Well the first half of the summer blockbuster season is over and I thought I’d do a quick review of the major hits thus far. I’ll keep it nice and short.
Die Hard 4.0: It’s hard to say something bad about a Die Hard movie. There’s an unwritten code about this series that can only be understood in “guy” language. But it was exciting, cool and brutal. An easy and smooth 4/5
Oceans 13: How does Al Pacino, on his own, out shine an entire cast of A-list stars? And how does Brad Pitt look so cool without having to say a word? Clever, funny and fun. A solid 4/5
Shrek 3: More fairy tales with a humorous twist: gingerbread man’s life flashes before his eyes. Funny stuff and another 4/5
Pirates 3: Jack. You were the only good thing about this movie. Kieth Richards too. Too long and a lot of unneeded dialogue on a somewhat shaky story. 2/5
Spiderman 3: It’s not a classic but it’s solid enough to get a 3/5
Fantastic Four 2: Oh my. Seeing Silver Surfer on the silver screen (and Jessica Alba) was the only good thing about it. 1.5/5
Mr. Brooks: Kevin Costner on the road to Hollywood redemption with this one. A solid thriller with some talented and cold acting. An enjoyable 3/5
Knocked Up: Funny. Not the 40-year-old Virgin, but just as obscene and with some funny dialogue thrown in. 3.5/5
See you in August.