It’s past time to talk movies! I mean, really, what’s up with that? I may not have said anything about what I’ve been watching – but you KNOW I’ve been watching stuff… Some good, some not so good.
Away we go:
The Dark Night Rises – **MINOR SPOILERS**
Don’t hate me for saying this but I didn’t really love this movie. It was good, okay, but not great.
What was good – the original cast – Bale,Freeman, Oldman, and Caine all hit their marks nicely. And I applaud the new addition of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he was a delight. And there was a consistency that I applaud. I hate it when a series suddenly breaks from its’ original tone – music, cinematography, etc. The football players - it was cool that they were real players
What stuck out/bothered me - If Bane monologued one more time I was going to throw popcorn at the screen - enough already. That’s just me. Also, there’s something about Marion Cotillard – you know she’s bad. The flashbacks/reveal – not such a big reveal so why all the build up. I think the movie could have been trimmed by 30-45 minutes.
Magic Mike – I enjoyed the first fifteen minutes of this movie. But once they decided to make these cardboard characters into something more than pretty (shallow & creepy) people, I was ready to go home and shower – for a very long time. If there was one thing that stuck out (LOL), Tatum can dance. And it’s obvious he enjoys it… Other than that, it was kind of like Boogie Nights – only strippers vs. porn stars.
The Help – I finished the book and had to see the film. I was sincerely pleased to see how well the essence of the book was captured in the movie. Sure things were a little different, but it worked. And the acting was awesome. If you haven’t seen it – you should.
Ca$h – It may have gone unnoticed, but I’m a bit of a Chris Hemsworth junkie. And since he was in this movie – I had to rent it, right? I turned it off after twenty minutes. It was so so so so bad. *sigh*
The Grey – The Liam Neeson does a great job. I actually liked this movie. Yes, it was a bit depressing, but you knew what was coming. And I’m fine with movies that don’t have happily ever after endings. My only complaint – the wolves. What was that about? Why not use real wolves?
I’ve also re-watched the first season of Walking Dead (because I’m missing it), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a slew of kid friendly movies as my brood is still out for the summer.
There, we’re now caught up. Have any of you seen anything worth seeing? I admit, I’m eager to see the new Spider-Man and Hope Springs. And I’m looking forward to the release of Hunger Games on DVD (you’ll remember I preferred the film to the book – don’t hate me)…
Oh, and while I’m talking hunger games, I’d like to BEG those in charge to take care casting Finnick. He’s my favorite character in HG and needs just the right actor.