Summer is the season of movies, right? And we are no exception around and have already been piling up a list of both our rentals and "new" movies watched. Here's what I've thought of them:
Robin Hood: This movie, starring Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, was pretty much what I expected. I knew it was the story of how Robin Hood became Robin Hood, and in fact ended with the words "As so the legend begins" so it was fun to see yet another take on this. My only complaint is there was quite a bit of political story line, and sometimes that drug a bit in the middle. Anyway, it was fun and I enjoyed it. It's just that the I'm spoiled now because of the wonderful BBC series.
Iron Man 2: Not as good as the first one. Still, I enjoyed it. It actually had some slow parts here and there too, which was surprising. But fun. I just love Robert Downey Jr. so it doesn't really matter what he does, I'll be watching.
The Lovely Bones: I was a little leery of this one, but someone said they down played the "bad parts." So we rented it. However, it was so creepy and spooky in general that it didn't even matter! Yeah, creepy is the best word I can think of to describe this one. The book didn't creep me out at all, so that was kinda interesting.
The Young Victoria: Loved this one. A simple, beautiful movie about the love story of Albert and Victoria.
Dear John: It's about a relationship that begins during spring break between a college girl and a guy on leave from the Army. He has to go back of course, so they write letters. It had a little unexpected twist at the end, and you'll probably shed one or two tears, but not a bucket load. It's a sweet story.
The River Wild: We watched this one just the other night. And even after seeing it several times, it is still on the edge of your seat suspenseful! Great movie. But if you have to go on a river trip and you are a little bit nervous... skip this movie until after you're home! But then, do watch it. Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon... both do an excellent job.
Right now, Avatar is blasting forth from the basement. One of the kids' friends hadn't seen it yet, so of course, we offered to show it. I think I'll read instead of watching it again, but I will for sure be hearing it. But maybe, I'll just go down and watch that flying scene. Love it.
So what have you watched lately that I shouldn't miss? I'm thinking I'd like to go see Prince of Persia. Looking forward to Eclipse of course. It seems like there's quite a bunch of movies this summer that I'll want to be seeing. I guess we'll see....