Monday, January 17, 2011

You Got Stung

Acting: 3/5
Story: 3/5
Perception: 4/5
Rating: 3/5 (3.5 on the big screen)

Far from being an intellectual movie once, but frankly it was just what I was looking for.It has a Kick Ass touch to it, but doesn't reach the same level of originality.

So, a non-hero figure plays a non-hero main character who realizes that he hasn't been living his life as he should after his father's death. And he does this, as the pure megalomaniac that he is, by becoming a superhero armed with stubbornness, self-esteem up the wazoo and a very skilled partner. All of this with a little media manipulation on the side.

The story was all right, not much plot entanglements, just a couple of aces up the sleeve. But its rhythm was quite intense, so the movie was nicely dozed up in action. The action trio, the good guys and their nemesis, were well sketched and the actors playing them did their job decently. In general the characters worn their comic-book hero costumes with the right amount of behavioral exaggeration.

Christoph Waltz embodied perfectly another villain caricaturisation; he reminds me of Hugo Weaving's Agent Smith. Kato was a very good surprise, with his witty replies and his numerous aptitudes; the English difficulties bit was something that I didn't really followed. Actually the average was lowered by Rogen, which was only decent as I've said before, because there were some exaggerated features that were too exaggerated. Cameron was a cute accessory and intrigue source of the movie but hasn't a crucial part.

On the sensory side, first of all the 3D is borderline worthless, but the film has good shots and cool effects, especially when it involves Kung Fu or the Black Beauty; by the way, besides the Bat-Mobile there is no other cooler car. There were a couple of editing or conversion errors, but you won't find them unless you're really looking for them.

If you're seeking a movie for a buddies cinema-night, take your shoot with this one: you'll have a very good time.

Pros and Cons - Spoiler Alert!!!

I didn't get the trunk multiplication effect from the first combat and mainly because it never occurred again afterwards.
Chudnofsky's introduction scene is purely brilliant 
For further reference, polycarbonate is one of the toughest plastics out there (especially transparent ones), but don't take your chances to stop bullet after bullet
Cameron's age ambiguity 31, actually 36...well make more of a 40

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