Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2 More Movies, Order UP!

Okay, so I obviously didn't make it to 30 movies in 30 days, but I am still working on finishing. I have the library helping me out and Netflix, so as soon as I get the moives I need in my hands and watch them, I will post them here :) Oh, and Happy December! No, seriously, it really is December already.

Movie #22- Tangled in 3D
Suggested by Sweeneyville contributor Cindy Sweeney

Cindy is the little girl that lives next door to me. Her parents are never home and she spends an inordinate amount of time over here telling me about her ant farm and love of cinnamon donuts. Not true, of course. Cindy is my soon-to-be 7 year old daughter and the subject of many, many blog posts. She is a good dancer, soccer player, student, big sister, general helper and she loves to pick flowers, plant seeds and look for the ever elusive 4-leaf clover that just HAS to be in our yard somewhere...

Tangled in 3D
Overall: 9/10
Bonus Points: Long hair actually serves a purpose, great songs, Chuck!
Deductions: Hopefully Cindy does not get any ideas about growing her hair that long

I didn't plan on seeing this in 3D. I am not really a fan of the technology nor do I care to spend my life savings on one flick. However, the other movie times didn't work out for me, so Cindy and I threw caution to the wind and upgraded. My verdict on that is as it was before: unless you are seeing something made for 3d (i.e. Avatar) then it is not worth the price. I was not overwhelmed. BUT, the movie itself was fantastic. Super cute, great music, good story line, likable characters- Cindy was sucked in the entire time. She was even actually biting her nails the last 30 minutes or so. It was almost as fun to watch her as it was the movie! So if you have little girls, this is a great Mother/Daughter activity. But skip the 3D, not neccesary in my opinion :)

Movie #23- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Suggested by Sweeneyville reader DeAnne Sweeney

DeAnne was an airline stewardess on a flight I took from Tampa to Albequerque, New Mexico when I was 13. I was an unaccompanied minor on my way to the annual hot air balloon festival, an ironically, very afraid of flying. DeAnne took care of me the whole way there. We read magazines, played cards, ate way too many Biscoff cookies and she even let me deploy the emergency slide when we made a crash landing in a retention pond outside of Santa Fe. She was the nicest person I ever met. Even though that story is totally false, the part about her being the nicest person ever is totally true. DeAnne is my mother-in-law, of course. She is patient, kind, generous, a good example, smart, and one of my best friends. Let's just say that the whole "mother-in-law" stigma is completely lost on me :)

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Overall: 8/10
Bonus Points: Gandalf! Luke was entranced by the sword fight toward the end
Deductions: Pretty sure Jane Seymour's hair was defying several laws of gravity and physics

After watching this for a few minutes, I think I remember knowing of this movie. Especially after Sir Percy says his trademark "Sink Me!" a few times. This was a very enjoyable movie. Sir Percy's character is flamboyant, goofy and very entertaining. And seeing Ian McKellen so young was pretty cool! I have never seen him in anything besides Lord of the Rings. I will say the one drawback was trying to remember all the characters and their French names. I was having a hard time trying to figure out who was related, who was a good guy and who was not. But a fun movie, nonetheless. Will the Scarelet Pimpernel escape? Can he stay one step ahead of the Frenchies? You will just have to find out for yourself!


Mags said...

You have NEVER seen X-Men? Who is Magneto, you ask? Why Sir Ian McKellen himself!

Linnley Marie said...

I want to see Tangled! I will be waiting for it to be on Netflix though. And I think I will be growing out my hair like that :)