The live action Disney remakes have been a bit of a mixed bag for me but this announcement should be enough to get anyone hyped.
Chef was the story of a celebrity chef who buys a food truck and drives it across the southern United States after his career implodes. Jon Favreau really seems to have found his footing again, much like his character, in returning to the simple movies that made him famous in the first place.
Not only that: the food was amazing. This is not a film you should see hungry. And now if you live in LA there’s an outside chance you won’t have to because Favreau and Chef Roy Choi (consultant on the film) want to open a real EL Jeffe.
It’s that time again for the Awesome Friday on a Monday! In this episode we have a lot to talk about including all the Star Wars News, The Ant-Man situation, the game Mario Kart 8, and the movies X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Chef. This episode clocks in at nearly 90 minutes so get yourself comfy and let’s get to it!
Jon Favreau has a longer history as an actor than as a writer/director but it’s the latter class that Jon Favreau’s career has had a few bumps in the road lately.most people seem to know him as these days. After writing Swingers and directing Made and later Elf he eventually was given the job of bringing Marvel Studios first film to screen with Iron Man. That film was a smash hit and kicked off one of the biggest franchises of all time but the follow-up Iron Man 2 and later Cowboys & Aliens were met with less enthusiastic responses.
After all that bombast Chef represents a return to the type of film that got Favreau noticed as a writer/director in the first place: a smaller, simpler film with a straightforward premise and a lot of heart.
And you know what? It’s really good.
Jon Favreau may not be the best action director but he does have a pretty impressive resume when it comes to comedies. Good thing his next film falls in the latter category. Let’s take a look!
As a sequel not only to Iron Man and Iron Man 2 but also to The Avengers, Iron Man 3 has a lot to live up to. The Avengers changed everything, not only for the characters involved but for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well; how do you sell these characters as solo acts again?
Luckily Marvel has employed some very smart people because as it turns out Iron Man 3 follows up nicely on a everything that preceded it, is one of the strongest stand alone films produced by Marvel to date and is probably the prefect anchor for the second phase of Marvel films.
Unfortunately in reviewing this there are going to be what could be considered some very mild spoilers involved. I promise that I won’t reveal anything big and keep the rest to a minimum, but if you want to go in blind (which I recommend you do) then just know that this is a movie I absolutely recommend seeing and stop reading right now. If you want to know what I think in detail, hit the jump.
So this dropped this morning at 9am. I’m a little behind, but thats because I’ve been watching it. Without further ado:
As you’re probably aware we’re pretty excited here at Awesome Friday HQ for Iron Man 3. The story they are adapting, Extremis, is one of the best of recent years plus the infusion of Shane Black’s style and humour could potentially make this the best of the Iron Man series, maybe even the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.
I just realized that I may have slightly betrayed how high my hopes actually are. Either way, you know my butt will be in a seat come May 3rd.