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.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a very different product than Marvel is used to making and whilst it’s still a safe film for all its nice to see Marvel trying new themes, this time it was espionage. This was a really well made film and I have very few to no complaints however taking on a spy thriller means it will get compared to a higher class of films. The story takes you much deeper into SHIELD and into how it all works for better or worse. The visuals are great and apart from a bombastic finale the majority of the film relies on practical effects, and I always like a mix of the two. The new Directors (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo) have done a wonderful job of creating a sequel, blending past events naturally with the current story and just making it 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.
Black Widow: “Hey fellas, either one of you know where The Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.”
Captain: “That’s hilarious.”
The reboot of RoboCop is not bad, it’s actually pretty good. And nobody is more surprised than me. The acting was good, the characters are interesting, the dialogue was for the most part good, and Samuel L. Jackson had me in stitches. The science fiction is interesting, focusing on a very topical plot point of the use of Drones; I thought the idea of the near future predicted here isn’t all too insane. The new and old takes from the first film work, like the Omnicorp having a marketing guy keeping polls on social media, Jay Baruchel was a good choice for that role. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, if you have seen the film then check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.
“Dead or alive you’re coming with me!”
I didn’t really have any thoughts on this film until now. I liked the first film but it wasn’t anything special and the sequel sounded interesting especially with that title (that’s right I read comics) Bucky! Gone to the dark side (sad face). But wow this trailer makes the film look great and I don’t really know that much more than I did before the trailer, which is good (few spoilers). The scope of the film looks pretty massive and after the Avengers that is really needed, whether this scale will help or hinder is too hard to tell but me like. Also listen out for that music because I think its part of the films score and its pretty good, its different than most of the marvel cinematic scores. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.
“I thought the punishment usually came after the crime” – Politically charged words from Captain America!
Holiday = Late Review.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sorry it’s just haha oh my. Normally you would see me angry when they remake a classic science fiction film with this darker zero fun seriousness all modern takes do like Total Recall last year. But with this trailer I just can’t stop laughing, it looks bad but really funny bad so I’ll be watching this plane crash. If this trailer is a true representation of the film then we are going to have a lot of fun in February. Changing this review up as well, going to have a What I liked and What I didn’t like Section instead of Top Scenes. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.
Easily one of the best films of my childhood and this past weekend I got to see it again in IMAX 3D making me one happy customer. The film is just as great as ever and as I was only 0.4 when this was in theatre’s I never saw it on the big screen and now seeing it in the biggest screen there is I had a real blast. The visuals have aged really well and I did fear an IMAX screen may show more flaws but they did a great job converting the film. The story is a classic now and will always be well remembered for its great story telling and thrilling adventure from start to end. The Characters and dialogue are so memorable and as I always say I like to walk out of a film screening quoting everything! And that’s what you will be doing if you go see it again. I’ll go into much more detail below but for now bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film (WHO?!), leave any comments below; if you have seen the film I will look forward to hearing your thoughts.
“If I may… Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you’re selling it!”
Do you remember when M. Night Shyamalan made good films? It was a short period between 1999 and 2002. Luckily this film got made by him in his not being terrible phase. Its story is very unique and it does get you thinking about what the hell is going on in this film. The performances here were very strong from a very small cast. In other words this film unlike many others don’t really have any comparative points which makes it a bit weird to review, but here we go.
So many films missed the cut off date, for example A Bug’s Life (1998), Tarzan (1999), The Iron Giant (1999) and Toy Story 2 (1999). Good year for kids films, but I am unwilling to change the almighty rules of the top ten. For I have spoken my gibberish! Part 2 actually got the most comments of any of my posts; previous was my Avengers 2012 review. On to the Results of these powerhouse kids films, dun dun dun dun!