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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Iron Man 3 (review)

This review won’t really talk about the plot so much, making it spoiler free and my summary will not give anything away as things are not what they seem to be…

Yesterday was the day! The Iron Man 3 premier! Gosh I am in love, the ones who said the trailer revealed much don’t know what they are talking about! It was perfect, even better than the first one. In fact, the best superhero movie I have ever seen! If you have been hesitant to watch it, don’t be because you will regret it.

This time Iron Man faces the Mandarin a fierce criminal who threatens America beyond anyone would have imagined. Will this be the destruction of Iron Man? Either way prepare yourself for extreme action, a marvelous fight scene, humor, tiny bit of romance or even an “aww” moment that is not romance related!

As I said before this movie was the best superhero movie I have seen so far! Why? Well I will try to explain this as well as I can. If we simply start with the visuals it felt like the camera quality had really improved, using vibrant colors and the action scenes were carried out beautifully. Naturally Jarvis program device looked awesome as well and his voice actor and hilarious ways was spot on.

What was really impressive for me was how the movie made me like characters I did not care for in the other movies. Iron Man’s side kick was not someone I was a fan of in the second movie, but in this one he became awesome and funny. The same with Pepper, she was not someone I cared about that much but in the last part of the movie I had to love her. A long with the woman who I thought was annoying in Melancholia was even great at her role in this movie, so great that her weird voice stopped bothering me.

If you add all this with a perfect balance of the genres this movie took its entire theme up to a new level. Other superhero movies really have to do something extraordinary to try to be as good as this one. The plot was awesome as well and we take a little nostalgic trip in the beginning of the movie with a certain song about being blue… Hehe, I will not say more about the plot but they did a stunning job.

If you became interested in my other Iron Man reviews or perhaps even the one about Melancholia, than hit the search bar and you will find them. Until next time I hope you loved the review! 10 / 10

Charlie Bartlett

A movie my friend has practically forced me to watch. So I did and it is probably the weirdest high school movies I have ever seen. It is a comedy, drama and romance movie from 2007.

The movie is about the teen Charlie. He has ADD, is taking drugs for it and also has frequent therapy sessions. He gets suspended from his school and thrown into a school he does not fit into at all. Until he starts to sell drugs and holding therapeutic sessions with the kids in school inside the boys restroom…

It is all extremely strange, as you might have guessed by my summery. In the beginning it was so strange that I could not even decide if I liked it or not. But after half an hour I started to like it. That feeling kept improving and towards the last ten minutes of the movie I was amazed by a very dramatic scene.

Charlie and the principal are the two characters that really lift the movie. They take it to a completely new level and without them the movie would have failed big time. The actors behind them both do an outstanding job and they are the main contributor to the weird unusualness of the movie. Even though both of the main actors and many of the others also do a good job, the price must naturally go to Robert Downey, Jr. His efforts as the principal is outstanding and you will be really surprised by the last twenty minutes of the movie.

The plot seemed too weird at first but it got better and better until you loved it and it also ended excellently. I’m not really shore about how true it is to its genres tough. It has romantic elements, has some drama and the comedy aspects. In the end the movie has a little of each and that is also done in the best way possible.

The movie was so strange that I almost felt a little crazy myself as I was the one watching it, but it was also the thing that made it so good. If you think you have seen everything that the high school scenario has to offer in movies, think again. The only thing that disappoints me about the movie was the slow start, but as I said it is improving by the second and one scene towards the end almost stopped me from blinking, so now I am the nagging person who wants you to watch the movie. 9 / 10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423977/