Yesterday was a busy day for Scott. I did manage to see Steamboy at the Ritz (I even made the 2:40pm showing, as planned).
When I got into the theater there were three other men there, and they were all alone as well, so that gives you a good idea of the target market of this movie.
Anyway, I settled in with my book, large Dr. Pepper, and medium popcorn (no butter, thanks) and read my book until the previews began. There were no previews that were of interest to me.
Then the movie began. It started off a little slow, but gained some momentum and became a pretty good movie by the time it was over. Patrick Stewart seemed to be having a great time over acting as Steamboy's grandfather, and the rest of the actors were good. However, I could have done without the Scarlet character, she was just flat-out annoying. I also think that the translation left a little to be desired. There was a few times during the movie when the dialogue just didn't make sense.
However, all the steam powered contraptions were very cool to watch. However, for some odd reason Robert Stevenson (famed Victorian poet and novelist) was cast as one of the leading inventors of England.
Bottom line, if you like Anime or steampunk this movie is for you, if you are like 98% of the world population and you don't enjoy these things perhaps you should go see 'Hitch.'