About once a month I try to catch up on all the movies that I’ve missed in the theatres in one day. I wish I had a more clever title for this event, but it is simply known as MovieDay (I made it one word to seem more elusive).
Now, it’s been a solid month so there were a bunch of movies I wanted to see: Spiderman 4, Ted, Brave and Magic Mike. Savages was added to the list due to timing.
10:00 AM THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
This wasn’t so much a sequel as a reimagining. And the Garfield advertised was the actor’s name, not the orange cat. Hilarious joking aside, I was excited for this one. Spiderman had always been my favorite Comic Character.
QUICK REVIEW: All in all, I thought it was pretty weak. I couldn’t help but compare it to the Raimi movie and it just didn’t match up. Many times I felt like it was trying to separate itself from the original trilogy just to be able to separate itself.
12:20 PM TED
Everyone said that this one was just an episode of Family Guy. My thought to that every time was, “so what?”
QUICK REVIEW: It was an awesome episode of Family Guy! It was funny and quick. It also had some great cameos that didn’t come off cheap. It also had a much better death scene than Spiderman.
2:30 PM MAGIC MIKE
Before the movie started I couldn’t help but realize I was like 1 of 4 guys in the theatre (mostly Asian chicks, go figure!).
QUICK REVIEW: So… Like… I’m gay now.
The theatre of women would giggle at every naked ass in the film, it was kind of childish. Interestingly enough, I don’t think there was one real penis shown in the film. I’m assuming the one shown was a fake, or the werewolf from True Blood earned his stripes in this film.
I didn’t really want to see this one. It just fit perfectly into the schedule.
QUICK REVIEW: Pointless.
I heard so many mixed reviews on this but decided PIXAR gets a free pass on reviews, and always deserves a viewing (except for Cars 2 of course).
QUICK REVIEW: Cute. Pixar is getting more and more into “kids movies”, than “movies for all ages”. I would take my nieces to see it, but I wouldn’t take a date. It was funny and kept me interested, but didn’t live up to its PIXAR name.