What would Earth Day be without a documentary about the planet or animals or both? Â These movies always look impressive, but not a single one has actually gotten me in the theater to see them. Â I’m not exactly sure why. Â I like nature. Â It just seems odd to spend $10 to watch something I could see on TV. Â Is this in 3D? Â It probably should be in 3D. Â That might get me there, but still unlikely.
The Back-up Plan:
I feel a little bad for Alex O’Loughlin. Â He’s featuredÂ prominentlyÂ on the poster, but he didn’t get above the title billing with J.Lo. Â Sure, he’s not as big of a super-duper-mega-star, but still, he is the male lead in this romantic comedy. Â Which I happened to see thanks to GoFoBo. Â So this is a movie about a woman who has decided to go ahead and get pregnant using a sperm donor and within an hour of beingÂ inseminated meets the perfect guy. Â First she doesn’t tell him, then she does, then they decide to give it a shot, then things don’t work out, then they do, and so on. Â You don’t go to these sorts of films for shocking twists and turns, you go for the funny. Â And surprisingly I found this movie to be pretty funny. Â Also, the most graphic, wince inducing, yet hilarious birthing scene I’ve ever watched. Â If the premise of this movie sounds good to you, then it’s probably worth your money to go see it.
It was a busy week, with The Back-up Plan, a movie that doesn’t drop until mid-May, and this one. Â (Thanks again GoFoBo!) Â Like last week’s Kick-Ass, this film is based on a comic book. Â I’ve never read the comic, but I saw the movie and it feels like a comic. Â The action is way over the top. Â Despite the large amount of violence in the movie it keeps its PG-13 rating by keeping that violence as clean as possible. Â That doesn’t really hurt the film, and in fact helps keep it lighter and fun. Â All in all, I enjoyed this movie a lot and I’d say it’s worth seeing on the big screen.