Timing is everything. And it happened to be bad timing for this movie, coming out the same time as Olympus has fallen which was the far superior movie. Overall it was a decent movie with a good cast, but it was kind of confusing to decide whether it was intended as an action movie or a comedy. There's just something about Channing Tatum that I can never take him seriously as an actor. The bright spot in the film, believe it or not, was the little girl portraying Channing Tatum's daughter. I'm giving this movie three stars, but if it came down between renting this film or Olympus has fallen, this film would lose every time.
To say that I was disappointed in this movie would be a huge understatement. It is crushing as a huge Adam Sandler and Kevin Smith fan to say that, but as far as comedy movies go, this movie wasn't very funny. Sure, I giggled a few times at some of their quirky puns, but I was very disappointed in the overall plot of the movie. There really wasn't a very meaningful point to the movie. It was basically a continuation of the first, without the reasoning. I really don't even know what the intended purpose of the film was. Adam Sandler has had some more than questionable movies recently, but I thought grownups was one of his bright spots over the last 10 years. It's my hope that they will make a third movie and it will redeem the second, much like hangover III did.
I was very excited to see this movie. I thought with Christopher Nolan's brilliant mind behind the project, how could this not be anything but the best Superman movie to date? Well, it might be the best so far, but it's still not very good. There was just so much back-and-forth, it was really hard to keep up with the story, if there was a story at all, I couldn't really tell. Henry Cavill gave a decent performance, but in a C- movie, I guess that really doesn't matter. If that would have told Superman story from krypton to the battle scene with general zod in sequence, that would have made the movie a lot better. People I have seen have complained about the lack of love story between Superman and Lois Lane, but that really wasn't what this movie was about. This movie was the story of the coming of Superman, which I believe they did a good job of telling the story, just in a very weird order. The special effects were the high point of the movie. Zak Snyder and his team did a wonderful job of that. There was more than enough action in the movie, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I would have liked to have seen more of the story of Clark Kent, which I believe will be the focus of the second movie, but it would have made more sense to do it the other way around. I think the casting was superb, with the exception of Amy Adams. I don't have anything against her as an actress, I just don't think she was right for the role. She doesn't seem like a Lois Lane. Overall, I give the movie about 2 1/2 stars because I think there was a lot of room for improvement, but it was the best superman that I have seen as of yet. I suppose that isn't saying much, though.
So, yes, I'm a marvel fanboy, but I am also not biased. A good movie is a good movie. And this is a good movie. It finds the right balance between action/ adventure and comedy. I'm going to try not to give any spoilers away during my review. Like any movie, there are good parts and there are bad parts, but overall this is one of my favorite superhero movies to date. The actors give very good performances, but I do feel the roles of Darcy and Dr. Selvig are a bit overplayed. I thought overall visual effects were very good, but there was one particular part with Jane Foster where the special-effects looked really second rate and shoddy. Loki, as usual, brings the fun and humor to the movie with his wit and antics. Hemsworth is coming in to the role of thor beautifully and I look forward to seeing more of thor in the avengers two and possibly a third movie. This is worth $15 to see at the movies, but I would skip the 3-D. PS don't forget to stick around for both of the post-credit scenes ;)
I recently found this movie at my local library on VHS and bought it for 25 cents. I burned it to a DVD and popped it in today with great anticipation. I remember being a child and seeing this movie on old HBO and it really creeped me out. It's a simple story with great Chuck Norris Fight scenes...I mean only Chuck Norris can take out a bar full of bad bikers. If you like chuck and like the 80s I strongly recommend watching this movie. Also starring the late great Ron Silver.
This movie is a poor attempt on using the Legend of The New Jersey Devil that resides in the desolate pine barrens of New Jersey. This is how the hockey team of the NHL New Jersey Devils(my favorite team) got it's name. If you are into who done it thrillers you might consider the movie watchable. It falls way short of giving the Legend a good play on film. True Horror fans must skip this one.
Let me just say, that compared to the first movie, Thor: The Dark World, is a large improvment. The story is much more substantial and interesting and the humor is much more convincing. However, while this movie is worth watching, it is nothing too top-notch.
Overall, this movie can be seen as another pretty typical superhero movie, with a strong lead character, a dark villain who threatens the people of Earth, and a background love story. This isn't necessarily a negative quality, but this movie isn't anything we haven't seen before. From start to finish, the story line is pretty simple, but has very good action sequences, and flows well from beginning to end. Second time around, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston seem more confident in their roles, and due a truly amazing job of both moving the audience to laughter and excitement. The character balance of Thor as the Brawn, and Loki as the snarky Brains is absolutely phenomenal. Natalie Portman's increased involvement in the film also made the movie more interesting to watch.
My complaints about the sequel are pretty basic. Sometimes overuse of CGI, made the film look a little too fake, and some of the humor added was a little confusing to the tone of the film. Overall, my biggest complaint was the under-developed villain. Malekith, played by Christopher Eccelston (a very talented actor) did not get much characterization at all. Unlike, Loki's witty portal in Avengers, Malekith is a pretty stereotypical antagionist; he is evil, and powerful and wants to do bad things. Other than that this film, is pretty entertaining, and is worth seeing once or twice.
Wife rented this one and it looked like it might be hoaky. But it was intense and well done. There was a lot of action and intensity. The plot was very unique even though the ending was predictable. I was annoyed by the two dorky scientists but the other characters were fine. A few lines were too corny for me but overall I really enjoyed this one. Special effects were good and the acting not too bad. Writing was decent. Their attempt to make some humor during the film failed though. I would like to obtain one of the Jaegers used in the movie!
The movie is about aliens living at the center of the earth who are now ready to take over the surface. I know, it sounds dumb but the plot worked for me.
This was a good horror movie. The only bad thing about was the ending (which I will not spoil) but it left you hanging thinking they might make a third one and that wouldn't be good because we all know how that will go when talking about horror movies. THEY WON'T STOP MAKING THEM. Ex: Paranormal Activity