As you can tell from the tagline I added to the title, this film does require some assembly but this can be a good thing. I know some people will hate this film because it just doesn’t come and smack you in the face with action and The Avengers right out the door. The thing is, even though we may have seen all the films leading up to this one, other may have not seen the prequels to understand what is going on. The film has to show us some of what has happened in the past so that it can continue to tell us the story as it goes on. I would still like to know how Thor got to Earth without the Bifrost, the film didn’t really elaborate other then using dark energies mentioned by Loki. In any event, we had to see all the slow stuff to be able to get to and appreciate all the fast and thrilling stuff. Read more...(1054 words, 235 images, estimated 4:13 mins reading time)
Its 1891 and war seems to be brewing everywhere and threatening to break out. Not only is there constant unrest but there are bombings and murders going on at random that are baffling everyone, everyone that is but Sherlock Holms. He thinks that it is all a plot and design from none other then his adversary Professor James Moriarty, Homes just has to find a way to prove it. Holmes is also loosing his mind as he dips lower and lower into what seems to be insanity and drug use.
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has been constantly after Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris) for the plots and crimes that he has done against the British Government and its People. The main problem in proving any of it is that the Professor is actually a well respected scholar who is constantly teaching and doing speaking tours. Homes has not been able to pin him down and with his friend Dr. John Watson now out of the house has taken to drinking formaldehyde and doing strange experiments in stealth and camouflage. Read more...(687 words, 111 images, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)
Remember when going to the movies was a family event and you went to see something fun instead of just blood and guts? In 2006 Disney tried to bring that back to us with one film that really was fun to see, The Shaggy Dog. It wasn’t about guns, it wasn’t about aliens, it wasn’t about how much blood could be thrown at the screen, it was all about good family entertainment. Sure it shows just how self centered people can be, Tim Allen plays those types a lot, but it also showed how a family can come together to overcome adversity. Most would not see this film as that but it is about overcoming ones self to accomplish something great and spectacular. Read more...(655 words, 99 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
This film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Don Cheadle as Rhodey and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. All were in the first film and are even better in their roles in this one. Samuel Jackson also returns as Nick Fury, the commander of S.H.I.E.L.D, the organization that eventually sets up the Avengers in the Marvel Universe. As a matter of fact this film setup for the next Avenger film Thor. Can’t wait to see that on. Anyway, enough about the back facts and on with the review of Iron Man 2.
In this film Tony, aka Iron Man, is slowly dieing because of blood poisoning from the chest implant that is keeping him alive. We learn that he has tried so many different elements to power it that he thinks he has tried everything. Later on in the film Nick Fury shows up and tells him that there is an answer but it is buried someplace in the stuff left behind by his father. It is the molecular diagram of a molecule that has yet to be discovered. A new element entirely. They never say what the element is, at least I don’t remember a name given to it, but it is just the thing to fix Tony’s problem with power as well as the poison in his blood. Read more...(562 words, 1 image, estimated 2:15 mins reading time)