Last Thursday Night, my girlfriend Jordan, my brother and my good friend Michael went to see Iron Man 2 at the midnight release. We literally sat through 20 minutes of trailers, the most we have ever had to sit through. I am not necessary complaining about it but 20 minutes is a long time to watch trailers, we saw this movie at an AMC theatre.
The movie was fucking awesome and I really enjoyed it. I think I can say the same for all of us too that saw it too. If you see it, make sure to stay till the end of the credits. Majority of our crowd in the theatre stayed after the movie to watch the clip that we all knew was going to happen, just like at the end of Iron Man.
First off, there were a bunch of easter eggs, if you are interested in finding out what they were, click that link and enjoy. If you have not seen the movie, I would not recommend you read it. There are more articles out there on Google you can go to which provide more pictures of the easter eggs and discussion.
Now about the movie, the action scenes were awesome and well done. The best part I loved about the movie, is the final fight scene and the weapon that Tony Stark/Iron Man uses. If you have seen the movie, you know what I am talking about. If you have not seen it yet, you will know what I am talking about when you get to the scene.
I was also sketchy at first with Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as Rhodey. Do not get me wrong, Don Cheadle is a fucking badass actor and the same goes with Terrence Howard. But in the end, I think Don Cheadle deserves the role of Rhodey. The moments and humor between him and Tony/Iron Man throughout the movie were greatly written and well done. The chemistry was perfect, I think.
You will also notice that a lot of new characters are introduced in this movie than the first one. I have read around that more of the characters could of had a little more screen time such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and Clark Gregg especially. I do not 100% agree with this, but I do think they should of had a little more screen time. I am barely a fan of Sam Rockwell and his acting, but he did play the role of Justin Hammer good.
In the end, I rate Iron Man 2 a 10/10. It is definitely worth seeing and paying for. You can not go wrong here with the purchase, unless of course you do not like Iron Man or maybe even the first one.
The number one movie has to be Iron Man 2.
Now not so much in any particular order, the movie’s I am really looking forward to seeing are:
The Expendables – Huge cast of awesome actors from Jason Statham! to Sylvester Stallone to Mickey Rourke and more.
Toy Story 3 – It is fucking Toy Story… 3.
Get Him To The Greek – Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, oh yeah.
Grown Ups – Has Adam Sandler Kevin James and more)
Predators – I hope will be good, really hope so.
Red Dawn (remake) – I loved the original, I just so hope they do not fuck it up.
The American – George Clooney is a great actor, but this movie seems so-so and possibly just not theatre worthy.
Little Fockers – Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and etc are back for another sequel, I think and hope it will be funny.
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas – it is Harold and Kumar, come on? How could you not want to see it?
That is just a little list of what I hope to all or mostly enjoy this year in movies. There are more to name but most of these are the bigger ones I have kept or stuck out to me at the moment. What are yours?
Do not get me wrong, I am all for Earth Hour if we all did it properly. But the case is, is that we do not.
If companies and if any of their locations, the large number of those, do not participate in this. Then no one wins and it is just a waste. Not only that, but Earth Hour is only once a year for an hour. Where is the logic in this? What is this suppose to teach us? Is this suppose to make us or the Earth feel better? Well, it does not what so ever. It probably hurts more than anything, especially when, if anyone, is turning those lights back on an hour later anyways.
If you want to help the earth, people and companies need to start getting their act together, which in the long run will most likely save the money anyways, start switching to fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent. It does not stop there, recycling, unplugging devices not in use, commuting better and so forth.
Anyways, I just wanted to write a simple short blog post on this. I am not your average “lets save the earth” guy, but I am no where near against saving the earth or against doing anything that is not better for the earth. If you are interested in helping out, there are many sites out on the internet such as http://myearthhour.org for which you can learn more on how to get involved, from just you, to companies to schools and so forth.
Last week, AnnaMaria Andriotis posted an article at Yahoo Finance on “10 Things Not to Buy in 2010“. In my opinion, she is an absolute moron. Never again should such a person write anything technology related and financial. She should actually be fired from Yahoo, but then ago, probably will be soon anyways seeing how it is Yahoo.
First read the article, linked above, first. Then proceed reading my comments related to this story below.
I do not see DVDs having any problem in sells or store rentals this year. While yes, Blockbuster said they will be closing stores but that is more than likely have to due with competition (Redbox, Netflix, video on-demand, etc) and their prices being expensive. I know many people that still won’t try Netflix, don’t care for it, use Redbox instead and so forth.
Now for compact digital cameras, yea fucking right should you not buy these this year. They are not going anywhere soon. These are much easier to carrier yet alone cheaper to buy than SLR digital cameras. Do you honestly think you are going to see teens or adults wanting to carry around a big camera versus a small compact camera?
To say that external hard drives should not be bought this year and to purchase online backup services is the dumbest thing I have heard. I am not dissing online backup services. I personally do not trust them. Especially when they can disappear at any time without you ever know or announcing they are closing down then having everyone rush to backup their data. Then there is the current economy, most of these places range anywhere from $4.95 and on a month. So you are paying more than $60 a year on these services when you would should not and save more. External hard drives are so cheap today too, even internals, you can pick up 1TB for around $90 to $119. That’s cheap.
This won’t be the year that newspaper subscriptions die even more either, well, at least buy a huge margin that they start shutting down. Nor should you, if you do, stop subscribing. I personally do not subscribe but I will occasionally grab a newspaper and read it. I know people who still do too and I doubt they will be getting rid of it this year or next.
Now everything else I would suggest to not buy though this year, if you choose too. Which includes home telephone service, new college textbooks, cds and gas-guzzling cars. Buying used college textbooks should not even be new to 2010, I know many who have or at least, should have, been doing this for years already.
Well I could say much more on each matter, but I will leave it at that for now. Feel free to comment below and add to this discussion or your opinion.
Happy New Year everyone!
In the last few months I know my posts here have been nearly zero. I hope to do more in 2010 like I was doing in the first half of 2009 but also more than that too. My life has been really busy so I sometimes would forget to finish posts, forget what I wanted to post or post at all. Well now that will change.