Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘comic book movies

The Amazing Spider-Man

July 10, 2012

Was I one of the people who believed that this reboot was unnecessary? Yes. And guess what, I was right. Did it manage to be different from the previous Spider-Man films? Yes, it did. It went for a more serious tone with a more awkward and socially inept Peter Parker. Were these differences a benefit […]

Captain America: The First Avenger

October 28, 2011

After a lull in comic book movies in 2010, this summer has seen a return with four major titles: Thor, X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, and of course, Captain America. Captain America intrigued me because of their decision to actually set the movie in the World War II time period, a decision which I did […]

X-Men: First Class

June 25, 2011

X-Men First Class will be seen as the film which put the X-Men franchise back on track, after the disappointing X-Men 3 and the simply atrocious Wolverine. X-Men First class does what the first two film did, which is show patience and let the story unfold naturally. Its a rousing action film and another entry […]


May 15, 2011

The mighty Thor has finally graced the big screen and joined the ever-growing movement of movie-bound superheroes. And I am very glad he did. Thor is certainly one of the better comic book movie efforts over the last decade. It has great visuals, it has good action, it has strong acting, and it has heart. […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

September 26, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is not for everyone. It is indeed a very unorthodox film; for some this will turn them off, for others this will intrigue and excite them. I was the latter. This movie is full of pop culture references but not in the blatant, nonsensical manner of recent “spoof” movies. Instead, […]

Iron Man 2

May 7, 2010

Iron Man is back, but not quite better than ever. The elements which I loved from the first Iron Man are still there: Stark’s crazy antics, the fun Iron Man action visuals, the witty dialogue banter. I did feel that the chemistry between Stark and Pepper Potts was ebbing slightly, but that’s a minor quibble. […]

The Dark Knight

October 30, 2009

The Dark Knight; the biggest movie of recent years. It was well worth the wait and well worth living through all the crazy hype.  It was fantastic. Nolan took what worked with Batman Betgins (which was pretty much everything) and added new layers, creating a solid, brilliant piece of work.  Ledger steals the show of […]

Iron Man

October 28, 2009

Awesome. This movie was just really awesome. Robert Downey Jr really owned his role. He was Tony Stark and he truly made the movie work with his performance. And the chemistry with him and Paltrow really worked for me as well. The story was pretty solid and well-told, and lets face it all of the […]