Some how I forgot to post the Movie Club last week. So here we go, post your 200 words or less movie reviews for any of the Batman movies. Live action or Cartoon movies. Have fun and I’m looking forward to reading the reviews. Next weeks movies will be “X-Man”, any or all of them. I highlighted movies because it will let us have the T.V. shows( 30 minutes or less) for another movie night.
Today I am starting a Movie club. I’ll post a movie category and it is up to you to watch one or more movies from it during the week. When I post the next week’s post you will be able to post your reviews of the movies that you watched. So no reviews under today’s post, but you can make movie category suggestions this week. There is a limit of 200 words(max) per review, this should keep them short enough. If you think you need spoiler alerts you can use them. I think this will be fun and it will also give everyone more insight as to what movies to try and watch.
Thanks to my awesome full time employer, I got to see an ever-so-slightly advance copy of “The Hobbit” today. Plus I got a free glass of wine AND a free pizza AND a free peanut butter milkshake! Blogging retirement is AWESOME!
Anyway, here’s my very quick review: It was good!
Here’s my marginally longer review:
A little slow here and there, but it definitely held my interest. There are some fun set pieces with great fights, the portrayal of the Riddle Game is very good, and the story moves along well enough that I didn’t feel cheated like I thought I would when I heard they were stretching it into three movies.
Having said that, I always felt like part of the charm of the Hobbit was that it was a small story that didn’t bother us with all of the Big Goings On of the power players in Middle Earth. This version chucks a fair bit of that in favor of bringing in all the backstory with the battle against the Necromancer that Tolkien largely left out of the original narrative. I’m not sure I agree with that decision, but since it was made and this is the story Jackson chooses to tell, I do think he tells it well.
I’ll put the images after the jump for those who don’t want to have the look of the new movie spoiled, but “Iron Man 3″ stills have emerged showing the film’s new armor. I’m curious what you all think about the design changes.
I got to see a special early screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” today. And let me tell you, watching a Chris Nolan Batman movie while having access to free booze is a pretty heady experience.
The short version is, it’s an excellent conclusion to the trilogy (assuming it’s in fact an ending), full of the gritty, character-driven fisticuffs and high-tech Bondian toys we’ve come to expect from the franchise. I’d give it a solid B+ or A-, not as triumphant an artistic achievement as the Heath Ledger edition but still excellent.
I don’t want to spoil it with any details, so I’ll just leave it at that. It’s a good, solid, entertaining Hollywood action movie starring Batman. You should go see it! (As if you weren’t going to anyway, ha!)
I got to see “Marvel’s The Avengers” at the theater on Saturday, and have been very slow in getting up my review. Which is a shame, because everything I would have said has already been said multiple times, but I wanted a good excuse to talk to my fellow geeks about it. So here goes!
I just got back from seeing “John Carter” and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Several great chase/fight scenes, an excellent framing device, spot-on acting, and excellent editorial choices in the script made for a fun, engaging, quite thrilling adventure. I think Mr. Burroughs would be proud if he could see it.
Also, seeing the Avengers trailer in IMAX 3D was so awesome it made me weep.
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