Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thunder Gods, Hot Wheels and Men of Light

I haven't reviewed any movies for a while, so I thought I'd knock a few out.

Tron. Jeff Bridges once again reprises his role of genius lost in a data universe. There are pretty lights a-plenty, action and eye-candy, and Jeff Bridges plays the same character he's played in numerous movies ("You're messin' with my Zen thing, man.") Unfortunately, the storyline doesn't make a lot of sense, but that's not really why you'd watch this, is it? 3/5 stars.

Thor. Relative newcomer Chris Hemsworth plays the Thunder God perfectly. Sir Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman perform admirably, as usual. Action. Thunder. Beefcake. I didn't expect so much of this movie to be set in other "realms" than Earth, but the movie was still fairly enjoyable, anyway. 3.5/5 stars.

Fast Five. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson together. What could go wrong, right? Hmph.
If you don't watch these for the (heh-heh) storyline, you'll probably enjoy it. Cool cars, speed, explosions. And Diesel and Johnson fight. I'm going to be a little generous because I'm just happy Dwayne Johnson isn't in a Disney movie for once, and give this 3/5 stars.


Old NFO said...

Doesn't sound like ANY of them are truly worth spending $$ on... Thanks!

Matt G said...

Friend NFO, I disagree. I kinda wanted to see a couple of those movies, just to eat salty popcorn in front of. At 3 to 3.5 stars, I'd be willing to see a Popcorn Movie.

Then again, my good friend John Shirley and I rarely fully agree on movies. :)

J.R.Shirley said...

Hey, I'm rarely upset to see a 3 star movie. Unless I somehow expected it to be a 5 star.