Continuing a trend tailor-made for the Twitter generation, here are my quick takes on a few recently-watched genre-related films.
My brief thoughts follow…
- Next (2007) – Nicholas Cage stars as a man who can see two minutes into his own future. A great premise pulled from Philip K. Dick’s story “The Golden Man”, and used to decent effect, even though the relationship between Cage and Jessica Biel’s character is too quickly formed and the ending is a bit of a bait-and-switch.
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) – I went in with low expectations and a sense of “too soon since the last one”. However, they changed up the mythos enough to make it interesting and fun, and seeing a new villain was fresh, too.
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – There were some weird inexplicable plot choices that prevented the trilogy from having a strong finish. (Like the original Star Wars trilogy, this is an exceptin to the “weak middle story” trend of trilogies.) I was dubious going in about Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, but was pleasantly surprised. Counterpoint: Bane sounded like a caricature. Overall a good film, though.