Movie – Man of Steel: B-

man of steelB-
I’m trying to look back and think of a moment where I thought, “that was awesome!” But I can’t. And when none of the attempts at substance work, a film needs those moments. The pseudoscience was bad, but not quite “reverse time by spinning the earth backwards” bad. The CG fight scenes looked cartoony, which is where I think Superman should stay. Remarkably unremarkable.

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Movie – Immortals: C+


C+
As everyone expected, Immortals was lots of neat looking things running around incoherently. I like reinterpretations of classic Greek myth and a few of them in the movie (like the Minotaur) worked as scenes, but not very well into the overall structure. The God of War video game series had a better story (which is saying a lot, it being an action game) and it even presented better visuals. I felt the limited Pantheon in Immortals detracted as well.