Sunday, March 21, 2010
Horrible ending aside, the movie was spectacular. Never did I think I would get so excited to see Jude Law beat in someone's skull with a ball-peen hammer. So after this movie and having seen his amazing role in Sherlock Holmes (which could have been a really boring, unimpressive movie if not for the phenomenal acting on the parts of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, but that's another story) I think I'm going to have to admit that Jude Law is my favorite actor of all time, or at the very least in my top 2, my best friend is a bit of a Downey Jr. fiend and it rubs off on you after a while. Forest Whitaker is also in this movie, which is an added bonus, because for some reason I actually really liked The Last King of Scotland, and normally I can't stand dramas unless they have a ton of huge explosions or blood and guts. So because I really loved everything about this movie except that stupid thing at the end, I have to highly recommend it with all my extensive knowledge of movies that comes from having lived and worked in a video store for the good part of my adult life: this movie is really freaking sweet.
The next movies I'm really excited for are Clash of the Titans on April 2nd (yeah, the poster is wrong) and How to Train Your Dragon on March 26th, both in 3D. Clash of the Titans, is self explanatory, that trailer with The Used practically made me wet myself, but How to Train Your Dragon might come as a bit of a surprise. Truth be told, I pretty much have the mentality of an 8 year old boy, I like playing with Hot Wheels and Legos almost as much as I like smashing them with something really heavy, and I think dinosaurs are like the coolest thing ever since Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. So I still get really excited over things that are just flat out awesome, like dragons, vikings, and cartoons. And this movie is all of those things AND Gerard Butler. End of story.
I'm not super stoked about the 3D thing like most people seem to be, I mean yeah, Avatar looked amazing, but that was because Avatar actually was amazing, the 3D glasses just made it feel more like an acid trip than a movie. I have yet to see the new Alice in Wonderland, mostly because I think Tim Burton has become somewhat of a pushover and is just reusing both his material and Johnny Depp just to get more merch sales at Hot Topic. You can put on a pair of 3D glasses and look at a pile of the same old of crap, but in the end, you're still looking at a pile of crap with a pair of really dorky glasses on.
Other movies to look forward to are Kick-Ass on April 16th (even though I hate Nicholas Cage), Iron Man 2 on May 7th, Robin Hood on May 14th, George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead on May 28th, The A-Team on June 11th, The Last Airbender on July 2nd, Predators on July 7th, and Tron: Legacy on December 17th.