Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Robert Downey Jr, Chest hair and CGI

Since this is movie going season for many, let me tell you about the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
 I think Robert D. is a cute guy. I like his dark looks, his big, brown eyes . Remember back in the 80's when he was in the "brat pack", that group of young actors in all the John Hughes-type movies? Then he got into drugs, disappeared for a long time, and suddenly seemingly out of nowhere, came back as an action hero, (Robert Downey...an action hero?) in Iron Man and was again a wildly popular, a big star...how does that happen? I sometimes wonder if stars like him, with miraculous come-backs, sell their souls to the devil. Anyway...
Robert Downey Jr, a heavily bearded guy with thick, dark eyebrows, appears shirtless in his new movie, Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows, and has nary ONE hair on his chest! I found it very disconcerting and thought he was "creepily" smooth, kind of  "Edward, white, sparkly, smooth-skinned". Don't be fooled be the images on google, those "lightly-haired chest shots" were from the last movie, Sherlock Holmes. No, in the latest S.H. he is hairless.
And the movie was boring  I probably dozed through half of it, only waking when the next rattling,  explosion rang through the theater. 
So many movies now, with all their cgi (computer generated imaging) abilities rely, I think, too much on the shock and awe of the close-up shot of a bullet flying slo-mo through 7 different trees in a snowy forest, filled with realistic unicorns racing toward a realistic, yet fantastically other-wordly castle sat high on a craggy peak with, again, realistic yet fantastical see-through dragons gliding overhead as far off off planets rotate in a starry sky. Whew!  And the death defying feats, hanging from a speeding train by one pinky as it speeds around a hairpin curve next to a ravine filled with ravenous crocodiles...come on! While I realize you have to suspend belief, those scenes can't carry a whole movie. At least not to hold my interest. Acton films just do not hold my interest for long.
But if you like action films, CGI, Robert Downey Jr, or you just need a nap, go see it!


7 comments:

Cathy Lloyd said...

Hummm...glad we went to War Horse...it was one or the other. Loved War Horse!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Haha..funny post, perhaps I won't bother. I am not that into action films so perhaps I will let "hubby" see that one and I'll go see something else.

just call me jo said...

I too chose War Horse. It was a'ight! Rickster read the book so he was thrilled. I like to see him thrilled. Dang! Too bad RDJr. is a duddy Holmes. I like your description. At least War Horse kept me awake.

Anonymous said...

too bad! Friends of ours wrote the screenplay - the LA Times liked it, but what do they know! try We Bought a Zoo - Danielle and I LOVED it... Hugo, too.
Lots of love and hope you had a great white Christmas. It's 80 degrees and DRY DRY DRY here...

lynn

Breezy said...

Looks like I won't be seeing that movie.. Maybe Hugo???!!!

Suz said...

I heard on the radio that it stunk...go see the movie about I bought a zoo

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