We’ve run a hell of a lot of diagnostics, checks, etcetera, and everything looks good.
All the feedback we’ve had has also been of the “no problems here” variety.
So, we’re gonna call this good, move on with blogging, and Cassie is checking into enhanced security precautions.
I’ll warn you… we might be seeing less addons/plugins for a while as we make sure we only run with the “stripped down” model and keep it safe.
Oh, and btw… Iron Man 2?
Pretty damn cool.
Now, I know what you’re thinking… “ah shit, a blogger with a movie review that’s gonna spoil things.”
Nope. No spoilers.
What I would like to say, is that, first, many movie reviews refer to there being too many characters.
What they should really be saying is, the acting of the characters that ARE in the film is very, very good, and you are left wishing you had more time with all of them.
More time with all of them.
Second, there are a lot of explosions and fight scenes in the movie.
What I felt as I walked away, was that I wished I had more of the wonderful acting and interplay between the characters, and less bang bang armor stuff.
I’m sorry, I know it’s sad, but the acting was that good, that fun, that fresh and at times, that sensitive. The movie does have a lot of action and a lot of plot movement going on, so our moments with the characters in each scene feel fleeting, and we want moar.
The action was good, although towards the end pretty easy to predict, but all in all I felt they did provide plenty of gee whizz armor coolness.
Oh, and I hate Mickey Rourke in general, but damn he was awesome acting in this movie. I can’t believe how good he was in the role he played. I haven’t liked him in anything since Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (and if you never saw that film, shame on you!) but I liked him in this. A lot.
I guess I’d just say… the critics may have some vaild points, but the way they present them is just…. well, it isn’t fair to the movie.
I was not bored, not one single moment in the film. That’s not bad. And I left talking about things, and speculating about things, and looking forward to future movies, and that’s not bad either.
And there were moments where the plot did let you see beneath the exterior of Tony Stark, and see that he had what he showed on the surface, and that he had a whole shitload of hidden subtext below the surface.
Again, no spoilers, but the legacy we leave behind is a main overall theme ofthe movie, the legacy he feels his father left to him and HOW he left it, and the legacy he wants to leave to others.
During that part of the plot, you see what he’s showing you, and it’s good. You also see what he’s actually DOING, and it comes off as there being a slightly discordant note. About 2/3rds through the movie, a layer is pulled back, and you see what he really thinks of his father’s legacy, and it brings everything he is actually doing into a much sharper focus. I admire writing like that, that rewards your paying attention to the personalities of the characters.
So… a good movie. Well worth the GOOD LORD are you shitting me $30 bucks we spent so the both of us could see it and have drinks and a tub of popcorn.
One last thing.
Scarlet Johannsen. Absolute WIN. And not the way you think. There is a payoff in the end. Trust me.