Iron Man 2 a Second Time Around

Good day True Believers!

The weekend’s come and gone but here’s a memento to remember Iron Man 2 courtesy of MySciFiOutpost having 2 dudes dressed up as Iron Man & War Machine in 1U. Heh.

Iron Man, War Machine & Me

Iron Man, War Machine & Me

Surprisingly my 2nd watch with my some of my cellies was a lot enjoyable than my first. I must say that part of my disappointment with Iron Man 2 was the fact that I loved Iron Man so much and my expectations was really high. I suspected that a 2nd watch would be better and I was right!

In hind-sight I think Jon Favreau did a good job with the movie but I still have an utter disdain for the birthday party scene in which Tony Stark gets drunk in his armour. That scene leaves a huge distaste in my mouth. Yucks! It’s an awful scene. Iron Man 2’s a keeper for sure cos’ I’ll definitely pick it up on Blu-ray when it comes out which speaks a lot for the movie actually despite my initial review.

Have a good weekend ya’ll, And if you haven’t yet caught Iron Man 2 do lower your expectations or better yet have no expectations at all cos’ you’ll enjoy the movie a whole lot more with that mindset. Also, don’t forget to wait for the credits to play out for a lead-in to Marvel Studio’s upcoming big super-hero release in 2011.

Celebrating Iron Man Month with More Wallpaper

Here are more wallpapers courtesy of Marvel.com that have been re-sized perfectly for phones that have a 480 by 640 screen.

Cheers!

Iron Man Month at Marvel.com

Iron Man Month at Marvel.com

Iron Man 2 (Movie Review)

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

A not too bad watch but it didn’t my expectations plot-wise and I couldn’t identify as much with Tony Stark this time round.

Iron Man 2 had the requisite big bang slugfests which was a treat to watch on the big screen. Unfortunately the very thing that made the 1st movie a big hit with me was missing in this one. Tony Stark wasn’t as likeable as the first one and if I were to sum it up in one sentence I’d say this:

“Iron Man 2 lacks heart. It lacks the humanity that made the 1st one click.”

To be fair. The movie’s still a great watch and I did watch it in the comfort of GSC’s Gold Class hall in Mid Valley Megamall. I won’t spoil anything for anyone by revealing anything of the plot so I guess you guys will just have to watch it and judge it for yourselves. I’ll still get the Blu-ray though cos’ it’s a great special effects movie and the Iron Man armour is still very much the star of the show.

I give Iron Man 2 a decent 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 4 Stars (out of 5)

Iron Man Science

Iron Man Month at Marvel.com

Iron Man Month at Marvel.com

Heh heh… It’s Iron Man month on Marvel.com and I just read 2 interesting article that talk about the plausibility of Tony Stark’s armour in the real world. Check out the links below for some geeky articles about ol’ Shell Head’s armour and how it could possibly work if we were to build something like that today!

Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow & Scarlett Johansson; releases May 7th! I. Can’t. Wait.

My 2010 Movie Hit List Pt 2

Aaaah! I’ve finally managed to catch up on some trailers off Apple.com so here’s an addendum to my list of movies that I’m looking forward to this year.

Daybreakers Daybreakers
I never thought I’d wanna watch a movie like this but after checking out the trailer I must say that Ethan Hawke’s latest looks promising. Vampires. Humans. A somewhat post-apocalyptic future where humanity is the last of its kind. It has all the hallmarks of a good exciting big-screen romp. I can’t wait!

View the trailer.

Inception Inception
Batman Begins & The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan returns with this interesting movie that has a premise which I have yet to decipher. The trailer is really cool and piques your curiosity enough to actually wanna watch this one. Oh, the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio in case you don’t know.

View the trailer.

Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2
What can I say. I loved Robert Downey Jr. in the 1st one and I’m definitely onboard for the 2nd instalment.Jon Favreau definitely gets what Iron Man is all about.  Marvel Studios is doing a bang up job with their franchises and there’s lots to look forward to in the next 2 years with Thor and The Avengers in the pipeline.

View the trailer.

I just caught Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus last night so look out for a review in a bit. I didn’t like the movie but I guess I’ll leave my thoughts for later when I get down to writing my review.

Enjoy the trailers. I certainly did.

Sherlock Holmes (Movie Review)

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

One word. Awesome.

This ranks up there with Star Trek for me this year. Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is a great movie to cap 2009. It’s classic Guy Ritchie through and through. Robert Downey Jr. makes for a great Sherlock Holmes and so does Jude Law in his role as the good Dr. Watson. I really love the slow-mo scenes especially when Holmes makes a tactical analysis on beating down opponents. Pure genius.

The plot & story is great so you don’t have to worry about having your thinking cap on for this one. Rachel McAdams is quite the seductress too. Mark Strong is a great villain and I’m sure you’d walk away with Lord Blackwood and his sinister machinations on your mind long after leaving the darkened cinema.

I give Sherlock Holmes an elementary 5 out of 5!

Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5)

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Caught this one last Sunday and haven’t gotten around to reviewing it till today. Robert Downey Jr. is definitely the star of the movie. Tom Cruise makes an excellent cameo along with Matthew McConaughey (I can’t spell his name for my life). I have heard mix reviews about this one but I found very entertaining. The movie was badly snipped though so it might be better to wait till this one comes out on DVD.

Rating: 4 Stars (out of 5)