Logging and reviewing everything I watch in 2021.
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The Craig Bond series has been one of reinvention from the get-go. Almost everything about the character has been deconstructed and built back up again, with varying degrees of success. But one aspect of the character has remained relatively untouched: his attitude toward and relationships with women. Until now. Modern audiences are less comfortable with a character who is a “59 year old sex pest” (to quote David Erlich). And so we see a new side of Bond, one who’s…
My first rewatch since seeing it in the theater, and I would say I appreciate it more now than I did then.
Things I enjoyed just as much as the first time:
-Eiffel 65 playing over the Marvel logo
-Tony Stark having anxiety attacks
-Tony going all MacGyver on some bad guys
Things I enjoyed more than the first time:
-Tony somehow endearing himself to the audience by being a complete jerk to a kid
-Tony having actual character development
“We’re into plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment. Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.”
Such a great concept for a thriller, expertly executed by director Michael Mann. He really nails the sense of place - LA at night is basically the third lead character of the movie.
This is one of my favorite performances by Cruise. He’s channeling the same superhuman tenacity that…