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This movie didn’t get great reviews and didn’t get much publicity. But it has three amazing actors: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint. Nighy plays Victor Maynard, a lonely assassin hired to kill Rose, a thief who passed a fake painting off as a real one. However, Victor becomes stricken with Rose and cannot bring himself to kill her. He ends up protecting her from the man who hired him. Tony, played by Rupert Grint ends up being involved as a witness. Since the reviews of this film weren’t that great, I didn’t have high expectations. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It probably wouldn’t have been so great if it didn’t have the actors that it did.
This movie got great reviews and looked interesting enough, but it definitely didn’t live up to my standards. With Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, I expected the film to be excellent. However, I was completely bored throughout the entire thing. It’s about a bored actor and newlywed who meet in Tokyo and… that’s it. Nothing else happens. It’s about them doing things in Japan and becoming friends. To me, Lost in Translation has no depth. How did this get good reviews? Am I missing something? I would actually prefer a crappy second-rate comedy over this, and that’s saying something. Watching this movie was a waste of my time.
So, after having seen the Avengers, I decided that I needed to go back and watch the Incredible Hulk, considering I’ve never seen it. And I was thoroughly disappointed. With all the awesomeness that was Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, I expected this movie to be good as well. It wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong. It was decently done. It just wasn’t as good as all of the other Avengers movies. I know it’s surely better than the 2003 movie with Eric Bana, even though I haven’t seen that version. However, it just doesn’t live up to the original TV show. I used to always watch that show when I was younger and it was the best the Hulk ever was. Now I do love Edward Norton, but he just didn’t work as Bruce Banner. I’m really glad he was replaced with Mark Ruffalo in the Avengers. Ruffalo makes for a much better nerd than Norton. Plus, the Hulk of the Avengers is much funnier than in the Incredible Hulk.
I was anticipating this movie for months before it came out and stood in line for an hour before the movie started just to get a good seat. Needless to say, the Avengers did not disappoint. I’ve not read any of the comic books, but I’ve seen the movies leading up to this one (Minus the Hulk). I also have a general knowledge of all of the characters’ personalities and back stories, which helped tremendously. The first thing I’m gonna say about this movie is how unexpectedly funny it was. It was so funny, it could probably be classified as a comedy. I had expected that most of the humor would come from Robert Downey Jr.’s sarcastic character, Tony Stark. Though he was humorous, every other character had their share of funny moments. The most unexpected comedic one was the Hulk. His insane uncontrollable persona made for a great laugh throughout the film. The one complaint I have about the film is the lack of Hawkeye. Being the only avenger without a movie, I wasn’t familiar with him at all and the Avengers did not aid that at all. I wish there would have been something to explain Clint’s relationship with Natasha. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and would definitely pay to see it again. This girl has her fingers crossed for a sequel.
Being the massive Beatles fan that I am, I really should have seen this movie long ago. Now that I have seen it, I don’t actually feel any different. I was surprised at myself for not actually being in love with this movie, especially since I’m in love with the Beatles. The movie was cute and the songs were catchy as always but I was bored. I feel like they could have had a better storyline than what was there. I do realize that this movie was mainly about the music, but still. Storyline was needed. Even with the lack of story, the boys were as cute as ever.
This movie is basically the college version of The Breakfast Club, with three of the same actors (Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy). It follows the stories of seven friends fresh out of college. There’s Wendy, the innocent girl in love who’s in love with Billy, the irresponsible husband and father. There’s Alec, who wants to marry his reluctant girlfriend Leslie. There’s Kirby, who’s head over heels in love with a girl he barely knows and Jules, the overspender and drug abuser. And finally, there’s Kevin, whose friends believe he’s gay because he hasn’t had a relationship with a woman in such a long time.
The movie was very hard to follow the first half because it’s so hard to keep all seven characters straight. I kept having to resort to a movie summary to keep track of who’s who because all of the guys look pretty similar. Once you get past all that though, the storyline was intriguing and humorous, especially with Kirby’s conquest to land Dale, the girl he’s been crushing on for years. Overall, I did enjoy the movie and would recommend it for any fans of 80’s comedies.
Now I have seen the original X-Men, but it’s been such a long time that I can’t remember anything that happened in it. Before watching this movie, I was a little worried that it would play a lot off of the originals. However, everything was well explained in First Class and prior knowledge was not needed. I found the movie to be very entertaining and well put together. There were exceptional performances by James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. I very much enjoyed learning the background stories of Professor X and Magneto, along with Mystique, especially since I’m not familiar with the comic books. Overall, this was a fantastic movie and I look forward to seeing the sequel.