Iron Man 2, a review by addicted2comics
Iron Man 2
The Plot: Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.
My Thoughts: I won't even wait until the end of my thoughts to say that in my opinion, this is a definite 5 out of 5 movie!! I also will not wait to say that Robert Downey Jr. is perfect to play Iron Man!
Now that that's said, since this is a really new movie, I'll try to be vague, but the picture was amazing, at least from where I viewed it, the jokes I tried hard to stifle my laughter, trying to avoid risking annoying people around me. Still, there were some that I openly love, like the doughnut scene, which I think most people are familiar with from commercials.
"Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to exit the doughnut."
I could continue but won't. The sound was so powerful that at any moment during a fight scene I felt I was about to be hit by debris!! (And that's not exaggerating. Note to self: remember where I sat, that was an awesome seat!!)
You would also find cute easter eggs in this movie,
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such as Stan Lee in a cameo as Larry King, and the sighting of Captain America comics and his shield numerous times throughout the movie, not to mention the clip at the end of the movie that I now think Marvel movies are becoming famous for. Some may also notice that playing on the screen while Fury is in the room with Tony that a scene from The Incredible Hulk with a reporter is playing in the background.
As you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie!!
(From Addicted2comics(:P)'s Official Review Thread!!! on May 12th, 2010)
The Bounty Hunter, a review by addicted2dvd
I decided to go see The Bounty Hunter earlier this week. I fully expected the story to be a bit silly and I wasn’t expecting a lot from the movie other than to be entertained. This isn’t the best movie I’ve seen, but it still manages to be entertaining.
Milo Boyd is a struggling bounty hunter who use to be a cop. After a job doesn’t go that well, he is ecstatic when his next job is to pick up Nicole Hurley, his ex-wife. She is a reporter who misses a court date because she is chasing a story. The two of them fight while dealing with dangerous situations they end up in.
The plot is interesting, though it could have been a bit more original. There is a little bit of mystery to what is going with the story Nicole is working on, though it isn’t that complicated to figure out. There really isn’t much suspense and the plot is mostly predictable. Despite that, I still thought the movie was entertaining. The humor also could have been a bit stronger, but it works for what is going on and I did find several things funny. Action turns up every so often as well. I do think there is a good blend between the action and the comedy.
Milo and Nicole both have issues that make it harder to like them even though neither of them really is bad. Both of them can be stubborn. Nicole does have a tendency to act first and think later, so she ends up in dangerous situations because of that. Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston are fine in their parts.
Overall, I did enjoy the movie even though it could have had a stronger plot.
I did post a review on Epinions.
The Bounty Hunter
I would have gone with 3.5 stars for my review at Epinions if I had the option. Since I didn’t, I decided to round up to 4.
(From The Bounty Hunter on March 28th, 2010)
Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom
Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness.
1.01 The Foretelling
Writer: Richard Curtis (Writer), Rowan Atkinson (Writer)
Director: Martin Shardlow
Cast: Peter Cook (Richard III), Brian Blessed (Richard IV), Peter Benson (Henry VII), Robert East (Harry, Prince of Wales), Rowan Atkinson (Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh), Tim McInnerny (Percy, Duke of Northumberland), Elspet Gray (The Queen), Philip Kendall (Painter), Kathleen St. John (Goneril), Barbara Miller (Regan), Gretchen Franklin (Cordelia), Tony Robinson (Baldrick)
My least favorite Black Adder series. Compared to all the other series, this one is quite different. Atkinson's Blackadder is more like a talking Mr. Bean. And Baldrick is the cunning one in the duo at this point. When not comparing it to the other series, it is still quite fun and has some nice ideas.
(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on March 29th, 2011)