"This is one of the best films of the year. It's also one of the best mystery films I remember seeing. My daughter solved it about midway through. She just wasn't sure how she'd solved it until Johnson let us all see. "
"After four Avengers films, they've finally made the perfect one. There's but one overly gratuitous moment for me. It easily washes out, though, when the rest of the film feels so comfortable, so tense and anything but inevitable."
#avengers #infinitywar You know what you're getting when you walk in to the theater. This is less a (spoiler free) review than a complaint about the inevitability of it all. Still, the only way you can be disappointed is if you know how meaningless it all is...or if you think they're never making another movie.
The story surges ahead and it really is quite centered, despite the number of characters involved. The premise is a simple one, yet the questions it asks are profound. It really extends on the premise on how we want to be governed. Do we want to fulfill our own destiny, or do we want to push that responsibility to the side in wait of the judgement of others who may or may not be wiser.
Avengers: Age of Ultron - 2015 Written and Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson Tony Stark / Iron Man (facing fire of the enemy) Guys, wait. We gotta talk this through. (after incapacitating all of them with leg shots) It … Continue reading Avengers: Age of Ultron (****1/2) too much good to be bad
Snowpiercer - 2013 Director Boon Joon-Ho Starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris Screenplay Joon-Ho and Kelly Masterson An inadvertent addition to the growing trend of movies going straight to video on demand, Boon Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer, along with Mike James' Roger Ebert opus, Life Itself have forever changed my mind on the value … Continue reading Snowpiercer gets to the heart of the matter
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 2014 Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson Screenplay by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Watching Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a special kind of thrill. In the small town of Seaside Oregon, Grouchnapper and I walked into a box theater which had less … Continue reading Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The enemy is not us
The Iceman - 2013 Director Ariel Vroman Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Rider, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, James Franco, David Schwimmer, Stephen Dorff, Erin Cummings, Robert Davi Screenplay by Vroman and Morgan Land No one can economize a performance like Michael Shannon. His countenance is always sober, but seething underneath. His performance in Man of Steel was a thankless … Continue reading The Iceman just wants to be a landlord
What's Your Number? - 2011 Directed by Mark Mylod Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Joel McHale, Zachary Quinto, Martin Freeman, Andy Samberg, Anthony Mackie, Blythe Danner, Ed Begley, Jr., Ari Graynor, Written by Gabrielle Allen, Jennifer Crittenden Anna Faris has the unique ability to look beautiful and hilarious at the same time. Kind of like a … Continue reading What’s Your Number? Let’s go with ***
When Captain America: The First Avenger is released July 22, 2012, it will mark the last movie to be released ramping up to the May 4, 2012 arrival of the first superhero team movie, The Avengers. At this point, everyone is aware of the team that has been assembled: Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews The Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers Movies) Phase One