While most have you probably decided months ago what you’ll be doing on May 7, there are some who may still be on the fence.
Should you be buying tickets to Iron Man 2 in advance? Or will the movie disappoint like many other blockbuster sequels out there? Here are some of the early reviews:
Hollywood Reporter: “Everything fun and terrific about Iron Man, a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines. A film series that started out with critical and commercial success will have to settle for only the latter with this sequel.”
When it comes to summer blockbusters, most people already have in mind what they plan on seeing…long before the movie even comes out. So when it comes to critical reviews, does anyone even care?
Despite mixed reviews for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel went on to make a killing in its first weekend. But Paramount isn’t willing to take that risk again.
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As you were busy previewing HBO’s behind-the-scenes look at Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, others were gathering their thoughts about the entire film.
The Warner Bros. film debuts on July 15. Here are some of the early reviews for the series’ sixth installment:
Variety: “Dazzlingly well made and perhaps deliberately less fanciful than the previous entries, this one is played in a mode closer to palpable life-or-death drama than any of the others and is quite effective as such.”
Do you like your movies loud, big, long and mindless? Then it sounds like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen might be for you. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the ticket for some who’ve had the chance to watch it so far.
The movie doesn’t debut in the United States until June 24, but it’ll hit the UK on June 19. Here are few of the early reviews:
Hollywood Reporter: “With its intelligence at the level of the simple-minded, however, the film is not likely to attract moviegoers who seek something more than a screen filled with kaleidoscopes of colored metal. Fan boys will no doubt love it, but for the uninitiated it’s loud, tedious and, at 147 minutes, way too long.”
When a movie is annoyingly difficult to spell (I can never seem to get Inglourious Basterds right on the first try), you know the film’s going to generate mixed emotions. Although the crowds were eager to welcome Brad Pitt and director Quentin Tarantino to the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, the reception to their WWII era film was a bit uneven.
Preview the trailer here then read the early reviews after the jump.
Although opening night at the Cannes Film Festival is usually dedicated to a French film, the 62nd annual event will be going in an entirely new direction. On May 13, a Disney production is getting the spotlight.
Up, the first animated feature to ever kick off the international event, is Pixar’s first PG-rated film since 2004’s The Incredibles. The comedy tells the story of a retired balloon salesman (voiced by Ed Asner) who decides to carry out his deceased wife’s dream of traveling to South America. Unfortunately, he accidentally takes an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer along for the ride.
The film, which is also being released in 3-D, was directed by Pete Docter, the same man who helmed Monsters, Inc. and co-wrote Toy Story. Up doesn’t officially debut until May 29, but you can read a few of the glowing reviews after the jump.
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Although Star Trek doesn’t open stateside until May 9, audiences in London were able to preview the long-anticipated prequel last night. Based on the early reviews, J.J. Abrams has a bona fide hit in his hands:
Times Online: “Just when you thought that the Star Trek phenomenon had truly run its course, along comes J.J. Abrams’s stunning prequel to resuscitate the most enduring franchise in sci-fi history…Abrams’s film is a rollicking space adventure that makes you fall in love with the original series all over again.”
If you needed more than a post on Ain’t It Cool News to tell you The Dark Knight was good, then you’re in luck.
Today, Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and the David Germain (Associated Press) both heaped their praise on the latest Batman sequel.
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UPDATE: You can find additional reviews from Rolling Stone and The Associated Press here.
Although we still have 3 weeks to go until the premiere of The Dark Knight, Ain’t It Cool News already has an early review of the highly-anticipated sequel.
Here are a few of the highlights from the (spoiler-free) critique:
“The film feels more like a crime drama in a grand city scape than a typical comic book movie.”
“Christian Bale owns this role. He is Bruce Wayne and he is Batman.”
“Heath Ledger’s performance of the Joker is truly one for the books. A man of no remorse or morals who simply wants to see things burn.”
Dying to know more? Read the entire review for yourself here.
The Dark Knight rolls into theaters on July 18.
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