Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Film Review

This is going to be a short review while I cool down from Hangover Pt II rant. So here come the magical bullet points!

  • Entertaining
  • Too long
  • Stop shoehorning in love stories. Especially 2/3rds into the film
  • Mermaids are hot and deadly but aren’t most chicks?
  • Johnny Depp and Geoffery Rush are incredible here as was Ian McShane because well, Ian McShane is the man!
  • Penelope Cruz is purty
  • So was the mermaid chick
  • I fell asleep during bits of it

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The Hangover Part II Film Review

This review will be short because my hands will fall off if I get on a complete rant. I will state this: The Hangover Part II may not only be the worst film I’ve seen halfway into 2011 but the worst film I’ve seen in the last five to ten years. The sequel that had no setup from the first one proves throughout it is merely a cash grab. Not only does it constantly show you the finger for paying for it, it does so in such a cynical and cruel manner I was actually angry when I left the theater.

The Hangover somehow has a place in a lot of people’s hearts. In truth, I’ve always fel the film was incredibly weak when compared to Todd Phillips’ first major breakthrough film Old School. Was The Hangover funny? Certainly. Yet I cannot consistently laugh at the film like I can with Old School. The first film didn’t do anything to warrant a sequel except earn income…

So here we are America, the movie apparently you all asked for. If you want to know exactly how the film plays out, watch the first film. There is nothing new here except the back drop of Thailand replete with obvious jokes about Bangkok and lady-boys. The film reduces Alan (Zach Galafanakis) to a mentally challenged man-child (the film goes so far as to show his “mind” as a fat child). It’s cruel, it’s stupid, and uninspired. For fuck’s sake the film pretty much ends the exact same damned way as the first.

So congratulations to Todd Phillips and all involved for taking your first film, flipping it over, fucking it, then giving it a middle finger. Yet of course this piece of trash made money so guess what? We get to have The Hangover Part III in a couple years. Fuck Hollywood…

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Thor Film Review

Okay, I am truly failing to update this blog. Shameful, I know. Since 5 people in the world read it and 1000 people spam me, I’m okay with that.. Here we go with another lazy Friday bullet pointed review of Thor.

  • The film is largely a great success. I had deep reservations about how the sometimes goofy character of Thor could fit in with the way Marvel has been presenting their heroes. My concern was the “realism” of The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man would be lost once you introduced a Norse god. Envisioning Asgard as an alien planet was a good call and helped to suspend disbelief
  • Chris Hemsworth was well cast. He did a good job of playing up Thor’s arrogance and lack of control and then his humility
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki was a casting stroke of brilliance. The man plays the cunning and violent weasel really well. It’s definitely encouraging to know he’ll be a part of The Avengers.
  • The film has a great setup for next years The Avengers after the credits roll.
  • Some of the costuming was goofy but given the nature of Thor’s characters it’s to be expected. The film envisions Asgard well enough to make some of the shiny cheesiness dissipate
  • I wish Kat Dennings had more to do in the film then comment on her lost iPod. She is too beautiful and talented to waste like this…
  • The film had good call outs to the other Avengers

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