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The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary (2011)

Directed by Bruce Robinson

Starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard

 An American journalist, played by Depp, takes a job working for a newspaper in Puerto Rico and try to work around the island culture and his own enjoyment of alcohol while trying to be himself.

I don’t have much to say on this film as it wasn’t really my cup of tea. It was a film I wanted to watch but after seeing it there wasn’t much of a story to it and from what there was went very slow with not much happening. The odd bits of comedy helped me along but ultimately failed in making me enjoy the film.

If you want to see this it is up to you. I will leave it to the comments for people who enjoyed this.

Special mention to Amber Heard who looked great in the film.

 

Film Fact

Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Josh Hartnett and Nick Nolte were originally slated to appear. Benicio Del Toro was also lined up to direct the film.

 

 

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Battle Los Angeles

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Starring Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez

 

We have had a lot of aliens invading earth films and this is nothing new. It tells the story of aliens landing and attacking major cities all over the world and we see the side of the fight against the aliens in Los Angeles.

If you are a fan of shaky camera shots, throughout the whole film, then you will like this. To me the shaky cam effect was used far too much and on occasions became a distraction to what was going on. The whole story, directing and acting was very poor and doesn’t really keep you entertained. The only real redeeming factor of the film was that the CGI was ok.

 

Possible Spoiler

I think i was expecting a stronger story, a nicer shot film and better acting from Aaron Eckhart but at the same time it does exactly what it is meant to do: Humans fighting to save the planet from an alien invasion with a typical Hollywood ending.

 

I probably won’t be watching this again and if you can handle cheesy one liners and shaky cam effects then give this film a watch. But do be warned – there are a lot better alien invasion films.

 

Film Fact

Aaron Eckhart broke his arm while filming a stunt on the set of the film. He still didn’t miss any days of filming.