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"The Iron Giant" is an amazing family film of the 1990's. Set in the 1950's "The Iron Giant" tells the story of a boy who meets a 50-foot metallic robot. "The Iron Giant" has stunning visuals, a heartwarming story and has a lot of humour. Unfortunately the film suffers from a slow story and character issues. I highly recommend "The Iron Giant" to people of all ages. I give "The Iron Giant" a 9/10.
"Con Air" does have a few plot issues but in the end is a great 1990's action movie filled with talented actors, experienced cinematographers and thrilling scenes. The plot to "Con Air" is that a man named "Cameron Poe" portrayed by "Nicholas Cage" is sent to prison for 8 years due to him defending his wife's honor. On his release date "Poe" travels by plane with other convicts who attempt to break out and take over the plane. The movie opens with "Poe" returning from his military duty to meet his wife at a bar where she works at. Throughout the movie it shows "Poe" doing everything he can to bring down the criminal plane that he is on. The movie's climax is a thrilling conclusion to a great film. When the movie ended it did leave the audience with some unanswered questions, which frankly is quite annoying. As usual for a 90's movie, "Nicholas Cage" delivers an amazing performance as "Cameron Poe". "Cyrus The Virus" doesn't feel like an antagonist but more like a side character. The music composers for "Con Air" "Trevor Rabin" "Mark Mancina" created some thrilling Rock & Roll music for the movie that sadly has its moments where it doesn't fit it very well. The cinematographer "David Tattersall" does a splendid job at filming action and thrill. If you are a person who enjoys 1990's Action & Adventure films then I do recommend you watch "Con Air" as it has an amazing performance by "Nicholas Cage", a splendid cinematographer and great action sequences. Although the movie is not perfect it has issues, these being the audience being left with unanswered questions, a film score that doesn't blend in well with the movie at points and a weak antagonist portrayed by "John Malkovich". I give 1997's "Con Air" a 7.5/10.
"Speed" is another one of "Keanu Reeves's" classic 1990's action movies. The plot to "Speed" is that a young police officer named "Jack Traven" portrayed by "Keanu Reeves" who stops a maniac bomber from killing 20 people in an elevator. The bomber gets away but has a new plan, which is to put a bomb on a bus; if the bus goes over 50 miles per hour the bomb is detonated if the bus then goes under 50 miles per hour it will explode. The movie opens with the antagonist of the film "Howard Payne" portrayed by "Dennis Hopper" planting a bomb in a building. The scene is intense and shows how evil "Payne" is. The action-sequences on the bus are terrific; they are both intense and exciting. The movie's climax which takes place on a train is amazing, it works because the movie is so unpredictable and anything can happen. "Keanu Reeves's" acting is good; as usual he gives a calm performance as apposed to an angry and exciting performance. "Sandra Bullock" truly gives a stunning performance as "Annie" and her relationship between her and "Payne" occasionally has its issues but nothing too bad. "Mark Mancina" exceeds in creating some of cinema's best soundtrack. The cinematographer "Jan de Bont" excels in doing something many others failed in, which is filming some of the most exciting scenes in a movie for example the bus-jumping scene. If you are a person who enjoyed watching "The Matrix" or "Point Break" then I recommend you watch "Speed" as it has amazing music, terrific visuals, one of the most original exciting plots of the 1990's and is just an amazing action film. Although the movie isn't perfect it has some issues, these being "Keanu Reeves's" calm acting and some dialogue issues. I give 1994's "Speed" a 9/10.
"The Last Boy Scout" is a good movie but has issues with acting and its script. The plot to "The Last Boy Scout" is that an ex-secret service agent named "Joe Hallenbeck" portrayed by "Bruce Willis" one night gets a job to guard a woman at work named "Cory" portrayed by "Halle Berry". Later on "Hallenbeck" meets "Jimmy Dix" portrayed by "Damon Wayans" who is "Cory's" boyfriend. "Dix" and "Hallenbeck" are brought together when a murder takes place, which affects them both. The movie opens with a football game taking place when ends horribly. The scene is a great, unexpected and a dramatic start to the movie. Throughout the movie it shows "Hallenbeck" and "Dix's" characters become friends in a way, the movie doesn't really show much of a character change other than "Hallenbeck's" alcoholism slowing down and this movie is meant to be a drama which most of the time feels more like an action film then a drama. The movie kind of felt like it had two climaxes; the final climax isn't all that entertaining and after doesn't make sense. "Darian Hallenbeck" portrayed by "Danielle Harris" for the first part gives a dramatic performance but after becomes more of a third wheel. Another issue is the movie's title "The Last Boy Scout" isn't the best due to one reference in the movie. "Bruce Willis" as usual gives his best in a movie but in "The Last Boy Scout" it doesn't feel like he gives his best; throughout most of the film he has more of a calm performance. Whether that's his fault or the director's fault is unknown. The music in this movie is okay, in some scenes it fails to excite but in others it does an amazing job at suspense. The cinematographer "Ward Russell" film's perfectly for suspense and drama, during action sequences he sometimes fails to shoot everything as well as he usually does. If you are a person who enjoys action/drama's then I recommend you watch "The Last Boy Scout" as it has good cinematography, a splendid introduction and okay music. Although the movie is not perfect it has some issues, these being climax not entertaining, script issues and some annoying characters. I give "The Last Boy Scout" a 6/10.
"Under Siege" is a classic 1990's action due to its intense climax, great acting and lack of computer generated images. The plot to "Under Siege" is the captains' birthday awaits and everything is planned. On the evening a group of terrorist take over and it's up to one chef/former "S.E.A.L." named "Casey Ryback" portrayed by "Steven Seagal" to stop the terrorists. The movie opens with a classic introduction to "Casey" which is him talking to his friends. The scene shows that "Casey" is a nice person, which makes the audience care for him. The action-sequences in this movie are intense and exciting. The action sequences that show "Casey" and "Jordan Tate" portrayed by "Erika Eleniak" together are splendid they show their relationship grow and develop. The movie's climax certainly lives up to the suspense mixed with the amazing cinematography by "Frank Tidy". This is the first time seeing "Steven Seagal" in an action movie, honestly as a film critic his performance blew everyone away, it was terrific. "Gary Chang" creates music for drama/action and even rock and roll. "Gary Chang" does a swell job due to being able to change the emotion correctly in his music. By far the best thing about the movie is the cinematography "Frank Tidy" both an experienced and talented man films "Under Siege" with darkness and excitement. If you are a person who enjoys "Steven Seagal's" action movies then I highly recommend you watch "Under Siege" as it has splendid performances, amazing filming and a superb film score. This movie doesn't have too many flaws; to list them would be nitpicking. Although the movie does have some parts of it that could improve slightly, the movie's script is most likely the biggest issue but once again small details. I give 1992's "Under Siege" an 8.5/10.