Monday, February 2, 2009

More Movie Reviews By Malori

This weekend I watched a few movies - some worth the time - some not so worth it. Here are my thoughts - take 'em or leave 'em.

Inkheart



Friday night Jon took me to see Inkheart. I was so excited because the book is without a doubt in my Top 20 favorite books! I was a little wary of Brendin Frasier being the dad, but I decided to give him a chance - how could he mess up such a perfect story!?
Well, I should have gone with my gut instinct. Brendin Frasier could mess up such a perfect story. He just isn't good - in anything! He was the only character in the entire movie with an American accent - inc
luding his daughter. It was very distracting!
It wasn't all his fault though - the make-up was also bad. Everything looked really over the top and obviously fake.
Yet another thing that bothered me was that they r
ushed through very important parts and dragged out the boring stuff. It was like a ton of stuff would happen and then nothing would happen.
Ok, I totally tore the whole movie up, but there were some redeeming qualities. It really did a great job of sticking to the story which I really appreciated. Nothing irritates me worse than a movie that is nothing like the book!
So it was entertaining, but read the book before you watch the movie!

Batman and Robin



You have to love those TBS Saturday movies! This week they showed Batman and Robin. Now I love George Clooney as much as the next girl - I thought he was super precious in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" - but he makes an awful Batman!!
The entire movie is filled with cheesy lines, cheesy costumes, and bad acting!
It reminded me a lot of the old Adam West Batman - except that I think they were serious.
Alicia Silverstone thinks she is so hot, but she has a funny mouth and her character is obnoxious and po
intless!
And Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy - I just wonder if she looks back on this movie and cringes! The bright red hair and green gloves with red tips - - it's just too much!!
The entire time I was sure my brain was going to melt out of my ears because my IQ was dropping so severely - and yet, I watched the whole thing.
It was obviously entertaining enough to hold my attention and I did giggle a few times.
So I am warning you - Do Not Start Watching This Movie Or You Will Be Trapped And You Will Lose Brain Cells!!!

Traitor




I actually have a good review for this movie! (I know, that's a shocker right?)
Don Cheatle was so great in this movie! He has such a precious face and sweet eyes that your heart goes out to him through the entire movie!!
I truly think I got 2 new pimples because of the stress of this movie!
It is so crazy to see the innerworkings of terrorist groups and to see how they move and how they work. It is also crazy to see how the Americans respond to them.
I can't say too much about this movie because any hint of anything will ruin it for you - but you should watch it.
The more I thought about it the more I liked it!
You should watch a good Disney movie before you go to bed though because I had a pretty crazy dream about a bomb in a Monolopy game after I watched it......

So that is it for my movie revies. I hope I have helped your viewing decision making.....

4 comments:

Brenden+Nikki said...

I was a little weirded out by the fact that he had an American accent and that his daughter had an English accent too! What the heck? Can't he even attempt it? I was distracted by that very thing the moment I heard his daughter speak.

Laurie said...
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Laurie said...
Really? Brendan couldn't fake an accent? I thought Tom Cruise was the only actor that would pull that kind of bullshit. (The previews for Valkyrie made me want to pull my hair out - that everyone else had German/English accents, and there was Mr. Cruise, talking like a hick from Ohio.) Why do they not MAKE movie stars fake an accent?! Egads.

And yeah... I rally liked Traitor too. I did fall asleep (but not because it was boring, I was just tired), so I know that I missed pieces of the plot. It was VERY good though. Pretty much anything Don Cheadle does is fabulous. I love him.

Oh, yeah, and Batman and Robin? It's in the top 3 on my own personal "Top 5 Worst Movies Of All Time" list. Isn't it HORRIBLE?! I went to that movie with friends (they drove, so I was stuck). I paid $1 and it was a waste of money and two hours of my life that I'll never get back. Oh man, it's truly horrible. I'm sorry you got sucked into it...

Rob and Kimmie said...

I love your movie reviews! Keep them coming!