A Quick Note on Tweets

This is not a shameless plug for me to get more Twitter followers.  Just want to put that right out there.  On the KT site I have my Twitter feed, but I just wanted to make you aware, if you weren’t, that there are times when I can’t or don’t have  more to say on a cool bit of information than can be obtained in a Tweet.  Take a few days ago: Colin Treverrow announced that Jurassic Park IV was going to take place back on Isla Nublar (II and III were on Isla Sorna) and would be 20 years after the original.  Not much more to say on that so I Twitted it off into the Interwebs.  There are also times where, please sit down, I do go out.  It doesn’t happen often so you’re not looking at a crisis here, but when I do, I’m not writing a blog post on my phone.  If I think it’s cool enough to warrant passing on to Killing Time, I’m going to use Twitter.  So watch the widget on the page that shows my feed or please feel free to follow me on Twitter @sleeplessdave.

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Movie Review: Iron Man 3 (2013)

 

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I honestly didn’t want to write a review, but I feel I have to given the blog.  This is going to be short, general and as spoiler-free as I can make it.  The movie has only been out two days and a lot of people have still to see it.  I may write a more in-depth on later, but I doubt it because the sum of my feelings is that this was a giant misstep.

Obviously, given its Rotten Tomatoes rating, reviews of other people I trust and the financial windfall it will gain, that’s a minority report.  I felt this film was, by far, the worst of the seven MCU films.  It is, for me, the only film that failed in its overall mission.  I thought the plot was bloated, wildly indulgent and all over the map.  The film clearly missed Jon Favreau in the director’s chair.  The only pieces that felt like they had investment from anyone on set were the heavy F/X pieces.  There has been a lot of speculation about whether Robert Downey Jr. will continue in the role.  I think he barely showed up this time.  Everyone seemed to be sleepwalking through this.  The film did not seem to fit within the MCU.  Stark seemed out of character.  When I walk out of the movie thinking that I would have liked Tony and Harley in Tennessee for two hours more than that, we have a problem.

The strength of the MCU films has been a deep reverence for and adherence to source material and respect for these characters as grounded in a Modern Marvel-esque reality.  I can’t go into details without blowing some of the film, but this was not adhered to in the film.  This felt like an early FOX Marvel film, not the quality we’ve been getting.

I’m truly saddened and depressed by it.  I feel like I did about Pixar after I saw Cars 2.  Something that was spot on and perfect, isn’t anymore.  I really have no desire to see this again.  I hope Thor puts us back on track.
5.75/10

 

Trailer Time: Pacific Rim Japanese Trailer (2013)

I’ve got to say, with giant monsters and robots pummeling the bejonkers out of one another, it’s almost more appropriate that it’s in Japanese.  The trailer for Pacific Rim from Japan!  Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robots epic summer throwdown will explode theater sound systems on July 12th.

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