Here's a few movies I've recently watched at home on DVD that I thought I'd report on quickly.
The Lucky One
Starring: Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling
I guess I take these Nicholas Sparks movies with a grain of salt, and go into them knowing they'll be sappy and romantic. So, when I'm in the mood for such a thing, I'll watch! And then of course, I'll usually find them to be just perfect, for what they are. And besides, I'm good to watch Zac Efron in most anything these days. There I said it.
The story is pretty simple. A soldier in Afghanistan I think, finds a picture of a girl in the rubble after a fight. When he returns home, after barely surviving other close calls, he wants to find this girl to thank her because he believes the picture was his good luck charm and saved his life. So, of course, he manages to track her down, and then ends up working for her at a pet boarding place and doesn't tell her about the picture He sees what's going on in her life, becomes involved and falls in love. But things are complicated. As they always are!
So I must have been in the mood because, in the end, I enjoyed it. The plot was simple, the love story was good, the ending a bit convenient. But overall, I enjoyed it.
Starring: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Genre: Science Fiction
I enjoyed the first movie a lot. The second one was just okay. So with this third one, I wasn't expecting much and haven't really cared about seeing it. But we got it for Christmas and I was pleasantly surprised with it! The story is actually quite thought provoking and touching.
We go back in time with this one because the Will Smith character has received some info that let's him know that his partner's life is in danger, so he must save him. He then learns a lot about this younger version of his friend that explains a lot of things. He also learns a secret that he never even imagined would be part of the deal. It changes his whole outlook on life.
In the end, I really enjoyed this one!
The Bourne Legacy
Starring: Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz
Genre: Action Adventure
Well, so I didn't know what to think about a Bourne movie without Matt Damon. So I didn't rush to see this at the theater. Very skeptical. However, wow, this other dude that I'm not familiar with at all, was great! I appreciated that they gave him is own character and didn't try to have a new guy play Jason Bourne. But, the action scenes were breath taking and there was even lots of Parkour that I'm now so "familiar" with! All that rooftop jumping? Awesome.
In this movie, we learn that there were more enhanced people like Jason Bourne. But now they've decided all of these guys need to be destroyed. One guy manages to elude them and comes to a particular doctor to get help. I enjoyed seeing a bit of the back story of how these super assassins were created in the first place. Interesting stuff.
Bottom line: I actually quite loved this one!
Movies I'm hoping to watch at home on DVD in the near future:
Skyfall (as soon as it comes out)
What have you been watching lately? And, what would you recommend?