Tuesday, May 19, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

I had some high hopes for this one. The previews and early buzz were positive. But what happened was really a mess of a movie. I think I hate seeing a mediocre movie worse than a bad one. At least a bad movie is all bad, whereas a mediocre one has glimpses of greatness that tend to make the bad parts stand out. This is the problem with Wolverine.

The BAD:
1. Special effects at times looked awful and cartoonish.
2. The story was muddled and silly.
3. So many mutants! So many wasted characters!
4. Breaks continuity from the other films.
5. Lots of other nitpicks available on request.

The Good:
1. A few great scenes. The best being when he gets his adamantium
2. Liev Schrieber- Outstanding actor. He was my pick for Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight. Has lots of menace in his presence.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Movies

I can't believe that May is almost over and I have not yet written my list of movies that I look forward to seeing this summer. I think part of the reason for that is that there are not as many this summer that I can say that I am really excited about. As of right now, here goes the list:

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2. Terminator: Salvation
3. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
4. Public Enemies

If I can get around to it
1. Star Trek
2. Land of the Lost
3. UP

I'm sure that there may be one or two that I'll see that I'm not expecting to.

I forgot to add one category

Want to see but don't want to see
1. G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra
I loved G.I.Joe as a kid, so I was excited when some of the first images came out. But now that I've learned more about the plot and some of the concepts in the film, I hear the words of Han Solo ring out, "I have a bad feeling about this."