Wednesday, January 23, 2008

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Plot: A remake of the classic Shakespare play "The Taming of the Shrew.", set in a modern day highschool.

As far as teen romantic comedies go, this one's pretty solid, with only a few minor bumps to keep it from being a good movie. (The moment that inspires the film's title being one of them.) The characters are overall pretty likeable, or at least relateable. Not a fantastic movie, but pretty decent for the genre. 3.5 stars.

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

I am under no circumstances going to claim this is a good movie. It's cheesy, the jokes are predictable, the plot becomes totally moronic after the first half hour... but the chipmunks are mildly adorable. And I was in a good mood when I went to see it. So I enjoyed it... but I won't recommend it at all. 2 stars.

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Although there were moments that it dragged somewhat, it was overall a very interesting movie. Surprisingly intense. 3.5 stars.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

If you liked the first one, you'll like this one. There's not a whole lot of difference between the two, except this one is a bit sillier. 2.5 stars.

Shrek the Third (2007)

Although this did have a few moments that made me laugh, it was overall quite a disappointment. Too much time spent trying to cram in all the different fairy tale ideas, not enough spent on actual character development. The first Shrek remains the best one. 3 stars.