As summer winds down we take a look at the films which captivated Pakistan and what cinemagoers thought of them.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Twi-hards all over the world were waiting eagerly for the release of Eclipse which shows that Bella is once again in mortal danger and vampires and werewolves join forces to protect her.
Fatema, Student: Eclipse wasn’t bad, it was better than New Moon but until now Twilight has been the best film. Also I thought it was way too long and dragged at certain points.
Gone are the days when Leonardo DiCaprio was just a pretty face. The actor has improved with every film and the much awaited Inception has only proved that. The film has raked in millions and has been an international success.
Saira, Student: It was so good and was without a doubt the best movie of the summer. It plays with your mind but leaves you with something to think about. I’ve been telling everyone I know to watch it.
Angelina Jolie opened this movie on her own and won mixed reviews. However, the film was a success at the box-office and it was rumoured that Salt 2 will be made in a couple of years.
Majid, Business executive: Salt was good and I was captivated through out the film. I was hooked when I saw the trailer and the film lived up to my expectations.
The newest film about the expert archer shows Russell Crowe as Robin Longstride and Cate Blanchett as the lovely Maid Marian. While the sparks fly between the two experienced actors, their love story is just a small part of the film and at times the story droops.
Hammad, Banker: I love the legend of Robin Hood but this film just could not hold my attention. I was bored too often and it was not a pleasant experience, I wouldn’t recommend this film.
I Hate Luv Storys
Imran Khan’s film I Hate Luv Storys was a hit in India. The film co-starred Sonam Kapoor who plays a diehard romantic.
Sidhra, Student: The film lacked a plot and it tried to make fun of Shah Rukh Khan’s movies which could have been thoroughly entertaining but not a single joke was funny.
Raajneeti is a political thriller which draws parallels to the epic Mahabharata. The film has a star studded cast which includes Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif.
Imran, Businessman: Raajneeti was a surprisingly good film; it was exaggerated but made its point in showing the bloody battle that goes on in the world of politics.
Sonam Kapoor’s second movie of the summer was based on the Jane Austen classic, Emma and is set in Delhi, India.
Mehr, Student: Aisha really bored me, it was a carbon copy of Emma but certain scenes from Clueless were literally picked up and put in the film. It had nothing original and was a mess.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2010.
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