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Not as good as the first in terms of humor and heart. But it's action, and improved animation make it a worthy sequel. The voice acting isNot as good as the first in terms of humor and heart. But it's action, and improved animation make it a worthy sequel. The voice acting is solid and it has likable characters as well as a solid storyline. The music is great and the new villain is cool and interesting( considering he is a peacock)… Full Review »
This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I was so excited for this movie when I saw the trailers and that Brad Bird was directing it. But when I actually saw the movie, I was severely disappointed. Visually, Tomorrowland looks wonderful, due to a nearly $200m budget. However, the plot was a meandering mess, the script was laughable, and for the most part the acting was subpar (apart from Clooney and Laurie's barely memorable performances). You don't even understand what's going on until the last act of the movie. The writing was bad, with thick layers of cheesy worn-out tropes. Not to mention that the film claims that Casey is the young female protagonist, then proceeds to sideline her role to focus on George Clooney's character, and on top of that, the one other strong female character in the film is sacrificed to make him feel better about himself. Ugh. For the most part, there were child actors, so I can't really fault them for not being master thespians. However, I expected more out of Britt Robertson. Clooney acted like he does in every other film, and Hugh Laurie still felt like House. Raffey Cassidy did a very good job for a young actress, even though her character went to waste at the end. I did like the part when Hugh Laurie's character's leg was crushed; I'm assuming that was a tip of the hat to his role as Gregory House. And occasionally, the humor made me chuckle a bit. But overall, this movie was a waste of time and money, both for me and for the makers of the film.… Full Review »
This is where the Marvel Cinematic Universe began, and possibly the benchmark for comic book movies in general. Before there was 'CaptainThis is where the Marvel Cinematic Universe began, and possibly the benchmark for comic book movies in general. Before there was 'Captain America: The First Avenger' (2011), before there was even 'The Avengers' (2012), there was 'Iron Man'.
Robert Downey Jr. makes a comeback for his career as Tony Stark, an eccentric businessman who gets kidnapped and builds a robotic, weapon suit and manages to escape. Gwyneth Paltrow is Pepper Potts, Tony's assistant throughout the entire film.
Jon Favreau, best known as Pete Becker from 'Friends' (Monica's rich boyfriend), and directing 'Elf' (2003) directs this movie with confidence and sure-handedness. 'Transformers' (2007) was released the year before, and I complained that the action scenes, while dazzling, were a bit of a technological mess. Here, you know it's strange when a comedy actor/director can craft a better action movie than Michael Bay, a filmmaker from day one and has directed many action films in his career, but hasn't won the respect of any film critic or audience member.
Jeff Bridges plays Obidiah Stane, the main villain of the film who wants Stark's technology and will do anything to get it.
'Iron Man' is a dazzling summer action blockbuster, full of the comedy charm we expect from Robert Downey Jr. and the action scenes are cleaner and less confusing than the ones in 'Transformers' (2007).
This movie, along with 'The Dark Knight' (2008) are two of the best comic book movies of 2008, and they have raised the bar for the genre. This is fun, and edgy. No other Marvel movie could be a better start to a fantastic universe.… Full Review »
The whole movie revolves around them doing stupid **** in or on top of their stupid semi truck. I went into this film expecting over the topThe whole movie revolves around them doing stupid **** in or on top of their stupid semi truck. I went into this film expecting over the top action with crazy cars and bikes doing all sorts of crazy stunts, instead I got Mad Max in a semi truck.
Side note, the way the movie started out: That's what I wanted.… Full Review »
I have severe Marvel fatigue at this point. It`s one thing to make movies where you have a solid back story, like Daredevil, Wolverine orI have severe Marvel fatigue at this point. It`s one thing to make movies where you have a solid back story, like Daredevil, Wolverine or Spiderman, even though that is apparently hard too. Even X-Men worked because there was a story there to build off of. It`s quite another to make movies about this bad comic book which only exists because six year olds in the 1970s wanted to "see all the superheroes together!". But there`s no story to work with here. Big threat, must gang up to deal with it. Right, that`s the script done folks! Now for some special effects to cover up that there`s no story! The Avengers is the only Marvel prospect I can think of that`s even worse than Fantastic Four.
But it isn`t the fault of the director. At least not entirely. There literally is no story to work with. I have no idea what made them think they could make more than one movie out of this nonsense. The first one was passable because it focused on Captain America a lot, who does have a decent story to work with. But without that focus this movie is just lame. Thor`s Hammer comic relief is real!
I can`t wait for Antman.....… Full Review »