Movie Round-Up: July 23rd, 2010

Ramona and Beezus:

Based on the Beverly Cleary book Ramona Forever, obviously this is a family film.  From the trailer it looks to be fun and probably worth the trip to the theater with the kids.


I really wanted to be able to come here and say you should run to the theater and see this movie.  I wanted to, but then I saw it.  Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t suck.  It has some good action and the plot twists are kinda neat (if a tad predictable), but I’m over my “My god! Angelina is so beautiful! Lust lust lust!!” phase.  Sometimes she is a good actress, and sometimes she isn’t.  She just didn’t get me to care about her character one way or the other.  On top of that, I’m getting to the point where I don’t buy her as an action star.  It could be my aversion to ultra skinny women, but her lack of a substance, to me, hurts because I can’t really get behind her toting around big guns and simultaneously kicking the asses of a half dozen guys when I think the kick of the weapons would knock her down or that any one of those trained fighters she’s up against could overpower her.  Anyway, if you don’t mind that and you just want to go see an action movie, this one is worth seeing, though I suggest going to an earlier show to get a cheaper price.  If you don’t need to see the movie, skip it, and wait for the rental.

One comment

  1. Didn’t Gena Davis already do Salt? I think it was called the Long Kiss Goodbye right? I think stupid mind numbing action films are fun. I get picked at work because I like movies like Armageddon, Live Free or Die Hard and others. Sure they aren’t academy award winning movies, but they are fun and mindless.

    However, I recently got a chance to see Wanted and I have to agree, at a certain point you just have to say, why Angelina? Sure, she’s not bad on the eyes, but I agree, her toting machine guns and rocket launchers just don’t do it. I like Mr and Mrs Smith but not because of her ability to shot, but more for her ability to keep Brad off guard.

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