Let the comic book movie onslaught begin! Or, actually, you know, continue. But I am certainly not complaining, no sir, not me. The thing about all these comic book movies is that it actually gives me a chance to catch up and/or read some series that I just don’t have the time or money to keep up with. Hey, it’s hard work buying and reading all these things.
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.
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’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.
Who could properly handle a script about a divorced man that falls for a woman who has a 21 year old son that is WAY to close to her? You know, one of those mother/son relationships where she breast fed him until he was, like, five? Weird, right? And the son doesn’t want this guy getting to his mom; he wants to drive him away.
You know, this movie has plenty of style, production value, and relevance for a comic book movie…IF IT WERE 1995. Unfortunately, for 2010, it is cheesy, and not in the ironic way, full of bad one-liners and a completely uninteresting script. Does anyone even know who Jonah Hex is? What could the percentage be of comic book nerds that not only know this character, but are also big fans champing at the bit for a movie version?
“It’s so fluffy!!”
Christopher Nolan is a genius. There, I said it. If The Dark Knight wasn’t enough proof, then his new film, Inception, will certainly confirm it. They’ll be no tip-toeing around in this review, this movie is literally mind-blowing. I’m guessing there are a lot of directors in Hollywood cursing Christopher Nolan right now. They have an awful lot to live up to.
Vikings are cool. They kick lots of ass and they wear those awesome metal helmets with the horns on them. I’d say it’s about time we had a good Viking movie, don’t you? I just don’t know if this is the one. This is sort of a Viking movie that drops acid and it kicks in at the third act.