Friday, April 11, 2014

Big Summer Movies Part 2. (Part 1)

Big summer movies part 1.

So, first up...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

See here, and here.

So, we're right in the middle-guts of phase 2 now.
As opposed to dipping our toes in with Iron Man 3.

  • Now this feels like phase 2. Iron Man 3, Thor 2, those felt like aftermath cleanup flicks.
  • Yep, it truly is Avengers 1.5.
  • Easily a hundred times better than "Captain America: The First Avenger".
  • Actually...a bit better than Avengers. But, only because it can stand on its shoulders.
  • Black Widow has a juicy role in this. You'll love her.
  • A lot for Nick Fury to do this time.
  • I'm...not a fan of Robert Redford, so, I didn't care that he was there. He doesn't suck. I'll give him that. 
  • Without spoiling anything, holy shit, does this leave the Marvel universe in shambles!!
  • I knew all along who Winter Soldier was. I am a comic book geek.
  • And on that score, come on, you should know too, if you remember the first movie well enough.
  • Wow, this takes on the whole NSA creeping fascism of our real life government head on. No pussyfooting there.
  • There was a little kid to my left, and a couple rows back,  that kept making deliberate audible boredom noises during the non-explodey bits. Don't take kids younger than 13. They will be bored. 
  • There was an old couple to my right that kept whispering plot information to each other. What were old farts even doing there?
  • Okay, by now, doesn't everyone know to stay after the credits for a fucking Marvel movie? This was yet another time, where everyone filed out like zombies as soon as the first fade to black. A smattering of people stayed for the first stinger, and then most of those bozos hustled out, it was only me, and three other people who stayed for both stingers. Hey, you paid 8 bucks, watch the whole fucking movie, dipshits. What, you got better places to be? Huh? Got a nail appointment? Got a tax return coming? Sit down, dummy! Keee-rist! Ah, well, I got rid of the annoying oldsters and youngsters.
  • It's long. You may want to plan a lunch. I dashed out the door without having eaten at 11:30, and I had to buy a cereal bar at Bullmoose to keep from passing out. Holy shit. 

So, yeah, overall, age 13 and up, you'll have a blast, 5 year olds, and 60 year olds will be bored snarky assholes.
Leave them at home.

Might just be the best Marvel to date.
"Age Of Ultron", will probably crush it though.
Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans have hinted as much from their reaction to the script.

Up next, Spiderman...or X-Men, whichever comes first.
(Interestingly, those were the only trailers before this flick)


Diacanu said...

And yeah, it's not actually summer, BUT, it was the first warm fucking day of spring.

Diacanu said...

I think I might just squeeze in "Transcendence", and "Lucy", into the mix with these, making it 8 flicks after all.

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