I didn't see this until I had a child - which made me relate to this movie more now than had I watched it when it first came out.
A little crude comedy with a little heart. This movie had me laugh out loud and I watched it by myself. A sign of a good comedy when you enjoy it without being with other people.
For a film that relied so much on visual effects, it was a slap in the face to all involved that Ang Lee didn't thank them. And for this movie to received "Best Cinematography"??? It was all green screen. I'm glad to hear it's exactly what I expected this movie to be.
Nice! This was recommended to me by an audio engineer. Bad ass flick that not enough people have heard of.
35mm: I went into this with low expectations. Not just because I am sick of comic book movies. But because the mixed feelings I'm hearing from fan boys. Someone even told me it was the SPIDERMAN 3 of the IRON MAN films. Boy was he wrong.
What is so good about this movie is how little Iron Man is in it. The film is mostly Tony Stark NOT in the suit. How refreshing was that?
Shane Black's touch is all over it - but you wouldn't be able to tell if you weren't a film geek or a fan of Shane Black. The Christmas music, the voice-over narration, the sense of humor, the action, the Shane Blackyness makes this movie so much more enjoyable than the last film (IRON MAN 2).
If you haven't seen THE AVENGERS, that's okay. I haven't either and the film played just fine.
Streaming: A highly unexpected fun dramatic and entertaining way to tell the story of the James Bond franchise.
Similar to ROOM 237, whenever possible, the editor uses B-roll from James Bond movies to tell the story. I was expecting a puff piece. Maybe a really well done featurette similar to the DVD extras on the Bond box sets from over 10 years ago. But this was a true documentary. It was no puff piece. It didn't shy from painting some of the film's creators in a negative light. And even after I thought I knew and read EVERYTHING, this thing had several surprises. And it was great to finally see a legitimate account of what happened with THUNDERBALL and all of the Bond films' rights issues.
I believe this doc is so good that even if you haven't seen the Bond movies, it's still quite enjoyable.
Oldboy and Elvis from BUBBA HO-Tep.
I'm not manly enough to make a list revealing the films that brought me to tears. But that's probably because my list would have some odd choices here and there.