Thursday, June 12, 2008

Movie Reviews - Ironman, Narnia and Incredible Hulk

I've been watching a lot of movies lately. Ok, not that many, but more than my average take up. I think in the last 2 months, I watched...3? That's not a lot? OK, are my reviews of the movies I've watched lately.

Fuhget Justin, Robert Downey Jr brought sexy back!! And also, I must add, facial hair. God, I've never been so turned on by someone so scruffy, he looks like he slept in some back alley and grabbed lunch from a dumpster. But this is RD Jr and he brings his character, Tony Starks, to new heights. And I mean that literally.

The storyline was solid, even for a comic book. I liked Gwyneth as Ms Pepper Potts and I thought the two characters (Potts and Stark) showed great chemistry together. Terence Howard was a little under appreciated in his role but Jeff Bridges was awesome!! And almost unrecognizable with his bald head and thick beard (again, the facial hair).

Of all the hero suits I've seen so far, I must say Ironman knocks it out of the ball park. But then again, the strength lies within the suit. Bravo to the suit creator/designer..whoever, for doing such an awesome job.

However credit must all go to RD Jr. The weight of the movie rests on his shoulders and what a great job he does doing it!! For those who haven't seen this movie yet, GO SEE IT!!


We took the girls to see this movie, since they had seen the first one. It did not disappoint. It was a bit lengthy, Dina got a bit anxious during the fight scenes, but Dania was enthralled throughout the entire time. The kids who played the Pevensie siblings were back with Ben Barnes playing the title role. I kept on thinking I had seen that guy from somewhere but apparently he's still a new actor so I must have been thinking of someone else.

How was the movie? Alright in my opinion. They still have the cute, talking animals; last time is was Mr and Mrs Badger, this time it's a mouse..with attitude. Hehehe..the girls absolutely loved the mouse. The fight scenes were awesome albeit a bit too long. I had read the book a long time ago, far too long for me to remember the gist of the story so it was nice to see the movie without much prejudice on my side.

Verdict: Good fight scenes, amazing cinematography but a bit too long for kids to stay still throughout and enjoy. Good for kids ages 6 and above. Worth the money? For me and the girls, yes (especially since we got to use our "buy 2, free 1" coupon.)


What can I say about this movie? Oklah, I'm going to be biased here and say, I really don't care if the storyline is crap or the dialogue is lousy, all I care about is that I get to see EDWARD NORTON for 2 whole hours.

Because you know what? The storyline was rather crappy. The dialogue was lame at most. However there were some good points. One of course being EDWARD "You had me at Primal Fear" NORTON. Man, I am just hot for this guy. Second good point would be The Hulk itself. Ok, so it looked a bit cartoonish at times but unlike the 1st Hulk movie (Ang Lee, what did you do?!!), this hulk seemed to blend in a bit more and the interactions with the people and things around it was much more seamless. Also, it stayed pretty much the same size throughout the whole movie, so heh, that's a good point too.
I loved Liv Tyler in LOTR (Eventhough I slept through all the 3 movies) and I think she's a beautiful woman, but somehow in this movie, she seemed rather "chunky" to me. And it wasn't just me, even hubby and my colleague Ben (who gave us the free premier tickets) thought so. Huh. Maybe it was her hairstyle, those bangs never really work on anyone.

However, much can be said about the chemistry between the two main characters, they were really good, I even got a little jealous. I also liked Tim Roth as the bad guy. Too bad, he's short. Like, short "I can't believe they let you enroll in the army" short. I googled and apparently he's 5'7" (170cm) which isn't short at all. But in the movie, everyone seems to be towering above him. Huh..

Verdict? If you're like me and have a major crush on any of the actors/actresses, then go see this movie. If not, the final fight scene is worth the ticket price if you ask me. Look out for cameos from Stan Lee (the creator of The Hulk) and Lou Ferrigno (The original Hulk from the TV series). Don't think too much about the storyline (it's a comicbook for crying out loud, what do you expect?) but look out for a special guest appearance at the end of the movie. back!!

Next: Kunfu Panda & The Happening (I love free tickets!!)


Anonymous said...

kung fu panda rocks!

Along said...

Sebab ko terasa Panda tu macam ko kot...size wise...heheheh

Anonymous said...

aku rasa more or less like en rashid haha

Heather said...

I LOVE all the movies that are coming out lately with the smoking hot guys in them! We women need more eye candy!

Along said...

Joe: En rashid is my polar bear. Hehehe...u can be my kungfu panda.

Heather: Exactly!! I watched "Over Her Dead Body" and Paul Rudd is major cute in it. Hehehe..bring on the eye candy!!!

Anonymous said...

this new Hulk is a lot more fun than the first one with Eric Bana

Little Bookworm said...'ve got a nice blog here ;-) I'd just like to know if the story line for the Narnia movie is the same as the book? Because it would kinda spoil the book for me if the movie is totally different from the original book (like the Harry Potter movies. I don't watch them anymore). Thanx!

Along said...

Patrick: I agree.

LBW: I haven't read the book in a while, but I think it does follow the book pretty closely.