Thursday, December 30, 2010

Movie Reviews - December

Over the past couple of months I have seen a few movies while on holidays and on DVD. I thought I might share some of my thoughts on these movies for everyone. The reviews will be short though :) Let me know your thoughts on these movies if you have seen any.

Despicable Me - A
Fun entertaining movie. Lots of laughs and cuteness. That is all you need really. A nice feel good story. Probably one of the best animated films for 2010. If you don't fall in love with the minions I will be very surprised. On the DVD there are three extra little movies which are worth the watch.

Love and Other Drugs - C
NOT a romantic comedy. The trailer is very misleading. A drama about a girl dealing with Parkinson's Disease. Found it boring in some places. Some scenes seemed out of context with the film.

Avatar the Last Airbender - B+
I never saw the tv series so cant comment on that side of it. As a movie by its self I quite enjoyed it. The special effects are great, and the acting by the kids is good. If they don't make any more movies though the ending seems silly.

Salt - B
An action film. Nothing really original but if you want to check your brain at the door for awhile not a bad film. Action is done well and the stunts are pretty cool. On a random note Angelina Jolie looks a little weird with blond hair.

Social Network - B+
An interesting film. Originally I was not interested in watching this film but thought I would give it a go. The acting is good, the story well written, and it is an interesting story.

Tomorrow When The War Began - B
I have to admit I am not a fan of most Australian movies. This one though was a pretty reasonable effort. There were some glaring discrepancies to the book (book is 15 years old and there were no mobiles and video chat for rural communities back then). But it is an acceptable effort. There is a decent balance between action and story telling. Will be interested to see if the rest of the books are turned into movies.

Dinner for Schmucks - B
More of a Dramedy then a full on Comedy. A decent film with some great laughs (especially at the end). There is a good script in there. Steve Carrel is wonderful. Nothing surprising about the film but still a good watch.


  1. I haven't seen any of these movies, but Love and Other Drugs has to be one of the worst movie titles in recent memory. I refuse to see it just because of that.

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  3. Hi Caspette. A very happy new year wish to you and your family. May 2011 be filled with good books, good friends, good health and much happiness.

  4. The only one I've seen is Dinner with Schmucks and it did have some good laughs, especially at the end, but I think I gave it a C. I dod want to see several others on your list though!

  5. Stacy - I thought the dinner scene alone was worth a B it was just cracked me up :)

  6. heindenkind - I agree it is a stupid name.

    Saurabh - I hope the reviews helped.

    Kaye - thanks for dropping by. Best wishes to you too.