Movies

Batman vs. Superman

I’ve been seeing posts on facebook on this movie and people have been rating it a B minus. B at most. There wasn’t really a lot of hype on this movie since we’ve heard about it years ago. The only real ruckus I heard about it was when we found out that Ben Affleck was playing Batman and again, that was a year or two ago ( my memory is shot). I went to see Batman vs. Superman last night and I have a bit to say about it. If we’re going to rate movies off of a school grading system then I have to skip a grade and give the movie a note instead. I give this movie a “see me after class.”

I am not a comic book reader nor do I plan to be one. I don’t think being an avid comic book reader is a requirement to express how you feel about any movie. Shit, half of the people who watched The Great Gatsby watched it for Leo(understandable) but never read the book. Without reading the comic books but watching cartoons and growing up with brothers, I know the basics and basically learn by watching the fucking movie. It’s not rocket science and not something I have to study for.

I went into the theater with an open mind because 1. the reviews were not good and 2. I’m a big batman fan. So I walked in knowing that superman’s powers are godly. I commited my self to be unbias. What I didn’t commit myself to was being bored. I understand that a storyline has to be created and followed through before we get to the action. I understand that we need that “and the plot thickens” moments. But jesusssssss, I felt like 2 hours of that movie was story lining, 25 minutes was glorious action, and 5 minutes was the credits.

There were one or two jokes in the dialogue but not much, which I understand because DC is a bit more on the serious side than Marvel.The dialogue isn’t what I found as the problem. How long it took to get to the good stuff was THE problem. I felt like I was watching an extremely long trailer and then walked into the movie at the end. Obviously this movie was just a place to leave easter eggs for The Justice League rather than a battle between Batman and Superman. I wish the great graphics and action scenes were enough for me but I’m high maintence. At least the actors(and their bodies) were good too.

I never doubted Ben Affleck would do Batman justice. When it was announced I was like “yea, I can see that.” So it was no surprise that he actually did a great job as Batman, and praise the Lord, that body is everything (sorry boys, I am a female). Henry Cavill aka Superman’s body was just as good and his acting was great. I just still can’t wrap my head on the whole “oh glasses, it’s just Clark Kent” and the ” that one strand of hair, he’s Superman.”But I guess thats just something i’ll have to get through by myself. Is there a support group for this kind of thing? Anyways, Wonder Woman is EVERYTHING I’ve ever wanted to be in life. Flawless everything, costume changes, indestructable make-up, beautiful gowns, sexy accent, hair spray that keeps her hair in place, and the sass is just a glorious combination. Gal Gadot playing Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman was a good choice. She pulled of the mysterious looks and over the shoulder glances. Also, the action scenes with her, perfection. The man of the hour to me though, has to be Jesse Eisenberg who played Lex Luthor. Even with his Johnny Depp Willy Wonka haircut his performance was A1. Anyone else get Joker vibes from him? His crazy eyes and weird dialogue had me captivated. Honestly, my favorite character from the movie.

The one character, I could NOT stand though was Amy Adams’ character, Lois Lane. Maybe it was the feminist in me or just not wearing fucking rose colored glasses but damn this girl was annoying as fuck. As you can see with the increase of cussing, I really don’t like her. She was incredibly needy, whined about a lot, got in the way of everything and was always on the verge of tears. Where was Superman with the cheesy line “I need to be strong for the planet, so I need you to be strong for me.” Lets get Nicholas Sparks in this bitch and have some corny lines because that’s apparently whats needed in movies for a woman to be strong and independent. Couldn’t she take a damn page from Wonder Woman’s book and put on her big girl panties. She was looking for ways to help always and I had to repeatedly say in my head “girl, you’re a reporter. Go report something, you can get yourself killed.” The Lois Lane from the cartoons was much stronger, stood aside, and definitely a lot more fierced.  I’m all for “women can do anything” and go through so much but damn girl take several seats. We’re in a movie theater, theres more than enough chairs to go around.

I was really hoping for another great comic book movie. This is the year of movies and I’m just really dissapointed that I didn’t get what I expected. Maybe my hopes were too high. Maybe I expected to much. Regardless of all that, to the writers and producers and director of Batman vs. Superman, see me after class. Just my opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

I love Odd

I am not a movie critic nor should I ever be one because I like everything. Even bad movies because they give me a good laugh. I like to watch movies that people say are bad, just to see HOW bad they are. Does that make sense? Probably not, just wasting my time but I’m not complaining. But then I come across a gem of a movie that is so underrated that it makes me mad. That’s where Odd Thomas comes in. An ex of mine recommended this movie after he accidentally stumbled upon it while scrolling through Netflix(it’s still there) and demanded that I watch it. At first I refused to watch it because I’m a stubborn female who hates anyone telling me that I HAVE to do something. But one day when I finished my favorite past-time, binge watching several seasons of a TV show, I found I had nothing to watch. I watched Odd Thomas and nothing was the same.

Odd Thomas is a cook at a dinner who has the power to see ghosts and these little demons he calls Bodachs. These demons basically follows evil around, giving Odd a warning when something bad is going to go down. Now the ghost appear to Odd when he has to figure out their deaths which is hard because the dead can’t speak. But Odd is a very smart guy who has such a charm about him as he narrates the entire movie. In the movie, he sees a rather large uprising of Bodachs in the area, like dozens at a time. Then Odd has a vision of a massacre getting ready to go down and spends the entire movie on figuring out whose the person in charge of it, where it’s going down, and how to stop it. Luckily he has the help of Police Chief  Wyatt Porter who knows about Odd’s powers and finds a way to cover up for his actions. If that’s not true friendship, I don’t know what is.

On to my favorite character, Stormy Llewellyn, Odd’s girlfriend who happens to be destined to be with him forever, as told by a mechanical fortune teller when they were younger. Their relationship is full of sarcastic remarks but in such a loving way. I love who I am as a person but I’ve never wanted to be someone so bad. Shes a manager at a popular ice cream shop in the mall but has this kick-ass apartment. She’s sassy and always has her man’s back. They should be the definition of relationship goals. Stormy actually helps Odd along the way, trying to figure out whose in charge of all these bad events going around.

If you’re a female like myself who seriously get attached to the story lines and characters, then there’s going to be a lot of emotions flowing in this suspense,fantasy, and I want to say a bit of comedy movie. The story is amazing, the actors (mainly Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin) were great, the dialogue was perfect and the combination of it all just speaks to me in a way that makes me want to watch this movie  50 more times. Anton was the perfect Odd Thomas. I just found out that Odd Thomas is a book series with seven books, that I have to start reading pronto. The author Dean Koontz said that he wanted Anton yelchin to play Odd otherwise the movie wouldn’t reach its full potential. God Bless that man because it was the perfect choice.

If you have never seen the movie, go watch it on Netflix and let me know what you think. I thought it was such a great movie that has everything I love. Romance, Humor, action, and Ghosts. If you have any movies you would like to recommend, please let me know and I’ll try to review it. Obviously not an expert, but I have a hell of an opinion.