Recent Movies (spoiler free)
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This past weekend I saw "Red 2" with Bruce Willis & John Malkovich. I really enjoyed it! It had the great blend of action and comedy, and of course all the wonderful characters are back. There was a general feeling that it was on par with the first one. The comedy was maybe a bit better, but the plot was maybe a smidge weaker. Overall it was really enjoyable though.
Earlier I saw "R.I.P.D." with Ryan Reynolds & Jeff Bridges. I was really excited for this movie based on the trailer, so I had high expectations. Those expectations were not met. I would sum up this movie in two words: unfulfilled potential. All the best bits were in the trailer, and the movie tried to do too much. There were a bunch of ideas or avenues that they started to go down that had potential, but then that potential was never realized because there wasn't time to develop it appropriately. Also they spent time on a few plot lines that added nothing, so those felt like a waste.
Also a couple weeks ago I saw The Internship with Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson. The first trailer that I saw made me mildly interested in the movie. Then right before seeing the movie I saw another trailer with a whole bunch of new stuff in it that made me so excited for the movie. The problem was all the funniest stuff was in the second trailer. So if I hadn't have seen it I probably would have loved the movie, but because I did I found the movie to be a bit of a disappointment. Not as funny as I was expecting. It was still generally enjoyable but not nearly as hilarious as I hoped.