Title: Goosebumps – The Movie
I am SOOO not a Trekki! My step-dad would watch Star Trek and I would run for cover in my room. I wasn’t having it. So when I saw the previews for the new movie I was surprised that I was even remotely interested in it. (Cute guys in the movie didn’t hurt…) Anyway, hubby and I were talking about what we wanted to do, and I mentioned sort of light heartedly “Star Trek came out today…” And it only took about 5 minutes to determine that was what we were going to do.
Shocked and amazed. That’s all I can say. This movie was wall to wall action – and not crazy weird alien and space man action, but real cool stuff! The story line was good, the actors/characters were great, funny even. I can’t say too much about the movie, or if it lived up to expectations or anything of that nature – because as I indicated before, I have no prior information.
Sooo, if you are a non-Trek person and are pondering if you’d like to see this movie – I say “Go for it!” You may be as surprised as I was.
Trying something new again. Now, I don’t watch new movie every week, so this defiantly cannot be a every week thing – but there really are a lot of movies I’m going to see this year. So here we go:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I LOVE almost all the Marvel movies! I’m a big fan of the super heroes. I was very excited to see Wolverine because, well, Wolverine is awesome. Huge Jackman is and always has been perfect for the part! I enjoyed watching the beginning of how Wolverine came to be, but I was oddly surprised that it was mostly just that – the story of his beginning. I don’t know why I didn’t get that from the title. I was still just hoping to see some real X-Men fighting together stuff. I didn’t get enough in the previous movies.
Another major bonus of the movie – GAMBIT!!! He is my absolute favorite X-Men ever! I was so happy he was finally in a movie. I really hope they continue to use his character. Taylor Kitsch did a great job, i only wish he got more screen time. Here’s hoping he had enough appeal for next time!
I went last night and went to MY most anticipated movie ever. I have never sat and waited on a movie like I have waited on Twilight. I was literally nervous and anxious as we were sitting in the theater waiting on it to start.
So how was it? I’m still figuring that out in my head. On one hand, I can’t get it out of my head. I keep replaying scenes over and over again trying to hold on to every minute that I can. On the other hand I wish it was better. I honestly didn’t like how hard Rob Pattinson played Edward. I understand his reasoning; vampire tortured by love and by blood lust all in the one lovely person known as Bella Swan. Kristen Stewart did great. She was a little overly serious too – but it worked. They were SPOT ON on the kissing scenes, that could not have been done any better. The special effects – well they had us laughing at some points, but with a bottom of the barrel budget, that was pretty much what I expected.
My husband, who has not read the books and is unable to hyper analyze every little detail of the film like I was, has asked me a million questions since we got out of the movie. So by that, I think it’s safe to say it really was a good movie. I’m over analyzing everything. Some scenes I wish could have been there that weren’t: The scene where Jessica is asking Bella a million questions about Edward after their “date” in Port Angeles. And of course, Edward listening in. That would have really played up Jessica’s character a little more, and it would have set the bedroom kissing scene up a little better too, because there would be a little tension of Edward knowing Bella really wants that physical contact but understands how her situation is not that of a normal “teenage love” situation. I would have liked to of seen some of the stuff from Midnight Sun thrown in, more specifically the scene where Alice clues Edward into the fact that he is falling in love with Bella – because he is utterly clueless.
I want there to be more. I told Justin, I want MORE. I want to see the rest of it, even though I’m pretty sure they may stop short at Breaking Dawn – but I’m not finished. I would like to see more of Alice, and I want to see Jasper’s character come out of his shell. My husband wants to see the werewolves, and was pretty disappointed when Jacob didn’t phase. I was hoping they would do one phasing scene – the dream that Bella has after the beach trip to La Push, but Jacob didn’t elaborate on the Quinton tribes tradition enough in the movie for that dream to of made any since.
I think what I want the most is for Rob’s acting skills to sharpen up a bit. This really IS his first major movie production, and I hate that I say that, because of the last few months of following the Twilight media, and having watched dozens of Rob Pattinson interviews, I have come to like Rob as a person. From his interviews, he seems like a really down to earth, really awkward person. He’s not really into this fame, but taking it as it comes, and in every interview you can tell how seriously …just awkward he is. But the answers he has to the questions are pretty funny, and he says some of the weirdest stuff that you know he’s telling the truth. I don’t think he likes being considered an “actor” in Hollywood terms, like flaunting his popularity with expensive toys (he drives a used beat up, sounds like it’s not working properly, car). He’d rather just be a normal guy who can go and play some music at an open mic night without being mobbed – unfortunately now that is just simply impossible with all the 13 year old fanatics running around screaming at him. All he has to do is run his hands through his hair and half the girls would probably faint at the sight of it. It’s all pretty funny actually.