Wednesday, June 25, 2008

my own movie reviews

i just read one of my fave blogs, Monte Kitty, and it inspired me to write my own reviews. i went on a movie binge this weekend.

The Happening: if you're a M.Knight Shamaylan (did i spell that right?) fan, you'll understand where he's going with this. i am fan of his work. my hubby...not so much. which explains why i watched it alone. which is fine, most people (outside of Sixth Sense) usually don't care for his work, mostly because it seems the trailer hypes it up and doesn't live up to it's intensity. And also the fact that his movies always have this "message." so knowing all that, i usually go into the theatre, with an open mind and no expectation. hence, i am able to enjoy the movie. this particular movie, in comparison to all the others, is not my favorite out of his body of work. it was a little reaching, stretching that suspension of disbelief ( i think that's the right saying). without giving it away, the ending was not satisfying in that the source of "the happening" was far fetched. i said, i "get it" and what he was trying to say. if you're a fan, watch it. if you're not, i don't recommend it.

What Happens in Vegas: this was not a first choice at the movies. but ya know what? it was sooooo hot, i had to stay in the theatre. i was desperate. i didn't like the premise of the movie, which is 2 people that meet in vegas, and get married (drunk). they win 3 million dollars on a slot machine and fight over who gets to keep the money. the judge rules that they have to spend 6 months together, as a married couple, in order to get their half of the money, in the hopes they learn something about marriage. i give it 3 out of 5 stars. recommend renting it. it was entertaining, and got my mind (and body) off of the heat.

Don't Mess with the Zohan : again, if you're a Adam Sandler fan, you'll enjoy the movie. it's a typical Sandler comedy, the best parts were in the beginning for sure. if it weren't for being a late show, i would have watched the last fourth of the movie. sorry, i feel asleep, apparently snoring, to the embarrassment to the hubby. anyway, i give it a 4 out of 5 stars. i laughed out loud ! (well, at least the parts that i was awake).

Get Smart : this was my hubby's pick (also the Zohan flick, above). he tried to persuade me with telling me The "Rock" (Dwayne Johnson) was in it. i like Steve Catrell, too. i didn't want to watch it because i loved the t.v. series, as a kid. i didn't want to see a remake of that show. but you know, it was very funny. i really enjoyed it! i stayed up for most of it (i get sleepy after all the previews), and it was non-stop hilarious and action. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

so if you want to get out of the heat, go catch a matinee!! it's a great way to escape from stress for a couple hours, too!!

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