Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Summer Movie Review

Seeing as it's summer, and I suddenly have a lot of free time on my hands, I've been seeing about one movie per week. I should say, that 2/3 of my friends in Pittsburgh are guys. I end up seeing movies that aren't always (or usually) my first choice. However, they have all been enjoyable. Here are my movie reviews.

1. "Iron Man": Surprisingly enjoyable. Really. Of course, I couldn't help but make notes in my head about the portrayal of women in the movie. Still, both of the women characters are presented as very intelligent and highly competent. At least there's that. It's still worth seeing if you just want to sit back and watch something with a lot of action and special effects. I won't be buying this one on DVD but I could watch it again without minding.

2. "Get Smart": I tried not to be the loudest person in the theater laughing and giggling, but I don't think I succeeded very well. I had bought new makeup that day, which became a completely moot point, after tears of laughter started streaming down my face. I can't remember the last time a movie has made me laugh to the point of tears. If you want to laugh, go see this movie. Really. I mean it. Go. see. it. I'll go with you, if you want. I can't wait for this DVD.

3. "Wall-E": I just saw this last night. It's very cute and exceptionally imaginative and creative. It once again proves why Pixar is the best in the world of animation. It makes a big statement, to both young and the uh, less young people, about the harmful effects of our current recycling problems. Meanwhile, it has an adorable and funny storyline about two robots who like each other. Very funny. No matter if you are an adult or a parent/babysitter with kids, you will all enjoy this. Definitely worth seeing.

4. "Sex and the City": I already wrote about this here. Basically, I've decided to just enjoy the re-runs on TV. If you are a Sex and the City fan, you should see it, but I'm warning you. It's not quite the same as the TV series. I actually went with a guy to this one, too. After one hour and 45 minutes, he started to get antsy. Actually, so did I. Oh right, it's two hours and thirty minutes long. Be prepared to sit. Maybe you could go Boondocks style, and sneak an entire meal into the theater.

"Batman" is coming out on July 17th. I keep hearing this every time I go see a movie with the guys. Did I mention that Batman is coming out soon? Oh okay, just checking. I can't go-- I'll be at Blogher. I'm er, not quite so disappointed but perhaps some of the readers here are Batman fans-- so now you know that it's coming out on July 17th. Don't forget! July 17th! Or wait, maybe it's July 18th...maybe I shouldn't zone out every time they start talking about it.

Happy Summer Movie Going!

-Agent Ska-

1 comment:

  1. Two hours and thirty minutes of Sex in the City? That is unconscionable. I get the yips about ten minutes into a second hour-long episode.

    Plus I read a spoiler about the ending. It sounded strange and stupid.