Monday, May 17, 2010

Robin Hood

Robin Hood. Starring Russel Crowe, Cate Blanchet, John Hurt, and lots of other no names. Well I haven't heard of most of them anyway. Well I have seen them in stuff but have never learned there names. Anway I digress.
This is not a story about Robin Hood. Its about Robin Longstride, and how he became Robin of the Hood.
Let me just say, that all of my knowledge of Robin Hood has come from the Disney version and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
So now, this movie was very long. Ive seen long movies before, that didn't feel long. But this movie just felt long. Mostly because there are alot of battle scences. Now, see as I said in Iron Man 2 review, that my eyes tend to glaze over and I go into a trance-like state until the boring battle scences are over. I was practically asleep watching the battle scences. I need bright colors, and explosions to keep my interest. Well I am a girl too, so I think the guys I saw it with enjoyed them.
Another thing about this movie, it was very much a guy movie. Lots of brotherhood, honor, and courage and stuff. Girls can do like that too, but come on. Girl like love stories more. Just that simple. And the love story? Well it was ok. Kinda sweet. But it felt forced.
There were hilarious moments, specially with Friar Took, Will Scarlett, and Little John. Those guys had to be my favorite part.
The other redeeming quality was Prince John. The guy who acted that part was great. A perfect weaslely jerk. He was such a jerk, there was no problem hating him. It was great.
So all in all this movie was just ok. Yeah, not groundbreaking or oscar worthy. Just ok.
And if they make a sequel(which is what it is set up for)I will probably go see it. Mostly because my husband really liked the movie. He liked Gladiator too. The first time I saw that movie I feel asleep. So goes to show some of our differing tastes.
So whats next after this? Not sure. Toy Story 3 probably. Even though thats like 3 weeks away. I will have to think of other things to blog about between now and then, than.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Iron Man 2

Ok, my first ever real review of a movies. I haven't updated for a while since I was waiting to review Iron Man 2!So this will be a first review in a LONG time. I used to review movies on my myspace(who uses that anymore?), but honestly, I wasn't too honest I gave everything a 7 out of 10 even when it sucked(Dead Mans Chest).I was just too nice.
So, here we go. Iron Man 2.
What a great way to start the summer movies season. Iron Man 2 was pure entertainment. Blockbuster that will no be nominated for anywards(well MTV awards maybe).No depth, no underlying message.Just pure entertainment.
Which is why this movie rocked.
You want a superhero movie with depth?Batman Begins or The Dark Knight are great for that. You want to have fun watching a movie?Laugh?Cheer?Then Iron Man 2 is the ticket for you.
This is the kind of movie I could watch again and again.And again.There is something about a movie that doesn't make you think, doesn't make you cry, feel guilty, or uncomfortable. Doesn't make you feel like you need to discuss it for hours after. Thats the beauty of this movie. This may sound like I am bashing it for being to "simple" but trust me this was just what the doctor ordered. I've seen a few previews for movies that I couldn't even finish. The American, Bright Star, Death and Cremation(mostly because that one scared the crap outta me). Sometimes you just want to watch a mindlessly entertaining movie. Iron Man 2 fits the bill.
There are mindless movies(GForce)that just aren't entertaining. But Iron Man 2 is done so well.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Gweneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle(who replaced Terrance Howard.why? My sources say its because he was to difficult to work with, and didn't want to take a pay cut)Mickey Rourke, Paul Bettany, and Scarlett Johansson.
Storyline: Ivan(Rourke)hates Tony Stark and wants to destroy him. Justin Hammer(Rockwell)is Tony's business rival that wants to get the edge on him. Thus the movt basic plotline without giving anything away. Bad guys:Hammer and Ivan. Good guys:Tony. Confusing: Rhodes.
The specail effects were tremendous, and the fight scences were really really cool. Usually my eyes glaze over and I go into sort of a trance until the fight scences are over, but these were really cool. The acting was great specailly by Downey Jr, who is great as narcisstic Stark(totally had to look the word up!). And I can even stand Paltrow in this movie. I am not the biggest fan of hers.
So basically ifyou liked the first one, you will like Iron Man 2. Tons of fun, great visuals. I really can't tell people to go see it unless they've seen the first one. If you don't like the first you won't like the second, cuz its basically the same. Awesome. Oh and stay for after the credits!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Na na na na na na....BATMAN!

This just in folks(well for me anyway!)July 20, 2012 will be, no not the end of the world, but the release date of Batman 3!!!!!(Not Joel Schumacher Batman, Christopher Nolan Batman).
I got this info from a very secret source...well not really Rotten Tomatoes ain't exactly secret.
Anyway, there is no word as to who is a attached to the film, or what it will be about.
The crazy thing is that Spiderman 4 will be released the same month! I don't think that B3 will have much to worry about since Spiderman 3 was such a disapointment.Such a BIG disapointment.They better step it up is all I have to say on that matter.
Now back to the coolest superhero eva, Batman.Don't give me that crap about him not being super since he has no powers. You try to do what he does, and youll soon realize that youve gotta be super to do it.
I am curious as to what this next movie will be called, I like that its not going to be called batman 3, and that they have different names for the movies. Some suggestions from me? Well The Caped Crusader is good, but a little midevil like.
Oh, and that same year the next new Star Trek movie is going to be out. Man, 2012 might be the end of the world just from the awesomeness of the movies being released.
Well anyway, this was a short and awesome post to alert all of Batman, so now I must be off, since I have some very annoying hiccups that I am trying to get rid of(yes, I have been holding my breath, but now I just feel lightheaded and I have the hiccups). Have a good one!