Bruce Banner spends much of The Incredible Hulk on the run, trying his hardest to keep a lid on his inner-monster in the process. It’s unique; other heroes seek out trouble to quash it, but Banner just wants seclusion, and wouldn’t you know it, trouble somehow manages to find him anyway. Directed with grave sincerity by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed), The Incredible Hulk is a sleek but forgettable thriller that falls short because it’s lacking in emotion – and…
I’ve only seen Iron Man 2 once, on the day of its release in theaters – and I don’t ever really want to see it again, so firmly are its shortcomings etched into my mind.
First of all, let's not kid ourselves: this is a placeholder film, and nothing more. Watching Iron Man 2 felt like a real-time rundown of some producers checklist for The Avengers, e.g., “okay, well, we need to introduce Black Widow, and Nick Fury’s got to…
Insidious begins with a lot of promise - it's full of quiet moments of slo-burn suspense, and gets great mileage out of its implications. But the final half of the film devolves into something so wholly ridiculous that it absolutely demolishes all the progress that had come before it, and turns in to a kind of wannabe Raimi farce with a dreadfully mismatched tone. Yuck. Talk about wasted potential.
What do you know about Ishtar?
If you know anything at all about it, it’s probably that it sucks. Beyond sucks, actually. It’s godawful, it’s terrible, it’s a pox on the face of cinema. It’s one of the worst films ever made, a disasterpiece of unparalleled proportions. That’s probably what you know. And if you haven’t seen the film (which is likely; it’s not available on DVD – DVD!! – in North America, and VHS copies are…