Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Last Friday I went to see a much anticipated movie – “Iron Man 2“.  I really enjoyed the first “Iron Man” and the trailer for “Iron Man 2” looked really promising.

The film left me with mixed feelings.  On one hand – there was plenty of action and  fantastic cast.  On the other – this part is much dumber than the first one and the ending is horrible.  Sorry, not the ending, but the epic battle between good and evil, the part of the film where the villain is defeated.  That sucked really bad.  The good thing though that it’s a small part of the film and it only happens towards the end, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the visual effects and such.

I still think that the first part was way better, but this one does count for a good Friday evening entertainment.  See it on the big screen, if you are planning to watch it at all.  I’ll  rate it as a weak 4 out of 5.  It barely made it.

Brooklyn’s Finest

I just came back from the cinema, where I watched “Brooklyn’s Finest“.  It’s a rather slow developing drama picturing three separate stories of three New York cops.  While there is nothing in particular outstanding about this film, overall it is quite good and enjoyable.  Some of the things it shows are more realistic than in many other movies, some – not.  It’s not particularly too far-fetched, but probably not something that would happen in real life.  Quite close though.

I think this film is trying to give you something to think about.  It actually spells out the idea in the first scene, first dialogue.  But because the rest of it somewhat slow, the message gets lost in the process.  If not completely lost, then for sure it doesn’t sound as clear as it did in the beginning of the film.  Maybe it was the idea, maybe it wasn’t – I don’t know.  But I thought it would have been better if the message was carried across a bit louder.

This is not a film for a romantic Friday evening or a family Saturday morning, but there is enough good in it for me to recommend it.  Either pick a slow day and see it in the movies, or grab the DVD.   4 out of 5.