I've been a big fan of the Men In Black movies so I had high expectations for Men In Black 3, especially seeing it in 3D! Story wise, it was a great movie. However, from a pure fun aspect it was just ok for me. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones continue to be a great team but not as funny as in the previous movies. I found Men In Black 2 the funniest. The original will always be my favorite, though.
So, should you spend the money to go see it? If you're a fan of the series, then go see it. Just don't have high expectations and you'll enjoy it.
Last night I saw Cabin in the Woods, which I had heard got rave reviews (no pun intended). As an avid horror movie fan, I expected a quality movie. I try not to compare contemporary scary movies to the classics of the late 70's and 80's, like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.
The movie started out ok, establishing the main characters and their trip to this cabin in the woods. However, less than half way through the movie took a turn in an extremely campy direction. Campy is far from being complimentary. Campy turned into confusing, and later turning absurd. Even though I don't believe in using lots of blood and gore to achieve a scare, I understand some film makers sometimes use it to accentuate a scene. This movie went way overboard with that. Then again, the story was so disjointed, I was ready to walk out of the movie half way through. The most shocking thing about Cabin in the Woods was Sigourney Weaver, who appeared at the end of it. Maybe she just needed the money.
In conclusion, if you choose to believe the movie trailer or the critics, you might as well burn a ten dollar bill. This movie just proves again that you should never trust what the critics say. If you're a real horror flick fan like me, don't waste your time with this mess. You can make more money but can't get those 90 minutes back.
This past weekend, I saw “Five Year Engagement” with Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.
I was a little nervous going in, hoping it wouldn’t be like “Wanderlust” (awful) and much to my chagrin, it wasn’t. There were a solid amount of funny parts, and it was nice to see Rhys Ifans (Replacements) in a newer movie.
It started out great and even though there were some parts that lagged and drug on, it ended up being pretty funny as a whole. It was nice to see Emily Blunt and her sister (in the movie) having a serious convo in Elmo and Cookie Monster lingo in front of Emily Blunt’s 5 year old niece.
What’s funny is that even from my girlfriend’s perspective, she thought that it was Emily Blunt’s character that was being selfish and was routing for Jason Segel’s character as much as I was. It was refreshing to see her rout for the guy who did bend over backward to try to do the right thing for his fiancée.
It’s a great date movie but I wouldn’t make it a first or second date movie, your relationship should be a few months along before you go see it with your sweetie. If you’re married, you’ll dig it.
- Zac Davis