Monday, April 19, 2010
Quick movie reviews
Kick Ass: To avoid the obvious positive evaluation of this movie, let me just say it walloped my derrière. Chloe Moretz as the foul-mouthed Hit Girl was the film's highlight, followed closely by Nic Cage's Adam West-channeling Big Daddy. As for the titular character, I haven't seen a costumed crimefighter so bumbling since "The Greatest American Hero". This was simply a fun time as the movies, but it's not for the faint of heart. Kick Ass revels in the old ultraviolence.
I Love You, Man: I was a bit let down by this. It was funny - and twisting the romantic comedy formula by having the story focus on two heterosexual men was inspired - but not as hilarious as I had expected it to be. Paul Rudd was great, as usual. His status as my mancrush remains unchanged.
The Foot Fist Way: Another disappointment. I love Danny McBride and think "Eastbound & Down" is simply brilliant, but this just didn't click for me. I think I know why: McBride was missing the source of his comedic powers, his signature mullet.
Role Models: Now, this one lived up to the hype. Hilarious. You know, usually I despise it when adorable moppets take center stage in a comedy (or any film, actually), but if you really nerd them up or make them talk like a sailor on shore leave, then they can be tolerable. Paul Rudd is still the man. And it’s always open season for making fun of LARPers. Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!