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…
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – Since I saw this way past its premiere, the surprise that was supposed to be one, wasn’t. Even so, I don’t think that would have bolstered this film up. It was worth seeing, but didn’t wow me like I was hoping. (And that is the problem with high expectations.)
- Monsters University (2013) – For a sequel that was released 12 years after the first one, this was suprisingly fun. Sure, the plot was a little pedestrian, but it was great to see the back story of Mike and Scully. And Pixar’s animation is still top notch.
- Iron Man 3 (2013) – After hearing so many negative things about Iron Man 3, I went in with low expectations. Here’s the benefit of low expectations: I actually enjoyed this film. Tony “Snark” is still a likable character, even though his PTSD seemed like a red herring thrown in for no particular reason.