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Who would say there are less than two months to go to SDCC? So much to do, so little time, as always.

So, as for the blockbuster season so far:

-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, comes very close to a perfect movie experience. Smart, fun, game-changer, great characters. If you didn't follow-up with Agents of SHIELD, you are missing out.

-The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is just a little above the meh line. These days SFX should be taken for granted. Or, to put it another way, a movie can't get away with bad SFX, so, if good SFX is all it has, it has problems. If you put the plot holes together, the whole movie looks like a spiderweb. Great looking Electro with a terrible story, useless Rhino, rushed Goblin. Impeccable Gwen-Peter chemistry, and all for what?

-Godzilla. Oh, dear. What pains me is the arrogance of Gareth Edwards, by deciding the audience will follow the carrot on the stick and will thank him every time he takes it away. Maybe I would have overlooked the boring plot and terrible humans if they only had SHOWN THE MONSTER FIGHTS. By the time it came to the final showdown, I was actually too angry by the continuous teasing to actually care about it.

-X Men DOFP. Oh, my, I walked out with the biggest grin on my face. Just a plain fun ride. Maybe the new reality is just fan service, but, I'll take a director who gives in abundance what the fans want over one who keeps the goods hidden any day.

And yes, I'm waiting for several movies yet, but the only one who really has me in geeky anticipation is Guardians of the Galaxy.

Have a nice weekend, folks.
  • Listening to: AMC Movie Talk
  • Reading: Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica season 2.5
  • Playing: No play
  • Eating: Hope
  • Drinking: Not after that party
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Winter Soldier was amazing. Cap has never been my favorite, but damn that was a heck of an effort they put together. Would have been my favorite of the super movies this season if not for a bit of a surprise.

I straight up skipped ASM2, as it gave every indication of being a train wreck of a film, and from the reviews that's just what it was. Which is a damn shame! I love me some Spider-Man and I thought that Garf-Stone had some great chemistry on screen for the first film. They could have really told a great definitive Spidey story if they just kept to the Goblin, but I guess for the sequel you always need more villains to up the stakes.

I was a little underwhelmed with Godzilla but not straight up irritated. They made some choices I would question, but overall not a terrible effort. Leaps and bounds beyond 'Zilla of '98.

DOFP was awesome. I was a little nervous moving into this one having loved First Class and loathed the 3rd X-men proper, combining the two seemed risky. But man, I don't know if they did everything right but if they didn't I missed it. Great X-flick, easily my favorite of the series. Ending teaser had me entirely too excited.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty thoughtful, Sean, and we are pretty much on the same page here.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Yeah, the fact that they teased with Rhino in all the commercials, only to have a Rocky III ending with it sucks.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, we get practically the whole Rhino bits in the trailer.

And a complete waste of a Paul Giamatti, at that.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Yes and yes...I also was surprised that they skipped Norman and went straight to Harry as Green Goblin.
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I guess that was to separate more from the former trilogy (but, that being the case, they should not have cast a Harry who looks just like Willem Dafoe). This might have worked, if they had kept the goblin transformation for the next movie. As it is, it's awfully rushed and half-baked.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Yeah, they packed too much into it with three villains, something that has pretty much never worked before (Spider Man 3, Batman and Robin, the X-Men franchise gets a pass since they usually fight multiple enemies at the same time).
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The multiple fight coordination in X-Men DOFP was GREAT, you weren't confused for a moment, and they juggled a dozen characters. I'd venture they had more than three villains. But, yes, ASM 2 would have benefited from streamlining. I smell potential disaster for the Sinister Six, but let's see.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Indeed.
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LESimmons Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Hold onto your horses and prepare for more arrogance as he takes on the Boba Fett spinoff movie! :P Seriously, that bit where they reveal Godzilla had me jumping out of my chair - only to have my jaw drop to the floor with the follow up showing it on a TV. I mean - for real? You went there? You REALLY went there?

Off hand, did you see the trailer for Big Hero 6? Too damn cute, almost for it's own good, and that robot is gonna be the toy every kid will want come Christmas. I know I want one.
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