1) 2 Fast 2 Furious. Very bad. Complete waste of time except for the highway racing scenes. Watching the idiots destroy old muscle cars again while the stupid little ricecars stayed intact was beyond believability. The racing scenes didn't have the spirit of the ones in the original, where you jumped from cockpit to cockpit and watched the race from the various drivers' perspective. This is the only movie I've seen recently I would not see again. But then again, somebody else recently said that the entire TFTF concept was a parody/satire of the underground racing scene. It is acceptable in this context.
2) Matrix Reloaded. Strange movie. Lots of Agent Smith. Several parts of it flowed in such a way where you could just sit back and relax, and it felt like an old easychair. The questions of purpose were good ones, and Neo's decision was one you didn't understand until you realized that all the people were going to die anyway. Good chase scenes, and extreme slow motion crashes.
3) X-2. I saw part of the first movie, when it was shown on TV, but I have no background on these characters beyond that. Most of the character development here was pretty good, with some good gags, such as Iceman blowing on a Dr Pepper to cool it off. Lesson: Magneto is the bad guy, until he uses his powers to save the X-plane from crashing. Pyro is a God among Insects. Rogue is a hot little mamma who looked 'cold', from the looks of what was under her shirt. [:D]
4) The Hulk. The drawn out psychobabble was somewhat stupid, but we already knew the guy had an anger management problem. We found out why in the movie. Ang Lee also changed the backstory into some altruistic nonsense, instead of David wanting to unlock the hidden strengths he had. Bruce (David's son) was looking for a way to quickly regenerate tissue, or some such. The action scenes were a blend of Lara Croft and Independance Day, but there were also some really funny sight gags here too, such as the Hulk holding the main cannon of a torn up tank in his right hand and slapping it into his left hand. The movie also should certain limitations to Hulk's strength. He dropped things that were too heavy, and looked exhausted after the Hulkified Dog Fight scene. This movie was the perfect Hulk incarnation, as he was intended to be a very huge, very heavy, very strong creature, the embodiment of rage. This movie would be worth it if the only good scene was Lou Ferrigno's cameo as a hospital security guard in a uniform two sizes too small. It was also quite gratifying to see the very last scene of the movie: Banner uttering a very famous line, this time in Spanish.
Recommendation: For the Austinites and the Houstonians, see ALL your movies at Alamo Drafthouse. Alamo takes out every other row of seats and replaces them with tables, and serves food and drink before and during the movie. This has been Austin's best kept secret for many years, but they just built three new locations. Another great unique feature of Alamo is the movie before the movie. Last weekend on one of the movies, the MBTM was one about Evel Kneival. Saturday it was some silly anime short about a tornado monster with the hero being Ultraman ("Look, it's Ultraman!"), and Sunday it was part of the Trial of the Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby. Then the standard premovie warnings depicted in a very nonstandard manner (Don't talk during the movie or we'll take your ass out!")
Spoiler warning added. Sorry!