Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Movie Mash-Up

Because I'm behind and feeling lazy today, I'm doing a combo review of three movies I've seen recently.  None of which really merit their own review anyway.

Kick Ass wasn't what I was hoping for.  I hope it was a comedic slant on the superhero theme, but it ended up being perhaps a kid's version of The Watchmen.  It was much more violent than I thought it was going to be, the majority of the violence coming from the little girl.  The story of the average guy and the one with Big Daddy/Hit Girl didn't really meld too well.  Not great.  Oh, and don't take your kids to see this one.

The Backup Plan was probably one of the worst chick flicks I've seen in a really long time.  Okay, maybe not worst, but least likely to actually happen.  I believed Jennifer Lopez's character and her back story, but I came out of the theater almost pissed off at how unrealistic the dude was.  He pursues her more ardently than any guy I've ever met, almost to the point of being a stalker.  When he finds out she's pregnant, he doesn't bail like a normal guy would, which perhaps is modern day heroism, but it's also highly unlikely. 

The Losers was probably the best of the bunch.  It was kind of a relief to see new faces in a movie, aside from Zoe Saldana (StarTrek, Avatar).    I liked that they brought back the comic book graphics element to the titles and in little pieces throughout the film.  I also liked Chris Evans and Oscar Jaenada. They had a Jay and Silent Bob feel to their characters. For a guy movie, it was okay.

 I'm ready for the good summer movies to come out now.