Had a greater impact on me the first time, but the second time around is just as intense and shocking. Fede Alvarez directs the hell out this thing and Stephen Lang delivers a towering performance.
Bening is as good as ever, but the real surprise is Jamie Bell who continues to be an actor that has not been given the respect he deserves. I wasn't overwhelmed with this film, but I appreciated the love story at the center. Read my review:
Let's just state the obvious, Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel Universe film that tips it's hat to Star Wars. From its characters, to its settings, to the spaceship fighter scenes, there are not many moments that won't remind you of it. But yet, this movie tends to have its own sense of characters and blends its Marvel themes. A group of Galaxy misfits bond together by circumstance to stop a bad dude named Ronan (Lee Pace). The Guardians…
What you get from a film like In Bruges is an instant classic. The cast of characters is small. The setting is beautiful (Bruges is in Belguim). And the ending is awesome. Brendan Gleeson is Ken and Colin Farrell is Ray. They star as two Irish hitmen who are told to go to Bruges after a hit on a priest goes right and wrong when one of the bullets accidentally kills a young boy. While they are in Bruges they…