This summer kicks off early with several anticipated action-packed blockbusters and an underdog story. Here are my quick reviews of the latest to hit the screens.
X-men: Days of Future Past
It's not every day you get to witness Gandalf, Juno and Catwoman working together to send Wolverine back in time to stop Katniss from killing a dwarf president. Setting the time travel plot holes aside, this movie was predictable but everything Marvel comic fans love. I especially noticed that CGI was saturated throughout the film, but then again, so were Hugh Jackman's abs.
My Rating: 27/34
Reminded me of: X-Men, Inception, Back to the Future, Olympus has Fallen
Bonus: There is a short scene at the very end of the credits!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
For someone who doesn't even like spiders, this movie was way better than I expected. An awesome movie for the big screen, this sequel has more impressive effects and action scenes than its predecessor "The Amazing Spider-Man". With just the right amount of comedy and chemistry, it goes without saying that Andrew Garfield > Tobey Maguire.
My Rating: 29/34
Reminded me of: The Amazing Spider-Man, Green Goblin, Thor 2
Bonus: There's an X-men: Days of Future Past trailer after the credits start
The Other Woman
Why do they make movies like this almost 2 hours long? The beginning dragged on and the ending was pretty terrible, but it did have some hilarious redemptive parts in between. Save this one for a girl's night if you're looking for a morally skewed and over-the-top revenge story.
My Rating: 21/34
Reminded me of: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Crazy Stupid Love, What's Your Number
Million Dollar Arm
See you at the movies!