Movie round up

July 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Movies | 1 Comment
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A few movies from the last few months:

Iron Man 3

Serviceable action movie that gives you the usual robot on villain action, with Stark’s egotistical quips. Nice to see Gwyneth Paltrow being more than just a damsel in distress as well. Decent end to the trilogy. Assuming it’s going to end after three.

Star Trek Into Darkness

It’s not deep and meaningful, it doesn’t make me question the Star Trek universe (or my own). It is a solid action movie though that provides all the requisite flash. I’m perfectly fine with a lack of substance (although one particularly gratuitous shot of an actress was pretty unnecessary).

Oblivion

The world building in this sci-fi movie is immersive but based on trailers going in, the impression I had was that this was going to be an action movie. There certainly are large action sequences but the bulk of the movie is more quiet and contemplative. As a result, while I enjoyed it my expectations were skewed so can’t say it was a great movie. Worth a watch though with that caveat.

Pacific Rim

If you’ve seen the trailer then be assured this movie pretty much does what it says on the tin. Plenty of giant robots versus monsters smashing each other and a whole lot of collateral up. The human dialogue is not that engaging but that’s not really the point for this sort of film. An excellent summer blockbuster that the big screen does justice to.

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