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Monday, May 3, 2010


Iron Man 2- Unwatchable?  What the....?

You can't always get what you want.- Rolling Stones.

First let us go to the tried and true dictionary for the meaning of the word: "Unwatchable."

not suitable or fit for watching : tending to discourage watching "unwatchable." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010. Merriam-Webster Online. 3 May 2010

Thanks to the dictionary, unwatchable applies only to television.  Just kidding.  But does it really refer to Iron Man 2?  It is if you believe David Edwards of the Mirror. 

"What none of [us] realised was that another disaster was about to unfold in front of our eyes, for Iron Man 2 is a travesty – a mind-numbingly dull, chaotic and often unwatchable muddle. It might even be the ultimate masterclass in how not to make a movie.  Given the strength of part one, the sequel is not just a terrific failure but a terrific disappointment."

- Edwards, David. "Iron Man 2: World’s First Review - ‘mind-numbingly Dull, Chaotic and Unwatchable’." Http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2010/04/27/iron-man-2-world-s-first-review-mind-numbingly-dull-chaotic-and-unwatchable-115875-22214759/. 27 Apr. 2010. Web. 03 May 2010.

And what effect does this review have on the legion of fan boys and girls queuing up for the opening night this Friday?  None.  Zilch.  Nada. 

The following is a short list of films considered unwatchable:
  • Bolero
  • It's Pat
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Son of the Mask
  • Kazaam
Those five films are truly unwatchable.  And there is no getting back the 8-10 hours of time I wasted seeing them.  Iron Man 2 is clearly not in the same trash heap.