Loved all the humor and weirdness of the first half - people turning uninhibited around him, not remembering his horns or him - I feel like there was a great bizarro-world comedy in here somewhere. Then it turned all angsty and revengey, with a lot of horrible stuff happening to a girl so Daniel Radcliffe could be all angsty and revengey. There's literally a scene where she's being raped in flashback intercut with two guys fighting over her in the present. Seriously? Seriously.
Back on the plus side, it's one of the more gorgeously-shot films I've seen in a while.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.