Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too:
Jason’s I’m Not Going To See This Tyler Perry Movie Either.
The Last Song:
I’m usually a Nicholas Sparks movie fan. Â As pompousÂ and arrogant as he is, he does write a good love story most of the time, and they generally translate to film well. Â But his last, Dear John, was a let down. Â In that movie, the father-son relationship was great but the romance was stilted. Â The Last Song is much better. Â I got to see a screening of it thanks to Movie Jungle. Â Here the father-daughter works in addition to the romance, so we get a whole movie instead of half of one. Â Miley Cyrus isn’t the world’s greatest actress, but she does alright, however Greg Kinnear and Bobby Coleman steal the show. Â It makes for a pretty good date flick.
Clash of the Titans:
I actually saw the original in the theater as a child. Â I’m a fan of Ray Harryhausen’s work. Â That said, I agree with David Jaffe that remakes aren’t evil, and in fact are needed to keep stories alive. Â As proof, the wife saw the original for the first time this weekend, and after seeing current fare like Avatar, the old stop motion stuff just looks… old. Â No kid born after the release of the original is ever going to really like it unless they are a huge fan of old stuff, and keep in mind that “kids” born after the original might be almost thirty years old. Â Anyway, I was excited to see the new film. Â Thanks to 43kix and Gofobo, I got to. Â This isn’t the same film. Â There are some parallels, but it deviates as much as it stays the same. Â This is both good and bad. Â For me, this was fantastic, because it means I could watch the film and not feel like I had to compare the new stuff shot for shot with the old stuff. Â For some people, this will be bad because what they want is a shot for shot remake of the old one. Â I’ve heard some people say the new film lacks character and depth, but I felt it actually added character and depth to what was a fun yet fairly cardboard plot. Â In any event, I recommend seeing it. Â I had a blast watching it. Â A word of warning, however, don’t pay the extra money to see this in 3D. Â Totally not worth it. Â The 3D (added to the film after the fact, it wasn’t filmed for 3D) is flat and never adds anything to the scenes. Â In fact, it makes watching the film more annoying because of having to wear the glasses. Â See it in 2D, I promise you aren’t missing anything.