Posts Tagged ‘superhero’
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2009 10:56 Written by walter Tuesday, 17 March 2009 10:25
Mostly guys showed up for last Sunday’s SMEx event at Ringen Cinema, which did not fail to impress with comfy seats, excellent sound and image quality. Watchmen is another cartoon-turned-movie, based on the comic book by Alan Moore and directed by Zack Snyder (who gave us “300“). It starts out in an alternate version of New York in the 1980′s where Nixon is still president, the cold war between the U.S. and Soviet is about to turn into a nuclear holocaust and superhero’s heydays are a thing of the past.
The barbaric and not-so-funny “Comedian” aka. Edward Blake is brutally murdered in his apartment. His murder is investigated by another masked vigilante, Rorschach, who suspects someone has started killing off superheroes. We follow him on his quest for the thruth and are introduced to a bunch of his “ex-superhero-friends”, including Silk Spectre II (played by the sexy Swede Malin Åkerman) and her blue, nude friend Dr. Manhatten.
Too avoid spooiling too much of the story I’ll stop now and start to sum it up; the movie might feel a bit long at certain points when certain figures gets a bit too talkative, but the runtime is actually 2 hours and 40 minutes. One thing I didn’t really get was why they made such a big point of who’s who’s daddy, but other than that I would say Watchmen is a very graphic, dark, violent, superhero movie with great special effects and a tad too much blue penis.
Hoff says: “I am not a comic-book villain”
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 07:36 Written by Jeremy Monday, 21 July 2008 10:59
It was my first SMEx and the weather was horrible, though i didn’t let it dampen my spirits. We met up in Billabong before hand for the pre-movie beer. There was an unhealthy amount of guys with umbrellas but i decided to let that one pass.
In Hancock, Will Smith plays a lazy-drunk-bum who is lucky enough to have superhero powers. Its a pretty interesting concept and had a lot of scope for good superhero related comedy. The movie doesn’t disappoint, with some great laughs in the first half of the movie and a pretty decent performance from Will Smith.
Unfortunatly this is where it started to go downhill, the second half of the movie took itself far to seriously and broke the formula which worked so well in the first half. Don’t get me wrong, i still enjoyed the movie, i just think i would have enjoyed an entire movie of drunken superhero laughs more.
Technically Hancock has everything, some great laughs, a very attractive lady, decent action scenes, some drama, suspense and a couple of interesting twists. Maybe it was trying too hard to include everything.
Still if you have an evening to spare, there are enough laughs in this movie to make up for its inconsistant genre.
Hoff says: “Too bad I couldn\'t fly away when I was drunk”
Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2008 08:01 Written by manooh Monday, 5 May 2008 01:22
If nothing else, this movie was a 180 degree turnaround form what we had last week – both in the number of people attending as in the type of movie. From the negative record of 5 people attending to the positive record of 11. From an emotional (may read: slow) movie to a heroic one filled with special effects. To be honest: I wasn’t too excited about the movie choice beforehand. Yet another super-hero movie – been there, done that. But I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised about how it turned out.
The plot is quite simple: an incredibly rich former wunderkind guy, who owns a weapons company, changes his mind after he learned the hard way about the effects of his technology. From then on, he tries to use his intelligence/technology for the good, using a super-power suit of armor.
It’s a lot of cliches in there, a lot of black-and-white; and I don’t quite understand why such an intelligent guy doesn’t see much earlier what’s wrong with producing weapons. But in contrast to other superhero movies, Tony Stark isn’t supernatural or changes to something non-human. No, he just wears different clothes. And Robert DJ did an awesome job playing Tony, he really stood out for me. Other than that, the movie had quite a few funny moments, and even some pleasant surprises.
Things I don’t understand:
- why wasn’t Pepper more scared in some situations?
- why do people leave before the final credits?
- and above all: why do user interfaces in movies have to make these bling bling sounds all the time?
Hoff says: “Tony Stark is almost as popular with the ladies as The Hoff ;)”