Another outstanding movie in the Despicable franchise. Heads up parents: you’re going to laugh right along with the kiddies, and even when the kiddies aren’t laughing. The sound track for Minions is right out of the 60’s and heavy on The Beatles, so even grandparents will be entertained.
I liked the story, which is actually a prequel to the first two Despicable films. Stay away from this movie if the little yellow guys irritated you in the previous ones, because this is 90 minutes of pure minion-mania on steroids. Banana!
About The Peetimes:This was a short movie with a lot of action so finding Peetimes was a challenge. I would highly recommend using the 1st Peetime. The 2nd Peetime is only for emergencies. #1 This Peetime is very easy to summarize. There’s no action, and only a little humor. #2 This entire Peetime is chaotic action and is only here for emergencies.
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Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Anything Extra Details
There is a short extra scene right after the “Hero” credits — about 2 minutes after the credits begin.
There is nothing extra after that. At the very end of the credits the words, “The Avengers will return,” appears on screen.
The credits run for approximately 10 minutes.
Rated (PG-13) for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Superhero, MCU USA release date: 2015-05-01 Movie length: 2 hours 21 minutes
We have 3 Peetimes for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Learn more.
About The Peetimes There are two good peetimes early in the movie. Neither have any action and the plot development is easy to summarize. The last peetime is for emergency use only.
#1 There’s a little plot development but it’s easy to summarize. You’ll be back in your seat to see where it leads.
#2 A good peetime. Bonus points for you if you can get back to your seat in 3 minutes before a short scene with Ultron, but it’s easy to summarize what happens.
#3 This is a short peetime with a long synopsis, but the scene is mostly narration before the big battle starts. The action starts right as the peetime ends so don’t be late.
I’m a bit of a science geek — okay, I’m a huge science geek — so I’m aware of Stephen Hawking and his theories. However, I knew very little about him, beyond his illness. It was a real treat getting a glimpse into the personal life of the guy. Best of all, I enjoyed seeing the wit and humor of a man who can barely express himself.
It’s important to know that this movie isn’t just about Stephen Hawking. It’s just as much a story about Jane Hawking, his wife.
Eddie Redmayne, as Stephen Hawking, was magnificent. He did a wonderful job of subtly expressing the emotions of a man trapped in an expressionless body. If this isn’t Oscar material, I don’t know what is.
Don’t worry. The movie doesn’t get bogged down in science. It is first and foremost a love story.
About The Peetimes:I would recommend using the 1st Peetime. #1 Easy to sum up and there’s no character development. #2 A new character is introduced and should only be used in an emergency. It’s only here because there is a long gap between the 1st and 3rd Peetimes. #3 A good, but short Peetime. There’s a dramatic scene shortly after the Peetime ends, so don’t be late.
This isn’t exactly my favorite genre. Still, I loved 98% of this movie, but I don’t want to say which 2% of the movie I didn’t like, because that might spoil some things for you and I’d hate myself for that, because this is a really good movie — except for the part that isn’t.
The combination of the story and pacing are captivating. It was easy to get caught up in the characters instead of the mystery. They did a masterful job of story telling.
The acting was outstanding. Ben Affleck was great, and Rosamund Pike (wife) and Neil Patrick Harris were outstandingly great. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rosamund Pike is nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role here.
About The Peetimes:This is not a Peetime friendly movie. There’s not much you can miss. The Peetimes I picked are the best I could find. Note: be aware that there are about 30 minutes between each of the Peetimes. There are too many details between the Peetimes to find any others.
Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Anything Extra Details
This is a Marvel movie. Of course there is an extra scene after the end credits.
But keep a close eye on the screen very near the end of the credits. You need to read the disclaimer.
The credits run for about 7 minutes.
Rated (PG-13) for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Superhero, MCU USA release date: 2014-08-01 Movie length: 2 hours 1 minute
We have 3 Peetimes for Guardians Of The Galaxy. Learn more.
About The Peetimes There honestly isn’t a “good” Peetime in this movie because there were so many characters, a lot of action, and a ton of jokes. The movie can be a little confusing even without missing anything, so most of the Peetimes involve action sequences where there’s no plot development.
#1 Is mostly action, but it’s the shortest of the three Peetimes.
#2 It’s almost all a long chase scene. No plot or character development.
#3 is important plot development, but easy to sum up. There is no action.
Note: I wrote a “Primer for Guardians of the Galaxy” in my review – button at bottom of this screen – that gives you the background you need to understand the plot/character development during the first 30 minutes of the movie.
There’s not a lot to say about Transformers: Age of Extinction. (TAOE) It’s a Transformers movie with bits of awesome, a dash of humor, and loads of plot holes. But as we’ve seen before, Transformers can effortlessly jump over plot holes.
When comparing TAOE with the other Transformer movies I’d have to put this one at the top. TAOE can hold it’s own in the awesome moments category (They had me at Dinobots!) while completely trouncing the installments for acting. The cast, specifically Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci, are a huge improvement over the former cast. That right there gives TAOE a leg up.
The other improvement I noticed is the lack of ridiculous attempts at humor. There wasn’t anything like the John Turturro in a jockstrap gag, or the endless puerile humor of Shia LaBeouf in the first movie. Perhaps the more mature and talented cast inspired Michael Bay to make a movie aimed at 20 year old men instead of 12 year old boys.
On the topic of humor I have to say that John Goodman as the voice of Hound was a fantastic choice. His lines alone accounted for 50% of the laughs. Picturing Goodman as a Transformer provided the other 50%. 🙂
I didn’t see TAOE in 3D – it’s hard to watch 3D movies and take notes.
About The Peetimes:It’s a LONG movie so there are 5 Peetimes. It’s a long time to wait but I would recommend using the 4rd or 5th Peetime. #1 is a long scene between Tessa and Cade. No Autobots. #2 is good. There’s only a very short scene with Optimus. #3 has a lot going on and the synopsis is pretty long. But there’s no Autobot action. #4 is the longest Peetime. It’s mostly a long search scene. There’s only light action. #5 is best. It’s a bonding scene between two characters that is easy to sum up and has no Transformers.
I found a lot to love and a lot to dislike about this sequel.
What’s to love? Well, it’s still really funny. There are some laugh out loud moments and then there are some throw your head back and cackle moments. Who doesn’t love that?
On the flip side, there were some awkward moments that were cringe-worthy. In the first film, the synergy between the two main characters is what made it great. I loved seeing these two completely different characters come together and make a great team. Unfortunately, the writers abandoned that in the sequel. Schmidt (Jonah Hill) comes across as needy and slightly emasculated.
I’m not a screen writer, but it seems pretty basic to me that when you have two actors who are such good friends off screen, and whose characters played so well together in the first film, then maybe you should build on that, instead of tear it apart.
Fortunately, the off screen chemistry between Channing and Jonah went a long way toward covering up the poor writing choices. But it still fell short of my expectations.
Based on the extras during the credits, we are going to be seeing a lot more of the Jump Street franchise. I know they played up the stupid side just to make us laugh at the end, but I tell you what, if they do make any more of them….some changes need to be made!
About The Peetimes:There were so many funny scenes it was hard finding good Peetimes. Because of that I would recommend the first one. #1 doesn’t have anything that very funny. #2 contains a funny exchange between the roommate and Schmidt.
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Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Captain America The Winter Soldier.
Anything Extra Details
There are 2 extra scenes. The first one is about 2 minutes after the credits start, and runs for over 1 minute. Then, at the very end of the movie, there’s another short extra scene of about 30 seconds.
The credits run for about 10 minutes.
Here’s the final end credit scene that leads into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Rated (PG-13) for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Superhero, MCU USA release date: 2014-04-04 Movie length: 2 hours 16 minutes
We have 3 Peetimes for Captain America The Winter Soldier. Learn more.
About The Peetimes The 2nd Peetime is by far the best. Only use the 1st and 3rd Peetimes in an emergency.
The 1st Peetime involves a fight scene, in the elevator. The fight starts 2 1/2 minutes into the Peetime, so if you rush, you might be back in time to see it.
The 2nd Peetime is a long sequence of Steve and Natasha searching for a hidden base. There’s no plot or character development during this scene. However, there’s a big reveal after this Peetime, so don’t be late.
The 3rd Peetime involves an important flashback to Steve before he was a soldier. There’s also a cameo by Stan Lee during this Peetime.
What I found most surprising about this movie is the quality of the acting. Usually movies like this pluck their main characters from the B-list. But somehow the creators managed to land Aaron Eckhart, who is an outstandingly good, but underrated, actor. Eckhart brings gravitas to the character of Frankenstein that the story depends on. Without him, this movie might have been rubbish.
More surprising yet, they got Bill Nighy as the lead for the evil demons. Nighy did a fantastic job of showing a character that can just barely manage to keep a seething anger under control. It feels like his character wants to smash everything to bits, but he knows that won’t be an effective strategy, so he keeps his cool and pursues a more complex plan of attack. Bill Nighy is one of my favorite actors because he has such an astonishing range.
The rest of the cast is pretty much the B-listers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t act. Jai Courtney, John McClane’s son in “A Good Day To Die Hard”, Miranda Otto, Eowyn from “Lord of the Rings”, and Yvonne Strahovski, from the TV series “Chuck”, all do a fine job with what they have to work with.
Where the movie suffers is in the storytelling. First, they only have 80 minutes of actual movie time to tell a story that involves a fairly rich and detailed universe. Or at least it could have, if they had made the movie an hour longer and given the audience a chance to see the universe they created, instead of spoon feeding every little detail with heavy handed exposition. Let’s put it this way: if Peter Jackson had directed this movie, it would have been a trilogy with nine-plus hours of screen time. 🙂
This movie was better than I expected, because I was expecting it to be rubbish, but ultimately is unsatisfying because of the heavy-handed storytelling and brevity.
About The Peetimes:Both Peetimes are pretty good but I’d recommend the 1st. The movie is only 80 minutes long, excluding the end credits. The 1st Peetime is mostly a long, slow, scene with no dialog, but it ends with a short fight. The 2nd Peetime has a lot of exposition that is easy to sum up. Note: if you want to see the best shot of Frankenstein’s (Aaron Eckhart) physique then don’t use this Peetime.
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