August 2010

September 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm (Movie Reviews) (, , , , )

Still not sure how I felt about The Last Airbender. I’m not sorry I saw it, but it was kind of ridiculous. The acting is not great and the dialogue is just… searching for a polite way to say it… how about we stick with also not great. This is a complete departure for director M. Night Shyamalan and the concept was pretty good. The story was fine, the action sequences, element bending, and other special effects were well done, but otherwise the execution was a little weak. Having said that, if they continue with the story, because this is clearly the first in a series, I think I will have to go see them. Just to find out what happens. This could be a fun family film, but please search here, or a similar site, to see if it is appropriate for your family:

Rating: I definitely do not need to own this on DVD.

Inception was clever and original. How often do we see that anymore? The idea of someone invading your dreams to steal your secrets: so creepy. And so amazing. I don’t want to give anything away. Just go see this. Well acted, well scripted, well everythinged.

Rating: Must own this when it comes out on DVD.

Despicable Me was hilarious from an adult perspective. On the family front, there is a lot of cartoon violence, lying, stealing, some minor crude behavior and bad language to  consider. There are some good lessons about family and what is truly important in life, but most of the movie is Gru (voiced but the always fantastic Steve Carrell) behaving very badly.

Rating: It was fun, but I will not be buying this on DVD.


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