Johnny Depp feels that the critics wanted THE LONE RANGER to tank.
He said in a recent interview that his children loved it -- were swept away by the myth of it.
I watched the movie and loved it, wondering if the critics saw the same movie I was seeing.
When THE WOLVERINE first came out Thursday, headlines proclaimed IT SLASHES THROUGH THE COMPETITION.
Then, there were critics calling a $60 million opening a disappointment?
I am an old Wolverine comic fan, and I was disappointed by the prior Wolverine movie. I read Alex's review Monday, but I still went to see for myself.
It was the Wolverine movie I had wanted the first one to be.
There's a ton of great scenes in "The Wolverine" – Hello, ninjas! – that fight sequence on the bullet train was awesome!
To see Logan prevailing against opponents despite his failing healing factor made the tension more intense not less.
I liked his "bodyguard" Yuriko -- she added spice and zest to the stoic Logan.
I wasn't bothered by Mariko being younger than Logan. Hello -- he's immortal --
every woman he meets is younger than he is.
But perhaps the coolest part of the film takes place after the credits roll.
Two years after Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman) has taken care of said ninjas, as well as a giant semi-robotic samurai and the foul-mouthed, green-leotarded Viper,
our hero finds himself standing in line at an airport metal detector.
He looks up to see a TV playing a commercial advertising Trask Industries (the company infamous for launching the Sentinels, who will be hunting down mutants in next summer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past").
And then, things get really interesting.
PACIFIC RIM was fun for what it was. The critics slammed it for not being Hamlet. The box office in China may give the movie the sequel fans want to see.
IRON MAN 3 was slammed, but THE AVENGERS momentum couldn't be stopped by nay-saying critics.
JOHN CARTER OF MARS was slammed by the critics. I went to see it anyway because I loved the books. I loved the movie.
47 RONIN is being slammed on the basis of its trailer alone and the fact that it is running over-budget (something every film seems to do lately.) But really? On the trailer alone?
I believe negative press colors the expectations of the audiences. They expect to see a dog and that is what they see.
Have any films you liked lately gotten savaged by the critics?
An "understated" review by a Wolverine fan: