Monday, October 13, 2008

Dos Movies

..although one might say that the two movies cancel each other out..

Varg Veum - Begravde Hunder (Varg Veum - Buried Dogs)
The movies based on Gunnar Staalesen's books keepeth on impressing. This is the sixth installment, and it's still way cool. As a matter of fact, the low point so far was the half hour or so that Pia Tjelta contaminated the concept.

Iron Man
Really now; how can a movie starring Robert Downey Jr. be this bad? This was just wall-to-wall macho clichés interspersed with CGI and bad dialogue. Not to mention that 25% of the movie was very reminiscent of some kind of Discovery Special featuring "Hyooge Machines and How They Make Them" or something like that. I know that one shouldn't expect much from a movie based on a comic book - pardon me; graphic novel - but compared to the Spiderman and X-Men movies that Marvel has churned out, this is just flat out meaningless drivel. However, if you're into the same quality of story, acting and dialogue as featured in "Daredevil", "Fantastic 4" and the first Hulk movie, then giddyup.

6 comments:

Torbjørn said...

I'm thinking of watching the buried dogs this weekend. I'll keep my expectations high!

No other contaminating actors either?

Wilhelm said...

..nahh; it's totally watchable as far as I'm concerned.

Torbjørn said...

That's good.
I will be permanently pissed, though, if i.e. Axel Hennie shows his face on the screen.

Wilhelm said...

I can't remember seeing him. On the other hand, I can't tell him and Nicolai Cleve Broch apart..

Neither is in the movie though.

Torbjørn said...

I hope I can trust you on this one. Our, for some reason I cannot possibly understand, largest newspaper seem to disagree with you; http://www1.vg.no/film/artikkel.php?artid=538404

Wilhelm said...

In my opinion, you'll like this one provided you liked the preceding Veum flicks.

As for the "review" in VG; that's just one white man's opinion, to quote Ronnie Coleman ;-)