|X-Men: First Class Review|
X-Men first class stars a bunch of people I really don't know, however that barely matters. The comic book action flick serves an interesting dose of how it really began. I felt though that they were trying to rely on the stupidity of their audience with how much inaccurate pseudo-science is portrayed in this film. Now *I know* its a comic book film where pseudo-science is going to be evident, however I had a particularly hard time sitting through random inaccuracies for the sake of enjoyment. This is the downside for having the job I have I guess.
I also found it funny how they mixed world war II elements and the cuban missile crisis in this film to provide a historical time line of how far back this stuff goes. You get to meet all the groovy cast of X-Men, mainly people that if you never read the comics, probably are unfamiliar with. Even Wolverine makes a cameo.
Overall if you have no idea about anything relating to science, this movie was entertaining, however even on a base line level had inconsistancies as far as powers are managed as the main bad dude has a really unfair advantage and still some how gets effed in the movie. They didn't always make their powers clear as well as the division is strangely unclear too. Motives are loose, not explained very well and plot points are sometimes inconclusive.
I give this a 6/1O, I like X-men a lot, especially the beast as I find him to be one of my top favorites besides nightcrawler and wolverine. I just wished they didn't make it this cheesy in a sense, but I guess you got to give a bit of everything in a movie these days, eh?
HANNA was definitely a different type of movie all together. A thrilling action movie starring an unlikely actress (we seen her from City of Ember], with straw blond hair and set of piercing blue eyes that give her a hollow cold look. This movie also stars Eric Bana which plays an ex-CIA agent that trains Hanna far out in the forests of Finland to be a survivalist, expert fighter and assassin. He prepares her the best of his ability, knowing one day she will not be closeted in this world forever. That is only the back story....the real story happens one day when she convinces her "pappa" she is ready to face her adversary.
A great movie with a lot of interesting moments. Hanna is a character you enjoy watching her interact with the world. Being sheltered for so long, its surprising what she manages to figure out during her short time. It brings a different vibe to a genre where women are often the victims and are now the main hero and adversary of the story. The men are only subordinate or even victims in a sense, giving a visualization of strength to the female side of the human race. The contrast of the spoiled ignorant girl besides Hanna's coldly raised roots of mental strengthening and training is also a great comparison of todays world versus her own. It does show females can be strong, but not in a man's sense, as she portrays still a delicate female like quality to her.
A really great flick and highly recommended. Hanna is well written and acted by the entire cast. Refreshing story telling and simplistic in nature, it draws a charm to it among a plethora of action cliches.
When I am at work, its like I am Iron Man...I feel invincible when I don the armor of success....
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