Friday, March 9, 2012

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Real Steel

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

9/11 was a horrible time for America. Everyone felt the shock and terror that followed such a disaster. Not everyone lost a parent or loved one in the attack. Some only heard about it and were never that involved. But Oskar Schell was not one of them. He lost his best friend in that attack; the one person he could count on the most. He lost his father.

Before 9/11, Oskar's father Thomas would give him clues and mysteries and then send him into New York and find the answers. Oskar was a smart kid, a pacifist, a martial artist, and a naturalist. He was also scared. He would rather stay in a little bubble rather than get involved in the world. So Thomas gave him hints and mysteries in to help him get involved. Doctors told Thomas that Oskar might have a certain syndrome that made him incapable of being around and involved with people. Thomas refused to believe this and worked even harder to help his son. On the day that he died in the attack, the only things Thomas left for Oskar were his jacket, six voicemails that Oskar listened to over and over again, and an old camera. A year later Oskar finally decides to venture into his father's closet. While basking in the memory of his father, Oskar tries to reach the top shelf in order to retrieve the camera. Unexpectedly, Oskar discovers a new mystery among the glass. Watch as the story unfolds and the mysteries are solved in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

This movie was rated PG-13. There is no sex/nudity in this film. There are a couple uses of God's name in vain. There is one s**t, one a**, and once Oskar and his doorman exchange in wordplay that almost turns into F-words. Overall this movie was very interesting and I would definitely recommend it. I give it a 3.5/5.

Real Steel

Real Steel is set in the future, 2020 to be exact, in a time when boxing has been banned. In place of the flesh and blood of normal boxing are robots. This gives a new hype and excitement to boxing, but also leaves some people hanging - people like Charlie Kenton. All Charlie has left is an old Mech Robot to hold onto - the only remembrance of his old life. When his Mech is destroyed, however, even that little piece is taken away. Charlie then learns that his ex-girlfriend passed away, leaving their son Max in Charlie's care. Charlie and Max must team up to… What happens?

This movie was really good to me and I believe you will like it.

This film was rated PG-13. There is one brief kiss. Many of the men have their shirts off during some scenes and the woman wear low-cut tops and tight skirts. The cussing is a little too much for my tastes, but with a TV Guardian, it's really good. There are two uses of s**t, five d***, h***, and a**, and we hear OMG a couple times. I give this movie a 3/5.

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