Saw Captain America tonight. A1. Close to Iron Man as the best Marvel movie I've seen (haven't seen Thor). I liked it that they didn't go down the nice-guy-gets-power-mad route. Good villain, good support from Tommy Lee Jones, Toby Jones (who, when you think about it, actually looks like a comic book character) and others. A little gee-whiz, but that fit the character well.
I agree and I read that the director said something about the Nazis being too scary to make a comic book movie with them in it?
That is who CAP battled. They made it look like it was the 40's but in a parallel universe type of way.
I read how these guys he fought with were The Invaders. The Invaders I remember were Sub Mariner, The Original Human Torch (Lab experiment) ...Union Jack. I had the first 15 issue sof that when it came out in the late 70's.
I think there's some reluctance to use the Nazis in a 'comic book' way these days. Spielberg's even said that he regrets the way he used them in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Says it takes away from the seriousness of the evil they committed.
Saw "Cowboys & Aliens". Really enjoyed it. The perfect blend of western, alien invasion sci-fi, and redemption story. Just the right blend of story, "campy-ness", special effects, action and humor. Really enjoyed the cast, and Harrison Ford seemed to enjoy the role. Plus, how do you not like a film with James Bond and Han Solo in it?
2013 Record at games attended: 0-1
the excellent, excellent 2010 cannes grand prix winner, "of gods and men", historical drama of trappist monks in the mountains of algeria taken captive by islamic fundamentalists. beautifully made. thought and spirit provoking. did i mention it was excellent?
Saw "Cowboys and Aliens" last night. Loved it.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Cowboys and Aliens is either going to be supremely awesome or a complete disaster. There is never any in-between with this kind of movie. And I so hope it falls in the supremely awesome category when I go see it.
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2014 Reds record when I'm attending:2014 Dragons record when I'm attending:
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
Captain America. I really enjoyed it until the last 2 minutes. I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it, but for those have, I feel the movie could have ended 2 minutes earlier than it did. I get why they did it how they did it, I just didn't like it.
I saw "Cowboys and Aliens" last night and enjoyed it.
Hall Pass.... its pretty funny. 8/10