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Last week I went to see Interstellar. This is a movie that has a lot of hype around it, and a lot of expectations. Although, going in, I wasn’t really sure what kind of movie I was seeing. Hard Scifi? Suspense? Some sort of thing about the relationships that people have?
I think that it was a good movie. I don’t know if it was something that has to be seen in theaters. Although, I will say that the sound adds a lot to the movie, so, might be worth it just for that.
The movie had it’s high points and not some not so great things. I’ll admit, this movie made me cry. Which isn’t easy to do. And that was near the beginning.
Read on for more detailed info about the movie. And I mean detailed. ****SPOILERS!!****
When I first heard about this movie, I was both excited and concerned. The original X-Men came out when I was in high school. Some credit it for being the beginning of the whole Superhero movies can actually be real movies, not campy, but good. I loved it. X-2 was alright, and X-3, well, the concept of Days of Future Past seems to negate that movie from existence, which is likely for the best. And then there was the Wolverine Origin movies. Maybe it had been so long since I had seen an X-Men movie that I actually liked the Origins series, the first time around, until other people pointed out how cheaply made, bad looking, and sloppy they were. And they were right.
Then, at long last, X-Men came back better than ever in First Class. But with a second Origin movie trying to connect two movies that are 7 years apart (that’s almost long enough for a full reboot in Hollywood time), and 13 years from the first one, it was a stretch. Plus, that movie was only marginally better (maybe? I don’t remember) than the last Wolverine movie. So, I was concerned. I was worried that bridging the two together would result in something bad that couldn’t live up to First Class.
But I liked it! Despite the issues I bring up.
I usually rank movies like this:
See it in theaters (which means I must really like it to pay $15)
Wait for Redbox (want to see it, but not that much, or it’s at least $1 good)
Maybe if it’s free somewhere (only sort of interested, or it was really bad)
Not even if it was Free (not interested, or is just terrible)
I have no regrets about seeing this movie in theaters.
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I saw the movie Transcendence the day that it came out. The theater has been lacking in movies that past few months. Now that the good ones are starting to come out, I have the impulse to see them right away. A midnight showing isn’t too late for me. The following review contains SPOILERS, so read with caution. Continue reading