Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome Home Trent!

My brother-in-law, Trent, just returned home from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! He has been gone two years and a lot of stuff has changed since he left. I was thinking about doing a, "2011-2012 Recap" to catch him up on the things he missed. I looked up a few lists on the internet and it turns out I didn't know about hardly any of the things that happened on any of the pop-culture-type lists.

So I have determined I am not the most qualified to do a review of 2011-2012 in general. Instead I decided to review some of the movies that I suspect people will be telling Trent he HAS to go see. That way he can avoid this:

 
Here are 5 movies people might freak out about:
 A lot of people thought this movie was "Amazing" but to me it was one of those movies where if you have anything critical to say about it they say, "GEEZE! It's a COMIC-BOOK movie!" So I thought it was cheesy, and kind of ridiculous, but it's a comic book movie so I guess that stuff is all ok? At least there were a lot of buildings getting destroyed and bad guys doing bad things, so that was cool.

This was also a comic book movie, but no one says that about Batman, because it was actually a good movie! At first I was annoyed because Batman seemed all lame, literally, but then he became awesome again. I would watch this one again.

I love The Hobbit, the book, so I am pretty much bound by law to love this movie. I thought it was great. I was worried about all the singing, since musicals make me uncomfortable, but the singing in the movie is more like a Gregorian chant. Who doesn't love a good Gregorian chant? Note, if you don't love the Hobbit this movie might seem really really long to you.

It seems like this movie was enjoyable to watch, but I can remember basically nothing about it. I do remember that I thought the Hulk was going to be super boring, but then I thought he was actually pretty funny. I also thought Black Widow and her dinky little 9mm gun were going to be a joke, but I thought she was a pretty respectable character. (In fairness, I don't think that gun really did much.)

This movie killed me to death. It was so ridiculous that I have been trying to banish it from my mind. Tom Cruise had some sticky gloves that let him climb a building, until they didn't work, BUT HE STILL DIDN'T DIE! Why? Why get my hopes up like that? There is a really long list of things that happened that were dubious at best, and laughable at worst.  I wouldn't watch it if I were you Trent!

There were lots of other movies that came out, but I didn't see most of them. The last Harry Potter came out and I liked that one, but I think Trent didn't bother to watch the ones that came out before his mission so I didn't draw a picture of that one.

1 comment:

Sonya said...

Trent, Rachel has seriously underrated The Avengers. It is an A. It is one of those As you get when you have gotten a few questions wrong (the bad guy minions were lame and defeated ... dumbly. Hawkeye was super forgotten, as though the creators forgot who he was supposed to be and tried to wing it without committing to anything.) but then you totally ace the extra credit and come out on top. They even made Captain America seem useful.

The Amazing Spiderman was a lot closer to the actual spiderman character, because he is actually clever (as opposed to having once walked thru a lab) and does cheesy witticisms. Also, it has my favourite Stan Lee cameo. It is much better than the dramatic, emo previous version. The bad guy is super cheeseball though. Watch it.