Have you seen any good movies lately? I mean REALLY GOOD.
I watch a lot of movies, and lately I've felt like the movies I've seen have been pretty predictable and stereotypical.
Last week on video, I watched The Golden Compass and 27 Dresses. They were both 'good' movies. The Golden Compass disappointed me the most. I LOVE a good fantasy movie. It is by far my favorite movie genre. This one had all the elements there for a good story, but it seemed to have TOO many elements. From what I know, this is supposed to be based on a kids book. Yet, I had trouble keeping up with all the different elements. It seemed to be leaving out parts and cramming too much into scenes and not giving enough information. LOML* fell asleep in the floor (not unusual) and didn't even bother trying to finish it later. Again, it was a good movie, but I probably won't watch it again.
I was really looking forward to seeing 27 Dresses, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it too. It was definitely one of those great mindless romantic comedies that you can simply sit back and enjoy. But that was it, there were no surprises or unexpected scenes. Well, actually - there was this one scene when (nevermind, watch it for yourself.) It had all the makings of a typical romantic comedy: the lead girl, the cute guy she doesn't expect to fall for, a costume-change montage, the evil girl, the guy she really likes, the quirky best friend, betrayal, and more. I liked the fact that (during the DVD extras) I found out the entire office in the movie was enviro-friendly and made of recycled and unusual materials. In all, it was a good watch, a classic romantic comedy but predictable. I will watch it again, when it's on TBS in a few years.
Lastly, I saw Iron Man over the weekend with LOML* (of course). It was not a movie I was particularly looking forward to seeing. I knew we would, because that's the best way to see an action movie. It was everything I expected it to be: cool toys and lots of action, and that's it. Now, don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it. But, I don't expect to see it again.
I've said all these movies were good, but overall what disappointed me was that they were JUST what I expected - so typical, so stereotypical for their genres, no surprises. Entertaining - YES! NEW and EXCITING - not so much.
If the genres of these movies interest you, I do recommend seeing them. But, you've been warned.
Now, have you seen anything new and exciting lately?
*LOML=Love of My Life