Remember all that stuff you cared about? I talk about it
People jump around and on things, and it is not unexciting.
Attempting to straddle many aspects of film in one is not new to Chan’s film history, but here all those aspects – drama, comedy, romance, martial arts, action – don’t hit any real high notes, keeping it a mixed-up, mundane affair.
But Avengers is such an awesome triumph of intent and is so impressively balanced with its big screen personas that it deserves some extra notice. It helps that it’s also a pretty fun movie.
Dark Shadows plays like a less clever older brother, thematically, to Edward Scissorhands. You can feel Burton reconnecting with something in select moments of the movie, especially the intro, but the lack of definition to what follows drags the film down into industry-line fare, well made and well acted but not much more than a temporary distraction.
“Spider” packs a perfect punch to make you eager for more.