Absolutely nothing special, and a little bland, but overall just a simple, enjoyable film. The A-listers here are clearly just doing it for pocket change, but a handful of the characters are fun to watch. The writing gets a little convoluted at times, although on the whole there's nothing too extravagant here. I wanted to stare at the gorgeous Ben Barnes for an hour and a half, and I wasn't disappointed.
I finally watched The Artist and I am happy to say that I absolutely adored this film. It's a flawlessly-made love letter to silent films of the past, while at the same time has Singin' in the Rain-levels of self-awareness which is both incredibly endearing and very refreshing. All actors' performances are fantastic but Dujardin and Bejo in particular are simply stellar. There's not much to dislike here, and by the end I was grinning like an idiot. Absolutely marvelous.
Pretty much what we were all hoping for. If you're a hardcore fan of the comics you might be upset by the tweaking of the comics' plots and their eventual amalgamation, but otherwise this film is just damn good fun. You'd be hard put to be disappointed by it.
Robert Downey Jr. continues his fantastic work here and it's great to see a much more vulnerable side of the usually-unwavering Tony Stark. Most of the side characters are slightly misused/underused…
I thought this would change my opinion of Tarantino films. It didn't.
Django Unchained is moderately enjoyable for the first half of the film. Christoph Waltz is exceptional (as he always is) along with Samuel L. Jackson later in the film, and Jamie Foxx has moments of greatness. There are plenty of well-written scenes, some nice badassery and a hefty dollop of comedy on top.
Then Leonardo DiCaprio shows up and it quickly turns into Tarantino running around with a…