Overall, I enjoyed the movie, which to me seemed to be more the story of Eggsy’s journey to become the person he might have been had his father lived and his mother’s self-respect and self-worth hadn’t vanished in her grief at losing her husband rather than one of a highly secret organization trying to save the world from a billionaire megalomaniac.
Slice of SciFi movie critics Noah Richman and Daren Gulsvig needed time — days worth of time — to digest the cerebral, emotional, logical and imaginational impact of Interstellar. At 3+ hours long, it was a lot to take in and our reporters don’t see eye to eye on the success of Christopher Nolan’s epic ride.
True Confession: I don’t know much about the comic and have never read it, but I’m a total animation fangirl of the highest order, so it’s animated, I figured I kind of wanted to see it. But what interested me the most was that the hubs was interested in the movie. We have no little kids around at the moment, so him wanting to see an animated movie (one of my areas of, as stated, major fangirl interest, but not his) was a little shocking.
Him liking it as much as I did was more so.
With a late August release date and very little fanfare, my expectations going into this movie were exceedingly low. Having suffered through my share of mediocre, grade-B horror films recently, it was with much trepidation that I made my way into the theatre. Perhaps it was partially due to my lowered expectation, but once the film began I found myself pleasantly surprised.
I went in with some expectations: that it would be Old Bond training New Bond, or similar. And in some ways, that expectation was right. But The November Man is more of a cross between the first Mission: Impossible movie and the original The Mechanic. With a hell of a lot of Bond in there, too, of course.
When I first heard that Marvel was adding Guardians of the Galaxy to their Cinematic Universe lineup, my initial reaction was along the lines of “What the… huh?” Even after I’d recovered a few bruised synapses, I couldn’t figure where they’d go with that.
Then the first trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy started appearing on Marvel’s YouTube page… despite my initial misgivings, I was hooked, and I knew I needed to see this movie.