Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thor (PG-13)- Chris Hemsworth

I've been wanting to see this movie for awhile because Thor will be in "The Avengers" this year, and if I want to fully understand that movie, I need to know the stories behind the characters. So my husband and I finally got around to watching it, and at first, I thought it was just a really weird movie. I know superhero movies aren't real, but I like them more when they "can" be real. Like in Superman, Spiderman, and Batman, these superheros are on earth hiding from people, not giving away their identities, which makes it seem more real, and it is more enjoyable for me. So when Thor started out in this other world, I just didn't really like it. I think that's why I don't like Star Wars and other things like that. But Thor did get better... once he got to earth. It was funnier, more interesting, and more "realistic" I guess. 

So about the movie, my husband made a good point. How did Natalie Portman "fall" for Thor so fast? Was it just because she saw him with his shirt off? Because he was a huge stuck-up butt when he got to earth. I thought that was a push for a love story. And my husband also didn't know when Thor's personality actually changed. When did he go from this stuck-up butt to a noble person? I think it was when he realized he couldn't grab the hammer thingy. But it's not really clear. The movie was alright. I don't think I'd watch it again though. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Our Idiot Brother (R) - Paul Rudd

I don't really know how I feel about this movie. I didn't really like it much, but I didn't hate it either. It kept my attention for the most part. There were a lot of weird parts in it too, and I don't like how "white trash" they all look either. It was a very hippy-like movie. I guess I do like that the point of the movie is that he thinks the best of people. There's not much else to say about it. It's a pretty simple movie, and I don't think I would recommend it. Maybe if you're super bored.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Vow- Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams

Ever since I was younger, but old enough to kind of know what love is about, I have always considered the saying, "I don't love you anymore" to be the most heartbreaking thing that could ever be said. To love someone and them not love you back has got to be the worst feeling in the world. To be left there with nothing else you can do, nothing to change their mind. And I mean really in love, not puppy love, not high school love where you are expecting it to end, I mean REAL love. And I know this sounds really girly and emotional, but if you just stop right now and put yourself in that position, to really think about it and pretend that it's reality, pretend that it is really happening... it's just too sad. 

That's what this movie is all about. Or at least that is how I interpreted it. (Spoiler) She gets in a car wreck and loses her memory of the last 5 years of her life. She doesn't remember her husband, she doesn't remember how they met, she doesn't remember their first date, their wedding day, their first year of marriage, their home, their friends, she doesn't remember who she is with him, only who she was before him, she doesn't remember any of her life with him... and he does. He remembers it all. He loses her. He loses all that he had with her. Not necessarily because she "fell out of love" with him, but because she just doesn't remember falling in love with him. He knows the love she had for him, and lost it all. AND she never gained it back! I mean, can you imagine? To think that my husband doesn't even remember who I am and all that we've shared together, and it's only been 7 months of marriage! They had 5 whole years together! 

The only reason I'm making this movie such a big deal is because it is based on true events. If this was just a made up story, I wouldn't think much of it except that it's another super cheesy chick flick. (And I mean super uncomfortably awkward cheesy.) But it's a true story! This really happened. Some man had to really suffer through all of this heartache. He had to divorce the love of his life because she didn't even know who he was. 

Maybe it's also because I'm a newlywed that this movie had so much effect on me. All I can say is that it was not the best movie to watch for Valentine's Day, it wasn't a "cute" movie at all, all it did was make me super sad, and I would not ever want to see it again. It's the second saddest movie I have ever seen in my life, and the first is The Pianist. The Pianist is about a Jew during the Holocaust! and The Vow comes in second?! I know it's crazy, but it just really made me sad.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1

I was kind of excited to go see this movie because I had just recently finished all the books. Although, I did wait for it to go to the dollar theater, so I guess I wasn't that excited about it. I do not regret waiting, because it was definitely worth the discounted price. Maybe not even worth that, but definitely not worth $7 - $10. Sooo boring! I'm not going to lie, I felt bad making my husband sit through this whole movie with me. It was so incredibly slow, and not very interesting. I do think, however, that it was more interesting to me since I had already read the books and I knew what was really happening. My husband (and all the other men who were dragged by their wives or girlfriends to the theater) had to be good sports and sit through it all. Although, I do think I saw a guy in front of me nod off as soon as the first scene came on. I do think that it followed the book well, too. Out of all four movies so far, this is the second worst. It goes: Eclipse, Twilight, Breaking Dawn, and then New Moon. New Moon was just awful. I would never watch this movie again. Pretty disappointed.