Saturday, May 8, 2010

April Movies

The summer movie season is upon us, and yes, this is a blog about video games, I am aware. (And that was one crazy bad sentence; deal.) I thought, as your cyber-neighborhood geek-girl mediator, I should recommend some good geek-ish movies. Here's my list of movie since April that I have seen and would, or would not, recommend and why:

  • Clash of the Titans- decent movie, saw it in 3D, wasted money; Go see this as a matinee or when a friend is paying and don't waste the money on 3D. It was good, but not great and there really wasn't much of a difference between standard and 3D.
  • Kick-Ass- bloody, violent, tons of nasty language, some sex scenes; DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN TO THIS MOVIE! I feel kinda dumb having to tell people that, but there was a 5-year-old watching this movie in the row in front of me. It is a great movie and if you are into comic books, you will love it. The flow is very comic-like (meaning a bit choppy) and the characters are very stereotypical and overdone, but it was a great movie. This is not for people who don't like a lot of violence, language, or who cannot take it with a large grain of salt. (Reminder: it's fictional. The 12 year old girl is not actually killing drug dealers with swords.)
  • The Losers- Another comic book movie. Good, but not great. Violent and sex scenes, but not nearly as much as Kick-Ass. It's a good story and a really fun movie. If you aren't a comic book type person, this probably won't be your type of movie. There are other comic book movies that would be better to start with, such as Iron Man or Ghost Rider.
  • Iron Man 2- We saw this as a midnight release. I would highly recommend. There is of course violence and some sexuality, but you could take the kids (probably not the 4 and 5 year olds, but middle and older kids should be fine). It's a great movie and a great first movie based on a comic book. The characters are bit unrealistic and strange, but other than that, you can't really tell it's based on a comic. If you haven't seen Iron Man, the first one yet, see that first.

There you have it. Four movies out within the last month that most gamer-type guys would like to see and that non-gamer-girls could potentially enjoy (based on your level of gamer-girlfriend experience).

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