Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Hunger Games (PG-13)- Jennifer Lawrence

After our ward women's softball tournament about a month ago (which we won btw), a couple of friends and I wanted to go watch a movie together with our husbands. Of course, they wanted to see something that was out in the big theater, not the dollar theater like us poor folk, and the only good movies out that seemed interesting to me were "This Means War" and "The Hunger Games." They also threw in "John Carter" but I sure as heck didn't want to spend 10 dollars on that movie. Yes everyone, 10 bucks for a movie. I don't know if that's how expensive it is in San Antonio, but that's how much it is here in California. I was really shooting for "The Hunger Games" since that seemed like a good movie to spend that much money on, so I offered my husband and I to wait in line for the movie since one couple would be out having dinner before we all met up. Everything worked out great and we got some pretty good seats. 

So about the movie. I thought it was done really well. After watching the previews for it, I was pretty iffy about this Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss. She looked like she was going to be another one of those awful child actors like Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and Kristen Stewart in Twilight. But Jennifer Lawrence was really good. And I think the movie followed the book almost perfectly. Of course there were some things they left out, and some other things they changed a bit, but it wasn't that much of a difference from the book. I loved it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cowboys and Aliens (PG-13)- Daniel Craig

Awful. I hate westerns. I hate alien movies. And this is both. 
Ok, I'll give it that it was better than I expected. I was thinking it was going to be super boring because all westerns are super boring. And then I thought it was going to be complicated to follow because all alien movies are hard to follow. But it was neither of the two. It kind of kept my interest and it wasn't hard to understand, but like I said before, I hate other planet movies. Or things from other planets. So, I didn't like it. Maybe I just had a negative attitude the whole time because my husband wanted me to watch it with him, but I honestly would have been fine never seeing it.