Of all the superhero movies this summer, I think the best one was Thor. Mike saw the bulk of them (maybe all) at his site and would offer a sentence or two on them and I was really hoping he was wrong. By the way, Mike's favorite scary movie is "The Omen" and you should know that from Thursday night's scary movie posts:
Cedric's "Dickless Alter's in love" and Wally's "THIS JUST IN! DICKLESS ALTER!" went up last night and others posting last night followed Rebecca and Betty's lead from earlier in the week ("scream" and "Halloween") by doing posts on scary movies in anticipation of Halloween on Monday. Isaiah's "The Unity Campaign" (The Birds), Ann's "4 men and Psycho," Ruth's "The Haunting," Marcia's "The Bad Seed," Stan's "Aliens," Kat's "Mothra vs. Godzilla," Trina's "Horror of Dracula," Mike's "The Omen," Betty's "Brian De Palma" and Rebecca's "empire of the ants."
Of the summer hero films, "Thor" was the best. And the rest? The X-Men film was passable. The rest? "Green Lantern" sucked.
And this week I streamed "Captain America." It's hard for me to take Chris Evans seriously in the roll. Especially due to the "30 Rock" episode where Lutz talks about how 'ripped' Evans got for the role and asks, "Where's his Men's Health cover, huh?"
But I also don't think he's very good in this film. He was one of two reasons to see the Fantastic Four films but here he was trying to act 'normal' and came off bland.
And I didn't care for the story at all or the whole rah-rah WWII bulls**t. I'm also sick and tired of everything Tony Stark related.
And Samuel L. Jackson pops up during the end credits to call for "men" in the Avengers.
How sad that Scarlet Witch will apparently be the only female. How sad that even with her present, Samuel L. Jackson is saying "men."
Back to "Captain America" proper. The film is one too many origin stories for the summer. I have a feeling that the comic orgyfest is going to hurt other comic book films.
They were all so formulaic and none more so than "Captain America."
The worst scene in the movie?
When he's in front of some soldiers and they're calling him gay and the follow up scene is Tommy Lee Jones saying that they're suffering because they lost some people in their unit.
Oh, poor, little fellows. Maybe we should also encourage them to beat Steve in a homophobic rage?
It's a really ugly movie. And so slow. Add in that there's not really a lot of hero let alone super. Captain America ends up with a team of army members and they more or less hang with him. Which is kind of strange because he's supposed to be doing the game at such an advanced level.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"