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Sunday Mega Media Review

06-22-2008 5,834 views Movies 12 Comments

I've been meaning to post a few quick reviews and as I've got nothing to do until I board my plane, I thought I'd take the time and share some.

The Incredible Hulk - I saw this last night with some friends at CFUNITED. While not as good as Iron Man, it was pretty darn good. Yes - the CGI is very fake looking. There is no way you are going to make a 1-ton green monster look real. But - Edward Norton did a great job, the story was well done, and I loved the nods to the old show. Oh - and I won't ruin the spoiler, but the entire movie was made cooler by one line uttered by the Hulk. We should also give credit to the movie company behind Iron Man for letting their actor appear in another company's movie. Both may be Marvel properties, but still, that was pretty cool.

Sex and City - Ok, so this is trash, but I enjoyed the series when it was on TV. The movie was way too long, but if you liked the series, then this simply adds a few more episodes to the run. I'd probably just rent it from Netflix or Blockbuster though.

Kung Fu Panda - Jack Black is the king. This is one of the best kid movies I've seen in a while. I thought the animation style was done well.

The Happening - Absolute, 100%, trash. I've given up on Night. Completely. I've seen better acting in high school. I'd rather push rusty, dull, smelly nails through my eyes, backwards, than watch this film again.

The Invasion - An older one - but I just saw it. Meh. Nicole Kidman is nice to look at, but outside of that, this is just one more remake.

12 Comments

  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:12 AM
    Not sure if you're aware of this, but Marvel is the company behind all the movies now. In the past, movie companies would go to Marvel to license the properties. Iron Man was Marvel's first attempting at being totally in control. And every movie since then has been Marvel (The Hulk, the forthcoming Thor, Nick Fury, etc). Once all the solo chars are introduced, the Avengers movie will be coming out.

    Marvel has really stepped up now. You can tell.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:14 AM
    Which explains why Marvel is redoing the Punisher, yet... again. :| I'm not sure I want Titus Pullo from Rome being the Punisher, but I'm sure he'll do an awesome job.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:18 AM
    Oh I know it's all Marvel, but it is different production companies, right?
  • Brian #
    Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:20 AM
    Is the Happening really that bad? Are you not a big M. Night fan to begin with? Did you not like his other movies?

    He seems to be a loved it/hated it filmmaker for many people.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:20 AM
    @Brian - I enjoyed all his movies until Lady in the Water.
  • Brian #
    Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:42 AM
    Lady in the Water wasn't one of my favorites either. I liked it a lot more after I saw the back story on it. The whole thing grew out of bed time stories that he would tell his kids. I thought that was pretty cool. My kids really like the movie.

    The Happening might not be happening until DVD for me. If it's that bad, there's no reason to waste a baby sitter and a date night on a 'rusty nail in the eye' movie.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 8:44 AM
    @Raymond: No, Marvel is producing everything from now on. They are the creator, studio, etc.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 10:54 AM
    Warning, this may possibly be a spoiler, though I don't think so:

    Now that Marvel is doing everything my understanding is:

    2 Movies a year introducing their heroes and after 3 years, a Marvel Alliance movie with all of them in it.

    So we should see introductions here and there in each movie to set up the tone.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 12:17 PM
    I remember watching Invasion of the body snatchers (the 78 version) as a kid. Think it was on ABC's Sunday night movies - right after That's Incredible.

    On Night - you may already know about this site but boxofficemojo.com has gross totals for everything you want to compare:

    http://boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Direct...

    I couldn't believe how bad the acting was - marky mark took a few steps back on this one.
  • Commented on 06-22-2008 at 2:48 PM
    I agree Ray, Kung Fu Panda was excellent. It's a nice light hearted movie for the end of the week.
  • shag #
    Commented on 06-22-2008 at 10:39 PM
    i'd be interested in knowing how you get the nail in your eye head first if you're thinking of watching the film again and decide to do the nail thing instead. i assume you're not talking a standard 16 penny nail, but perhaps a finishing nail that is virtually headless.

    btw... what would you use to oxidize your nail that caused it to smell? i've never known of a rusted nail to be smelly.
  • Commented on 06-23-2008 at 6:34 AM
    I am looking forward to Kung Fu Panda. I love Jack Black, but I don't always love the stuff he does... I still wince when someone mentioned El Nacho Libre :) He seems like he would be great for Animation in the way that Robin Williams was perfect for Aladin. Hopefully I can get to it this weekend.

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