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I have to admit, I was skeptical of the new A-Team movie. I waited for several acquaintances to go see the movie first and let them report back to me. After receiving another positive review I decided to go check it out for myself. Man, I was absolutely amazed!

The A-Team delivered. Action, humor, chaos, camaraderie and more–the A-Team kept the spirit of the television show and made it better. I wasn’t alone. The entire theater was involved, laughing, cheering, and clapping at the great comedy and action. The complicated plot didn’t get too muddled and only sagged slightly about 3/4 of the way in. The acting –yes there actually was acting–proved to be good as did the far out action scenes.  Even the scene with a flying tank played off well. I enjoyed it so much that I found myself laughing and musing at different scenes all the way home.

I should disclose that I am in no way a professional movie critic, nor do I ever agree with the critics anyway. Oscar and I have different tastes in movies. I know what I like and why I like it and I absolutely LOVED this movie. In fact, I like the movie so much I am demanding a sequel. I give this movie full military honors and a double salute.

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So, I am well aware I am slightly behind the bandwagon here but I just moved and had to do a little remodeling first, so cut me some slack.

I was thoroughly pleased with this installment of the Iron Man series. The movie provided just the right balance of plot, cheesy one-liners, and ass kicking I enjoy in a film. Robert Downey Jr does an excellent job playing the narcissistic but lovable Tony Stark. Scarlet Johannesen shocked the hell out of me with her ass kicking skills, though her character did come across a little flat. Samuel Jackson is Nick Fury. No he IS Nick Fury. Samuel Jackson is whatever the hell he wants to be. You got a problem with that?

I digress.

The effects and action sequences were stupendous. Outrageous enough to be unique, but not so overdone or poorly done for me to scream foul. Of course, you really have to do something ridiculous and crappy for me to get upset. My standards are low. If there are explosions and fighting, I’m usually happy.

Now, as a comic book fanatic can I say how freaking excited I am about the Thor reference at the end! I had to explain it to everyone who was with me of course, but I can’t wait. I also had to do my Adventures in Babysitting reenactment of the scene in the garage. Again, no one knew what I was talking about.

Overall–Iron Man 2 gets two fully functioning opposing appendages in their full and upright positions. I will be buying it when it comes out on video. Here’s a little trailer for the road.