Watched Sherlock Holmes 2.... I loved every minute of it. x)
I just can't get myself to have any interest in these movies. The whole Sherlock Holmes as an action/adventure hero really turns me off. Plus, I can't stand RDjr doing an English accent. I'd rather have a true Englishman doing it. I really need to watch the new Holmes tv show.Captain America
- A perfectly well made movie that hits all the right notes, but somehow left wanting something a bit more. It very well could have been the setting, as I'm not a big fan of the 1940's, despite the alternate reality scenario. I DO think they made Rogers a bit TOO puny in the beginning. He might as well have been a kid. I know it was to emphasize the drastic changes to come, but he didn't appear "normal". Once he became Captain America, Chris Evans played a fine hero, and I look forward to seeing him in The Avengers. Hugo Weaving, on the other hand, is just a distraction. I think he's a great actor, but every time I see him, no matter the movie, I just think of Agent Smith. Yes, even here, with the German accent, I still couldn't get Smith out of my head. I thought the group he led, Hydra, was pretty cool, though, with the awesome tech. Too bad the movie neuters them for the sake of the plot. The female lead was just fine as the token love interest. Beautiful woman with a sexy accent. NICE.
Overall, it was decent entertainment. There were a few too many plot contrivances, and the ending was pretty anti-climactic, but it was certainly worth watching. Arthur Christmas
- I decided to take Benjamin to see this after all the positive reviews I read. It was a fun and inventive take on the whole Santa Claus thing. Kind of a "How would Santa do it all, but with modern technology" twist, but with the same story at the core. The animation was fantastic, with all sorts of things happening on the screen, including the background. I look forward to seeing it again at home someday to catch some of the more subtle references. Because of all this, it's the perfect movie to entertain both kids and adults.
It ends pretty much as you would expect it to, but with a surprising tenderness. Truly a great movie. It's sad that more people will probably see the godawful new Chipmunk movie than this film. Perhaps someday, people will break out of that whole "sheep" thing. Yeah, probably not.