I went to see Star Trek Into Darkness last weekend. Even though there have been lots of Star Trek movies/TV shows over the years, I guess you would call this latest movie a "sequel" to the movie Star Trek that came out in 2009 since it has the same actors in it and follows the same storyline.
Anyway, Chandra, my friend Sienna and I saw the movie on Saturday afternoon. The movie was fast-paced and it kept my attention the entire time. I didn't even fall asleep; something I've been known to do on a fairly regular basis! (I guess it's a good thing I still have connections at the movie theater so that I'm not wasting my money!) ;)
I'd done my "homework" to prepare for the movie by re-watching the first one so that it could be fresh in my mind. I thought the first movie was great, but I absolutely loved Into Darkness. (I thought it was even better than the first movie.) I really hope there are more Star Trek movies in the future, and I hope I don't have to wait quite so long for the next installment! Heather's rating: 9.5/10 stars
Chandra and I went to see Iron Man 3 on Memorial Day. I'd done my homework for this movie, too, so I was prepared. (I always find watching the previous movie(s) before watching the new one helpful because I get so much more out of the story.) I really liked Iron Man 3! Since I'd just watched the first two movies I noticed a difference in the third movie, in regards to the tone/overall feel of the movie. The first two movies were more lighthearted and comical, and the third one was slightly darker/more serious. It's hard to explain, but it just had a different feel to it than the previous two movies.
Another difference I noticed in this movie was that the ending had more finality to it. The first two movies ended in cliffhangers and left you knowing there would be more movies coming. I don't know for certain, but this almost seemed like the last Iron Man movie. I'm usually left wanting more at the end of a movie, especially if I've really liked it, but that being said, I think Iron Man 3 would make a good stopping place for this movie series. All of the ends were nicely tied up and there aren't any dangling strings leaving you with burning questions. I'm sure that Tony Stark will be back in The Avenger movies, though, so we'll still be able to see Iron Man on the silver screen. Heather's Rating: 9/10 stars (The best part about the Iron Man movies is definitely Robert Downey Jr.! He is so funny and always makes me laugh, whether I'm watching him in a movie, or in an interview on a talk show.)