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
Drinking: Not after that party