Don’t you hate it when you’re watching a film or some show and some glaringly obvious product is shoved in front of the camera, like a can of Coke or something? It’s so blatantly obvious that it’s a product placement. Obnoxious much?
If ever there was a movie for us nerds, this would be it. As you all know, we stand by the slogan, “Han shot first” pretty religiously around here. And that is one of the points of interest in this highly entertaining and informative documentary that is all about how people feel about the Star Wars saga, both good and bad.
The trailer for this is so great. Old thrashing Metallica chords cut with brief scenes of a long-haired Joseph Gordon Levitt doing reckless things and befuddling a man and his son. It tells us almost nothing but immediately made me want to see it.
If you were looking to get your summer movie started with a comic book movie, well, your wishes have come true. Not that it was any big surprise that one of the at least FOUR comic book movies this summer was going to be on May 6, I mean, Hell, it was a statistical impossibility to go any other way.
Ok, I went into this not really knowing anything about the comic from TokyoPop. So I was hoping I’d have the benefit of nothing to compare it to. However, when you see Priest, you’ll find lots to compare it to, anyway. Like, sleep.
So, should we just call this Paychecks of the Caribbean? I’m pretty sure Johnny Depp is now. Even though I think he’s great and is still certainly the best thing about this movie, the whole thing is getting old and even Jack Sparrow is losing some of his luster.
You know the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? Yeah, that should come with some qualifiers. Or maybe just keep another saying in mind: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Ok, maybe a little too harsh, but familiarity certainly breeds the same plot and low brow humor, aka, nothing new.
Super 8 is like J.J. Abrams’ love letter to Steven Spielberg’s films of the 1980’s. The comparisons are unavoidable, and yet I mean that in the best possible way.
Ok, I have a confession. I haven’t seen a Woody Allen film in the theater since, oh, maybe Shadows and Fog? And th e last Allen film I saw at all was Match Point. Yeah, I know, that’s reprehensible for someone who claims to love movies.
When people applaud in a movie theater after the film is over, one might assume it’s because they enjoyed it so much they instinctively show their appreciation. When this occurs after Transformers 3, I can only assume it means the audience is thankful the film is over.