In the last few weeks I’ve seen a couple of movies in the theaters. I’ve seen The Avengers (twice) and Battleship.
The Avengers (in case you haven’t heard) is F’N AWESOME! It’s possibly the best movie I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. At the very least, it’s the BEST Superhero movie I’ve ever seen. I love the action, the effects, the dialog (oh, how I loved the dialog), the characters (Tony Stark, you never cease to entertain), the actors and actresses (Scarlett Johansson <3), and some GREAT gags. The movie managed to have a lot of excellent humor moments thanks to some wonderfully written character interaction. The interaction between Iron Man and Captain America being by far my favorite.
In short it was a beautifully well executed movie that I can't even start to explain how amazing it is. If you haven't seen it, GO SEE IT!
Now Battleship, I went into this movie expecting something horrible beyond belief. I mean, come on, it's based on the board game of the same name, has Transformer whales, and the aliens shoot the board game pegs at people, you can't blame me for believing I was getting something laughably horrible here. Well, guess what... I WAS WRONG! Yeah, you heard right, Battleship was actually a pretty damn good movie. And it wasn't just me, I saw it with my wife, Devan, Aphex, and our friend Sara, and we all highly enjoyed it and all responded in shock and awe over how good the movie was.
Now, I’m not saying it’s the best movie ever (that’s The Avengers), it’s not even close to being the best movie ever. BUT it’s still a DAMN GOOD movie, especially considering what it’s based on. The movie manages to be fun, action packed, and just the right degree of silliness. It has just the right level of seriousness and silliness to balance into a wonderful action movie. I highly recommend it. It’s entertaining and well worth the cost of admission.
So I HIGHLY recommend you watch both these movies, you won’t regret it.