Sunday, November 7, 2004
*blink* I can't believe I watched this. Okay, I can. And I guess I'll have to admit it made me laugh. ;-) It was one of the goofiest movies I've ever seen, but there were definitely parts that made me chuckle... My favorite scene had to be Beethoven remixing his symphony, though. Gah. That was great. He was getting WAY too into that. If you want an evening of complete nutty-ism without any deep thinking at all, go for this movie. Oh, heh... and when we checked it out my dad was like, "Um... yeah... this is definitely a different Keanu Reeves than you've seen in other movies..." I would have to say that is definitely true. The scary thing is in this movie he reminded me way too much of my brother. *blink* 3.5 stars.
Gah. This could have been so much better. It could have been a meaningful something or other. Instead it's just like... "Oh, look at how sad her life was. Weep, weep, sob, sob." And you KNOW how much I love the weep-weep-sob-sob-we're-so-happy ones. *makes face* Once again: gah. 2 stars.
Egggh. This was one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen. It just made me go, "UGH!" It's a retelling of "Alice in Wonderland", combining live action with animation, except everything is bizarrely surreal and like a horrid nightmare. Alice is as bold and unafraid as she was in the book, except here it seems absolutely unreasonable whereas in most of the book you always had this feeling that none of these characters would hurt her... Here, they all seem to be after her, bone creatures and rabbits in wheelchairs and socks with no feet in them... *shudder* Wouldn't see THIS one ever again. 0.5 stars.
YES! Now *THIS* is my kind of comedy! Sarah L., you would love this movie since apparently we have the same sense of humor ;-) I found myself laughing out loud at several different points in the movie. At one point I nearly fell off the couch, I was laughing so hard. While I'm sure most of my friends would watch this and be all, "Erm... this is dumb," I will be satisfied that I have FINALLY found a comedy movie that I find really, really funny. Oh, note though. I saw it through www.CleanFilms.com (if you sign up, let me know so you can sign up through me cuz I can get points and stuff for that *grin*) and according to Mom, there's so much junk in the normal version that it's not really worth seeing. 4 stars.
Watching the original and remake back to back was certainly interesting. This one had darker undertones, I think - not that either of them is very dark. I've always liked Spencer Tracy as an actor, and I thought he was great in this role. However, I've never been fond of Elizabeth Taylor and thought she was pretty blah in this role. I swear she acted like she was about 14. And no girl who acts like that should be planning a wedding. *shakes head* Just not a good idea. 2.5 stars.
This one got better after the second viewing. The first time through I was like, "Okay, that had one moment that made me laugh, everything else just made me go, 'Um. Okay.'" But second time around, with the characters already defined, it was far more enjoyable. A generally pleasant family comedy. 3 stars.