One of the movies that I was really looking forward to ever since I heard that they were going to make another Indiana Jones movie. I'm a big fan of the original trilogy especially the third one, The Last Crusade. I knew I was gonna miss Sean Connery when I learned that he won't reprise his role as Henry Jones, Sr. At first I was skeptic wondering if Harrison Ford would still be able to do a few running around the set even at his old age. And then I was able to see an early review citing this movie to be the Indiana Jones movie that you wouldn't want to watch. After that, I closed my ears to reviews bashing the movies. And I'm glad I did. Because now that I have watched the movie, it made me curious if me and the critics watched the same movie. Because even with the shortcomings, this movie still was fun. No it isn't THE 2008 summer movie but it was still fun.
For one, it was cool to see Spielberg incorporate some of the Indiana Jones trademark into the film. The Paramount logo, the flight superimposed over a map, some locations that looks like studio sets, the music. I would have loved it better though if there were more usage of whips, more snakes (like a roomful!), more stunts done by Ford (which I know is pretty improbable given his age) and definitely more Mutt love. And less National Treasure and ET/alien references. It being the epitome and the standard of the archaeological/adventure type story, I would have loved not seeing that slanting platform scene. Maybe they should have used other stuff. This is Indiana Jones so they should have brought something new. Also, even though there really are crystal skulls, I wish that Spielberg and Lucas just stayed away from the extraterrestrial life forms. There are other theories like that of Atlantis or the Aztecs being sculptors which they could have used. But then I know the latter one would prove boring a plot. XD And maybe they're keeping Atlantis for future Indiana Jones movie plot. But I'm definitely happy that for the meantime, Indy didn't pass on the torch to Mutt. I definitely want to see more Indy adventures. Plus, I have no idea if Mutt Williams and the Search for the Lost Colony (or insert whatever adventure you want) would work since Mutt technically isn't an archaeologist or even a historian.
So, Supernatural season 3 has ended. Of all the season 3 episodes, I really have to say, this is one of the best. The episode took forever to appear in the torrent sites, I have no idea why. I was pretty uneasy since I thought that I wouldn't be able to get it on that day and will have to wait for the following Monday in order to watch it. But yay! After 6 or 7 hours of torturous waiting, someone finally uploaded it at LJ! And so the following will be spoilery for those who haven't seen the finale yet.
Seriously, one of the things that make this series a big hit, the great use of music. And I'm so happy that they're sticking with the season ender almost-official theme song "Carry on Wayward Son". When that played, it gave me the feeling that this really is the season finale. OMG, so that means I really have to wait for September for the next new episode. Earlier in the season, Ruby didn't do anything for me. But in this one, I love her, both as Ruby and as Lilith, even if she sorta kicked Dean's ass. And yay for Bobby being visible again. Now bring back Ellen too! Also, the girl who played Lilith was great. She was freaking creepy coming into the scene as a little innocent looking girl dressed in white with red blood smeared in her chest and hands. And yay for the jamming session between the brothers. We've already seen Dean singing "Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" before in season 2 but this time, Sam joins him in Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive". One drawback for me though is that the battle between the demons and the brothers aren't really as big as the Jus in Bello battle. It was still good though since they were able to confront Lilith. Speaking of confronting Lilith, that bright light not killing Sam made me confused. Was he able to use his dormant powers to save himself? Or did Lilith just stop in the middle of killing him?
As for the end of the episode, I was sorta pissed since it was spoiled to me (and I know, also to a few more pissed off people) in dean_sam by a really inconsiderate person who doesn't know that spoilers should go inside an lj-cut and who I think was already sporked, cursed, bitched at, and cussed at to death. Anyway, there were hints throughout the episode about Dean's deal. If you listen to dialogue closely, it's there. We don't always get what we want. If we go down, we go down swinging. Lyrics from the Bon Jovi song, Dead or Alive. Cause I might not make it back. And now, I'm wondering, how big a fan of Buffy is Kripke? Because, is Dean going to be the new Buffy? Is the start of Supernatural S4 be like Buffy's S6. Will S4 have a musical too. XD All of those will be answered come the new season this September. OMG! That's 4 months of waiting. I don't know if I could wait that friggin' long. Dang you, Kripke! I would so like you dead for giving me a cliffhanger season ender but then if that happens, I wouldn't have my S4 this September. But still dang you, Kripke! Dang you! You know how to make your fangirls suffer.
Just got back from watching Iron Man. And could I just say that it was absolutely awesome. This is such a great start for summer 2008 movies. I hope that the succeeding movies don't disappoint.
I'm not really a fan of the franchise. I only faintly remember of his animated series because of seeing two Iron Man, one orange/red and one blue, who was really War Machine and that's the only thing that I remember from it. But when I saw the news about this one last year, me being a superhero film fan, I was pretty excited.
I would love to see Robert Downey again since the things that stick out of my memory of him are his jail record and his movie Hearts & Souls, the movie where I had a huge crush on him. Yeah, I know he was in Zodiac and tons more but I have a long to-be-watched list and I know that a couple of his movies are in it. And after seeing this, I'm so glad that he was the one doing Tony Stark and not some burly actor because, OMG, my huge crush on him is back. I couldn't picture anyone who could pull of the snarky multi-billionaire playboy but him.
As for the movie itself, it was great, going into the story and action right from the start. The pace was pretty fast that I never felt bored while watching it. And it has a great mix of the funny and serious side to it. All in all, I would personally place this in my best superhero movies, though still not as great as Spider-man 2.
And if you're watching this movie, do catch the end credits. There's about a minute or two on a possible sequel/spin-off to it. The Avengers! And Samuel Jackson!!! And as of right now, I want that sequel/spin-off badly.