Friday, May 13, 2011

Look at that.... hammer!

So I saw three movies this past week. Spent way too much money, but whatever. I love movie theaters. Something about seeing a movie on a giant screen, eating popcorn, seeing the workers... brings back good memories :)

Anyway... here are the movies and my quick review of them:


Hemsworth and Portman
Thor (PG-13)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
Pure popcorn movie fun. I love superhero movies, even though I've never read a comic in my life. The action sequences and CGI are always pretty to look at. The world where Thor comes from is beautifully done (as is Thor's sculpted body), and I really enjoyed the scenes that took place there. The scenes where Thor is banished to earth and tries to act like a demigod are hilarious, and his brother makes a believable villain. I also loved the tie-in to Iron Man. Remember to stay for the end credits though, I didn't and I heard that I missed an interesting scene. Also, this just might be the first movie I've seen where Hopkins doesn't play someone deranged and creepy.
B
Goodwin and Hudson

Something Borrowed (PG-13)
Starring: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield
A typical rom-com, but Goodwin's charm and Krasinski's comic relief made this movie for me. Hudson is pretty annoying (playing the same role she always does) and Egglesfield is quiet and good-looking... although I have to say I didn't have much sympathy for his character and it left a bad taste in my mouth when (SPOILER) Goodwin ended up with him. I would have chosen John Krasinski any day :)
B-

Damon and Blunt
Adjustment Bureau (PG-13)
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt
Yeah, I finally got around to seeing this movie. And speaking of John Krasinski, I really wish that I could be Emily Blunt. She gets to be married to Krasinski AND makeout with Matt Damon. Lucky woman. Anyway, I've heard other people say that this movie is "Inception with romance," which is pretty true; it has the same kind of play-with-your-mind scenarios that Inception had, except that instead of messing with your dreams, the Adjusment Bureau messes with your decisions and interferes with your everday life. The chemistry between Damon and Blunt was incredible, and I liked the theme it was trying to convey - that life is a test, and we really don't know the reasons behind every event that happens to us. Is it chance, or is God behind it all? Or is it a mixture of both?
B+



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