"Delivery Man" tells the story of a man who used to be a sperm donor, ply to find in the future that he has birthed over 533 children over the years. Of those 533, 142 of them wish to know the identity of their biological father. With many heartfelt moments and some solid comedy, this is a film that I will have no problem rewatching in the future, but with someone else. It is a very well-made film for what it is, but it does lack a little in it's script, which felt all little off. Vince Vaughn actually seems to be into this role more than his others, as he does not have as many witty remarks. I definitely recommend the film to suckers of the dramedy genre. I really enjoyed it!
Although it does suffer from a bit of unoriginality throughout it's villainous plots, "Rio 2" boasts from a great voice cast and stunning visuals (but that is nothing short of expected from Dreamworks at this point). I enjoyed this film a lot, as the same characters return and it's emotional peaks still remain. This sequel is definitely more child-oriented than the first film, due to it's dumbed down humour and by-the-numbers story arches. When it get's fun, it's really fun though and kids of all ages will enjoy it, and parents may even get a kick at some of the childish humour, because I know I did. "Rio 2" is nothing too special, and it is nothing compared to it's predecessor, but it is a fun kids adventure filled with lessons and heart. Not a must see in theatres, but a "must watch eventually" for kids.
Sweet and innocent all around, "Rio" is the type of kids film that usually only comes around once or twice a year, and is both equally for children, teenagers, and adults alike. Although the feel of the picture is very childish, but the heart and motives behind each character, whether or not it is an animal or human, feels very genuine. The story follows one of the two last Blu Birds in the country, and they must be united to birth new life into their species. Many lessons will be learnt for kids and many emotional moments and adult humour will be shared for adults. It's not groundbreaking animation, but it is beautiful to look at as always, and it's a very fun film to boot. I will remember this short a sweet story for years to come, and recommend it to families of all ages. "Rio" is a lot of fun!
Arguably the best Marvel film to date, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" really just takes everything you love about superhero films and meshes it together with every great thriller/action film ever made, and it makes for a fantastic time at the movies. With some great twists, and things you may or may not have seen coming that still come off as very effective. As always, Chris Evans plays his role perfectly, but Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johannsen get a lot of screen time as well and they do their characters justice. Anthony Mackie, a newcomer to the Marvel Universe, is a very likeable character and I cannot wait to see more of him in the future. Pulling from many aspects of the first film while still acknowledging the Avengers, this is one of the strongest stories that almost holds up on it's own. They are leaving so many options open for the future of this Universe and I cannot wait to see the directions they take. I had a blast watching this film, and really, aside from a few minor complaints, it's perfect for what it is.
In a summer filled with super heroes and sequels, there are a few movies that shine bright, and although it is not perfect, Captain America is among the top of the summer flicks so far. With an astonishing look into the 40's, director Joe Johnson really captures the atmosphere to perfection, along with most of the dialogue and costumes. This tells the story of an unlikely man who is too scronny and weak to be a recruit in the army, but as Stark Industries decides to test it's new invention on him, he is the first of a new breed of "super-soldier." He then becomes famous around the world as he gains the name "Captain America," on television and performing live for audiences; However, his fame ends when he takes it upon him self to leave camp and begin the war on his own. All hell breaks loose and the film becomes awesome. There really isn't a part of this film that I can refer to as brilliant filmmaking in any sense, but the fact that they capture the vision of Captain America, the action sequences and the acting so well, can speak for itself. Although, it does seem to jump from event to event too quickly and leaves you wondering if there should be something that's missing, I still had a great time watching this film. Marvel hit the slumps at the beginning of the summer, but it is now back on it's feet. Captain America: The First Avenger is pure popcorn greatness.