Movies That I’ve Watched a Second Time

Posted: October 30, 2010 in Braak
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1) Iron Man 2:  this remains a perfectly serviceable, fun little actioner.  But the fact that, in the old days, Howard Stark wasn’t the bad guy and Anton Vanko wasn’t the good guy now pisses me off to no end.  And the fact that when Tony Stark says, “I’ve tried every combination of every element,” Nick Fury DOESN’T say, “You haven’t tried this,” while handing him a hunk of vibranium also pisses me the fuck off.  It’s like, “You guys did just a regular, decent old job with 90% of this movie, and then just phoned in the last 10.  What the hell?”

2)  Jesus, Sin City is terrible.  I mean, it’s pretty, but OH MY GOD, everybody:  SHUT.  UP.  But they don’t shut up, they just keep talking, talking, fucking TALKING, illustrating the most testosteriffic exercise in misogyny I have ever seen.  Carla Gugino got her hand eaten, but then she cries, and now she’s fine.  Bitches, right?  WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS MOVIE?  Clive Owen, I can hear you trying hard to make this insane bullshit interior monologue not sound like insane bullshit, but even the fact that you are English doesn’t help.

Additionally hilarious:  MARV:  “What the–?  No one can sneak up on me.”  Because Frank Miller forgot he wasn’t writing Wolverine or Daredevil.

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Comments
  1. cschack says:

    Regarding Sin City, let me recommend, if you haven’t read it, Lucius Shepard’s spectacular takedown (log-in required, unfortunately):

    http://www.electricstory.com//reviews/archive/reviewarchive.aspx?title=sincity

  2. Erin says:

    Ah, Sin City. I still like that movie. On an unrelated note, everything you said about it is 100% accurate and fair.

  3. Maureen says:

    Well, Papa Stark and Papa Vanko both probably did bad things. LI mean, Vanko and Stark were probably BFFs, Stark named his infant son after Vanko–and they fell out over an argument about monetizing the patent? Now, I’m not entirely positive about patent law back in the day, but I know for sure now that a patent’s co-owner can license the patent without having to get the other co-owners’ permission. So if Howard Stark wanted to make the arc reactor tech free to everyone he could’ve done so without getting Vanko deported. (Mr. Favreau, are you listening out there?)

    Which means there’s another reason for the Stark-Vanko split. And I’m not sure what it is.

  4. braak says:

    Well, that’s fine, but it would have been better if we didn’t have to guess. The real point is that it should have been about Tony getting over his idolization of his father so that he can be the hero of the future, instead of a hero who’s trying to recreate the past.

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