Busted our butts watching 4 movies over the last 3 weeks.
Fast and Furious 5, Kungfu Panda, X-Men: First Class, Hangover 2. What a mouthful, especially the last 2 where we did a semi-movie marathon (with dinner in between).
1. Fast and Furious 5 was a pleasant surprise.
If I had to quote Entertainment Weekly, it was like “Jersey Shore meets Oceans’ Eleven”. It was a heist film and I have a terrible soft spot for heist films – think Oceans series (minus Twelve) and The Italian Job. Plus there was no lack of hunks and babes – who could resist the combination of good action, fast and suave cars, hunks and babes? I went in expecting good Hollywood fun and I got it, with that twist of pleasant surprise. A good film that we watched on the whim – it was also the same weekend where I got my Xoomie its casing and screen protector I think.
You can watch it independently of the previous 4 Fast and Furious movies – I never did watch the earlier 4.
2. Kungfu Panda – Inner Peace.
Seriously – who can resist this adorable bumbling panda who sought after his own origins and kept asking himself – “Who am I?” We ask ourselves that once in a blue moon, don’t we all? Though I must say, I would rank this my least favourite – partly because I didn’t enjoy myself as much as compared to the other movies. However, I did enjoy myself alot in this movie – so you can try to imagine how much more I enjoyed the others.
“Inner peace” will sum up the main plotline of Kung Fu Panda. I think I enjoyed the first one better though – but that will probably be the case of the original versus the sequel.
3. X-Men: First Class – absolutely fantastic!
Favourite movie out of the four. This fifth installation in the X-Men franchise humanized the many X-Men characters that we’ve familiarized ourselves with as non-comic readers. BX and I were talking about it over dinner tonight when we were trying to recall the previous movies, and compared the storylines with the original comics. I really liked the way they built the relationships amongst the X-Men characters (as I try to describe my enjoyment without spoiling too much) and it was evident in the cinema that the movie goers enjoyed it too.
Watch out for the cameos, there were a few – we laughed out loud at one of it. I particularly loved the chemistry between the 2 male leads and was pretty sad at the end of it. Having said that, this prequel explained a lot for the non-comic readers.
Watch it if you’re up for a really good summer blockbuster – this is not one you’d want to miss.
4. The Hangover 2 – abso-fucking-lutely hilarious.
It would be good to watch The Hangover before watching Hangover 2 – as a refresh, or if you didn’t watch it before. It was my June holiday assignment, and you’d appreciate watching the first one because of its references in Hangover 2. The format remains essentially the same, you could literally substitute one for the other (e.g. the tiger in Hangover 1 for the monkey in Hangover 2.) The rapport amongst the main 3 is insane – the sarcasm and jokes literally bounce right off one another.
Avoid it like the plague if you don’t like crude humour – plenty instances when that happened. Watch it if you’re a fan of the up-and-coming Bradley Cooper. I love him when he carried his kid. Bradley Cooper with a dressed-in-pink baby – awwww swoooons. Or you could simply watch it if your male friends invite you to watch it – just don’t wince when you see them laughing heartily at everything on screen.
Watch it – I shouldn’t think I have to convince you. I think.