Friday, April 20, 2012

Terrible movies...and 50/50

Here are some new movie reviews. I am not going to lie, I hate the first two so their reviews may be rather brief:

15. The Iron Lady : So Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role in this movie as Margaret Thatcher. I had a feeling that I was not going to like this movie, and not because of the character the movie was based on, as I knew Margaret Thatcher was a tough old bird. But I have to say I was not impressed at all. My concept of the movie was that it was about the events that lead Margaret Thatcher to becoming the hard woman and powerful leader of Britain, but that was way off. The plot is really based on the elderly Margaret Thatcher who seems to be loosing her mind in her latter days, hallucinating about her husband and wandering off into the world by herself when she needs to be supervised. It was a rather sad movie, which isn't what bothered me. It was the way the movie presented itself, the flashbacks to her life as a political figure felt rushed and left me painfully wishing there was more in the flash back then her in so-called present times dancing with her dead husband. I seem so harsh there, and maybe that was the point of the movie, that they wanted to show this so-called "Iron Lady" at her weakest, and that she was not so tough after all.

16. The Three Musketeers: I love Disney and kid movies, so I was all over this re-make of the classic story. Plus it starred Orlando Bloom and the chick from the Resident Evil movies (Milla Jovovich) and the sexy Mr. Darcy from the latest version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley (I believe something MacFayden). But wow, this was a terribly made kid-friendly movie. The acting was so ridiculous, really cheesy lines and action scenes, that I was counting down the minutes til it ended. The guy that played the young D'Artagnan was kinda funny, but other than that I really was disappointed by the move overall.

17. 50/50 : This movie I actually loved. The trailers for this movie made it seem completely different from the actual plot, which was why I kept putting off watching it. From previews, I thought the main character, played by Joseph Gordon Levitt, was diagnosed with cancer and then his best friend, played by Seth Rogen, convinces him this is the best pick up line they can ever get and just start going out trying to score by using his "I have cancer" bit. Thankfully that was only a small portion of the actual movie, and it only happens one night. But the movie really centers on this character who was always playing the world so safe, didn't drink, didn't do drugs, didn't even get his license as the risk of getting into a car accident was so high. Then he finds out somehow he got cancer anyway. And its all about his struggle to come to terms with his life, and how he has to try and live his life, as there may not be much time left in it. I definitely recommend, and the best character in the movie is actually played by Anna Kendrick (you may know her from the Twilight movies as Jessica, or she starred in the movie "Up in the Air" with George Clooney). She is Joseph Gordon Levitt's therapist, which is just ridiculous but watch the movie, I think you will enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Personally, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of my favorite actors, ever since I saw him in “Manic”. He is so easy on the eyes, and plays the dramatic character with ease. I travel for a living for Dish, on work related business, which requires that I have a way to fulfill my movie passion. I use dishonline, which allows me to access great movies on my laptop. This saves me money on buying DVDs, gives me great entertainment, and a way to follow my passion while I am away. Tonight, I will be renting 50/50 and watching my favorite star on my laptop in my hotel room.