Sunday, August 21, 2011

Super short movie reviews for insomniacs.

Because I've seen a bunch of movies recently (and let's be honest, because I can't sleep), I figured I'd give my opinions on them, Twitter-style. Like 140(ish) characters or less. Not because I couldn't write a longer review, but simply because I'm lazy. Clicking on a movie title will take you to the IMDB page for that movie. Enjoy.

Soul Surfer
I simply loved this movie. I wanted to cry several times, but sometimes they were happy tears. Just a wonderful story of a very brave and determined girl.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
So much better than the Mark Wahlberg Apes remake. This one actually felt more intelligent, not so comic-booky. James Franco & John Lithgow were awesome, and the apes were so freaking cool.

Bad Teacher
Absolutely hilarious. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal were deliciously raunchy together, and Justin Timberlake played the perfect corny dork. This will be one of those movies that I won't mind watching a bunch of times.

Sucker Punch
This was 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back. I won't even pretend to understand anything that happened in this movie. Not even the hot chicks kicking ass could save it.

Cowboys & Aliens
Cowboys + aliens = epic. I loved it. I've read some negative reviews (several, actually), but I never pay attention to reviews. If I had, I would've missed an awesome movie. And Daniel Craig shirtless. Very important.

X-Men: First Class
I'm a huge fan of the X-Men & Wolverine movies. They're my favorite comic movies. Yet I was prepared to hate this one, because sometimes prequels can really suck. I was pleasantly surprised. They were pretty good about consistency, and it was fun to see mutants who haven't yet appeared on screen. Riptide, Banshee, Havok, Emma Frost....yeah I totally geeked out.

I Am Number Four
This wasn't nearly as good as the previews led me to believe it would be. Slow as shit...I started to fall asleep a couple of times. And man, I love Timothy Olyphant, but not even he could make this more watchable.

Here's another movie which didn't get great reviews but I really enjoyed. Granted, I never read the graphic novels, but so what. I liked the storyline, the vampires were cool, and the fight scenes were pretty kickass.

Red Riding Hood
LOVED IT. Loved the take on the story, and the performances by Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen, and Amanda Seyfried.