You know what you're going to get. And you get it.
They swap places. It's amusing and sometimes quite funny to see them get in the situations of the other character.
And then there are poo jokes. Fart jokes. And babies nearly dying jokes.
The comedy is sometimes to over the top that it just becomes stupid and unrelatable, and the tone zig-zags from happy to zany to plain stupid.
I didn't hate watching it, but I was definitely aware that it wasn't very good. The performances are fine, but no-one is giving their 'A' game. it feels driven by a committee, but it happens and you chuckle a few times at the premise, and it was better than Killers.
So yes. It's fluffy. But it made me laugh a few times.
A messy movie but nonetheless a fun movie. A really fun movie as well.
At 2 hours 21 minutes, this film is too long, and in the middle constantly goes in different directions like it has got lost in a maze of mirrors. Or something along those lines... You get the picture. The film's convoluted, but it is always fun, as the characters and direction keep you interested.
Whether it be with an action set piece, or some funny interplay between Curtis and Schwarzenegger, it never ceases to entertain. It does cease to tell it's story at times, or struggles to get the premise of the movie out. With all the explosions and comedy moments, it sometimes tiptoed around the plot to get a 'wet yourself' gag in.
Seriously what was the point of that character. There must have been an easier and quicker way of solving that issue and getting her involved in the story. You'll understand when, or if, you've seen it.
It's bloated, but I did enjoy the buffet dinner that I was served. The jet sequence really holds up, and seeing Schwarzenegger banging Dobermans together did make me laugh. Action scenes with horses and motorbikes chasing through hotels was fun, and the film moved pretty quickly.
It's fluffy, silly but ultimately a lot of fun. Even though it takes a hell of a long time to reach the final hurdle.
Lovely. Another example of a simple story being told perfectly. I was going to give this a lower score, but it actually does nothing wrong, and the more I thought about it. The more I loved it.
Judi Dench is brilliant here as the wholly likable, but utterly heartbreaking Philomena who loses her son at a young age, and has been trying to find him ever since. Everything feels genuine, and each moment is played with such class that it is impossible to be absorbed by it's loveliness.
The performances are all down played, but with every subtle gesture or expression, it has that little bit more effect on you. The film just clicks, and everything moves smoothly.
There are moments of heartbreak, and there are other moments that will make your heart beam with glee. It's just a lovely film.
Just see it. Don't look up anything. Go in blind, not knowing the story, and it will take you on a great little journey, with quite an amazing story to tell.
An actual space opera. With actual aliens, and different worlds. It's not just about Earth for once.
Iron Man 3 was an enjoyable, fluffy but small superhero film in some respects. This is fluffy, but is epic in scale, with some of the best visuals of the year, at least some of the most imaginative. The design of the realms are so detailed compared to the previous 'Thor' where the world of Asgard almost felt a little small, here it feels enormous and god-like.
Anyway, let's talk about the reason why you would go to see this. Great action. Superheroes at their best. And Loki. Hell yes. Loki. If you like Loki, he is in it just enough that you are craving for more. He really is the stand out by a long shot.
It was also so great to see Thor get a full movie to strut his powers in true form, as the action that takes place is just amazing, and I loved quite a few of the set pieces.
There are a few problems, but none that affect the enjoyment of the film. Christopher Eccleston's Malekith is a very standard villain, and doesn't really bring anything new to the table, but the Dark elves themselves I loved. the design of them was so beautiful to see on the screen. The story structure is of the superhero nature so you see where a lot of it could be going, but I really loved it.
This is the first time I've seen this film, and it was the full version on the Uncut Blu-ray version. Being in the UK, for a long time it wasn't available to see the full version, but luckily I got to see it the way it was meant to be and not something rehashed.
It's scary in the world it builds and does not use jump scares. there are definitely cringe moments in an effective way. Pea Soup being thrown up in peoples places. The classic head spinning or spider walking. It all works.
The atmosphere and performances are what sell it. Everything feels claustrophobic and grey, like there is no end to the nightmare that is unfolding around the characters. The main cause of this is due to the performances given by Ellen Burstyn and Jason Miller who both have their separate story lines that then collide with the central story of the exorcism, and the consequences of their story are what drives the ending of the movie, and what makes everything feel more powerful.
It just works on so many levels, and there is so much imagery here that has been copied and pasted over the years that it was nice to see the original work and the original imagination.