Weekend at the movies

This weekend I wasn’t sick, I wasn’t overcommited on my schedule, I didn’t have any homework for school, and I didn’t feel like going in to work.

So instead, I went to the movies. Repeatedly.

Friday: Push, 3½/5

Frankly, I was expecting a bit more from this one. It’s not that it was bad, because it was actually pretty decent. It’s just that there wasn’t as much to it as I wanted there to be. The action scenes were fun. The powers were used amusingly. The plot was predictable, but decent. Even the acting wasn’t all that bad. But, I dont know, maybe I’m spoiled but I wanted more.

Saturday: Coraline 3D, 4/5

This was both better and worse than I was expecting. Better, in that I wasn’t expecting much for the adult viewer. (I should have known better, as Neil Gaiman wrote it.) I was pleasantly surprised at the number of adult-level jokes. Worse, in that the framerate was noticeably distracting and jerky in places. It was weird, because at times it was as smooth as silk, but at other times it was like watching plastic dolls do The Robot.

Sunday: He’s Just Not That Into You, 3/5

Again, this one was better than I expected … but only because I wasn’t expecting very much. The plot, acting, and characters were pretty much exactly what you’d think: saccharine and lukewarm. However, the humor was dead on in places. If you only watched the first ¾ of the film you’d catch all of the funny parts and forgo the sugar-sweet and predictable ending.

By Rick Osborne

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