Saturday, June 7, 2008

Going Out in the Real World

Contrary to popular belief, I do sometime venture out of my pajamas and into the great outdoors for something other than food and drugs. The summer movie rush is well on its way with a wider selection of blockbusters. The summer movie season is definitely looking good.

Movie: Ironman
Genre: Action/Adventure
Movie Blurb: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios’ big screen adaptation of Marvel’s legendary Super Hero Iron Man launched into theaters on May 2, 2008. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges and will be directed by Jon Favreau. See preview here (Quicktime required).

I really enjoyed this movie. This is definitely what we look in a summer blockbuster movie. Lots of action and comedy throughout the story. The storyline was well developed and seamless. If you enjoyed the comics then you will not be disappointed with this film. It stayed true to the Marvel comic story line, with an update for this generations 'forces of evil', as well as the general feel of the classic comic. It was not all action, though there was plenty there to satisfy and not over done as some action films. A lot of comedy was sprinkled throughout the movie to lighten the tone. The casting was superb. Robert Downing Jr was perfectly cast as Tony Stark/Iron, he was the comic book hero brought to life. Ironman creator, Stan Lee, also makes a wonder cameo.

Rating: 5 of 5

Movie: You Don't Mess With The Zohan
Genre: Comedy
Movie Blurb: A comedy from screenwriters Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), and Judd Apatow (Knocked Up), Sandler stars as Zohan, an Israeli commando who fakes his own death in order to pursue his dream: becoming a hairstylist in New York. Dennis Dugan directs. See preview here (Quicktime required).

It was not as funny as I expected it to be. It was enjoyable but some of the jokes were overused in the film (Adam's well padded underwear). Its a film that you have to been in the right mood to fully enjoy. If you enjoyed Adam's other films (Mr. Deeds, The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore) and are looking for more, you will enjoy the film. Adam does a wonderful job of playing an Israeli commando trying to make a new life in America as a hairstylist. There are many cameos from the SNL casts that Adam was a part of as well as other well known faces.

Rating: 4 of 5


Katie(babs) said...

If I could go out and wear my pj's, I would. My next big movie is Batman!

Sarai said...

I LOVED Iron man but was Ticked off that it cost 10 dollars for a ticket on a SUNDAY night. Man talk about a rip off. and had the movie sucked you wouldn't hear the end of it.
*deep breath*
But Katie is right the next one I want to see is Batman...

little alys said...

I wanna see Iron Man! I've only heard good stuff about it, but haven't had the chance.

We must all see Batman~~~


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