Summer Movie Reviews


I love movies. Here are a few short movie reviews.


Wolverine is one of the most complex characters in Marvel’s lineup. He is capable of great violence and is also capable of great humanity. As usual, Hugh Jackman does a wonderful job at playing this complex character. I would like to be able to tell you that the script was unpredictable. 🙂 Of course, it wasn’t. The movie is solid. It is clearly enjoyable. There are lots of moments where Hugh Jackman is walking around without a shirt. Yet, if you’re looking for more than Wolverine grunting and yelling, this movie is somewhat lacking. One of the villains in this movie is a character that looks something like a Batman villain called Poison Ivy. Exactly what her deal is, is not really explained in the movie. I should mention that this movie is visually stunning. For the most part, I believe that 3-D is a waste of time and money, but in Wolverine it is wonderful. In spite of this movie’s shortcomings, is clearly one of the best movies of the summer.

Grown Ups 2

Adam Sandler seems to physically suck IQ points out of my head. Therefore, I was kind of surprised that the sequel to Grown Ups was really pretty funny. Sure, most, if not all, of the jokes were adolescent. All I can say is that there is plenty of slapstick humor to go along with the adolescent jokes.

Pacific Rim

There are very few movies that are such a complete waste of celluloid. This movie is it. About 15 or 20 years ago there was a completely useless movie called Starship Troopers. It was awful. The only redeeming quality that that movie had was the fact that Denise Richards was worth watching. In this movie, there is no Denise Richards. I’m sorry, but even the huge Godzilla-like creatures are comical for the first five or 10 minutes of the movie, but they really tire by 20 minutes in. I simply don’t have anything thoughtful or intelligent to say about this movie. Skip it.


Once again, we have a cartoon movie which is visually beautiful. The story line is not complex. Simply put, a hero dares to dream. After a freaky set of circumstances the hero is in position to realize his dream. The one thing that I truly enjoyed was listening to Samuel L Jackson’s performance. He is cool. The movie is average.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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