Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Lightning Thief Review.

Went to see the Lightning Thief. What a great family movie! I really haven't seen one like this in a long time. The Story line was very good.
Story Line:
There is a boy who is the son of Poseidon, god of the seas. Now the boy, Percy Jackson, has no idea who he is. The gods are mad about the lightning bolt being stolen and believe that Percy Jackson has it. They are about to start a war on earth if it is not return by him at certain time. So the story line begins it's intrigue and suspense.

The special effects were outstanding. In every scene we became more involved with the movie. I really like the traveling in the underworld. That made me feel as if I would never want to be there. Towards the end there was a fight. It seemed like the whole theater was cheering Percy on. Maybe not by words but in thought, holding our breathe and yelling in our minds.
The writers did a wonderful job. No language or sex in the whole movie.
I really like that it was a clean show. It reminded me of the story lines of Sinbad and Hercules and the gods. I believe there is a very good chance many sequels will evolve.
A word of advice;
Stay in the theater during the credits, there is a surprise scene half way through them.
I would rate this a 9 out of 10. Only because I would have loved for it to have been 3D.

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Valentine's Day"- Movie review.

went to a premier of Valentine's Day last night. The movie is about six couples and their lives on Valentine's Day. One proposal of marriage, one new beginning, one marriage of many years, one of perhaps a deceit, one of teen love and the last one was a surprise. It is rated PG13, for a good reason. There was lots of sex and sex talk, language and things in my mind unappropriated for even teens. I would have rated it R. Over all I was not impressed with the Movie. Felt it was disjointed, they tried to interact the couple together but somehow to was very hard to follow. Felt I had to figure out who was who. Not a chick flick in my eyes. A chick flick is one that we girls can just get lost in and leave in a romantic mood. I also am not a fan of some of the lifestyles portrayed in the movie. Really wanted to leave early on, but I stay to do this review and it was a premier, fully paid for by the Movie company.
It did have some well known actors such as;
Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Shirley Maclaine, Topher Grace, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Jamie Fox, Taylor Swift , Taylor Lautner and many more.

There was some comedy, with all those funny actors there had to be. For an hour an a half movie it was okay. I would not see it again. Felt they would have been better to showcased two couples or one family. Too much information in too little time frame. Hard to follow the characters. I will only give it a 4 out of 10.