Monday, May 05, 2008
Quick movie reviews
Iron Man: Awesome, awesome, awesome. Robert Downey, Jr. owns this movie. The most outlandish part of this comic book movie? There's a scene in the beginning where playboy/arms manufacturer Tony Stark is given an award and in his introduction there's a shot of him on the cover of "Rolling Stone" with the words "Protecting the World." As if that rag would give this type of person a positive cover story. Marvel comics fanboys: make sure you stick around until the end of the credits.
21: Or Ocean's Eleven: The New Class. This was a fun movie with a kick-butt soundtrack. Just forgive the implausibilities and plot holes and have a good time.
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed: At times it strays from its main point (institutes of higher learning firing people if they stray off of the academic plantation), but it was okay. People's minds will already be made up when going in, though.
Vantage Point: A nice diversion with a cool gimmick, but nothing more.
Semi-Pro: Well, I'm glad it was rated R because the few laughs that are present are derived from the profanity. Other than that, it wasn't all that great.
There Will Be Blood: Daniel Day Lewis completely deserved his Oscar. A wonderful film.
Beowulf: It's a cliche to say that nowadays watching most action movies is like watching a video game, but here that point is valid. Frank from "30 Rock" is right in that the more realistic the animation, the creepier it looks. Silliest part: Grendel's mom had high-heeled feet.
The Kite Runner: Usually, I'm not a fan of movies about boy rape, but this was pretty good.
Death at a Funeral: This was funny, but it would've been even funnier if I hadn't seen the trailer beforehand (the funniest parts were in it).