It was a typical action movie. I like typical action movies. They have the usual mix of stuff blowing up, people fighting, and the testosterone flowing like a raging river. It's good stuff. I like Jason Statham and LOVE James Franco, so I was happy to see this movie. Look, it is what it is. It's a movie where you see the good guys win and the bad guys are uber bad. While there is no actual shirtless men beating their fists on their chests, you get the point. No silly moral shoved in your face, or sappy love story. Nope. This sucker is all about the manliest good guy winning and tearing shit up on the way.
I loved this movie. It is a beautiful film with gorgeous scenery. Although it kinda feels like a motivational poster on Red Bull, it is a fun movie that takes a middle aged man on an adventure of a lifetime. I enjoyed the elaborate fantasy sequences Walter has concocted in his warped little head. I know this is a remake, but Ben Stiller's version is fun, quirky, and a whole lotta awkward. Yup, my kind of movie.
This is the second movie in the Hunger Games series. I was impressed with the level of complexity and consideration to the book director Francis Lawrence gave us. This is exactly the movie I wanted. Of course there are differences between the book and movie, but there always are. This felt true to the story and satisfied my geek side. I can't say enough wonderful things about Jennifer Lawrence. She is beautiful, tough, emotional, talented, etc... I mean, seriously. Is it fair that one woman should be so utterly tremendous? I'd hate her, but she really is a freakishly talented actress. Luckily everyone else in this movie was absolutely fantastic as well. Although I knew what was in store for Cinna, I cried like I actually knew him. Lenny Kravitz played Cinna perfectly. I only wish he were on screen more. I'm anxiously waiting for the rest of the story. I hope the same attention to details is taken for the next installment.
I just didn't love this movie at all. It felt like it was trying to be like the movie Tangled instead of standing on it's own. The only redeeming qualities in this movie is hearing Idina Menzel sing, and Olaf the snowman. It is a cute family friendly movie, just not one of my favorites.
I wasn't prepared for the level of emotions I would go through seeing this film. I realize I'm an emotional girl, but this movie had my heart aching for a mom that just wanted to know if her son, who was stolen by the church that she trusted more than than mere words can convey, ever thought or wondered about her. I had moments where I honestly felt her pain. I was amazed by her faith and ability to forgive those who had hurt her so deeply. I'm not sure if I could have such grace in that circumstance. This movie made me think and look inside myself about my own faith. The spunky attitude Philomena had, along with her quick wit, made me wish I knew her. There is more to this story, and the growth and change in the reporter was nice to watch, but the reason to see this movie is to see Dame Judi Dench portray Philomena in the most beautiful and graceful manner.
I'm in complete love with Matthew McConaughey. I believe he is proof that God loves me. Well, him and bacon, but I digress. Anyway, I think he is a beautiful man that should spend time with me. I will watch terrible movies just to watch Matthew and hear his sweet Texan drawl. It allows me time to stare and daydream about the beautifulness that is Matthew McConaughy. This is why I was happy to see this movie. I was not prepared to forget that it was Matthew and instead I found myself lost in the story of Ron Woodroof. This is a strong story of a rodeo man that had zero thoughts other than the next rodeo, his next sex partner, or beer. Watching his life transform though his battle with Aids was moving. Even more wonderous was Jared Leto. He was simply fantastic. This movie is not a blockbuster, but it is a movie that should be seen.