First, you can't call something a "rip-off" when it was made by the same person to begin with. You are basically saying, "Guy Ritchie copied his own style in this movie. It feels like a rip off, although it is made by the same person." You know how stupid that sounds.
Second, aren't you the same dipsh*t who has been ranting and raving about the Avengers. The f*ckin Avengers. Really. That is like the worst superhero movie I have seen since the first hulk. Acting sucks, plot sucks, the superheroes have absolutley no chemistry; and it doesn't make sense to have all of them in the same universe at one time. If they were in different parts of the US all this time, wouldn't they have heard of one another by then. Nothing makes sense in this movie. The CGI isn't even that great because it has been done and seen before. Some fans are raving about how Hulk looks a bit shinier. Whoopti f*ckin doo. Still looks like the same pile of green sh*t to me. And don't get me started on that Hawkeye guy. It's like wow we can't even think about another superhero, so let's get some random guy to hold a bow and arrow because, y'know, that sh*t is cool and it reminds me of Robin Hood. But let's change the name up and call him Hawkeye, get it, he has eyes like a Hawk. Let's also throw in Scarlett. I don't know who to cast her. I know. Let's make up a catwomen rip-off so she can be in those tight leather pants. Lame.
What a waste of time. The movie tries too hard to be like 300, meaning, there are no fewer than 100 different scenes of gay sexual innuendos in it. In one scene, the main hero gets completely naked to fight a monster because apparently "the monster does not have a shield, so neither should he." Then there's the guy from silence of the lambs. He's all like "my meat is the best in the world, ppl from all over come here to taste my meat." He's in his robe saying this and you can almost see his crotch, so you're left wondering if he's talking about the pig they're roasting or his package. In another scene Angelina is completely naked but you can't see anything. The first thing that comes to my mind is "maybe Brad don't like his woman naked," but seriously, she's like the biggest slut in hollywood who kisses her brother, so I think it's the gay director who's not willing to give her a money shot. I would of at least given it a 1/10 if it had that. Nothing special. Moving along.
probably deserves a 4, but the chick was so hot. that's what i like to see, beautiful natural looking women without too much fake ass make up. i can't believe that was the same chick from scott pilgrim, cuz she was eh in that film.
too many missing holes and lack of character depth. and the worst: cgi. don't ever follow up a classic with dat bullshit.
I went Saturday afternoon to see Side Effects. I seem to just have a thing for Soderberg. He makes really moody films. Sometimes his material doesn't fit the moodiness of the film he makes, but this one definitely does. I do wish he used more score.
Very Noir. Felt like something Hitchcock might have made. I have to say that I did figure out the twist long before I was supposed to, but I'm alright with that. Rooney Mara was genuinely creepy in spots. And Jude Law was excellent as a guy falling apart with obsession, he would have made a nice Robert Graysmith in Zodiac. It made me remember just how good he can be for a guy who I haven't seen in a while. If there's a major knock on it I can think of it's that it is really dark, in that you walk out of there just not really liking anyone, and almost feeling a little dirty.
I'd give it a mid 80s. One of those movies that will probably be forgotten about by the end of the year, but probably something that could warrant fringe Oscar consideration next year. Weird time for a movie like this to come out. Maybe it was pushed back from end of 2012.
As excellent as it was, it doesn't have anything about it that screams that has to be seen on a big screen, but it's not like there's a lot else out at the moment.