Iron Man 2

Iron Man was one of my favorite movies of 2008. I didn’t really have any doubt that the sequel would be good, but I’d heard a couple of unsatisfactory early reviews. I don’t know what those people didn’t like, but I thought the movie was great. Micky Rourke was an excellent villain, and Robert Downey, Jr. continues to be one of my favorite actors at the moment. I always love Sam Rockwell and thought he was great at the part he played. I didn’t really care for Scarlett Johansson, or her character. She just seemed kind of pointless, like they just wanted a sexy girl in the movie who could kick some butt. Her one big fight scene was entertaining enough, but that didn’t really justify her being in the movie. Whatever. I thought the movie was excellent and don’t know why anyone who liked the first one wouldn’t like the second.

The Slammin’ Salmon

This is the newest movie by Broken Lizard. I’m a big fan of Super Troopers and BeerFest. This is nowhere near as funny as those movies, but it’s also not a dud, either. There are some funny moments, and the plot is decent enough. It’s actually pretty good for a restaurant comedy. Most of the ones I’ve seen have been terrible. If you like their other stuff, it’s worth checking out.

The Losers

The Losers is pretty much a new version of the A-Team. I’m not complaining, just making an observation. Although I do think the new A-Team movie will be much better than this. It was a pretty entertaining film, but with a tons of cliches and bad jokes. It’s somewhat reminiscent of an Ocean’s movie, with more modern graphics and animation. All-in-all, not a waste of time, just nothing real unique.

The Soloist

Iron Man took some time off from saving the world and decided to save a homeless guy. I can’t believe I hadn’t seen this movie before now. It was good. I liked it. I liked it even more after watching this 60 Minutes interview with the actual guys depicted in the movie. It’s a happy/sad story that’s definitely worth checking out.