Time to get this thing back on track, don't you think?
We're about to hit Oscar season once again and I've been incredibly remiss in updating this blog. Despite multiple promises to update more this summer, I failed miserably at my task. So hopefully (cross your fingers), this Rapid Reviews post is the beginning of a new, strong season.
I know. If I cry "wolf" one more time, you readers are just gonna stop coming back. But without further ado, let's check out what I saw at the movies this summer.
Apologies for the lack of screenshot for X-Men: First Class. I'm running on fumes for this one. Saw it once and absolutely loathed it, then saw it again and started to like it a lot more. But it's one of those movies that time is not kind to. The best I can say is that it was okay. B
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II beats part one by a lot and is one of the best films of the franchise. Interestingly, everyone seems to use different criteria to grade the Harry Potter films, with most posing the challenge that they must properly translate book-to-screen. I have no such criterion. Frankly, I consider the books and the films completely different entities and I hate cross-comparison. My favorite movie is the third partially because it deviated so much from the franchise (and was simply a fantastic movie). This was a strong movie, though I'll say that dividing the book into two movies was a silly move from the beginning. B+
Crazy, Stupid, Love. What a movie. It thrilled me from start to finish. It enticed me with its witty writing and stupendous cast. It enthralled me with how human these characters were. It made me laugh. It made me love. It was truly one of my favorite films of the year. A
Whoo! All movies done! Let's see if I can't finally get this blog back on track!