Two sci-fi/fantasy movies came out this week, though one is clearly better than the other. Which one will you see?
I really wanted this to be better. As it is, it's still a fun movie, and definitely worth the cost of admission. It could have been so much more though. Are you going to see "John Carter" this weekend? Or if you already have, what did you think?
The Avengers is out in the United States this weekend, and it's everything you'd want out of a superhero movie. Best of all, you finally get to see Nick Fury in action. Just don't see it in 3D if you can avoid it. As a post-production conversion, it adds absolutely nothing to the movie.
Do stay all the way through the credits, though. The scene in the middle of the credits is your typical Marvel teaser for the next movie, but the one all the way at the end (filmed after the premiere) is really something special.
While the script has some problems, Prometheus more than makes up for them with brilliant acting, beautiful direction and extraordinarily tense and terrifying moments. Even the 3D worked perfectly and was never distracting or disorienting. As someone who is generally tired of 3D, it's nice to see a movie come along that does it well.
Will you see Prometheus this weekend? Or do you live in Europe and have already seen it? Either way, tell us what you think.
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While Battleship isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, it's still awful. And long. Really long. I guess if you're really looking for an action movie and are sick of The Avengers, Battleship might satisfy you for a little while. Even then, I'd recommend staying home and renting something.
But this is just one large cat's opinion. Will you see Battleship? If you do, tell us what you think.
Despite some flaws, The Dark Knight Rises is still a great movie and a satisfying end to the series. Best of all, it isn't in 3D! Some scenes were shot in IMAX though, so if you have the opportunity, it is definitely worth seeing the movie that way.
Be sure to tell us what you think of the movie!
The Amazing Spider-Man actually turned out much better than I thought it was going to be. If it hadn't been for that terribly long, drawn out ending, it probably would have gotten a higher rating. The way the quality of the writing changed so frequently throughout the film was weird though. It's like they had two teams of writers. One that was interested in developing characters and telling a good story, and one that had to be told the paper was for writing on, not eating.
Still, it is fairly enjoyable, though completely unnecessary and forgettable.
Will you see The Amazing Spider-Man? If you do, be sure to tell us what you think.
This one was hard to rate. Men in Black 3 has problems, and is by no means a great movie, but I couldn't call it "meh" after enjoying it as much as I did. It has the same kind of charm that the first Men in Black did even if it's not as good. Also, the 3D is actually pretty good for a post-conversion. I still didn't think it was worth the $18 ticket, but if you're really into 3D movies, this one has some nice effects.
This is just one cat's opinion. If you end up seeing Men in Black 3 this weekend, tell us what you think.