Religious Orders

More Short-Ass Movie Reviews

Posted: Monday June 20 2011 @ 5:42am

Religious Order: Movies

X-Men: First Class

Lotsa fun. Don't expect it to adhere to your comic-based X-Men memories. Character-wise, it's a mishmash of mutants from throughout X-Men history. I found both leads' motivations to be believable.

Lesson learned from the series: There is no way to make a convincing furry blue Beast in live-action form. You could go CGI, but then you would have Sully.

Super 8

Basically, this is E.T. crossed with Cloverfield. And that's not a bad thing at all. Of note are the excellent believable kid roles. They're not sullen drab balls of moping, nor are they wise-crack machines. They feel like real kids. Low spots are a monster too derivative of Cloverfield and really inexcusable poor motivation for the deputy. You'll be expecting one thing regarding his motivation, and when the reveal comes, you'll lose any built-up sympathy for the guy.

Kung Fu Panda 2

The climax pushes too far. (Redirection, I can see, maybe. But holding and releasing. Nah.) Anyway, it's funny and the scenery is just gorgeous. See it in 3D, just because purists don't think you should!

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