You wanted him to punch people? You got it. There's plenty of action (a little too much in fact) in the new humorless installment of Superman. So that's not the problem. The cast is all very capable as well. Cavill does in fact make for a great Last Son of Krypton. The music is phenomenal, the special effects amazing. At the end of the day, there are many amazing and wonderful things about this new Superman. The problem? It's so serious and dark (I guess we would say) that any of the light and plucky humor of the Superman I personally love is gone. There is no Lois and Clark banter, no angry Perry White screams, no "how do they not know it's him" quick changes. This is a very different Man of Steel, setting up it's own mythology and character interaction. And honestly in the long-term that may work out just fine. By the end of this first film all the pieces are in place for a franchise I would want to watch more of. But for a first installment, as a stand-alone feature, Man of Steel was just Good for me. I'll still buy it. I'll still be waiting with baited breath for #2. But if I'm being honest, I wanted and expected more.
This Is the End has a lot of funny moments, namely due to a cast full of people I tend to enjoy. But unfortunately, it's when the movie tries to work in plot and meaning that it tends to lose it's steam. If you like the cast, it's definitely worth a viewing, but I doubt This will End up in my blu-ray collection...
Ugh. The incredibly over-the-top editing style makes it's point in the first five minutes, then becomes painful to sit through as you beg for the movie to develop a plot. If you take out all of the repeated lines and quick-cut montages, the script must be 20 pages long. It is interesting to watch James Franco do something completely different. And if you were showing up just for the T&A of the young leads, there is certainly plenty of that for you. But ultimately Spring Breakers, much like Spring Break itself, made me feel old and cranky.
Snitch isn't bad. It's a little boring in parts and feels like it should have been an action movie and not a drama. But The Rock's acting is solid and you do want to see how everything plays out. Not a horrible way to spend a couple hours at a discount theater.
Fast Five is another solid installment in a franchise that I would never have expected to become reliable. It's fun, it's exciting, and I actually care about ridiculously over-the-top characters. Yeah, it's flawed...but you can tell that evefrybody knowsexactly what movie they're making and they make it very well. Can't wait for 7 : )