Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Film Week

A review of the films I've seen this past week.


DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (2010)
A more accurate title would be Diary of a Douchey Kid. That kid's not a wimp, he's a douche. He wants to be popular so bad that in his quest for popularity he comes across like a total douche, especially at the expense of his sunny, optimistic best friend. He learns his lesson in the end, and it's a cute movie, and Chloe Moretz weaves in and out of it, but that kid... what a douche. Sure loved the best friend, though. *** stars.

PHINEAS AND FERB: ACROSS THE 2ND DIMENSION (2011)
Phineas and Ferb has been one of the funniest and most inventive shows in recent animation. This movie was completely hilarious. The creators have such a good grasp on their characters, and the actors are so game. And they found something epic to do with it instead of making a really long episode. Love this show, love the movie. **** stars.

THE GREEN HORNET (2011)
It's basically the same Seth Rogen-written movie structure, only it's also a superhero movie, with Seth hyperventilating his way through action scenes. It gets really muddled in the inevitable second act falling out, but I really enjoyed this movie and the Black Beauty looks amazing. I especially enjoyed Jay Chou as Kato, and Christoph Waltz was hilarious as the villain. And Cameron Diaz is underused, which is nice, since I hate Cameron Diaz. Cute movie; inconsequential, but I liked it. *** stars.

DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT (2011)
So much voice over... Not a great adaptation of the wonderful comic book, but fairly enjoyable. I liked Brandon Routh as Dylan, and Sam Huntington was funny (I don't always like him), but I just kept thinking about how Hellboy did the same thing so much better and how the filmmakers could've really gotten moody and bizarre with things and instead opted for trying to be funny. Hopefully, at some point, someone's going to make the really good Dylan Dog movie that can be made. **1/2 stars.

1 comment:

Tallulah Morehead said...

So you're the one human being not named "Rogan" who liked this movie. I was sure someone liked it somewhere.