Or Say We’re Only Dreaming

Jordan | June 6, 2011

When You Wish Upon A Disney Reference

I’ve said a lot of negative things about Michael Bay and the Transformers Franchise over the years (including using 3 of our comics to trash them both respectively 🙂 ) but I, yes even I must admit that they created a pretty sweet little trailer for “The Dark of the Moon.”  Now, I am sure it is going to blow and we are in for another convoluted Bay-Style Action stinker but you have to respect the Transformer Arm-Monster-thing eating a skyscraper from the inside.  How do I know it will still suck despite the Mechanized Behemoth?  Well, do you remember the trailer for “Clash of The Titans“?  Conclusion: Mega-cool looking Beasties aren’t enough to make a movie good, they just get people into the theater.

On a related note, my assumption that I would not enjoy “Thor” was right on the money.  I experienced a resounding “eh…” feeling when I left the theater.  Nothing in it was that bad mind you (besides the Villain’s evil plan made very little sense) but I found myself sort of bored throughout.  The actors were fine, the world was kinda cool and there were a few bright spots in the dialog but all in all, it just wasn’t that fun to watch.

Let’s end on a positive note, shall we?

“X-Men: First Class” delivered  on its promise of a revival of the formally high-quality X-Men franchise (Pretend that X-Men 3 never happened…that’s what I do).  I don’t want to spoil anything but it was close to perfect; good action, decent dialog, fun plot that gave the characters something to do.  Sadly, I’m not jumping up and down for this one even though I’d really like to be.  Although, everything in the film was pretty damn good, it lacked that indefinable something that transforms a film into a classic.  I can’t say enough for Michael Fassbender though (who played Magneto), he has been living up to the promise he showed in his smaller parts from “300” and particularly “Inglorious Basterds”.

Bonus Points! Anyone who can explain to me why they put that “Wind-Controller-Guy” or girl with the Dragonfly wings in this movie instead of a more effective and more interesting character from the X-Men Universe, I’ll own them a coke.

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5 Comments

Ok, TO BE FAIR, you saw Thor in a double feature and you watched it RIGHT after you watched X-Men. Most of us saw Thor when it came out a few weeks ago when it was surrounded by a whole bunch of movies that more or less sucked. I don’t think that Thor was by any means spectacular, but watched separately and certainly not right after potentially one of the best movies that will come out this summer… may have made it a little more worth while. 🙂


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