It is arguably the best Batman story ever written, and to see it so faithfully adapted was very satisfying. (The SWAT team bat ambush scene!! - seen before in Begins) Bryan Cranston breathes new life into Gordon, Year One is as much about the genesis of his character as it is about the Dark Knight. This one is a must-watch.
Wisecracking outcast Spidey > Nerdy, wimpy Spidey. Best bits are all in the trailers. The citywide swinging sequences are well done and Gwen Stacy isn't as whiny and in distress as good ol' Mary Jane Watson. Would be interesting to see if they cover The Night Gwen Stacy Died in the sequel, certainly set up for it.
Mankind's origin story could've been done much more cohesively, but the movie gets points for its grand concept and loses some for leaving a lot open-ended. With many nods to the original Alien film, the movie packs a lot of gripping set pieces that fail to come together and be a true sci-fi masterpiece.
Relentless, violent, brutal chaos. Indonesians kick ass for 90 straight minutes. The most brutal knife fights, hand-to-hand and shootouts and then they breathe for 2 minutes to advance the plot and get right back to it.
Project X isn't for everybody. It's aimed at a very specific demographic who would get a kick out of seeing a midget punch people in the balls and drive a car into a pool. The found footage format feels forced early on and looks odd when they move to party scenes shot on Blackberrys and iPhones. There is no huge life lesson here, the moral of the story seems to be - teenagers are stupid and can piss away their future for their 15 seconds of fame, you just to have to accept them for being sociopaths. Good for a couple of laughs and nothing more.