Well, Friday night I embraced that same part of my nostalgic self and went to the dollar theater to see drumroll........Star Wars Episode I in 3D. Cue the groans and everyone no longer taking my film tastes seriously. To be sure, I know my brothers are always waiting for me to admit how awful those prequels are. And don't get me wrong....I really can give you an extremely long list of all of the movie's flaws that do become more and more evident the older I get. "Yipee!!" ?? Really? The winning combo of Jake Lloyd & Jar Jar Binks, poo and fart jokes galore as well as other very cringeworthy dialogue...I really could go on for a bit...
But Star Wars wasn't the only movie I watched this weekend. I also caught The Vow in the dollar theaters (worse than nuggets...in the food analogy....probably along the lines of twinkies or something gross like that... haha) and then tonight I was in a (500) Days of Summer mood again (the perfect meal I referenced in the first paragraph). I'll skip analyzing that one for now since I've talked about it enough here...(though I still might revisit it again soon in another post...) but seriously....that movie is just perfection to me. And very interesting watching both it and Star Wars this same weekend. It was like viewing two very important stages of my life as represented through film. Star Wars was who I was and still am to an extent, but (500) Days of Summer is who I've become. But enough on that psycho babble and onto The Vow.
This movie was really just not good. Haha! Was I expecting it to be? Certainly not. I just saw it at the dollar theater and can you really say no to anything in the dollar theater? Okay yes, you can as there's currently playing Big Miracle that stupid whale movie with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski (why Johnnnn why???) worst. movie. trailer. ever. (yeah, I say that a lot what with Country Strong and that other movie with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah existing. shudders...) But anyway all I can say was it was really hard to feel any sympathy to Rachel McAdams. Oh, boohoo you wake up and find that you have a caring husband that obviously you loved enough to marry, why make a fuss to waking up to a perfect life? I mean don't get me wrong. Channing Tatum isn't my dream man (he looks like he has zero personality or humor...he's basically the very definition of a male bimbo..) but I wouldn't be complaining if I woke up and found out I married him. I'd trust myself to know that it would have had to have been for a reason right? And in fact I'd suggest we go into the other room to see if we could do anything to jog that memory of mine. Heh heh.
But anyway besides that plot puzzlement it was just pretty junk food in general if you know what I mean. Formulaic, melodramatic and silly to a tee. But when you're going to order something off the dollar menu, (if you will), you can't really expect too much right? As we have learned...sometimes I delight in a bad movie or the occasional junk food here and there. It's good for a laugh in its awfulness and it is what it is. I definitely don't think the world should consume only that or large amounts of that...there is such a thing as movie obesity when you watch ONLY crap. But here and there it's harmless so long as you keep it in perspective and know that entertaining doesn't equal good. But you know what's the best thing? Is that by even writing this review on The Vow, my sister Laurie is gonna put it on top her "must list" hehe