Thought this was a really fun flick. Not a ton of story, but some decent characters and a bit of tense action.
Really, really, good film. I wish more movies nowadays were as good. Not the best movie ever. Just a good, solid, enjoyable film. Where you care enough about the characters to have some empathy for them so you feel the impact of what they’ve gone through.
I’ve heard Super 8 compared to the 80’s Speilberg movies like The Goonies and that’s an apt comparison due to the main characters being children and how the film looks overall. But don’t think of it as a kids film as comparison to The Goonies is likely what would come to mind.
The acting in this, particularly from The Rock, is exceptionally bad (yes, even compared to the other films) but I did have a really fun time watching Fast Five, which dazzles you with one impossible stunt after another.
I’d say THOR is on par with either Iron Man movie and better than the 2nd Hulk movie that came out. If you go, wait for the scene after the credits roll.
Okay film. Best part was the audience cheering when the bad guy got what was coming to him. Not often I hear that kind of reaction from an audience when a film’s already been out over a week already.
When Frank loses his wife to a drug dealer something snaps. After what he feels is divine intervention, he dons the costume of crime fighter Crimson Bolt. At night, he waits behind dumpsters with his chosen weapon, a monkey wrench, to enforce his own brand of justice. All just practice to free his wife. Along the way he gains a sidekick who seems just a little too eager to dish out violence. They build their arsenal and exact bloody justice on crime.
I really liked Slither, a film out a number of years ago, also by Writer/Director James Gunn, which is the primary reason I went to see Super. You can definitely see the same mind behind it. Definitely not the feel-good movie of the year, but very likely different than any other film you’ll likely see for a while.
Really great film. I haven’t seen too many this year, but right now the best one I’ve seen so far.
Aptly named as that’s what I felt director Zack Snyder did to me. Everything’s really pretty to look at, but proves that there’s more to a good movie. It’s better to describe this movie as a few hours of music videos.
The start of this film had me rolling my eyes at the acting and setup of the characters. Typical setup. Once things start blowing up, it does kick into gear though and the action in it was quite good. So if you’re there for action and things blowing up, then this is for you.
There were about 20 Army personnel in camo in attendance at my showing. Didn’t ask, but was curious how they felt about the military presence in the film. I’d heard the film was like a military recruitment video. I agree.
I have not seen all 10 of the nominated films, but have seen half of them: The Fighter, The King’s Speech, Inception, Toy Story 3 and True Grit.
Of those, I believe both The Fighter and The King’s Speech have the potential to win and if I were to bet, I’d bet on The King’s Speech.
I liked the other films, but I really doubt the Academy would vote for an animated film. Inception seems to have been a conundrum for many in the industry. And to be honest, I don’t think True Grit really is as good as my two picks above.
Out of the rest I have not seen, Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network and Winter’s Bone. It seems, based on the other awards, The Social Network is the only real contender for Best Picture.
As is, while my bet is for The King’s Speech to take Best Picture. My hope would be for Inception to take it in the hopes that Hollywood would take more risks in doing films like this rather than a yearly Big Momma’s movie.