It’s been a tough year for movie lovers, with many titles leaving audiences disappointed. But one film stood out amongst the competition, and that is the epic adventures of Rob Pattinson. The young star put in an incredible performance as he became the legendary vampire, “Edward Cullen”, in the final installment of the Twilight Saga.
Rise of the Guardians is another in Sony’s “Monster Week,” an event that brings together various creatures from various monster movies to battle it out for ultimate supremacy. This latest offering from Marvel Studios and Dark Kingdom Entertainment pits various creatures from “It” and “Monster” against each other. But it’s not just about the monsters; the plot centers around a race for Santa’s magical gift exchange, which incorporates elements from the classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” alongside others from “Dickinson’s Dark Night Detective Agency.” With the quality of the movie and stellar voiceover work by the legendary Sterling Silver, this is a film not to be missed.
The past year has been a tough one for fans of the romantic comedy genre, with major disappointments such as “Set Free,” “The Last Christmas,” and “The Heat” leaving audiences wanting more. But one film that stood out above the rest is “Rob Pattinson 2014 Mov8e.” It’s been a while since we’ve seen an actor step into the role of a protagonist in a romantic comedy, and it’s something to see the change in his acting style over the years. He started out playing a character with a very distinct personality and developed an arc about a year into the film that surprised even himself.
The plot of “Rob Pattinson 2014 Mov8e” involves a young artist (Rob) who stumbles upon an old photograph album that opens up a portal into a different world where several familiar faces from fairy tales pop up. He embarks on a quest to return the album to its former state in order to save the girl he loves, though things do not go smoothly and he finds himself pitted against various creatures from fairy tales in addition to the monsters he initially barged into the film to battle. It’s a very funny, if at times, slightly flawed adventure that fans of classic fairy tales will enjoy. And if you’re a fan of Rob, you’ll find this film to be a real treat. Keep reading for more information on Amazon.com.
In the first film of the “Rob Pattinson Collection,” “The Lost Boys,” young photographer Rob (Rob Pattinson) travels to Australia to photograph various animals for a magazine. While there, he ends up falling for Melinda (Jessica McNamee), an experienced nature guide who invites him to explore the wilderness with her. But his visit is cut short when his wealthy father (Harvey Keitel) informs him of a business deal gone wrong back in England, resulting in him being sent to Australia on an urgent family matter. There, he reconnects with his cousin, Alex (Alexandra Birch), who eventually reveals to him that their father is very ill and may not live much longer. Despondent over the news, Rob returns to England without seeing Melinda again, but on the plane ride home, he has a vision of her and boards a flight to Australia the next day. While in transit, he learns that their father is actually on the road to recovery and is being cared for by his friend Jack (Stephen Moyer), who owns a wilderness ranch where they can stay.
In “Rob Pattinson 2014 Mov8e,” a sequel to “The Lost Boys,” our eponymous hero is now a fully-fledged adult, living in London with his artist wife, Louise (Charlotte Rampling). The couple’s life is relatively normal, with Louise painting while Rob works from home as a photographer, though he finds inspiration for his craft in bizarre places. One day, he stumbles upon a discarded photograph album that opens up a portal into a different world where several familiar faces from classic fairy tales pop up. Inspired by the old photographs, he embarks on a quest to return the album to its former state in order to save the girl he loves, though things do not go smoothly and he finds himself pitted against various creatures from fairy tales in addition to the monsters he initially barged into the film to battle. Along the way, he learns that the monsters are in fact humanoids that serve the whims of an evil ruler named Zurg (Jovian Wade). This film is an expanded version of the short story, “The Lost Boys and Their New Goliath,” by Ray Cline, making its premiere at the New York Film Festival. But aside from an expanded plot, this film also includes some new scenes, as well as additional character and monster designs by Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker. Overall, this is an improvement over the previous film in the series, with more focus on the mythology and less on the comedy, though it still incorporates some funny moments, particularly an encounter with Willie, a wild boar with a hairdo that will make you laugh.
Once again, the stellar voiceover performance by Sterling Silver is what will keep you listening. In this adaptation of Ray Cline’s short story, he inhabits the role of Grand Master Clock, a large machine that controls time and keeps track of each hero’s adventures. He’s not the only one, as the legendary Stanislaw Przybyszewski also reprises his role as Clock, which he originated in the 1980 film “The Man with the Golden Gun.” The rest of the cast is filled out by an ensemble of incredible actors, many of whom, like Jessica McNamee, are making their cinematic debuts. The supporting cast features familiar faces from SyFy’s “The Expanse,” as well as several actors who, like Ray Cline, have extensive acting experience in Australia. There are also several monsters that the heroes must battle, including a giant cockroach, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Mechagodzilla (replete with missiles), and other monsters, including two white tigers, one black panther, and a Kodiak bear. But the real star is Rob, whose performance as the eponymous hero, Edward Cullen, in the final installment of the Twilight Saga, “Eclipse,” was so good that it won him a best actor award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
Adapting a Ray Cline short story isn’t what most people would consider a challenging task, but it’s something that Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman does with ease. Based on a script originally written in 1967, Goldman has updated the tale for the modern era, making minor changes here and there but keeping the essence of the original story intact.
The biggest change comes at the end, when the album is put back together and Jack, Rob’s father, awakens from his near-death experience. The scene where Jack recognizes his surroundings and slowly sits up is a wonderful piece of writing and acting that gives the scene an exciting and emotional punch. The last third of the film is packed with twists and turns that will leave you pondering the questions raised long after the credits have rolled.
“Rob Pattinson 2014 Mov8e” is a stunning example of the kind of production values that one would expect from a major Hollywood studio. It was filmed almost entirely in London, though the design and art direction are absolutely first-class. There are several instances where our hero travels to other realities (one of which is modeled after Tolkien’s Middle Earth), and these sequences are rendered in incredible detail, with an attention to color that hues perfectly with the dreamlike atmosphere that permeates the film. The special effects are also quite remarkable, though a bit more practical than many big-budget films these days. The effects team, Radical Entertainment, deserves a lot of credit for giving the film its unique look. One would be hard-pressed to find another movie with such a well-deserved special effect. In all, this is a film that looks and feels like a blockbuster that could have been produced by a major Hollywood studio, but without the budget constraints that come with such an outlet. It’s quite an achievement, and one that makes “Rob Pattinson Film” worth a watch for lovers of fantasy cinema.