Not quite as much fun as Thor, not nearly as bad as Green Lantern, Captain America: The First Avenger feels less like an exciting comic-book-hero movie than required reading for a course called The Avengers, arriving in theaters next summer.
Green Lantern is a deeply problematic comic book adventure, with structural and character development issues that should have felled the film. But like its title character, it overcomes its own weaknesses and embraces its flaws.
Super 8 made me nostalgic for a lot of things this weekend. It made me nostalgic for the days when $50 million was a big budget and when movies had their biggest single night on Saturday of their opening weekend.
About 18 months after Avatar turned everyone into a 3D fanatic, the 'cool' factor is wearing off, as audiences are realizing that most 3D isn't going to blow their minds or take them to another world of immersion.