I like to be surprised by a film, especially when I don't really know much about it before seeing it. This was one of those for me. It reminded me of several other movies but with an updated take on the story of three young friends who set out on an adventure that none of them could possibly have predicted the outcome. It's a fresh look at adolescence, bonding & friendship. Look for it when it hits theaters this summer.
Disclaimer: I never saw the stage version so if you're looking for comparisons, you won't find them here. That said, I found this to be pretty enjoyable and a lot more serious of a film than I thought it would be. It's a tad slow in a few spots, but Eastwood's direction is pretty good. One tends to forget just how many hit songs these guys had & it's fun to get some 'behind the music' background of the genesis of certain songs/lyrics. There is something in this film for most audiences. For the older crowd, be forewarned of lots of rough language. Enjoy a trip down nostalgia blvd.
Saw this one last Thursday. It combines a time-travel sci-fi flick with some humor & a pretty good story. How many ways can Tom Cruise get 'offed'? (I know, many a disgruntled moviegoer's wish.) I am not a huge fan of his, but I have to say this film is worth watching if this genre appeals to you!
Miss seeing movies this week (I was way too tired to stay up & watch 'Frozen' last night...), but the adventure I'm taking part in with ALC trumps any film, any day!!!
I had high expectations for this tale and for a fair amount of the movie it did not disappoint, although the 3D was added later and that is no bueno in my book. In other words, don't spend the extra $$ Angelina Jolie is the perfect choice for the lead character and is great throughout. The story is another way to look at the tale of Sleeping Beauty and in concept is great, I just question some elements. Let me know your thoughts if you go see it.
I usually don't write reviews of movies I've seen once the film comes out, but since a few have asked, here goes: This was a very enjoyable movie, and this is coming from someone who knows little about the X-Men franchise. I recall seeing the original years ago, but luckily my friend who I went with last night is a huge fan and he filled me in on the back story (btw-he gave it 5 stars). Clearly this movie will do great at the box office. Go start your summer off with a Marvel-ous treat.