I thought this movie was just “alright.” I’m not sure why it didn’t impress me more – it just seemed like it was a step below what it should have been on almost every level. I didn’t know much about the Green Lantern as a superhero going into this, so I was glad they spent quite a bit of the movie explaining their history and how they select new members. It just felt like a regular guy that became a superhero – almost too much so. He didn’t seem “that” super until it was up to him to defend mankind and save the universe from Parallax, a super powerful being who was just getting stronger and stronger all the time. Something I did like was that you never knew what he was going to “create” out of nowhere (which he could do with his mind) to fix whatever situation he was in – that was entertaining to me. So, I’d say it wasn’t great or a classic, but I’ve definitely seen worse!
Monday, October 17, 2011
I've seen some really bad reviews for this one, but I think they were taking it WAY too seriously!!! It was just a fun, family type movie for heaven's sake!!! I thought it was funny in a lot of spots - and not just “stupid” funny – although there was some of that, too. Kevin James can be hilarious at times and I’ve liked Rosario Dawson ever since I saw her in the movie Seven Pounds. It’s basically about a man who is a zookeeper that has been unlucky in love and is “helped” by the animals in his zoo who reveal to him that they can talk. They give him plenty of advice and it really shows that what works in the animal world does not transfer very well to the human world. There are also a LOT of celebrity voices – everyone from Adam Sandler to Cher to Sylvester Stallone - it's fun just trying to place each voice, too! I liked it! It was silly. Maybe I was just in the right mood, but I’d definitely watch it again.
I thought the Zookeeper was a kick in the pants! I saw it in the theaters and couldn’t wait for it to come out on DVD. This movie was just fun to watch without the language, bathroom humor or other kind of vulgarities. Kevin James is very comedic in this role and I loved the talking animals! Like Eric said, it was a hoot trying to figure out the big name voices behind the animals. Overall, this movie is for the whole family - a little bit of adult humor, some over the top scenes, but that’s what it is all about- a zoo full of animals who love their zookeeper so much they will do anything to help him get the girl of his dreams. And sometimes - you might be surprised by the friendships you make along the way. It was a very enjoyable movie and one that I will watch over and over again with my family.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I really liked the movie Fast Five!! It was an action packed movie that came at you from the very beginning and never stopped!! I hadn’t seen any of the other movies in this series but for the most part – that didn’t matter. This movie had hot cars, hot action and a little eye candy. (Can I just say how much I like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!) You can’t go wrong with The Rock, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges in these roles. If you like action movies you will like Fast Five. It was a little long in length and somewhat unbelievable in some scenes but it didn’t matter . . . it took me on a high octane ride and never let me go!! It was a blast!
So, I think the only movie I’ve seen from this series is the first one – The Fast and the Furious that came out in 2001. I've never really liked Paul Walker or Vin Diesel as actors, but that being said, I did enjoy this movie! It was just a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Of course, some of the scenes were way, way, way over the top – but that’s what made it fun! Plus, it had some VERY nice, fast cars – I guess that was my eye candy! It was over 2 hours long and seemed like it was over before I knew it. Lots of intense, heart-pounding car chases and crashes, some shooting – all the normal stuff for this type of movie. I’m sure I missed some references to the earlier movies and story lines not having seen them, but I still thought it was very entertaining! Glad I watched it.