Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What a wild ride

I saw The Fast and the Furious 6 yesterday. Never having watched any previous instalment of this franchise, and hence not getting most of the references in this movie, I still enjoyed myself immensely. 

True, the dialogue was a bit silly at times, the plot predictable and you really need to suspend your disbelief at times. Yet, it was a wild ride from beginning to end. Some (most) of the stunt work blew my mind and this movie was funny, really funny (at least the audience I saw it with thought so).

This was a movie I had no intention of seeing but found myself enjoying quite immensely. And, apparently, tied all the previous movies together in a nice little bow.

With a set-up to a Fast and Furious 7 with Jason Statham (oops spoiler alert!), I feel the need to catch on the previous movies, if nothing else just to see some awesome car chases.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Are we just genetically engineered to be chronically unhappy?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Iron Man 3 is a very enjoyable movie.

It's serious, fun, campy, over-the-top and doesn't take itself too seriously. It's full of fast-paced and humorous dialogue, it has some great moments, enough twists to keep you on your toes and some great scenes that had me cheering out loud. The action sequences alone are reason enough to go see this movie. 

There are enough Easter eggs to keep the biggest fans entertained and enough dark humor to appease even the biggest cynics. This was a throwback to the original Iron Man movie and it made me want to watch it all over again. 

I recommend seeing this movie on the big screen as that is the only way to full appreciate some of the more spectacular action scenes. Even knowing how these are filmed does not take away from the awe factor when you see it on the big screen.

If this is how my Summer is shaping up, it's going to be a fantastic time to be at the movies.

Iron Man 3 - 2 thumbs way up!