Troy: I really don't see why people hate this film, sure it isn't up to spar with like Lord of the Rings quality but it's still a really good film.
Well, my main problem with it is how they crapped on Homer's work and did it their way. Oh yeah, Brad Pitt wants $100.000.000 - despite the fact that we had to use CG to add some muscles - we need to give him more screen time to make it worth the money, fuck mythology.
I know, they did a similar thing to Gladiator before which didn't annoy anyone for some reason... but it's probably because everybody appreciated a bad-ass Russel Crowe. :P
Kingdom of Heaven: I'm talking about the director's cut. This is one of these films that you must spend the extra time to get through the buildup. The payoff is really good.
Yeah, I only watched the theatrical version which I just hated. I heard that the director's cut is supposed to be much better but I doubt that they replaced Orlando Bloom with a more charismatic and talented actor there... which is one of my main problems with the movie. :P
Hitman (2007): Sure, the ending may not be the best but it's still a decent flick all the way through. Take notice that I haven't played any of the games or anything like that. Still, I enjoyed it.
Agree. I'm a huge fan of the games but I just didn't care about how "spot on" the adaptation was, especially since it was obvious how hard it would be to work with this franchise. I mean, I'm still angry at the crew for casting Timothy Olyphant who looks just ridiculous without hair but heck, I was expecting a shallow action flick and I got a surprisingly violent shallow action flick with soldiers with glowing eyes and stuff... awesome! And it definitely beat the Max Payne adaptation which was imho horrible... well, let's say pretty bad.
Speaking of game adaptations - I think both the Silent Hill and Doom movie deserve more credit. For me Silent Hill was one of the best-written horror movies yet, additionally with a great cast and superb effects. And most people I know who hated the movie either complained about it not being true to the franchise, others complained about supposedly needing a deep understanding of the games in order to get the point (something my non-gaming father had no problems with for some reason). Sorta paradox and kinda just confirms how lazy today's audience is. The funniest review I read also complained about the audio being so horrible that he had to turn down the volume... way to watch a horror movie, moron!
Doom was kinda trashy and I don't know anyone who didn't get lost in the plot, the timing and the places on the first time but heck, again, people just accuse the movie for weird reasons. "This movie has no plot". Heck, there is a plot, you have to focus in order to get it (which is usually a plus in my book). And I didn't care that they didn't stick to the story of either Doom game, the Doom series wasn't ever known for a clever plot, in fact the original games didn't take themselves seriously plot-wise and the new one didn't acknowledge the events from previous games. So how can one complain about the movie ignoring the "canon"? At least the crew did a glorious job adapting the visuals of Doom 3 including the monster designs. And speaking of the monsters - I read reviews where people complained about the monsters being some of the lamest CGI creatures ever. Those were costumes, you idiots! Also I appreciated that the film has multiple unpredictable twists (I won't spoil it but anyone who claims that everything was obvious from the beginning is a liar).
Well, that's it for now.