Due Date

I have been awful. Yes I have been absolutely awful at updating lately. Since school started again your priorities change a bit and therefore I have not been able to devote so much time into doing things for my blog as I normally would have. But I hope I can find a rhythm soon again. To have some fun I decided to watch a comedy movie from 2010.

The story is about two insanely different men who after an incident on a plane find themselves on a road trip to make it home together. But will they survive each others company?

I did not expect this. I mean Robert Downey JR is in the movie! I had expected some kind of entertainment. But then, just as I thought this movie was going to be the most boring comedy ever made something happened. It happened so fast. The movie went from more boring than watching paint dry to a fight where I had a hard time keeping my eyes open because I was laughing so much. After that funny moment I felt that the movie never really exceeded from there, but it was now a very enjoyable film. It was entertaining and in the end I had to love it despite the very rocky start.

The plot is sort of perfect for a typical summer movie and it was a great way for me to say goodbye to this summer. The characters give the movie some originality and they are one of the key elements to why I ended up liking the movie. I even liked the ending, which was surprising considering the rollercoaster it had been for me. But the ending was simple yet pleasant. It may not been the best comedy I have seen but if you still have a hard time to say goodbye to summer, this will be perfect for you. 8 / 10

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The Bling Ring

I’m pretty sure this is the worst cold I have ever had in my life and it’s been going on for nearly two weeks. But it’s not all bad because I got to watch The Bling Ring. I had been looking forward to watching it for months so I was glad that I finally got to do so.

The movie is based on actual events that some teens did. The group of teens is extremely fame obsessed and they start to rob the homes of celebrities’ houses as a hobby.

This may not be worthy of a bunch of trophies but I think it makes a statement while it still manages to be a movie that you watch for fun. It deals with the relevant topic that is obsession in material things. What the movie portrays is a bit of every teens dream. To have money, fame and the feeling that you can do whatever you want. Since it’s a movie they show the extreme sides of this by making the characters rob the houses. So the movie is something you watch for fun, but what you can read out between the lines is actually quite intriguing.

But this is still the movie that is perfect to watch with a chocolate bar and a relaxed mood. The movie is slow at parts and I think it’s perfect to lighten up a rainy Sunday evening. The characters are stereotypical and the acting is not exactly academy award material. But it is fun and I really enjoyed watching it. The only disaster of the movie was the ending. I found it to be pretty horrible and that took down my score with a point. Otherwise this is a fun movie even though it’s not a comedy and the subtext makes a statement. 8 / 10

Rock of Ages

After having been out cold for over a week due to fever I decided to watch a musical to cheer myself up.  I have never really the girl who likes musicals but I thought it would be fun.  Rock of Ages is a musical that came out last year and the story is about a girl who tries to achieve her dreams as a singer.

This was pretty awful. I thought I would actually like the musical since it is rock, but it was all horrible. The plot was the never ending cliché of the extremely boring story we have seen so many times before. The covers they made were bad and the characters made me cringe.

This review will be really short, because I’m still pretty sick. But I honestly don’t really have anything else to say about the movie. But once again I am not the one who likes musicals so you might actually like the movie. 2 / 10

Now You See Me

Woho, I finally got to see this crime / mystery movie. It was released this year and even though I don’t really like crime movies this was great. I mainly decided to watch it because of the story and the visuals. I was not disappointed.

Amongst the cast there are many familiar faces, Morgan Freeman is the most famous one out of a few others. The story is about a group of magicians who rob a bank in front of a huge audience. Now it’s up to CIA to solve this strange phenomenon.

The visuals are great, the characters are all likable in one way or another, the plot has originality going for it and the acting is done well. Still it’s not a clear 10 / 10. This is because of the mystery part. I don’t really like movies where the viewer is supposed to solve the puzzle of the movie. It was done really well in this movie, but it is still not my style and towards the middle of the movie I just wanted for things to speed up.

Like many others (Life of Pi and Avatar) this is a movie that I think is partly worth seeing for the visual effects. The difference is that the movies I mentioned are extraordinary and Now You See Me is “just” a great ordinary movie. Still the plot is pretty special if you remove the puzzle solving bits. The problem was the ending. The movie kept building up tension and at the end I was kind of disappointed. I did not foresee the ending at all, but it still felt kind of plain to me. Tough I would say that this is a normal movie with extraordinary parts in it that makes the movie a must see. 8 / 10

Top 3 Worst Movies of 2013

School has just started and I already have a cold. Because of that there has not been that much time of me to do anything so I decided to make a little post about the top 3 worst movies of 2013 so far. There is a special place for these movies in the future and it’s not in heaven… So do you agree or disagree and what are the worst movie you have seen this year?

3. After Earth.

I thought It would be this cool sci-fi movie, but an unbelievably poor plot and Jaden Smith with his bad acting as the main actor made this movie a flop in my mind.

2. Sharknado

The first time I watched it I must have been in a strange mood because I could laugh at how bad it was. Then I forced my friend to watch it with me recently and the second time around it was not so much fun anymore and the poor visuals were awful and not funny at all. Not to mention the horrible plot. It really is a must see because of how bad it actually is…

1. Apocalypse Earth

“The winner takes it all” Is what the ABBA song said. Well this winner does take it all because it is the first movie in months that I have actually turned of because it was so bad. I usually Finnish all kinds of bad movies but this one was so bad that I could not watch more than 15 minutes. Stay away people, stay away!

The Wolverine

I told you I would watch the Wolverine. This time Wolverine is having a personal crisis, he is tired of being how he is, but after a trip to Japan things start to change as he gets stuck in the middle of a fight for power.

I don’t know what it is about the Wolverine movies that always end on a bad note because the last one was pretty bad too. Don’t get me wrong Hugh Jackman is great at his role and the background actors and characters were good as well. The visuals were good but the problem that fails the movie is the plot. It was not up to the standard of the x-Men movies. It was not all bad but the big flaw was that I did not find the plot to be immersive at all.

This meant that I had to force myself into paying attention to the movie at times which is really bad. Not to mention the typical scenes like the dream sequences, we have all seen things like that before, so if they have to be done the standard on the sequences should be pretty high, which they weren’t in this case.

There is not really much more to say, only that this was a disappointment plot vise and if I were you I would wait for the DVD release to spend money on the movie. 7 / 10

This Is the End

Here we have what I thought would be the next part movie like Project X… Unfortunately this was all a disaster that nearly led to a mental breakdown on my part…

This was supposed to be a party movie with James Franco, Emma Watson, Rihanna, and basically a bunch of celebrities who are at a party at James Franco’s place. The big plot twist is that during the party the apocalypse arrives.

The trailer looked like a fun party scene movie and it was, the first twenty minutes. I laughed a lot and got my hopes up. After the end of the world began the movie had the biggest downfall I have ever seen in my life. It became a Scary Movie with celebrities acting ridiculous. It was so bad that words can’t explain how awful it really was. Even the ending was extremely horrible and just so strange… So strange that even the re-appearance of a famous little boy band song was not surprising at all.

I would honestly not have been surprised if I would have gotten Rick rolled at the credits. Now the only thing I think is sad is that I actually liked the beginning of the movie… But in the end This Is the End almost was the end, of my mental sanity! 3 / 10