I had reservations going into Tangled, and I am pleased to report it was a fine family film. You can pretty much thank John Lasseter and the Pixar crew for that.
The Company Men is about the story of rich people getting fired, and how they find their way among poor people. An oversimplification? Yes, and that’s pretty much the movie’s greatest weakness.
I want to be fair here and mention the good with the bad. First, I want to thank the makers of Rango for NOT releasing it in 3D. Now, I want to chastise them for making one of the worst animated movies ever made.
Remember when Sci Fi movies were smart AND fun? Duncan Jones does, and he reminds you with Source Code.
What can you really say about this movie? It is what it is, and what it is, is pretty entertaining in a viscerally absurd sort of way.
I was worried about X-Men: First Class when I heard it was an origin story, a reimaginging, younger versions of characters, etc. You hear all sorts of things before a comic book movie comes out. And we hear more than most people. In fact our ears often get clogged up with rumors, speculation and early buzz.
Not really sure why there is a “controversy” over this movie. Yes, she’s a bad teacher who drinks and gets high. Anyone REALLY never see that as a high school student? Think back a little harder to your metal shop, wood shop, or gym teachers.
I have to say, they finally got Conan right. I am of course referring to the 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones.
I have to say I didn’t have any expectations for Drive. Maybe I should have brought a few or at least borrowed one from the girl in the back of the theater who keeps yelling out in astonishment when anything violent happened on screen.
Sometimes, you really look forward to a film. A great, personal premise, great actors, and a cool location start things off and you figure you are off to the races. Then the film has a generational feel to it with some added organic nostalgia, a whiff of melancholy and an exploration of life and what people do with it. Cool. Wait… that wasn’t this movie. How did things go so horribly wrong with this film?