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Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's time for another. . Unsolicited Movie Review!

I've done these a few times before. It's fun for me, and it helps when I feel I don't have anything useful to say. (for past reviews see here and here)

(There's a ton in this post, I've done a lot of movie watching the past few months.)

1 star = hated it
2 stars = didn't like it
3 stars = liked it
4 stars = really liked it
5 stars = loved it


The Road 3+ stars
I liked this. Now yes, it's DARK. There isn't a happy moment in the whole film. I thought the acting was good, and it was (to me) a realistic portrayal of what that world would be like. They did a good job capturing the mood of the book, although like with every other book/movie out there, the book was better. This movie will probably be too slow for people not used to movies like it.

Book of Eli 3 stars
Another one I liked, although a little less than The Road. It was a bit more cheerful though, as in the ending was sort of happy, or something. Or maybe hopeful is a better word. It was fun to see Mila Kunis in such a serious role.

Did You Hear About the Morgans
3 stars, barely
I was entertained a bit, and it was cute. But wow, can we say "predictable"? Not much else to say about this one.

Up in the Air 3+ stars
This was an interesting movie. I haven't read the book, but it's on my list. It was a bit predictable at times, but it did have its moments. I think it was a good look into the lives of people who travel every week for work.

Avatar 3 stars, by the skin of its teeth
Yes, the CGI was all "Ooh" and "Ahh", but other than that, this was Dances With Wolves done with giant Smurfs.

Everybody's Fine
3 stars
An interesting mix of actors, good story. Pretty much fits in with all the other movies like it. I wasn't bored though.

Sherlock Holmes 4 stars
Yes, I know serious Holmes fans out there are decrying this movie as a travesty to the real Holmes. What I have to say about that is: pfft. This was a FUN movie, and I had a blast watching it.

It's Complicated 3 stars
Once again a movie that I wasn't bored watching, but was kind of predictable. Has some funny moments though. The chemistry between Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep was surprisingly good.

Youth in Revolt 3 stars
It's another Michael Cera movie. That's about all I have to say about it.

Wolverine 3+ stars
It's another X-Men movie. I had fun watching it, and of course it's never painful to sit and watch Hugh Jackman for a while.

The Kite Runner 5 stars
I loved this one. Another one that's not really happy at all, but so well done. It's a very powerful story of friendship. I also really appreciated getting to understand Afghanistan's history better. There are some scenes that are really hard to watch, but I think this is a real gem of a movie.


That's all for this time. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts/flames/agreements/reviews below!


Jim said...

Re. "Sherlock Holmes," you know what a AC Doyle freak your sister is, and she LOVED IT.

Meghann said...

Yeah, it seems the fan community is pretty split over it. They either loved it, or hated it. I'm just happy for Robert Downey Jr, and how he has been able to turn his life around.