Avengers: Age of Ultron while it may not be as great as it's predecessor it's still a awesome movie and id say it's the second best "phase 2" movie of the MCU behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier i don't see Ant-Man being better than either of these two but you never know. Not much can be said that hasn't been said already about the film, the pacing wasn't the best, Ultron wasn't menacing enough, The force fed love story of Hulk and Black Widow was lame and im sure there are other things people had a problem with but i don't care to label them all. While i do have a couple problems with the film there wasn't anything that i hated about it i.e. Iron Man 3 Mandarin Twist but i will say for a movie with a 230 million dollar budget they cheeped out on the CGI because a couple scenes can you really noticeable that lack of effort. All the actors did great jobs like always save for one that being Banner i just found him annoying the Hulk was great though, Scarlet Witch was my Favorite not just out of the new additions but overall she was just awesome her pulling out Ultron's heart was just kickass , id say Vision is just right below her though.
I did like Ultron's plan to use a massive piece of the earth to destroy it rather than bombs or disease something we have seen many many times before. For the most part the movie wasn't really easter egg heavy just a couple things they showed to set up future events but i guess after Guardians of the Galaxy which was easter eggs heavy Joss decided not to have so many which i have no problem with. Since im a newsaholic for movies/video games i knew a lot about this going in including The death of Quicksilver which even when he did die i still got shivers on my arms and back and the other being the end credit scene with Thanos grabbing his Infinity Gauntlet minus all the gems oh yeah and just to be clear this is confirmed that there are two Infinity Gauntlets within the MCU although no word on a extra 6 gems. I've already seen this movie twice now the first time was in IMAX 3D which i thought ended up taking away from the film like some 3D movies end up doing but oh well and the second time was just in standard format which was the better of the two except it being on a smaller screen.
Overall i give it a 8.5 I will say one thing the movie had going against it which no one seems to see is that this movie had a totally different type of hype feel surrounding it but people still seemed that they wanted the same type of hype feeling they got from the first and that just wasn't going to happen for the simple fact is that this is a sequel we didn't have the build up from Iron Man 1 all the way the to Captain America: The First Avenger leading into a massive build up film. This phase of movies were all solo in nature and at this point they are really just setting up for future events rather than this being an event itself if that makes any sense.
Easily the best Mike Epps stand up ever this had me laughing from start to finish the jokes never get old ive seen it about 6 times already and its still gold. This only having a 6.7 on IMDb is freaking insane it seems i tend to like stand ups more so than the people who rate them on that site.
Not sure why this has such a low rating on IMDb it was a good stand up by David Spade showing that he still can be funny. It had me laughing throughout the entire show sure there was no gut-busting joke but it was still solid and entertaining.
Not really a fan of Dane Cook's movies and his stand up specials are never really that funny but i was surprised that i actually enjoyed this stand up. I even told my friends and they seemed shocked that i even watched it but there was nothing else on and i had it on more so as background noise still though i was surprised by how much i laughed.
Overall i give it a 7.0 If Dane Cook can make another special like this maybe he wont be such a joke in my eyes....MAYBE.
Posted : 6 months, 2 weeks ago on 18 January 2015 08:34
(A review of American Sniper)
Well it looks like American Sniper is another war movie that's a hit at the box office just like last's years movie "Lone Survivor." American Sniper is looking at being the best released movie in January and its already the best release for a Clint Eastwood movie ever in its opening weekend it has already made more money in one day than any of his other films have over an entire weekend. Now i had actually forgot that this was based on a true soldier "Chris Kyle" and his accolades and it wasn't marketed as "based on true events" so im thinking they did make up stuff for the sake of the movie and now that im reading a article on this matter while writing this review im seeing they did add in certain things so it seems like its elements of fact and fiction. Seeing that the guy has been awarded with over 160 kills you of course do not see him kill that many in the movie but rather over the four tours he serves his main target is another well acclaimed sniper. The Performance by Bradley Cooper is without a doubt his best to date and for sure makes him one of the top talents in Hollywood if he wasn't already i mean yeah sure we did know he can act in drama's but this blows all past performances away with ease. Clint Eastwood redeems himself after his last failure "Jersey Boys" which sadly ending up not being all that good so its great that even at 84 Clint can still deliver a good movie.
Well we got two biblical films in 2014 and just like Darren Aronosfky's "Noah" Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is a underwhelming and uninspired film that while may have amazing visuals lacks a decent script to make it anything more than just another average movie from it's director. You know i was really hoping this movie was going to be great the trailers had shades of "Gladiator" in them and it made me hopeful that this wouldn't be like his last films but sadly i was wrong. The acting was decent but could have been better not because a lack of effort from the actors which i really liked for the most part but from the lack of a good script so the actors never really got a chance to show off their acting skills. Now just like his previous films "Robin Hood and Prometheus" they too lacked a good story but succeeded in effects this too looks like it falls into that category of his movies. Seeing the great plagues being brought upon the land of Egypt was awesome and was actually better than what i thought it was going to be so that does make up for its script but just a little bit.
Overall i give it a 5.0 I don't even care that the film was getting blasted for having white actors play Egyptian's and honestly people should really get over this type of shit i mean come on its Hollywood we're talking about here.
Posted : 7 months ago on 31 December 2014 10:21
(A review of The Maze Runner)
The Maze Runner is a good movie but its nothing great. Although For me it felt like the movie left out a lot of details the book had but im not even sure if that's true because i haven't read the books yet but after watching this im thinking about checking them out. The first half of the film is pretty slow but tells you what you need to know while the second half pretty much serves as the action part of the movie but even then it seemed like it never really took off i guess that's because this is just the beginning in what looks to be another franchise. Maybe the second film will have a bigger budget so the effects can look better im mean yeah sure they looked great in this considering the films 34 million dollar budget but i think they still can improve on it. The cast was solid although i did find Will Poulter's character "Gally" pretty annoying and i could never take him serious as a tough guy also i pretty much knew from the start that Chuck was going to die.
Overall i give it a 6.5 Maybe ill re-watch the movie after i read the first book and see if that helps.
Posted : 7 months ago on 30 December 2014 10:04
(A review of Tusk)
You know i honestly didn't expect this film to amongst the worst films of 2014 with the likes of Transformers: Age of Extinction and I, Frankenstein. Seriously though WHAT THE F**K!!!! was was Kevin Smith thinking when he was making this film its neither scary or funny and all it does is leave you with your hand over your face the whole time. Everything about this film pissed me off from how its bullshit story begins (in the bathroom of a Canadian bar) to its horrible f**king ending. I seriously cant say much more about this film i don't even care to explain its story because it doesn't matter no one should ever watch this movie simple as that. The fact that this is even getting a sequel is a f**king disgrace i just hope Clerks 3 isn't this bad.
This is going to be a short review then ill do a more in-depth one later.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies delivers on what i expected it to be its a movie with little to no story and pure action and that's pretty much what we get. With the book being stretched into three films rather then its original two it the problem of over-bloating seems to rear its head the most in this film the most. The action was amazing to say the least that was never a problem with these films and just like the two first films Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin all kick some major ass. The film does hit the heart strings a few times but nothing like ROTK and while im seriously sadden by that fact that this is the end of the middle earth saga im still glad that we even got these magical films.
Overall i give it a 8.0 oh man just writing this small review was a challenge i wanted to be more descriptive but i feel like i should give the movie at least 2 more watches before i give out my final rating on it.
Posted : 7 months, 1 week ago on 26 December 2014 06:09
(A review of The Interview)
The Interview is decent comedy that has its highs and lows while some of its jokes can be completely hilarious that your about to start crying some can fail miserably. Like me if you are a fan of other Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg movies i have no doubt you will end up liking this movie but for me personally i thought this was a (middle of the pack) movie they've done together. I mean its not as bad as "The Green Hornet" or "The Guilt Trip" buts its not as good as films like "Superbad" or "This is the End" its like the same level as their previous movie Neighbors. James Franco was clearly the star of the movie pretty much all of the funny parts involved him while Seth took the back seat on this one and was for the most part forgettable save for a couple scenes.
The story was pretty bland and foreseeable to see what was going to happen which pretty much just left the actual interview between Franco's character Dave Skylark and Kim Jung-Un played by Randall Park and to be honest it was a letdown i don't really want to go into it because id rather you just watch it. So the death scene of Kim Jung-Un was leaked the day the movie was canned by big-chain theaters and pretty much by Sony Themselves and of course with not knowing if the movie was going to be released i had to watch it so i guess that part did kinda ruin the movie for me since i already knew how he was going to die the whole time while watching it so that's on me. I thought it was pretty funny that Sony edited the death of Kim Jung-Un in hopes of not pissing off North Korea which didn't work out so well for them but anyways so instead of flames enveloping the screen and kinda seeing his head explode the original scene was going to have less flames and we get to see his face slowly melt away which if you ask me sounds WAY BETTER!!!!.
Overall i give it a 6.0 The funniest thing about this movie though is that it had a 9.9 based on 42k votes at IMDb even before the movie was released in theaters or online but now that it has its already dropped to a 8.7
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is with out a doubt the best Tom Cruise movie and easily the best one in the Mission Impossible franchise seriously. The first three are average, fourth is great which gave me hope for this one and damn did it deliver its freaking awesome second best movie ive watched this year so far.