I liked this better than TDK when it came out 10 years ago (holy shit) but haven't seen it in a while. I think it really holds up, and funny enough follows a hilarious similar ending to Spider-Man. The reason to watch this though is for the hallucinogenic scenes. Visually creative beyond anything seen in comic book movies before or since.
Watching this movie is like chemotherapy to the cancer that is the modern superhero studio machine. Everything that those movies get wrong this one gets right. It's almost hard to even enjoy watching this after a whole decade of post Iron-Man super hero films because of the level of disgust and contempt for the dozens of billions of dollars spent on worthless shitty movies worse than this one in every way that release in carefully planned 3-4 month increments without…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Wow, it finally happened: A new Star Wars movie. I made sure to see it opening night so I'd have the least amount of external influences possible but even that was near impossible due to the extravagant amount of minor spoilers, leaks, and the grand reception it received at it's premier a couple nights ago. I'm not going to give it a final star rating until I see it a second time with my family, but here is my overall…
"Bridge of Spies" is the first movie I've seen in a long time that makes me proud to be an American.
The character of Tom Hanks is a familiar one both to himself and Hollywood: the morally stiff good man in a world where it is hard for anyone to care about doing the right thing all the way and all the time. This, however, works to the thematic advantage of the film as opposed to a cheap empathetic technique…