Strong disagree. Watching normal, extremely-skilled people push against their limitations as they tangle with aliens and gods and genetic freaks is a great premise for stories, and has been told well multiple times in the past. If you think Hawkeye’s arc in Avengers: Age of Ultron was fun, he gets a moment in the…
I applaud the amount of restraint it must have taken to avoid mentioning Black Widow anywhere in this review.
I just hope that future films set in the Anton Chekhov Cinematic Universe (ACCU) are more faithful to the source material.
Dominika accepts an offer from her Uncle Vanya (Matthias Schoenaerts) to become a “red sparrow” under similar circumstances as Katniss’s tribute volunteering; she wants to protect the home and health insurance of her ailing mother, both threatened now that she can no longer dance in the Russian ballet. . . .
Doesn’t seem quite trashy enough? Hmm. Methinks it is to me.
Hawkeye’s part was the best part of Avengers 2, it was the movie’s emotional center.
I just looked up the post-credits scene on YouTube. I almost cheered when Captain Peachfuzz asked Rocky and Bullwinkle to join the “Wossamatta Initiative.”
I didn’t get the grades for whore school, but clown college turned out to be a decent safety.
A Black Widow film would be so great. I think that Scarlett truly owns that role and she’d do such a good job in a solo movie. Damn you Marvel. Give us the movie already!
That said, I’m pretty sure K-Stew and R-Patz could have finagled far more big-budget roles than they did.
To millions and millions of women out in this world, we loved this movie. Romance, humor, a bit of thriller (small amount, but we liked it) and sex. Plenty of it. And, we love it. Why else would we all stumble on into the theater, together, and watch softcore porn together?? And then buy the movie, the directors cut…
If the trailers indicate that the movie has negative charm, wouldn’t multiplying that x1.4 make it 40% worse? Also, “professional nuisance James Corden” is exactly the phrase I’ve been looking for to describe my opinion of James Corden’s work.
I’ve always found it funny when people dismiss the genre as being too “unrealistic.”
[insert gif of Jesse smashing Kirino Sucks with a folding chair]
I was rewriting this article in my head as I read, replacing every adjective with “boring” and every adverb with “boringly” to make it more accurate to the series. What a great article.
I tweeted about this a while ago, so it’s basically like I wrote this essay already. You’re welcome, Jesse. Sorry you had to actually watch those movies.
Those sound like great traits for a train conductor or an EMT. Less so for a director, at least from the viewer’s end.
The same thing happened with the babies who were supposed to play Ione Skye’s infant in Zodiac, but Fincher sent a PA to an orphanage to kidnap a replacement.
Eh, I think the baby doll—it’s just a plain ol’ store bought doll—is kind of the misunderstood key to Eastwood’s ethos as a director. The story goes that the baby got sick and the alternate didn’t show up. So Eastwood sent a PA to a toy store. Because the man does not get behind schedule and he doesn’t stand around.
Fuck that, no duet with Gillian Anderson on Catatonia’s Mulder & Scully? It was the best song on International Velvet! Hard pass.