For a movie about babies, family, culture, and nurturing, it’s surprising how detached this movie is.
This is going to be a fairly easy review. If you liked the first one, this should make you happy. Now, I’m a comic book fan but I didn’t read Iron Man, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of following the comics and what not, but as a movie, this thing was big and fun. John Favreau directs Iron Man 2 from a script by Justin Theroux and they seem to be handling things well thus far.
You remember that movie the Ridley Scott Directed that had Russell Crowe in it? That movie Gladiator? Well, if you don’t, go see Robin Hood. You’ll get the idea. Ok, it’s not that it’s so bad, becuase it isn’t. It’s just that Robin Hood is the same kind of movie. It’s a big, Hollywood period epic with all the same kind of ingredients just put together in a slightly different way.
It is rare to go to ANY Sci-Fi film festival and not watch at least ONE post apocalyptic movie made by someone with access to a desert. But that is exactly what happened when I went to the London Sci Fi Film fest, which begs the question why? The answer is because just the week before I WAS LIVING IT!!!
You’d think that the guy who pretty much invented the zombie genre as we know it today would make a decent zombie film, especially since it is part of his own series of films. Yeah, not so much. Survival of the Dead may actually be referring to the people in the audience. Brain dead with boredom.
It’s been a while since we had a smart sci-fi horror film. You know, one that isn’t just a hack n’slash gore film in the guise of a science fiction premise. The last great science fiction film I saw was Moon, last summer. Now, although I think that is better, Splice is definitely a smart sci-fi film made for an adult audience. No, please don’t take your kids to this one.