Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Ides of Steel

Real Steel
The boy really wanted to see this one, partly because he had heard it was actually based on the Rock Em Sock Em Robots toy, and honestly it really wasn't that bad. All the fighting scenes where you'd normally cringe and look away, weren't really gruesome because after all, do you really care if metal ripped apart?

The boy in the film was really cute and had some pretty adorable scenes. Overall, even though it's not the type of movie I would pick at first, I still really enjoyed it.

The Ides of March
How could you not want to see this movie? I mean Ryan Gosling? George Clooney? You'd be crazy not too!

The entire time watching this movie I kept waiting for and expecting the big twist. Except when it finally did come I was taken a bit by surprise.

Basically it is a political movie, and parts of it are a little slow. But others are almost heartbreaking. I wound up really enjoying this one, in some ways more than I had even expected. I thought Ryan was awesome in it, and could easily see him at least pulling off an Oscar nomination for it.

Both of these movies wound up being quite enjoyable, and really I think the big question is what you're in the mood to see. But either way, I don't think either one of them would disappoint you.


  1. I liked Ides of March. I expect to see a couple of Oscar nods for that one.

  2. I've been dying to see The Ides of March since I first saw the preview for it, but life has been busy and keeping me from it. I'm glad to hear it's as enjoyable as it looks - I'll definitely have to get out and see it before it's too late!