Thursday, 9 July 2009

Me on movies

Yesterday we had no phones / internet at work for most of the day. Not Telkom's fault this time. Now that the overdue account has been settled we're back online. Which is great - most of the stuff I do depends on either phone or internet.

I'm using this as a getting-up-to-speed post on a few movies I've seen lately because I can't keep my opinions to myself. Your opinions are also welcome, of course.

Ice Age 3:
I was not expecting much from this movie. The second sequel is usually not worth watching, in my opinion. But I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It's not brilliant, by any means, but it is an enjoyable, silly candy-floss film. And it's nice to see one of those every once in awhile. My only real bone with it is that Diego didn't get as many good lines... he's my favourite :-)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian:
I didn't choose to see this movie. The first one was more than enough for me. But we have a chap called Vusi staying with us for a few days (helping TSC to paint the house) who has never been to the cinema before, so we took him to Montecasino to see this one. He loved it, and watching him laugh made me laugh too. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Daft, but with a few good laughs. I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm glad Vusi enjoyed it. Afterwards he said, "Everything else seems so small now, after that big screen!"

Seven Pounds:
We took this out on DVD over the weekend because people keep telling me "you HAVE to see it!" I don't know why, actually. It wasn't great. Without spoiling things, as soon as I saw the jellyfish and took notice of the all the sick folks, I guessed the supposed "big twist ending", so there were no surprises for me. When a movie is supposed to be a surprise, not having one kind of makes it pointless. It was just long and sad. So we watched Crocodile Dundee II afterwards and the total eighties corny-ness (yes, it's a word. In my world) of it all banished the misery of Seven Pounds.

What movies have you seen lately that are worth watching?

If we had a South African version of Crocodile Dundee, I'm sure this type of scene would appear in it... (In fact, I think there was something in one of Schuster's flicks)...



13 comments:

Being Brazen said...

I used to love the crocodile Dundee movies. Actually i think it wa sthe first movie i saw at the drive-in.

Being Brazen said...

oh, i watched Terminator Salvation lately - it was cool.

I also watched a movie called "powder blue" it was sad, but was kind of beautiful. liked it so much.

po said...

I agree with you about 7 pounds. It was trying too hard to be serious and dramatic, and in the end it was excruciatingly boring.

Helen said...

I haven't seen any of tose movies yet! I'm dying to see Ice-Age in 3D, but I'm avoiding night at the museum because I loved the first one so much! Lately I've kind of stopped watching movies an d'm not sure why. Should really start again soon!

Louisa said...

I saw Ice Age 3 in 3D last night - not bad, my only complaint is that all the best bits were in the trailer. *sigh*

I know I've seen some good stuff recently but mushbrain makes me forget what they are right now. I'm looking forward to Harry Potter next week, does that count? :-)

momcat said...

My boys have watched Iron Man this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was on again last night on DSTv and I got further into the movie this time before falling asleep again! Movies to that to me. I think its the sitting thing as I am usually busy doing something.

Damaria Senne said...

I don't go to the cinema much, and mostly buy DVDs. Watched:
Twilight - I'd read the books, and movie was a bit odd when I compared it to the books. Once I got over the differences I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Children of Men - British film about a world without children. I didn't like the ending, though it implied a lot of optimism.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua - don't laugh. I have an 11-year old and that's what she wanted to see. It is very fluffy, but I enjoyed it much more than I expected. Stars Drew Barrymore and George Lopez.

The Puthycat said...

I just watched 'The Hangover' at Monte & i laughed until the end credits. It was THAT funny. Please watch it.

Paula said...

I suspend my sense of reality for a while when I watch movies so I didn't really think about surprize endings and I cried like I didn't know who my mother was. My sister has the same thing when it comes to movies she can't for the life of her just watch a movie. So while the rest of us are in shock she's sitting there like- you're AN IDIOT because you didn't see it coming.

I'm DYING to watch The Hangover before it comes out on DVD.

But I think movies, because they are coming out so often, have lost some sense of what movies used to do- you know. But that's just my theories- from watching too many movies. :P

Paula said...

I suspend my sense of reality for a while when I watch movies so I didn't really think about surprize endings and I cried like I didn't know who my mother was. My sister has the same thing when it comes to movies she can't for the life of her just watch a movie. So while the rest of us are in shock she's sitting there like- you're AN IDIOT because you didn't see it coming.

I'm DYING to watch The Hangover before it comes out on DVD.

But I think movies, because they are coming out so often, have lost some sense of what movies used to do- you know. But that's just my theories- from watching too many movies. :P

Ookami Snow said...

Ghostbusters and Clue are two movies that I have really enjoyed recently. I have seen them before, but I was alot younger.

Susan said...

I see no movies - save for a depressing documentary someone gave me on the slum people of Panama (now that's a fun weekend!) - so I live through my daughter who can't stop bouncing when she talks of Ice Age 3 and thinks Hotel for Dogs is heaven on earth.

Ok, so she's eight. But I don't get out much, so it's actually kind of fun to see her enthusiasm.

Susan said...

I see no movies - save for a depressing documentary someone gave me on the slum people of Panama (now that's a fun weekend!) - so I live through my daughter who can't stop bouncing when she talks of Ice Age 3 and thinks Hotel for Dogs is heaven on earth.

Ok, so she's eight. But I don't get out much, so it's actually kind of fun to see her enthusiasm.