Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1

So the 7th movie in the series takes a departure from the rest of them and uses a bunch of handheld/shaky footage in some action sequences.

Really was a good movie, and the shaky cam was restricted to *some* of the action sequences. We'll call this one a C+.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Hurt Locker

Open and shut, a definite F. Lots of handheld work, closeups, explosions, mayhem. Not a steadicam in sight. It was part and parcel with the feel of the movie, but that feel induced nausea in a friend who tagged along to see it in the theatre, and he missed big chunks of the film.

Good flick otherwise though.


Sci-fi actioneer. Lots of CG, very much exactly what I expected to see. However the aliens are big, and to give the feel of bigness, any time the characters are running around, and about to get stomped on, you guessed it, jiggle city.

Some handheld work even outside of the peak action sequences, so this one gets a D on the shaky scale. Not recommended for the queasy.