I love going to the movies, LOVE it!
But my hubby doesn’t share my passion for sitting in a darkened room on velvety seats of questionable cleanliness with strangers who might cough, fart, or noisily open their snacks at the wrong moment, so usually I only go see kids movies (with my kids) to satisfy that big screen craving.
This summer though, he’s been really into the movies and so I’ve managed to see quite a few flicks at the old theatre and it’s been SO FUN!
(Note to self, less caffeine)
Here’s my short take on all the films recently viewed:
Edge of Tomorrow: So Good!! World War against aliens, good acting and storytelling. Kinda Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers but better! And I didn’t hate that it was Tom Cruise.
Earth to Echo: Loved it!! Best friends about to go their separate ways head off for one last adventure, and discover a visiting alien! Flavours of ET, WALL-E, and The Goonies. Short changed by the critics.
X-Men Days of Futures Past: Fantastic! I love me some x-men. Great story, effects, casting. Mutant superheroes, time travel, Wolverine, Professor Xavier x2 (and hot in both time periods) what more could you want?
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Just as brilliant as the first installment. A little dark. Long winded at times but worth it. Lessons for humanity. Ape not kill ape.
Lucy: what the hell did I just watch? I thought this was gonna be all matrixy but it was just plain weird. Girl smuggles drugs, drugs burst, girl unlocks full potential of her brain and becomes superhuman. Except she’s all robotic and bloody annoying. If not for Morgan Freeman this would be flushed straight down the loo.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Fun, funny, good story, excellent characters, we laughed, we cried, I choked on my soda at a few of the swear words. (Dear America, “prick” is not a nice jokey swear like “dick” and I don’t want to hear my 7yo repeat it!) Thrown together by circumstance, an odd bunch of good guys have to save the universe, and they do it with a funky sound track.
Having watched the trailers I didn’t think I’d like this movie, I was wrong.
I am Groot.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: okay, so I only went to this one as part of my son’s birthday treats, and the kids really liked it, so there’s that.
But honestly, it was dire. Ugliest incarnations of the turtles I have ever seen (and yes, I’ve watched all the other movies) and they are so annoying, so unlikable I wanted Shredder to win. Weak story, hardly any pizza.