Sunday, July 3, 2016

Batman vs Superman

If you thoughtMan of Steel started slow, then prepare yourself. Deep breaths. In fact, I'm not sure this movie ever got going at all. It's a preparatory movie, getting us ready for individual movies like the up coming Wonder Woman.

And yeah, oh course Wonder Woman was the most interesting part of this movie, and way undervalued.

What got me about this movie was its lack of character. Batman had zero personality. Superman was only interesting because Henry Cavil is. Alfred was interesting only because Jeremy Irons is. There was little imagination. Little creativity. Leaves a blogger little to write.

Every Batman movie worth its salt includes a lovely flashback to the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne, and it always includes Martha's pearls breaking. But this movie over does it and it's ridiculous. You know they're proud of it because they keep showing it. Ugjfjdjtn.

Lex Luthor was channeling the Joker, so much so that when he was acting particularly Jokery my 3 year old son pointed at him and yelled, "Joker!"

Was I the only one not afraid of Doomsday? And like Superman would really kill Batman in order to save his mom. He let his dad die to save his secret identity!

I appreciate someone finally pointed out that Bruce and Clark's moms have the same name. Like Martha's the only name a mom can have. Come on!

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Good Dinosaur





Sometimes I like movies because my 3-year-old likes them, so I'm going to try to remember what it's like to think of a movie objectively, or based upon whether or not I liked it.

My biggest complaint about "The Good Dinosaur" is that oh my gosh it's slow. The second is like unto it, two, maybe three, interesting characters and that's it. Arlo the dinosaur is great. Spot the human is the greatest thing ever. The triceratops or "the collector" is so creepy that I can't tell if I love him or if he gives me anxiety. I quote him the most though, so that says something.
(Yeah, that's right. I go up to my husband while he's on the computer and I stare at him for a while then I say, "Hello. We've been watching you. We thought you would die but then you didn't." And he tries to pretend like I'm funny and cute, but we all know the truth, I, like this character, am terribly creepy.)

I love that Arlo has panic attacks. Finally a cartoon character understands! I love the metaphor about the storm and fear, and the message about being brave. But there are sad parts. I don't know if it's the gut-wrenching sob fest that is "Inside Out," but it has me sobbing. (Then again... I'm six months pregnant, and just about anything makes me cry even without the help from whack hormones.)

It's not a bad movie. It's just a slow movie, and my toddler absolutely adores it, so who am I to judge?

I'd watch it for Spot alone.

Oh, one more thing, it's like several different movies. "Annie." "Twilight." "The Lion King." "Homeward Bound." What else? I'm sure you've got some.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Shawn the Sheep

Totally cute movie. My two yo loves it. I love the mad dog who keeps staring at people.

Minions

I don't usually like prequels, but I like this.

Pan

This was a well-made awful movie. What I mean is, it was beautiful, and horrible. The script read like a coherent mess. I've seen a lot of poorly written theater lately, and it was like that, except less slop-tastic.

Many of the scenes lasted about three lines too long. It was a little painful. I'd think, "Scene over" but it's continue with unnecessary dialog.

Oh for the love of Pete, somebody put Hook out of his misery! He's auditioning so hard for Indiana Jones; just tell him he doesn't get the part already! I didn't believe a word he said the entire movie.

Another aspect of amateur writing was apparent in the "witty" dialog that aught to have been cut, but wasn't cut because it was far too "witty." Are there no editors in Hollywood today?

And what's with the Moulin Rouging going on? Leave Teen Spirit alone! It doesn't make any sense why a bunch of pirates would be singing it! This isn't Moulin Rouge! You are not Bazz Luhrmann!

It had a lot going on and it was fun, but....

Friday, November 6, 2015

Giving Thanks for Awesome Actors

Sometimes there are actors that make every single movie they're in just that more interesting.

I'd like to focus on just one of them. I've done it before, during this blog. But now I'm doing it again, in a different way.

Who is this interesting actor who is still underrated and fabulous?

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Stanley Tucci!

Here are my top three favorite roles of his:

Puck - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1999
It's hard to go wrong with Shakespeare, yet people do it all the time!

Nigel - "The Devil Wears Prada" 2006
He and Emily Blunt made this movie.

And my most favorite role of his:
Caesar Flickerman - "The Hunger Games Series" 2012-2015
I don't remember what becomes of Caesar in the books, but man do I hope he survives.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tomorrowland

Sometimes Disney movies based on parts of Disneyland are fantastic, like "Pirates of the Caribbean" I and IV. (IV being a little slow.) Sometimes... not so much, as with II and III, "The Haunted Mansion" and now, "Tomorrowland."

Snorefest.
Let's hope they don't follow up with a "Critter Country" or a "Main Street." Although, "New Orleans Square" might be a hit.