|Currently #526 on my flickchart list|
After directing the first two Iron Man movies and producing the third, along with both Avengers movies, Favreau had, what I've often heard referred to as, "F you money." I am not writing that in a dismissive way. He had enough money to get this movie made. He had an idea, researched it, wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a movie he truly believed in.
And it is not a bad movie. It's just not my sort of movie. It was enjoyable. The soundtrack was fun. But the movie is flat.
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Aside from a scene where the son burns a sandwich and is, at first, somewhat dismissive of the burned sandwich, this movie is relatively free from strife. There is no real change to any of the characters. The movie feels like it is missing its second act. There is no conflict. Every misstep by a character is rectified almost instantly.
I was also bummed because by trimming some of the language, this would have been a great movie for our "Family Movie Night". I love the things my son and I share in common and those parts of this movie resonated for me. But I can't share the movie with him because it was unnecessarily crass.
That being said, I'm late posting this and Nan and I just came back from our current favorite activity, drunk grocery shopping, so what do I know.