundtrack greatly enhanced the story as it moves along, if you watch Rio in 3D you will also appreciate a constant barrage of birds flying towards the audience, the kids will probably love this, not sure about the adults, Rio story plot isn’t as clever as Ice Age but it is entertaining and the visual effects are better, a predictable animated film  with brilliant animated graphics and refreshing music, it is not a must a see movie but you will not regret having paid for the cinema ticket if you do.

Rio is released on 8th April in the UK and 15th April in the USA

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Producers: John C. Donkin, Bruce Anderson and Chris Wedge
Music: John Powell
Studio: Blue Sky Studio
Film Length: 1 Hour and 36 Minutes

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Movie trailer: Resident Evil: Afterlife – 3D release

This Sony Blu-ray 3D movie release has a very cool liner art inside the case everything on Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D version has been taken care of so that it looks like the real thing but the pack also contains a 2D version. The film menu matches both versions, one small advice, try and avoid looking at the film menu as it spoils part of the final act of the film.

Synopsis: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety.

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres: Action Thriller ActionHorror