It’s summer time, and for me that means time with friends, family, completing my “honey-do” list, and movies. Smoovies one might say. I consider myself a movie nerd. Not in the way that I know every actor/actress or enjoy analyzing deep, layered films, but rather in the way that I enjoy watching movie upon movie upon movie for the entertainment purpose. My brief reviews will be based on how entertaining the film was for me… I hope you enjoy what I have to say about the film’s I’ve enjoyed!
Iron Man 3– The third part of the Iron Man film was very, very fun. Explosions, Tony Stark one liners, great character development, and a surprising twist included. The thing it lacked was believability. A superhuman villain that was hard to believe. There were parts where the good guys should have been able to do more, but to make the movie more interesting they made our heroes tasks more challenging to attempt to enhance the film (which made the film more hard to believe as well). Believability aside, as it is a superhero film, the movie was a step in the right direction overall for the Iron Man franchise, and even a good followup to last summer’s “The Avengers”
Star Trek: Into Darkness– Again, another super entertaining film with many, many explosions. If you’re a Trekkie at heart I hope this “remodel” of the series suits you, because it is an incredible interpretation of the Star Trek story. The brotherhood and loyalty aspect between Captain Kirk and Spock is taken to a deeper level. The enemy of the film is given a great role and truly has a sinister demeanor. Also, when a film can make me believe the characters are actually on a ship in space getting attacked and flying around, it’s a huge plus.
Now You See Me– This movie’s tag line is “in a summer of sequels there’s one movie that is original, unique, with surprises like nothing you’ve ever seen before” , and it is very true. This movie stands strong in that it is very unique and original. It contains many twists, and like real magic tricks, it captures the audience’s attention from start to finish. The movie kept me guessing until the very end. Some may say it’s predictable, but no matter what the movie is fun, entertaining, and magical. If you were to mesh “The Tourist” and “National Treasure”, you’d come up with a movie not really similar to “Now You See Me”, but somewhat reminiscent due to the fun, lighthearted nature that keeps you guessing. It really is difficult to describe this movie… but that’s a good thing.
Fast and Furious 6– This movie… just kidding. I’m not ever going to see this. Nothing about stealing/racing/flipping cars, tanks versus cars, cars versus planes, etcetera interests me. But whatever floats your boat…
Overall I have enjoyed what this summer has offered so far. We haven’t received anything near the realm of “The Dark Knight” or Rises, the “Harry Potter” movies, or “The Avengers” but Hollywood is still keeping us in the theater. Here are a few more flicks I’m interested in for the second half of the summer of 2013:
- Pacific Rim- What’s not to love about giant robots fighting giant monsters???
- The Heat- Sum it up in two words? Lady hilarity. I’ll see it.
- Monsters University- I never saw “Monsters Inc.”, but this clever idea of them in college has me intrigued.
- World War Z- Mark me down to see any big budget zombie movie.
- Despicable Me 2- Those little minions are adorable.
- The Lone Ranger- I love Johnny Depp in those outlandish roles.
- Elysium- I highly enjoyed “District 9”, and the directors of it are teaming up to make “Elysium”. Ummm, yes please!
Thanks for reading!