I just rewatched both Hellboy movies,first movie not so true to the comic but still enjoyable,second is quite better.
Waitaminit, I thought the first one was and the second one strayed off a bit from the comics. I prefer the first one, though
The 2003 doco The Corporation. And now I'm comfort eating.
Oh yeah negatives from The Avengers is that it was way to dark in the 3D viewing, there was some scenes where you just could not see what really was going on for a second or two.
Encounters At The End Of The Earth - A beutiful documentry about Antartica and the people who work there both scientists and others. It was full of really bizare and interesting characters. Also very interesting projects that they were doing there, I really wanted to know more about all of them to be honest. Full of absolutly stunning nature landscapes and underwater shots, with Werner Herogs really lovely voice it is definitly recommended.
Started watching The Shining on TV earlier, but I've seen it so many times I wasn't enjoying it. So I watched Chinatown instead. What can I say: I like Jack Nicholson.
Just watched 21 Jump Street,good movie.
Watching Drive on repeat. The third time I didn't even care anymore about the kid shifting 7 or 8 gears up in a row. But honestly, the first time I was almost expecting Han and Toretto to show up for a quarter-mile race and maybe a quick drift 'round the parking lot ramps.
The Avengers on Labour Day and hell, you guys ain't kidding! But I have to say, I wasn't too impressed with the big bad of the movie
I found Andrew O'Hehir's takedown of The Avengers reasonably entertaining, although the genre (comic-book-film criticism) is in danger of becoming so meta that it disappears up its own ass. It starts out like so:
However it was Roger Ebert who delivered the film its ultimate burn by disdaining to review it at all.Quote:
If you’re new around here, this is how the script goes: I damn "The Avengers" with faint praise, observing that the (supposed) culmination of the long, laborious Marvel Comics movie franchise is a competent but pointless popcorn entertainment that’s being wildly overpraised simply for existing without being incoherent and terrible.
Some readers sniff from behind their digital copies of the Atlantic: Why did you even bother? Others lament that, once again, a non-fan of comic-book movies was sent to review something whose true significance, as with a sacred scroll written in Tocharian B, is yielded only to a coterie of gnostics and believers. (An enormous coterie, in this case.) Someone will invoke the ghost of Pauline Kael to instruct us that movies are meant to entertain, and someone else will suggest that the editors send me back to covering films about lesbian sheepherders made in Azerbaijan.
Well, there just isn’t enough output from Azeri lesbian cinema to keep me busy, so here we all are again.
I have never been a fan of any superhero except perhaps Batman (1960s and the 90s Animated Series), but I am a collector of thousands of movies, and the technical portion of my brain was fascinating by how well-made The Avengers is. There's no ham-fisted exposition or offensive stereotyping which almost always accompanies a Hollywood blockbuster. They didn't even crowbar a romance in for Black Window! Are they insane? Think of the slack-jawed masses!
The funny thing about John Carter is it bombed in the US apparently because of marketing confusion and sneakily went back on par in the rest of the world. Seemingly a new trend for hollywood blockbusters. I still haven't seen it but planning to.
It's just okay but the ending was worth it.
Not ashamed to say I quit O'Hehir's Avenger's piece. I couldn't make it all the way through. There's nothing more annoying than a professional critic who idly self-references. I suppose in his defence it's more of an editorial than a review, but it's just an unimaginative way to go about things.
Yeah, yeah, live and let live. I try, but there was a post about The Avengers in one tab and an entertaining rubishing in the other and, well, I'm only human!
Umm, so in other news the latest Prometheus trailer is pretty awesome. Might be a bit spoilerific for some folks' tastes though.
I stopped watching trailers nowadays,they tend to spoil to much so i get burned usually.
I actually thought The Avengers was great, can't agree more with the people who picked out The Hulk as being a stand out. Don't really get the criticism of comic book films, they have as much of a chance of being genuinely good as any other source material, at least it was infinitely better than trash like Transformers.