Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cars 2

Cars 2 came out and the critics are being too hard on this sequel. It's still a good kids movie.
Staring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine cars 2 is a spy thriller as Mater becomes mixed up in a plot of mystery. Mater is the star of this movie as he tours the world to prove his buddy lightning is the ultimate race car. as the spy world converges on mater his sights are set on getting his first date with a hot little sports car. comedy ensues as larry the cable guy injects his bathroom humor into the mix. kids didn't seem to get the jokes, but I laughed. As the movie progresses it touches on some morals about how you should be yourself and to not want to change your friends. In the end mater will surprise you as he tries to save the day and get the girl. Over all the movie was entertaining and worth a trip to the movies. It won't make my top 10 0f the year, but it's rare a cartoon does. I give it 7 out of 10.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Super 8

Super 8 has been compared to the Goonies and that is probably the best way to describe it, IF you had to be quick about it.
Super 8, Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, and Elle Fanning. In 1979, a small group of teenagers is filming a movie late at night, when they witness an outrageous train wreck. From here a mystery turns into a disaster for a small town. As the towns people start to disappear the kids continue to film their little movie. They get some amazing shots on their little super 8 camera as they work on their movie. Soon they are forced to investigate things and this is when they find they are in the middle of an amazing event that will change their small town forever.
This movie starts out slow until the train wreck. from then on it's fast pace brings you to the edge of your seat. Being set in '79, people who remember that time will be transformed back to that time. A side plot develops in the film about the relationships between the kids and their parents. This is what gives the film its heart and depth. It's very well written and in my opinion very entertaining for the whole family. of course it may be too intense for children under 10.
If I had one thing to criticize, it would be how dark some of the movie was. of course that was just to keep you in suspense. I give the movie an 8 out of 10. And I do recommend seeing it on the big screen. some of the shots will lose the awesomeness outside of the theater.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Hangover 2

Reviewed by Kendall Lewin

The Hangover 2! Do I have to say more than that? The original Hangover was hilarious and I was excited to see if the sequel would live up to its predecessor.

The Hangover 2 is about Stu (Ed Helms) getting married. Instead of having a wedding in the USA, he decides to have it where his fiance's parents are from, Thailand. Stu invites all of his freinds and reluctantly even invites Alan (Zach Galifianakis), the guy who caused all the trouble in the first movie. Stu does not want anything to happen like last time, so he is very careful of what he does. A couple nights before the wedding, the wolf pack gets back together for a bond fire on the beach. Then you see Phil (Bradley Cooper) wake up in a strange room in the middle of Bangkok, saying IT HAPPENED AGAIN! The rest of the movie is the wolf pack trying to piece together what happened in order to find Stu's soon to be brother in-law.

All the cast returned from the first movie and made this one just as hilarious as the first one. ED Helms played Stu and is most recognizable as Andy Bernard in the hit show The Office. Bradley Cooper played Phil and most recently starred in Limitless. Zach Galifianakis, who got a best breakthrough performance award for the first film, came back to play the somewhat odd Alan. He was most recently seen in Due Date, that costarred Iron Man himself Robert Downey Jr. Oh yeah, this one even has a drug dealing monkey!

I thought this movie was awesome. Some people would disagree and say that it was an exact copy of the original. I would highly suggest not watching previews for it, because you don't want to see to much of it out of context. I give this movie a straight up 10 out of 10. So now that you are done reading this tid-bit, go watch it already. The Wolf Pack depends on it!