Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer Movie Unspectacular

The Namesake

The best movie I've seen so far this summer is Knocked Up. Regular readers know that I already blogged about that movie. It's a bummer that I haven't seen anything really good since then. Here's a run down.

A Mighty Heart. I didn't pay to see it, but I would have. Much better than I expected. Angelina Jolie was good, and that's saying something since I don't think she's all that.

The Namesake. I'm lukewarm about this one. The first half is good (the part about the parents), but the second half not as good (the part about Kal Penn and his lady troubles). A little too melodramatic at the end.

The Simpsons. Saw this last night and was disappointed. A couple disclaimers: I'm not a Simpsons fan (don't love them, don't hate them, just don't watch them) and I had high expectations because of all the good reviews. South Park the movie was better.

Transformers. Didn't watch the cartoon in the 80s and didn't care for this movie. Corny jokes, weak story and way too much CGI fighting. The end fight goes on waaaaay too long.

Ratatouille. The animation was so good that the rats looked real and grossed me out. Rat-as-chef concept is not enough to sustain a full length movie. As one of our friends said, "there just wasn't enough at stake." Rent Flushed Away instead.

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