Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Movies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Most of these movies are new (or newish), although a few are oldies that I've just seen recently.

GOOD
August Rush--PG--The cover story on this one is a little corny—I won’t even touch on that. What I WILL say is that if you have ever loved music (any type), or especially if you have ever FELT music, this movie will move you.
The Pursuit of Happyness--PG-13--based on a true story (and the real life protagonist was involved with the movie throughout).
The Ex--(not sure)--Admittedly somewhat of a stupid story, but I really enjoyed it--mostly because of the super-hippie mommy's group that the woman joins. The movie was clearly making fun of them, but I love poking fun at myself, and this had me in stitches.
Twelfth Night (this one by Trevor Nunn)--Very well done. I like Shakespeare anyway, but some people really botch it...not so here. This is done in such a way that the non-bard-junkies should like it too. :)

BAD
Nim's Island--PG--The previews made it look fun and funny. I was thoroughly disappointed.
Wall-E--PG--The humans were robotic and the robots were pretty human. The only redeeming factor was that it had some clips (and a lot of music) from Hello Dolly.
Vantage Point--PG-13--I had the strange expectation of an intriguing plot...but there was none. Just brainless action...which, well, I just didn't like it.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age--PG-13--the costumes were as awesome as the first, and the actors are great, but they forgot about the history...and the scriptwriting...

UGLY
Mr Bean's Holiday--PG--*gag**choke**die* Hubby brought it home for Wolf, and wow, it was painful.
Lions for Lambs
--PG-13--can we just say propaganda!!!
Munich--R--This was horribly misrepresented in the previews. I thought it would be about the terrorist attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympics, and about the investigation afterwards...um, scratch that. They should have mentioned it was based on the book "Vengeance" that would have been much more informative. For all that it was full of bombs, guns and chase scenes, it also moved very slowly. Go figure.

2 comments:

Carrie said...

I have to agree with you on Vantage Point. Very disappointing. I also thought the story on August Rush was pretty cheesy, but I enjoyed the feel of the film, if that makes any sense.

Becky said...

Thanks for the reviews. I've just added a couple movies to my Netflix queue! :)

Forgive me my laziness and only posting one comment about two different posts, but the yarn you spun looks heavenly! You must feel so proud of yourself. I know I would, if I made something that looked that nice!

Also, thanks for stopping by and giving some tips for my neighborhood child situation. I really appreciate it! I was feeling a little panicky and lost about what would be appropriate to do... if that didn't happen to come through in my post. ;)

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