Monday, October 21, 2013
The Heat is the story of a cocky, tightly wound FBI agent played by Sandra Bullock who partners up with her complete opposite – a foul-mouthed, inner city Boston cop played by Melissa McCarthy – to bring down a drug smuggling ring. It’s a comedy, so don’t be expecting anything too serious with this one. Melissa McCarthy was pretty funny and I almost always like Sandra Bullock - I thought they made a good team once they both let their guards down and worked together. There was a LOT of language - F-bombs almost every other word - literally! There were also some really funny scenes, though, too. It was TOTALLY unrealistic and ridiculous in a lot of ways. Depending on what mood you're in, it was also VERY rude, crude, obnoxious and not a classic movie by any means. I must have been in the mood for that, because I did enjoy it! Doesn't really feel like I should have, but you need a movie like that sometimes that isn't just completely all around stupid, and walks the line right on the edge of being that way, but not quite!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Posted by Christy
Iron Man 3 is full of over-the-top explosive action and storylines. Robert Downey Jr., is back as Tony Stark – and he’s having a little trouble dealing with life. Last time we saw Tony, he was saving the world from aliens in the Avengers movie. Since then, he’s been trying to come to terms with his humanity and the ultimate question, does the suit make the man or the man make the suit? In this movie, we see Tony grappling with who he is in the way of being Iron Man and exactly what is important in his life. With that being said, Iron Man doesn’t take a back seat to anyone. Tony’s life is on the line when a terrorist by the name of "The Mandarin," played by Ben Kingsley, goes on a murderous rampage and Tony is in his cross hairs. But all is not what it seems and the person you expect to be the true villain is there in all this twisted glory. Some people didn’t like the storyline and to a point, (2 hours and 11 minutes) it was a little much at times but that didn’t take away from the fact that Robert Downey Jr., is a great Iron Man and that he does make the suit. The ending of the movie leaves you hanging as Tony decides about his future and all I can hope for is that Iron Man returns for many more adventures.
I'm not a huge “superhero” guy, but I love Iron Man! He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s sarcastic, he’s HUMAN – even though he’s Iron Man once he gets one of his suits on – he never loses that human element. I liked this movie, but I think the main reason is because it was about Iron Man, not because it was a great movie with a wonderful plot. I know there’s only so much they can do, especially with it being a comic book character, but it almost felt “fake” with their story this time – which was the point, I guess. The first Iron Man movie just blew me away and this was nowhere near doing that for me, even though it was still entertaining and fun to watch. If you like Iron Man, you shouldn’t be disappointed, but just don’t be expecting quite the “feel” of the first movies, either.