Monday, 28 November 2011

TBone's Movies He Watched and May Have Stolen

Watched 2 movies last week and only stole one of them.  I'm trying, I really am.  The first one was Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

I had zero interest in this movie when it came out in theaters.  Mostly because the memories of the unfortunate Tim Burton remake are still fresh in my mind.  But also because James Franco is the most unlikely actor to play a scientist since Denise Richards in The World is Not Enough.

So, I was very surprised to hear complimentary review after complimentary review on the various movie podcasts I listen too.  Finally I decided to check it out.

And it really is a good movie.  I was shocked to find how much I enjoyed this movie.  It's much more than the dumb action movie I was expecting.  There are difficult scenes to watch as an animal lover but the progression and development of the characters is something to witness.  Especially when the main character is a monkey and doesn't really contribute too much dialogue to the movie.

So, yah, put whatever prejudices you might have about this movie to the side and give it a try!

And then we watched Bad Teacher.  What a horrible fucking movie.  It appears to be trying to be the public education equivalent of Bad Santa but where Bad Santa was hilarious in its unapologetic crudeness, Bad Teacher was just bad.  Just not funny in the slightest.

Didn't watch the whole movie.  About three quarters of the way through and we started having technical difficulties.   Didn't care to solve those technical difficulties if my reward was going to be having to watch the rest of this farce.  Who knows, maybe the final scene was so side-splittingly funny that it would have made the previous 90 minutes of non-humour worthwhile.  But I doubt it.  And I'm okay with not ever knowing.

Avoid this movie at all costs.

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