Tag: action

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Posted July 16, 2011

It’s a luxury to make a movie like this because all of the emotional resonance and significance has been created in the prior seven films. The characters are already strong because they’ve

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Posted June 29, 2011

I almost don’t want to say anything nice about it, by virtue of it being Transformers. But there are good things in this movie that can’t entirely be ignored.

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Posted June 28, 2011

I never really felt driven to see this, because I don’t really love Robert Downey Jr. and I’ve kind of been over Jude Law since 2004 (more for cheating on his wife with his nanny than the massive glut of his movies from that year). What I forgot to factor in, however, was that I really like Guy Ritchie!

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

Posted May 25, 2011

Impressive, partly because my expectations were so low. I mean, I read the book and it was awful and the first thing I said was that it should have skipped being a book and been a screenplay

Fast Five

Fast Five

Posted May 18, 2011

I wasn’t a huge fan of the Fast and Furious or 2 Fast 2 Furious. I didn’t even bother to see the two after that. The first was actually pretty decent, but car chases aren’t as much fun for me as hand to hand combat scenes. The best I can say about this one, is that it is at least as good as the first one. And maybe a little bit more

Source Code

Source Code

Posted April 9, 2011

I’ve never been a huge Jake Gyllenhaal fan, but I like him a lot more after seeing Source Code.

The basics were all there for a sci fi/action movie: decent effects, unique concept, dashing leading man. And most of it worked.

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau

Posted March 7, 2011

We need more action romances so it becomes its own genre.

As much as I talk about fun work stuff, I try not to get into the nitty gritty of some of it because, honestly, that can spoil some of the fun of it and also tends to create cynicism. But

Unknown

Unknown

Posted February 19, 2011

Neither thrilling nor suspenseful. Liam Neeson is a great actor, but I wasn’t that invested in watching him stumble his way through the mystery of this film.

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy

Posted December 18, 2010

Mostly Tron: Legacy was awesome. Not great, but kind of awesome.

Let me say first that I never saw the first Tron. It was just never on my radar as a kid and then I had no reason to watch it once I grew up and never

The Tourist

The Tourist

Posted December 12, 2010

The Tourist is a nearly flawless film. Which is not to say it’s the best move I’ve ever seen, or great or wonderful or epic. It simply means there wasn’t anything wrong with it, nothing that