Friday, April 30, 2010

Iron Man 2

SF: Iron Man set the bar very high indeed so it would be near impossible to top it. Personally I never liked Whiplash as a baddie, can't say this film helped in that respect but WarMachine is cool and I'm glad he was finally in this one. Took a while to get going but great finale. 6.5/10

50 Eggs: Really boring. Clearly this is just a build up to the Avengers movie but is that a good reason to eject all the excitement present in the first movie? No. The last scene was ok but everything else - plot, bad guy, action - was all below average. 4.5/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall - 5.5/10

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Clash of the Titans

SF: I was very excited about this film, as I adore the 1981 original. Now the action was gripping and I can't fault it there but Perseus was basically a piece of wood. For the unfortunate moments he got to speak I was cringing in my seat. Mads Mikklesen was the only character with a tiny bit of depth but thoroughly let down by a rather poor plot. I've no idea why they changed the story around? The addition of Io was particularly unnecessary.  At least Alexa Davalos was engaging for her little screen. Not to mention the biggest crime, leaving Bubo behind.Clearly no one remembers that Bubo is that one who always saves the day in the original movie. 5/10

50 Eggs: From the moment Jurassic Park came out I was gagging for studios to start remaking the Greek Myths. This wasn't quite what I had in mind. It should have been awesome but thanks to a lazy script and odd pacing, it's just ok. Sam Worthing is awful in the lead role. He's too old and utterly lacking in talent. I did enjoy some of the set pieces though so it's not a total disaster. 6/10

DonkeyB: n/a

Overall:  5.5/10