After watching 21 last night, I passed by a local hotel here while aboard on a jeep and saw a huge tarp with the super-imposed face of Bayani Fernando and 2 seconds after I saw him coming out of the main door. Anyway…
It's typical, but think I enjoyed 21 better than Indy 4. Jeff Ma, the real Ben Campbell, does not resemble the actor Jim Sturgess, which points again to the stereotype that geeks can't be fuckable-looking. Jim, who's British and who debuted in Across the Universe, looks like a famished young Paul McCartney.
Iron Man kicked ass though. I mean, Mr. Downey did some major ass-kickin. I bet the robotically geeky had a major hard on with that one. Also, notice how Gwyneth maintains her poise and elegance as she runs while everything is exploding behind her like she's walking the red carpet. Speed Racer was fun too but structurally flawed. It was eye-candy which basically is the main ingredient for a family popcorn movie. Street Kings is violent enough but lacks the grit of Training Day. David Ayer keeps on repeating the same themes, he need some major re-tracking.
I'm now rooting for Kung Fu Panda and The Dark Knight. Every time the DK trailer is on, my heart pounds like a sledgehammer. The cast is so big time and Maggie Gylenhaal! I'm looking at a post-mortem nod for Heath, he's so disturbing. Here's to the caper!