Psychotik Review: Man of Steel
Hello my Freaky Darlings! I know some of you are waiting patiently for the review of Fatality Fest 2013 and all of the interviews that went along with it. However, a funny thing happened on the way to writing the review. I got tickets for an advanced screening of Man of Steel…so rather quickly I think i will say a few words about it. Well not that quickly, but hey you get what I’m saying…
Psychotik Review: Man of Steel
So work the other day was giving out some free tickets and I took them. After all, why pass up the chance to watch one of the summers biggest blockbusters, before everyone else, and free of charge? It’s sort of important to add the only thing that gave me high hopes for this movie was the fact that Zack Snyder was at the helm Directing this bad mama jamma. What that man can do to a comic book adaptation. Look what he did to Watchman and 300! He doesn’t disappoint here, that is for sure. The visual effects are some of the best I’ve seen, The casting is out of this world awesome, and the story is just as epic as you would ever want a super hero film to be!
I want to start with the story. Now I don’t know much about Superman, so I can’t tell you if they pulled most of this from the comics, but the story is the most interesting origin tale to date. The pacing is very well done. It knows when to slow down and when to pick up. I also enjoy how the story is very non-linear. The film is not presented in the boring fashion of here he is young, here he is a teen, now he’s an adult…OMG! It’s Superman. The story starts out with the back story of how Krypton fell. This also gives you more depth into Superman’s parents and Kryptonians in general. After baby Kal-El arrives on Earth, you start out in Superman’s 30’s. They tell the beginning’s of Clark’s life as flash backs through the film. As far as more specific plot, I’m not telling! You basically know the story, they just breathe some fresh life into a tired over told story and make it shiny and new.
Next obvious wow factor is the visual effects. From the Planet Krypton, to various actions scenes, to the final battle…all you can do is sit back and look on with a slack-jawed amazement. The action scenes are to die for, but in any of the DC films to date. Look for little details in the back ground to tickle your fan boy button. In the last fight scene between Superman and Zod, you clearly see Lexcorp trucks being blown to smithereens. The wamuch y the powers are handled too are quite lovely. Just little details all around that make the whole thing that much more special.
Finally, let’s talk casting. I wasn’t so sure about the casting at first…but once you see them in action you will shit bricks. Russel Crowe was just too good as Jor-El…goosebumps worthy even. Henry Cavill is my new favorite Superman for sure. Amy Adams blows you away with her Lois Lane. I say HER Lois Lane because it is hers. Lois is very much so stronger of a person then she has ever been. She isn’t some damsel in distress. Then you have Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Michael Shannon…all such great and powerful performances. Hat is off to you all!
Well I don’t want to get too much further. Don’t want to ruin anything. I’ll leave you with my rating though. I give it 5 out of 5 Top Hats. You aren’t going to want to miss this one for sure. Plan to get tickets today if you haven’t already seen it. You won’t want to miss the summer’s biggest Blockbuster yet. See you next time with an in-depth review of Fatality Fest 2013.
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Dear Freaky Darlings, I do apologize for the dry spell that has taken over the last couple of weeks. recouping the Holiday is rough, and I have many adventures to share with many more to come. Rest assure the time has been well spent! Tonight, I give you this review of a great movie. Let this wet your chops because there is much more including Dusker of the Month for December! I hope this slacks your thirst for blood!
It’s been ten years since the franchise started and now it is all coming to an end. We all knew this day would come, after all, all dynasty’s have to end eventually. Harry Potter is no exception! So how did this glorious beginning of the end go? The only word that comes to mind is Epic! Lord of the Rings eat your heart out, Hit the bricks Twilight…Harry Potter has taken it to a whole new level of cool! I was absolutely wowed just by how good this movie really was. I was expecting a good movie , but for once my high standards were exceeded! There are many things I liked about this movie, and not a lot I think they could have improved upon. So grab your wands Darlings, and hold that broom stick tight! Here’s the Psychotik Review of…
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Let’s start with the story. The movie opens with all of the turmoil that is going through the wizard world. With Dumbledore dead, war is imminent.Hermione has to leave her parents and erase her existence for their sake. The Dursleys are leaving (which I’m sure is more good news then bad). The Order shows up to try to move Harry. In a cool special effect you get to see multiple people turn into Harry (Watch for Fleur-Harry…she is the funniest). After they do this they go on a high-speed broom chase through London in an attempt to confuse the Deatheaters. During this chase Hedwig is killed, George Weasley loses an ear, and Mad Eye Moody is killed. This really sets the tone for the movie. There is a lot of sacrifice and self discovery in this movie. I would go a bit further, but I’m more than positive most of you have either read the book, saw the movie already, or have seen the trailer. If not it will be posted below. Rather, I would like to move into the points I love about this film.
Now I could go on forever on what I loved about the special effects, and the casting, how the composer does a masterful job at creating an epic score…etc…We would literally be here all night! Instead, I would like to talk about the story and how it was presented. It was refreshing to see the series go back to its roots and truly show the friendship between the stories core three characters. That’s basically what this part is about. Reacquainting you with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Not since Prisoner of Azkaban has there been such a focus on the core friendship of the series. It’s understandable to an extent. Movies are different than books. You have to have more about the other characters as well. You should kind of get the picture that those three are best friends.
I also like how the story really paces itself. I was worried about this movie when I thought of how painful Return of the King was to sit through. The last in a series is usually the longest. Thank God they split this into two movies. Regardless of that, the movie does keep you wanting more. Each scene compliments the next. There is a fair amount of action, but it doesn’t over power the plot. The have the perfect mixture of Action, Drama, Special Effects, etc…it all comes together rather beautifully! If these movies don’t end in some sort of Academy Award, I think I will be really cheesed off!
Really I don’t want to give away too much. I would even love to pic out a few scenes for you, but there are just to many! The only thing I can say is if you haven’t seen it you really need to! It’s a great movie, and an awesome opener for the chaos that is going to be in Part 2. I will leave you with the knowledge that Dobby is a little bad ass. You really get to see exactly what those little House Elves are capable of! Also the way they animate the story of the Deathly Hallows is a bloody interesting way to do it. Kind of throws you for a loop! I give Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 5 Top Hats out of 5, and Malice Psychotik’s HIGHEST endorsement.
I apologize for the breif-ness, but as I said, there really isn’t much more I can say other than it is a truly epic movie, one of the greatest cinema spectaculars of the year, a life changing experience! Your life will mean less for NOT seeing it!
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,
Check out the trailer here: