the first one was bad.
this one is very, very good.
even the fucking bradley cooper raccoon is tolerable. a Marvel movie with actual emotion and shot compositions that don't look like they were determined by a computer (even if everything *in* them was)!
i don't make the rules, people. down is the new up.
Setting: Marvel Board Meeting
Kevin: "And then I said, we already put in 3 end-credits scenes, how about 2 more?!?"
Marvel Exec #2: "You're such a card, Kevin."
Kevin: "These movies don't make themselves!"
Marvel Exec #3: "Well I mean they kinda do. That's why we installed that conveyer belt in northern Idaho and everything."
Kevin: "You got me there!"
*Meeting Room door opens*
Kevin: "Well look who it is, our crazy director intern, come in James."…
Whatever you want from a movie, it should at least do what it says on the tin.
With Marvel, most tins are interchangable. Fun, but in essence the same tin with a different label.
The first Guardians was a completely different tin.
Many will say that the second is that same tin done over again.
And they'd be right.
That's why it's so bloody brilliant.
Like some bizarre Star Wars/Barbarella love child, Gunn's creation is an absurd rainbow with a…
Wasn't expecting this to be as much of an emotionally draining experience as "Colossal" but here we are.
After a bit of a rough patch in my personal life in the last two weeks, this was exactly what I needed; a good old fashioned piece of Sci-Fi Adventure, with an incredible soundtrack, great characters (both old and new), and plenty of hilarious moments.
If Gunn was aiming for "Star Wars"/80s Sci-Fi with his previous installment, then he's retroactively taken…
Beauty lies in simplcity, as they say, and it couldn't be truer for this incredibly well handled coming of age teen drama. With a smart, well written script, an amazing performance by Steinfeld (this girl has immense potential, she might do wonders in future) and a crackling, very likeable chemistry between her and Woody Harrelson (who as always, is just one of the coolest guys around), "The Edge Of Seventeen" has brought a whole new level of dignity to the…
Yeah, the movie's bad. Of course it is.
I can't however, seem to want to hate it completely because of how much I had enjoyed the other xXx movies back in the day (I was a kid, I lived for this shit). Kudos to Vin Diesel, seriously...not for the film itself (or any damn film of his) but the fact that THIS GUY has enthralled young teens for such a long time. There was my generation, and now that we're…
Why have people forgotten about this movie?
It wasn't as successful as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, granted, but it wasn't a total bomb either. Actually, forget about box-office results. This movie had darker overtones compared to the more "commercially appropriate" Nicholas Stoller flicks like Neighbours or Sarah Marshall, - hence the contrast in public approval/popularity I suppose, but it was such a wickedly funny ride filled to brim with all sorts of feels. It was a smirking tribute to the whims…