Chris Rock was hilarious as always although I found the beginning to be much funnier than the second half. The first half was topical and political (which I guess plays to my interests). Then it moved into general race based comedy (which is Chris' strong suit) but then it devolved into "Black women do this" "White men do this" which I didn't find particularly insightful.
I guess I just find that his relationship/sex material gets old quickly but overall still very funny. Watch, if only for the first 30 minutes or so.
More of the same, IMO from Frank Miller. That being said it is a different story and the visuals are cool (we don't hold Dreamworks, Pixar, and Disney to the standard of absolutely new animation every time out).
The story is ok. Casting was eh. I like the Spirit but does Samuel Jackson always have to be the yelling crazy guy? Couldn't a lesser known actor accomplished just as much without the stigma? I feel the same way about casting so many well known actresses. They were essentially used as pretty faces and I don't think they helped sell the movie that much so just find some decent, no name, attractive actresses and save yourself the money.
Mickey Rourke puts in a good performance in the Wrestler and I hope this leads to a full comeback and some decent roles for him.
That being said, I think this movie had some room for improvement. It was very much a character piece and I thought Randy the Ram was developed fairly well but a lot of parts in his life seemed disjoint and unexplored.
Most of the first half of the movie I found myself thinking "wow, guys like this would make for a great documentary more than a feature film" then I realized that they made "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" and that was an excellent film.
The acting was actually well done all around and the ending redeemed the movie a little but I can't help but feel this journey was incomplete and unfulfilling.