Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Movie Reviews

I didn't JUST want to see this movie because it has a lot of great actresses/comedians in it, but also because it was produced by Judd Apatow, and I'm pretty much in love with his stuff. My husband was pretty hesitant about wanting to go see it with me until I told him that Matt saw it and liked it. He decided to give it a chance.
His response after the movie
This movie was extremely funny to me, but has what my sister calls 'potty' humor. If you're not into movies like [Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, & The 40 Year Old Virgin], you probably won't like it. If you do like that sort of thing, go see it. Now. Don't wait for it to come on dvd.

Funny People
This movie came via Netflix. I actually forgot that it was even on our que until it came in the mail. I had heard mixed reviews about it, but was determined not to let that ruin it for me. This is probably the only Judd Apatow movie that I've seen that I didn't really like. I mean, it was okay. There were some really funny parts, but there were also parts where I found myself wondering HOW much longer the movie was going to last. It was kind of ridiculous, especially for how it ended. A little more than half way in, Aaron was laying on the couch playing games on his phone not even paying attention to the movie. I wouldn't really recommend this to anyone unless you have something else going on and just want some background noise. It's only good for a few laughs.

The Hangover Pt. 2
I was kind of hesitant about this at first. I had read things online that said it was a lot like the first one, and from the trailers, that seemed pretty accurate. I tried to put that out of my head, though, and went in with an open mind. The opening scene disappointed me. I was like 'Noooooooooooo! It's gonna be the same.' But shortly after, I started laughing...hard. And pretty much laughed the rest of the movie. I've heard people say that they didn't really care for it, or that the first one was better, but I really liked it. If you're hesitant, go to a matinee, if not, then go see it already!

X-men First Class
Let me just start by saying that until this movie, I had never seen any of the X-men movies. I never thought they'd be my cup of tea. However, my hubby asked me to see it with him and my argument of never having seen the others didn't work. So, I went. I wasn't expecting much, but knowing that James McAvoy was playing a lead role kept me pretty interested. Surprisingly, I ended up really enjoying it. Definitely the best action movie I've seen in quite some time. Now I just have to watch the other 3.

Movies I can't wait to see:
The Art of Getting By
Bad Teacher
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Horrible Bosses
Captain America

What movies have you seen lately? Any that you'd recommend?


Shirley said...

I just saw "I am Number 4" and i really sort of liked it. It is a very typical Michael Bay movie....action, romance, hot girl working her curves like a badass... you know the usual. But the lead guy in it was super hot even though I read that he said something about American women being c**ts. I would probably watch it again. I really need to go watch Bridesmaids though. I heard it was hilarious and that I should make sure my bladder is empty before watching it.

Cassie said...

I think Horrible Bosses and Bad Teacher look hilarious. The last Transformers movie wasn't very good though so I'm not really excited about that one. I thought Funny People was actually slightly depressing- they definitely should have advertised it differently. The Hangover 2 was basically the same but different jokes so it was still hilarious to me- I don't know what people are complaining about!

Lin said...

I love your review of these movies! I loved loved loved Bridesmaids. Funny People was 'Meh', I expected a lot more funny out that movie.

Hangover II was definitely funny but not as funny as the first. I really want to the X-Men movie since the hubs & I are huge fans of the first 3. Hearing so many good things about it & now you saying it had a lot of action, I think we may just go see it this weekend :)

I cant wait to see The Change-Up, Horrible Bosses & Bad Teacher this summer.