My first Hot Toy… and Man did I make the right choice or what.
The figure is stunning, the slight battle scars rendered on the smooth metallic paint over the delightfully heavy body work really is something to behold. Maybe its just the excitement of owning an exclusive for the first time or maybe the figure is that good. I took my sweet time deciding which Iron Man to get and lets be honest we are spoilt for choice.
Just look at that Downey detail, those crisp clean cut grooves into the armour, and with some great articulation.
and the lights… ooh the gorgeous lights
Bottom line this maybe as good as it gets when it comes to action figures, it has inspired me to add to this amazing piece.
In the spirit of Ant Man I will keep this review as small as possible :-)
What on odd choice for a big screen adaptation, why choose ants when you can have the X-Men or Fantastic 4… oh right….
But honestly this is a fun movie, and very refreshing.
The choice was originally a coin toss between mission impossible and this and I am glad it won the toss.
Paul Rudd is loveable as the protagonist, as his charm shines through a pretty standard script. Don’t get me wrong the premise is original, a heist superhero movie (Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t count as it set in outer space <thinly veiled sarcasm>).
The movie moves at a healthy pace with decent character development, and laced with plenty of humour similar to GOTG and just like the space adventure has that unique obscurity that helps it feel different from previous Marvel films.
There is the long haul to the end of the film to see any real action but the journey there is filled with some interesting shots of the microverse.
Rudd’s charm is perfectly suited for this picture and Eff (from the Strain) shows us his other half as the bad guy.
In short this is a good but not great film, nothing really light you on fire and the Avengers tie in feels a bit forced. I doubt this will light the box office on fire but its Marvel so…
Well I was lucky enough to attend Durban’s Avenger Premier, so my mind was pre-blown even before the movie itself.
But how was the movie you ask?
Well from the moment it start it pulls you deep into the action; taking periodic breaths for character development. Unlike the previous instalment the characters are really fleshed out by now. So rather than look into their pasts so much we get to learn more about the present off screen adventures much more.
The CGI is insane as ever and if you think the trailer gave away too much then think again. This movie is bigger in every way possible. But even on such a large scale it feels closer to home. The threat feels much more real than the alien invasion, even the villains attack is more cerebral than burliness but that doesn’t mean it lacks action, believe me it has action by the spades.
The movie does have a few drawbacks, some action sequences felt rushed and a bit in your face, and I suppose that was meant to be that way to give a feeling of urgency however after the long wait I personally wanted to savour each moment.
In the end it’s a fantastic movie that is going to shatter box office records and have fans salivating for more (yes even those hard-core DC fan boys) well if its sister competition doesn’t scoop those records for itself.
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