Summer is over and the big budget movie season is done. Back in April, I wrote a summary of the movies I was looking forward to (or at least, interested) in seeing. Now that September is two days away, it’s time to look back and see how everything panned out.
Iron Man 3 was a great way to open the summer. It was fun, clever and took care of any worries that Marvel wouldn’t be able to keep interested post-Avengers. As a Marvel fan, I was very happy.
Star Trek Into Darkness was okay. It wasn’t as fun as the first one, but anytime the cast was interacting with each other, it was a good time. It loses major points for simply retelling Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and I was disappointed with Benedict CumberKhan as a lesser version of a great villain. I hope the next one does a better.
After Earth was a pass.
Man of Steel. I’m not sure where to start. Let’s just say I wrote a review and now I’m not allowed to talk about it anymore. And honestly, I’m ready to move as far away from it as possible.
World War Z was probably the surprise of the season for me. Knowing it would be nothing like the book helped. Once I got past that fact, I was able to sit back and enjoy the movie. It was fun, exciting and scary at times. It’s the kind of zombie movie I wanted when I was a teenager.
Pacific Rim was a mixed bag. I enjoyed it but it definitely took too long to get going. The dialog was a bit rough but it means well. Plus, it had giant robots fighting monsters.
R.I.P.D was a pass.
The Wolverine was great. It was well thought-out, action packed and felt like a Wolverine movie. I was surprised by how intriguing it all was. The last act felt out of place but I can handle generic superhero action. The bullet train fight well made up for it. Also, the teaser at the end? Why can’t it be next summer already!
Elysium was good. It wasn’t as mind bending as District 9 and packed fewer surprises, but was still above average scifi fare. I put the pieces of the plot together fairly early, but was still involved the whole time. It was a good way to end the summer.
So there it is. Even though I enjoyed most of the movies, I still felt a little bored with the whole summer season. It might be that it was too crowded with movies I had no intention of seeing, like The Lone Ranger and Fast and the Furious 6. But as a whole, I enjoyed my time in the theater.
Until next summer!