Friday, April 1, 2011

Movie Reviews - March 2011

I am being generous wit the C to be honest. I found this movie boring from the start. It failed to grab me in any way shape or form. The characters are horrible, and I actually wanted the aliens to kidnap their butts. We actually didn't finish this movie

Due Date
My partner got more out of this then I did. I must confess to a few laugh out loud moments. To be honest though I found it average. No surprises with the storyline.

Not sure what this movie was supposed to be horror? or thriller? it never really fully achieved either. Some good CGI and action scenes, and scenes with lots of zombie like people getting slaughtered enmasse.

Book of Eli
I have heard other people say great things about this movie. But I didn't like it. It didn't really grab us so we didn't bother finishing it. But if you like the lone hunter in a post apocalyptic world (think mad max but bloodier) then this might be for you.

Jackass 3d (in 2D)
Ok I admit it this one had me laughing pretty hard for a chunk of it. A big portion though was just stupid, revolting and not funny. Not sure why they would do it in 3D, it seemed a waste to me. If you like seeing guys doing stupid painful stuff to themselves and each other you will get a kick out of this.

I loved, loved, loved this movie. It was hilarious, with a solid story line that wasn't overly cliched. Disney returned to what it does best; Princess stories. It is a rework of the Rapunzel story. The animation is amazing as well. As always in a Disney movie the minor comedy characters steal the show. The horse and chameleon (names escape me) where so cute and funny.

Gulliver's Travels
A modern retelling of Gulliver's Travels. It was an average retelling with some funny moments. The best part is the singing and dancing at the end (which seems to be a pre-requisite to a Jack Black movie now). I just couldn't get past how Lillyput technology wise was equivalent to the 1700's and yet Jack Black makes them come to the 21 Century. Was just weird and didn't really work. But otherwise not a bad film.


  1. I've heard great things about The Book of Eli, too, but it seemed to have more to do with religion than the actual movie.

  2. I agree about Due Date. I think you have to finish The Book of Eli to like it. The ending made it all come together for me.

  3. heidenkind - There was a strong religious theme about it. Again couldn't really get into it so not sure how it all tied together in the end.

    stacybuckeye - I have heard there was a big twist at the end. Maybe we should have stuck it out but neither of us really wanted to continue with it.