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Agreed about the film being grittier... It was like the director left the set an hour into the film and someone else just turned it into a boring cliched climax.
The first hour I thought had everything was done right. I especially liked the battle/chase at the funeral, quite suspenseful and the initial opening with the bomb (Actually my favorite scene)
I got bored towards the end and I didn't like the fact wolverine was getting his arse kicked... may not seem it to other people but I wanted him to turn into the warrior everyone kept mentioning about.
It also made me laugh when Logan asks 'Is that all the men you bought?' before the ninjas take him down.
Apparently so Logan...
1 year, 8 months ago on Review: The Wolverine
John Williams was good, no denying. But I think you missed the whole point of this thread. We're in a new time, new technology, new writers, the list goes on... New composer. A new look at superman.
You're entitled to your opinion but I think you should make give the soundtrack another listen. Hans Zimmer nailed it. And as for the 'Love Game,' that will appear in future installments, Man of Steel was about the birth of Superman. No time for love interest. We had enough of that from Bryan Singer.
1 year, 10 months ago on Why Man of Steel is receiving bad reviews and the public loves this Superman
That made me laugh, well said James :)
I hate to complain but that isn't a trailer, thats a clip of a film.
1 year, 10 months ago on World War Z unleashes a NEW trailer ahead of release
Nice review Ryan, looking forward to this even more now! Did you see it in IMAX?
1 year, 10 months ago on Review: Man of Steel redefines the Superman we know
I have not even seen the film but the marketing and the general premise of this just never interested me!
Also call me shallow but I don't like Jaden Smith on the basis hes using his dad to get him in films and showbiz.
On the basis of these two things plus your review, Im going to pass. Interesting read though!
1 year, 10 months ago on Review: After Earth
And to answer your question... Karl Urban. After Dredd, I think he can pull any tough guy role. Thats the only person that springs to mind...
1 year, 11 months ago on Is it time for a new Wolverine?
'All I can see is that uncomfortable facial expression.' What exactly is that suppose to mean?
Pretty sure hes taking orders from a crew member behind the camera and listening to them?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Thats all I can say to this. We know that Jackman can bring Wolverine to the screen so why change it until theres a good reason.
Thats what I meant about the hardcore comic book fans disliking it as oppose to a normal movie fan like myself enjoying it for what it is. Comic book fans and diehard Iron Man fans automatically got a higher expectations, wanting it to stay true to the comics whereas myself and other people who go to watch a film just enjoy it for what it is.
And of course there is nothing wrong with Comic Book fans hating it and normal movie goers enjoying it! Down to opinion! But thats what Ive noticed with the film and peoples opinions about Iron Man 3
And before anyone says it, Im not always impressed with CGI explosions and Michael Bay ALL the time, I do like a good story too. I liked the pacing of Iron Man 3 which is why I think I preferred it to the first two.
But I do totally agree with you about AC/DC! Whats that all about? Not even in the credits! I do blame Shane Black for that. They could of replaced the song at the start during the party opening sequence! Instead of Eiffel 95, aha.
And again with War Machine... (lets pretend they didn't change the name), didn't bother me! But I can honestly feel your pain and other fans pain with this
And JamesM, although I accept your opinion, I do think comparing it to Batman And Robin was a tad bit harsh, I don't ever remember seeing Iron Mans nipples through his suit either!
1 year, 11 months ago on Iron Man 3 Mega Review
*Balance, my bad.
I'm going to put my hand up and say I thought this was the best out of the three... Sorry guys.
And I do get why some people despise it... the Mandarin plot etc, was indeed wasted and was a let down to many. I didn't really effect my viewing pleasure in the sense I actually enjoyed seeing Guy Pearces bad guy character alot but I'm not a hardcore comic book fan. Thats the problem in the sense that I walk in with more of an open mind because I'm NOT familar to the comic book storylines whereas alot of you guys (Im guessing) do know about the Mandarin and Extremis storyline in the comic book.
For me, I saw it at IMAX, enjoyed the action scenes (The Air Force One rescue was immense in IMAX) and the humour too. I just enjoyed it!
I do have to disagree with some of the comments about there not being enough of Iron Man. There does need to be a balance between Tony Stark and Iron Man, human characters need to be bought in. I thought the balandce was well done compared to Iron Man 2 for example? That was too much of Tony Stark talking and nothing going on plot wise. The balance of action and dialogue was well done.
I also thought that the trailers didn't give alot away in terms of the action, did anybody else think that?
Overall I would give this 7/10. I enjoyed it. Im sorry to hear alot of people didnt!
Are you suggesting that Anthony has mislead you into thinking this was a trailer?
Or are you merely stating this isn't a trailer just incase there was some doubt in our minds?
There is no mention of this being a trailer.
2 years ago on The Hobbit cast discusses the contrasting darkness of “The Desolation of Smaug”
Everytime I hear directors, producers etc say this crap, it actually makes me think it will be crap because they feel the need to say it?
We don't need to know this! Its like a desperate attempt to make us feel like the film makers have got everything under control. Just make the damn film.
Take for example, director Mark Steven Johnson speaking about Ghost Rider just before its release, re-assuring fans it will be awesome. It was shit. Utter shit.
I understand publicity etc, hyping up a film is good for the marketing but it doesnt always work. Sometimes it actually makes people look stupid (like the example above). District 9 had very little publicity, obviously had a fairly good marketing campaign but was kept under secrecy and turned out to be a good film and still did well. Yet Peter Jackson wasn't doing press statements etc all the time?
Its not always needed and Im beginning to think its pretty pointless releasing statements like the one above. Also, whos cares about the disagreement, just concentrate on making the film! And making it good! Just my opinion of course.
2 years, 1 month ago on Kevin Eastman says the next Ninja Turtles film will be awesome
What makes you think Fast 7 will be set after Tokyo Drift? Thats what you're implying right?
That Han Dies in Fast 6 and then you said about the both the crews meeting up in Fast 7 to avenge his death?
The only thing clue to imply that is Dom's cameo at the end of Tokyo Drift to suggest hes back with the crew? But thats it! Unless Ive missed the point with this post? I didnt really think this was spolier material either, that was all speculation and your ideas?
I always thought that Tokyo Drift will just be the last film.
2 years, 2 months ago on Why Fast & Furious 7 is going to kick ass, MASSIVE SPOILERS within.
My apologies, really should proof-read!
2 years, 3 months ago on 2012 ReCap: Big Studios Delivered As Smaller Studios Failed
Although I havn't seen many of the more 'though-provoking' films such as Argo or Life Of Pi. I generally felt the blockbuster films you mentioned have improved in quality in every aspect such as story telling and even special effects.
Compared to last year, which if I recall, was pretty dire (Pirates 4, Smurfs, Green Latern etc), this year was alot better and I do think your conlusion that studios are putting more thought into it and not just splashing the cash is correct. Even that or we were just lucky this year. Lets hope it wasn't