Ever since the end of 2008's "IRON MAN", where after the end credits of that film we saw Samuel L. Jackson's "Nick Fury" lurking in the shadows of Tony Stark's mansion, to tell him about the "Avengers Initiative" ... it has been and amazing and astonishing look at Marvel Studios’ rapid cinematic rise over the last seven years, winning not just the hearts and minds of longtime die-hards, but of men, women and children the world over. For me, while…
This will be the shortest review I ever post.
Simply put ... this film (and "Part II") are the very definitions of "apex epic filmmaking". There is nothing I can say, that hasn't already been said about this undeniable masterpiece. Anyone who disagrees, is just flat out wrong. While I still prefer "Part II" the most out of all three films, this film is not far behind.
There comes a time in every film fan's life, that a film comes out that simply grabs you by the balls (or boobs) and simply doesn't let go. It's one of those rare films that presents nearly everything you could possibly want in a film.
Action ... Suspense ... Drama ... Mystery ... Sci-Fi/Fantasy ... Romance ... Tragedy ... Thought-inducing themes ... and an ending that kick starts deep debate and soul-searching.
Each and every single one of those elements…
If you're looking for a film where all the elements that go into film-making and storytelling work to absolute perfection ... look no further than right here in director Jeff Nichols' sophomore effort of "TAKE SHELTER" ... a combination family-drama/apocalyptic horror that hits all the right emotional and dramatic beats for its viewing audience. It's a film about so many things and themes that you can relate to in the real world ... "family responsibility" ... "the mystery of uncertainty"…