I've been watching movies! My husband and I have a long-standing tradition that every summer we watch all of the big-budget blockbuster movies. I have to admit last year was a real disappointment with Pirates 3 (too long!), Bourne 3 (good, but really shaky), and Spiderman 3 (so lame!)
This year we started early with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This movie had a lot of the classic Indy elements like snakes, villians where you don't expect and dry humor. There were also some new touches like SHIA (that's for you Steph!) and ...aliens.
I thought it was a little weird. I rate it 2/5.
Then we saw The Happening which I did not like at all. The movie had some really gruesome violence (a guy running himself over with a lawnmover, a woman stabbing herself in the neck with a hairpin, etc) and I didn't understand the "deeper" meaning of the movie. I rate it 0/5.
Over the weekend, we saw WALL-E which was very cute yet a bit too long to hold my attention for being an animated movie. Like all PIXAR movies, the hero if the movie is adorable and very likeable. I found this movie had too many robots though to be my favorite PIXAR movie--that title still goes to Monsters, Inc. I rate it 3/5.
We saw WANTED the night after that which I LOVED. I don't care if it is a mindless action movie...I loved the SFX and just the over-the-top fun of it. Plus, Angelina Jolie fit the role to a T. Let's not even get into the red-hot Viper she uses to kidnap our hero! I rate it 5/5.
Last night we went to the preview of HANCOCK. The misunderstood, lonely superhero has been done, but no one does it like Will Smith!
The movie felt somewhat disjointed between the first part of the movie and the second (with a very strange mythological love story) but I'm not complaining, I liked it overall thought found the ending very sappy. I rate it a 4/5.
So that's my summer so far! I still have a whole slew of movies to get through in the next few weeks including Get Smart, Hellboy and The Dark Knight so stay tuned!
So, happy readers, tell me: What is your favorite movie (of all time). I am looking for additions to my NetFlix queue.
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