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…
Due to circumstances I was not able to watch this on its initial release, which to me was a great loss as I thought that this instalment had great promise.
After watching it I still stand by that statement.
The movie is actually entertaining, which an idealistic mix of humour, action and science fiction. It would have had suspense of a good twist too had the trailer not blown away its best surprise so early.
The movie isn’t T2 quality but I suppose nothing ever will be, what it is though is spades better than T3 which was like a poorly made remake or it predecessor and Salvation which had such promise but kinda folded on its self.
This movie is a great popcorn flick and adds to the terminator universe. Acting might be a little wooden and the relationship between Sarah and Kyle feels more forced than Arnie’s smile. But the mythology is given a nice addition and if the sequel gets green lit could make for an interesting trilogy.
Seriously go out and watch this if you get a chance… still a better watch Fanlastic 4 (sorry couldnt resist)
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