Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Incredible Hulk

Good action, but feels lifeless and jarringly chopped up.

The Incredible Hulk: 4/10

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Iron Man

Entertaining romp that introduces a fascinating lead character, but steadfastly refuses to explore him.

Stark's character arc ends in the first act, making way for a fun, competently-made and acted, yet emotionally unfulfilling film.

Iron Man: 5/10

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Wackness

Distinctive direction, amusing performances, an appropriately lazy, hazy, retro feel, aaaaand... that's about it.

Apparently, Levine was either too lazy to aim higher or had chronically underachieved for the entire 100 minutes, which consists of him dabbling and clumping bits and pieces of stuff-that-matters (family dysfunction, drug addiction, depression, suicide) with stuff-that-doesn't-matter (musical references, faux-philosophy, high school), and turning them into one large, clunky, and (usually) underplayed joke.

Ultimately a frustrating film that delivers a couple laughs, but not much else.

The Wackness: 4/10

Son of Rambow

Messily made and amateurish, it plays,
An ode to old childhood and much better days.

Simple and sweet, like its hero-boy's person,
It's also the reason it occasion'lly worsens.

Son of Rambow: 5/10