Despite the villainous full-court press, Batman’s victory is so assured that no one is even worried about it. Clearly, something subversive has to happen to kick things out of superhero-movie business as usual and challenge Batman to his core. Would you believe … a giant swirling energy portal in the sky?
This may be the first movie I’ve ever seen where I got more out of reading the Wikipedia entry afterwards.
If Michael Bay can take 165 minutes for his latest Transformers movie, I can take two minutes to review it.
Here is something I didn’t see coming: The freshest, most unique animated family film from any Hollywood studio in well over a year is … based on a line of brightly colored plastic construction blocks and assorted accessories. I’m not kidding!
Wreck-It Ralph in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.
Battleship in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” review.
Like the title phrase, which is recognizably English and yet obviously wrong, Dark of the Moon offers just enough vestiges of grammatical intelligibility to be recognizable as a bloated, steroid-inflamed simulacrum of a mindless summer blockbuster action movie. I almost think it would be better, or at least it would hurt less, if it were a bit more incomprehensible, although I’m told that its predecessor, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, actually was, and it didn’t help.
Are there five less inspiring words in the English language than “based on a video game”?
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