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And though I have yet to see two more of the 'summer' movies of June, I'll get on the first two before I forget what the hell I actually wanted to say. Not that there's much to say on the matter, actually. As you know, I'm pretty easy to please.
X-Men: First Class
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McAvoy and Fassbender are a casting triumph. These two have, yes, real star magnetism, both individually and together: They're both cool and intense, suave and unaffected, playful and dead serious about their grand comic-book work. [Entertainment Weekly]WHERE TO START WITH THE AWESOMENESS OF THIS MOVIE?! I came into this having seen all existing X-Men movies and prequels and whatnots so I wasn't sure how this one would fare with the younger versions of our beloved oldies. But from the moment James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender stepped onto my screen, they had me. I was sold. Their chemistry and portrayal of Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr was superb. I'm not a big fan of slash but for some reason all I could think of while this movie was going on was, "there are a lot of happy slash fangirls out there." They were that good.
I loved seeing the backstory and upbringing of the two foundations of this franchise and I hope we get a sequel because that was something else. Other things I loved were the not-quite romance of Beast and Mystique. Nicholas Hoult has never been cuter (oh wait, he was in A Single Man) and adorable with Jennifer Lawrence (how cute that they're together in real life?!) and I really loved seeing the could-have-been romance between them.
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Green Lantern does not intend to be plausible. It intends to be a sound-and-light show, assaulting the audience with sensational special effects. If that's what you want, that's what you get. [Chicago Sun-Times]So it wasn't the best movie, but coming into it and knowing that i wasn't going to be blown away, I walked away, surprisingly okay. I wish it would have gone better for Ryan Reynolds in his first leading man-superhero film but I guess the story was just a little flat for me and I just had no interest in the world of the Green Lantern despite how visually pretty their universe was.
I surprisingly enjoyed Blake Lively though (you lucky girl, you) seeing her as the wealthy smart daughter/pilot. Her character on paper would equal me hating her already but I was actually okay with her and happy she got the guy in the end, somewhat. Plus she looks good as a brunette, yes? I actually sort of like her right now.
And of course there's Peter Sarsgaard and his big head. For all the silliness of his look, I thought he was the most realistic part of the movie. A little creepy with his love for Blake but thoroughly entertaining. I wish I could say more nice things about the movie but despite my being easy to please, it was just alright. Not sure if there'll be a sequel for this but there's nowhere to go but up, I suppose.
I have yet to see Super 8 or Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon but I'll add them up when I get around to it. It's really funny how it's summer movie season in the US and it's raining like crazy over here.
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