Tuesday, July 19, 2011

bad flick good flick

Saw a couple of movies over the weekend.  One bad, one good.  Allow me to share.

On Friday, both Chaco and Wolfgang were out with friends, so I suggested to Meego and Magnum that we go see "Cars 2".  Meego wanted to see it.  It is one of only two movies on our list-of-things-to-do-this-summer, the other one being "Transformers 3" which we knocked off a couple of weeks ago.

So off we went, and like "Transformers 3", I didn't have high expectations.  Just go sit and indulge the kid and enjoy some air conditioning.  Easy enough.  Except I didn't like it, found it rather annoying actually.  I know I'm not the target audience, but still.  I give it a down dipstick.  Okay, I don't want to talk about it anymore.

Next up:  "Black Swan".  This one, Mag and I watched on DVD.  Have you seen it?  I didn't really know much about it ahead of time, and only afterwards learned that Natalie Portman won a Best Actress Oscar for it.  That's how out of the loop I am on such things. 

I'm glad that I did learn just before watching it that it is considered a "thriller" and not a "drama", otherwise, I probably would have been ghastly surprised.  So yes, it's graphic and edgy and DARK dark.  If you like graphic, edgy, and DARK dark, I predict you will like "Black Swan".  I give it two toes up.

If psycho people and creepy moms and ballerina-on-ballerina action make you uncomfortable however, you might want to pass.



  1. Thanks for the warnings & recommendation. Although, I will have to admit, I do have a thing for thos meaningless action flicks.

  2. I haven't seen Black Swan yet, but want to. I'm always way behind the times on movies.

    I'm surprised about your thoughts on Cars 2, but knowing Owen Wilson's voice is part of it is enough to annoy me anyway.