Saturday, July 08, 2006

Summer Blockbusters!

In the last few weeks since returning from Texas, I have spent a few evenings spending my hard earned cash in the movie theater. Below are my reviews from some of the summer's hottest movies. The scale is out of 4 stars and, I should point out, that my taste in movies has often been considered ... less than good! :) But I like what I like!

1) X-Men 3: 2.5 stars. The first 2 (which I watched with Ry on my 19" TV when he discovered I had yet to see them) were much better. But it wasn't a bad movie. Kelsey Gramer was a big blue mutant, which was cool. The funniest part of the movie was that the butter from Ry's free popcorn leaked through the bag on to his shorts, leaving some conspicuous spots that had to be hidden when we walked out. It was Ry's 3rd time seeing the movie, so he obviously thought it was good.

2) Superman Returns: 3 stars. Good movie. I don't exactly remember the old Superman movies (except the part filmed at Niagara Falls). But I enjoyed it. My friend Kathryn has looked far too deeply into the movie and thinks that Superman might actually represent Jesus (too many "savior" references, and then the "rising from the dead" scene).

3) Devil Wears Prada: 3 stars. If you liked Princess Diaries, you'll like it. It's like that, but with trendy clothes and 5th Avenue in the background, rather than the Golden Gate Bridge. Obviously a chick flick, which is why I saw it with DancingFish instead of Ry. But, get your girls together and waste a few hours of your life. It's worth it.

4) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: 3.5 stars. I liked it. But I also loved the first one. We actually had a group of 13 people together for opening night, including a kid dressed as Capt. Jack Sparrow. The effects were more complex than the first one, all of my favorite characters were there, as well as new ones, and the story line flowed well. Down sides included an annoying cliff-hanger ending and the long long time it took to get to the ending resulted in Ry's butt falling asleep and my bladder practically exploding. But I recommend it, just don't get a soda and wear a sweater.

Only 1 chick flick in the crowd, but that's OK! I was at the "guy" movies with the cutest guy around. Oh .... and the pictures below may give you another clue why I don't mind going to see any movie Ry wants to see!

1 comment:

nattiev said...

Sorry...but you werent with the cutest guy when we saw Pirates...I had the honor of sitting with the Q-test guy (ha ha)! My little super energetic Capt. Sparrow...