Premise: C-Tates just wants to be a secret service guy, but the government has put him on Speaker of the House security detail… BORING… But while visiting the White House with his daughter, local terrorists start causing trouble in the capital. Shit starts to go *down* in the White House, if you will. [giant cane comes out of kitchen, grabs me by the neck, pulls me away from computer, audience at the Apollo mysteriously boos me in the distance]
So I guess the obvious speculation based on the previews were correct; World War Z is nothing like the fantastic book that it’s based on. Given that the book provides a plethora is great material to include in a film version, the cinematic adaptation basically just resorted to focusing on their A-list star running all over the globe trying to find “patient zero.” I guess I’m disappointed that we weren’t gifted any of the source material, but at the same time I’m pleasantly surprised that the movie that resulted from just being an in-name only adaptation of World War Z actually ended up being sort of good…!
I didn’t hate Man of Steel by any means, but I just wasn’t all that impressed with it. Having seen it a few days ago, when I try to think about it now, it barely stands out as part of my weekend. I had a more memorable time getting White Castle the night before.
Is it weird that I couldn’t help but feel a little sentimental while watching This is the End?
Here’s my Purge night for this year: Fill up my car with gas, choose the option to pay inside, then DON’T. Head over to Giordano’s, steal like ten deep dish pizzas. Head home, and eat as many pizzas as I can while I file all my taxes fraudulently. But then again, I like to live dangerously.
Premise: So this girl gets shrunken down to a few inches tall, and gets caught up in this war about destroying the forest or something broad like that, and then everything works out in the end or whatever and she becomes big again. The ticket prices were EPIC, though… $28 for two adults and a kid at 11am on a Sunday…! Plus, it’s from the Ice Age animation studio… (fart noise) At least the whole movie wasn’t just a dream sequence or something.
Sometimes I feel like I’m a big part of the problem when I pay to see movies like this, but then again, I’m only giving them $8… Suffice it to say, if there was ever a movie I’m happy ended up being a total flop, I’m glad it’s a movie like this one.