I like movies based on comic books. Unfortunately a lot of them are mediocre and some are really bad.
Based on the trailer I decided to watch Iron Man although I never had read one of the comic books. And it was really worth the visit because it is an excellent movie. It is full of action and humour and (remarkably in a superhero movie) very interesting characters. Especially Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark is brilliant. His portrayal creates a character which is unlike any superhero you have seen before. And he avoids the usual pathos with ease.
If you like good entertainment this is your movie.
After spending most of the last two days putting our stuff into boxes Silke and I decided we had earned a break. We went to the movies after dinner and watched Stardust.
It is hard to say what kind of movie it is. I would personally call it a Romantic Fantasy Adventure Comedy. It is however very easy to like it: a nice story, good special effects, lots of humour and actors at their best make it really enjoyable. Especially Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro are brilliant.
After getting promoted for several months Ratatouille was finally released in the UK last Friday. Because Silke and I really liked the trailers we went to the movies on the opening weekend.
The screening started with the filmlet Lifted which was hilarious. And the main movie was great fun, too. It had all the ingredients of a good Pixar movie: great characters, homour, action and a hint of feelings. It was not as good as Finding Nemo perhaps but very entertaining nevertheless.
I just hope that this movie doesn’t result in a lot of plagiarism. There were more than enough bad copies of Finding Nemo already.