2014 movie review

2020-05-31

This year was rather sad: I didn't see any fresh movie (movies I saw first time) above good rating (5/7). That is, there wasn't anything at the excellent level (6/7), never mind a masterpiece (7/7). That also means nothing stood out enough to be labeled best movie of the year. Regardless, there was still much to celebrate. Let's see.

visuals

The best production design is in Doubt.

The best visual design is in Upside Down, followed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The best cinematography is in Doubt.

The best visual effects are in Thor: The Dark World, followed by Transformers: Age of Extinction, then Edge of Tomorrow.

performances

Following is the ranking of the best male performances:

  1. Anthony Hopkins in Red 2
  2. Tom Wilkinson in Good People
  3. Geoffrey Rush in The Book Thief
  4. Michael Shannon in Premium Rush
  5. Brad Pitt in The Counselor

The best female performance was given by Emily Watson in The Book Thief.

characters

My favorite character is the adoptive father in The Book Thief, played by Geoffrey Rush. He's followed by the charming China Doll in Oz the Great and Powerful, which is about as cute and lovable as characters get. In third place is Valka, the mother of the lead character in How To Train Your Dragon 2.

The most desirable gal is Dania Ramirez in Premium Rush

There was no better character design than the giant samurai robot in The Wolverine. In second place is the Alpha dragon from How To Train Your Dragon 2.

miscellaneous

There was no greater spectacle than Edge of Tomorrow.

The following have the best story concept:

  1. Upside Down
  2. In Time
  3. The Adjustment Bureau
  4. Her
  5. The Purge: Anarchy
  6. 13 Sins