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|Directed by:||Zack Snyder|
|Written by:||David Goyer|
|Cast:||Julia Ormond, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Lennix, Christopher Meloni|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Science-Fiction|
I'm not the biggest fan of Superman, but I never once believed all the criticism about why a Superman movie wouldn't work. Boring? Too powerful? When I was a kid Bruce Timm made cartoon that put both of those criticisms to rest but nobody paid attention...[more]...
|Directed by:||Simon Barrett|
|Written by:||Simon Barrett|
I kind of dug the first VHS. It wasn't great, but it was kind of interesting. I thought the shorts in the original were well paced and creepy. This time around it is kind of a collection of everything I think is kind of wrong with the horror genre, scale up the gore and scale up the jump scares. It seems like I'm one of the few who believe that while a whole lot of others think this is a BIG improvement. Seems more like a lateral move to me. There is definitely more creativity at play here...[more]...
|Directed by:||Bryan Singer|
|Written by:||Darren Lemke|
|Cast:||Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy|
I didn't expect much from this movie, but it was a little better than I thought it would be.
I really like the mythology that Singer built around the fable. I honestly don't know how much was taken from the fable because I probably know the Disney-ish/Saturday Morning Cartoon version. These types always have a darker story on paper.
A decent adventure is brought out of this mythology. It is light-hearted and fun but it still has decent stakes. The humor went to far sometimes. Too slapsticky. It seems a little neutered when it comes to the violence, even for a PG-13 movie. I had to check to see if it was actually PG.
Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor are great fantasy heroes. Hoult as the farmboy forced to action and McGregor as the ever honorable but egotistical knight. I like that they didn't play up a rivalry.
The giants were big cartoons though. Some of them were definitely played for comic relief, but Bill Nighy's two-headed giant was pretty cool.