Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:49
I know I'm definitely in the minority on this, but I just watched it and absolutely could not get over how cliched it was.
Character development? Yeah, pretty much not there.
Cheesy lines? Yup, all-around.
Uninteresting action? Pretty much.
Over-use of CGI, just like Green Lantern? Oh goodness, yes.
Tilting the camera at important dialogue moments just to scream to the viewer, "TENSE MOMENT!"? Ugh, yeah.
Shots of supporting characters smiling when something amazing happens? Check.
Supporting characters who are supposed to come across as bad comic relief? Egads, yeah.
Part where hero does something selfless, saves the day, and woman cries over him? That's in there, too.
Telegraphed "bad guy" from the beginning? Definitely. And he's a relative? Oy vey.
It follows the Iron Man plot line -- privileged individual pays for his arrogance, gets humbled a bit, and gains great power and knowledge, blah, blah, blah. The problem is the acting is nothing compared to Iron Man. The character interaction isn't even remotely believable. And the environments... I never say this about a movie, but the sets were freaking atrocious. There were a couple main locations, and everything else looked entirely out of place.
It's upsetting, because, deep down, there's parts of a good movie here. When the movie focuses on S.H.I.E.L.D. coming in and messing things up, it's a somewhat interesting plot. There's actually meaningful interactions. But, man... cliched movie out the wazzoo. This is easily the most disappointing movie I've seen all year.