The first half of this film is great but the second half really lets it down. What I am struggling with is whether it is that Age of Ultron is a good but flawed film or that in comparison to Marvels other recent films (Cap 2, Guardians) it just doesn’t match their quality. Ultron was a good villain, if an underused one. The avengers where handled well for the most part, hawk eye was especially well done. I’ll go into more detail below but give it a try, got trailers and images below. Check it all out and give me a like and a comment at the end.
“I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky and see… hope. I think I’ll take that first.”
Godzilla is a disaster film that also features Godzilla, this is both a strength and a weakness of the film. I liked the tone and serious nature of the film and how it portrayed the title monster but it had problems. The human element was strong to start with but quickly became bland and lifeless. The story whilst for the most was fresh in its delivery did at times revisit monster franchises that it clearly wanted to be and came very close. The visuals are great and from the creature designs to the environment everything looked real, if this happened this is how it would look. Gareth Edwards clearly has talent and for a first big budget outing he has accomplished a really entertaining film. I look forward to his future work. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, leave any comments below, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around. Let them fight.” – ‘Let Them Fight’ should have been the title.
Wow okay I am totally on-board now, I was a little on the fence about this project but I am in, by all means bring me the King of Monsters! I didn’t review the first trailer because I viewed it more as a teaser, this however is the real deal. Cranston’s dialogue is great in the opening and the visuals are looking really sharp, dark and very real. That last shot of what I presume is Godzilla looked great, but more on that later. The themes and sound effects also very impressive. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.
“In 1954 we awakened something”
“Those nuclear tests in the pacific. Not Tests.”
“We were trying to kill it”
Kick-Ass 2 is a lot of fun and whilst it may not be as excellent as the first film it has its moments. It’s a little hard to describe this film in a review, when its good it’s really good and when it’s not it’s quite boring. The continuation worked quite well from the first film and the theme of real world superheroes was expanded to Justice Forever (loved that) with some new “heroes”. The characters aren’t as consistent or memorable as in the first film and there was little connection to the big deaths. I have more complaints and nit-picking so read on. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, leave any comments below, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“You don’t have to be a bad-ass to be a superhero. You just have to be brave.”
Kick-Ass 2, Jobs, The Butler, Paranoia…four wide releases on the same weekend again! Going to see kick Ass 2 tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it, couldn’t care less about the other film, but I hope anyone going to see them enjoy it. Don’t look for any big winners this weekend because the summer blockbuster season has ended. Go watch some movies!