Written June 19, 2011
Awesome film, great characters, storyline, and many different sequel scenarios. Definitely a must see for comic fans and easy to follow for newcomers!
Written June 18, 2011
On the one hand, it's a slightly-cheesy superhero movie, albeit with great special effects, a pretty good plot and a nicely nuanced, well fleshed-out take on intelligent intergalactic life. (nuanced, I assume, unless you're a fan of the comics!)
On the other hand, it's a powerful (and maybe even deep) story about the nature of confidence and persistence in the face of that terrible, destructive, most brutal entity of all time: fear--from within one's self. If I were living but a quarter of my perfect/desired life, I would probably miss this really well put-together message and dismiss it also as cheesy. But since my life is a struggle (though I'm cautiously optimistic.. usually) I found this to be a great reminder of what composes: will power, fear, courage, persistence and confidence.
I recommend it for a fun frolic in space and an honest, strength power-up! :)
Written June 21, 2011
As an avid movie goer, I know when to separate serious films from the average summer blockbuster, and although this movie will never win any academy awards, was it ever meant to? Some people just like to find fault in everything, but sometimes,when you look at what was intended and the end result, you will find that for the uninitiated, this film was up there with the best the summer movie season had to offer.
Everyone wants to compare every comic book movie to The Dark Knight, but when you compare a movie about a powerless super hero to one that has neigh infinite ability, understand that converting from one format (comics) to another (cinema) will have its downfalls. As it stands, I enjoyed this much more than X-men: First Class, and it stands up there with some of the best comic movies in recent history. Don't listen to the critics; watch the movie and decide for yourself!