Incidentally, I've got some miscellaneous thoughts on a few other films I've seen recently. May as well post them here as make another thread.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li is awful. Not because it deviates from the source material, but because it's aggressively dull and for some reason revels in not showcasing fight scenes. Additional negative points for Kristen Kreuk in general.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a major disappointment. I didn't expect the film to be good, the first one certainly wasn't. But at least the first film was bad in a charming, engaging way. Basically the original knew it was a silly action movie and never shot for anything beyond that. The sequel aims for drama and complexity and entirely misses the mark.
Ted is almost okay, but goes all over the map. The parts that are live-action Family Guy are fantastic, but the attempts at romantic comedy and/or Disney-esque wonder fall flat. With tighter focus and a shorter runtime it could have been a classic. As is, it totally exists.
Last but not least, I had a chance to watch the Super Mario Bros. adaptation for the first time since 1993. So having gone in remembering almost nothing, I completely loved it. Granted, it's as far removed from the games as possible, but as an entity unto itself, it's an amazingly entertaining and delightfully bizarre piece of cinema. It feels, almost, like a lost Tim Burton work. 11 out of 10.
I have. It's about half of a good movie. It runs way to long and meanders after Django's bounty hunter training. Worse still is how the plot dissolves into nonsense the instant Leonardo DiCaprio is introduced. Django is almost like a film version of NBC's Frasier in the sense that both lean toward a situation that could have been resolved with forthrightness and a five minute conversation.
Rise of the Guardians? Hotel Transylvania? Life of Pi? RED?
I've seen none of these and have no immediate plans to.
It's an entertaining little diversion, but doesn't achieve more than that. It's a satire with nothing to say. For my money, The Boys does Kick-Ass astronomically better than Kick-Ass.
V for Vendetta?
It's been awhile since I've seen it, so my memory's a bit hazy, but I remember not being particularly engaged watching it. Putting Hugo Weaving under a mask negates his strengths (see also: Captain America), and Natalie Portman is just awful.