Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jonah Hex Movie Review

Today I saw Jonah Hex and while it has some nice scenes, it ultimately falls flat on its face.  

The movie involves a man named Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), who is hell bent on vengeance. During the Civil War, the evil Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich) strapped him to a cross and made him watch as a house containing his family was set afire. Then Turnbull branded Jonah's face with a hot iron.  After Jonah has recovered, he is asked by the U.S. military to get Turnbull at all costs.

Megan Fox has a few scenes in the film that add to it, but she isn't in it enough to keep it from bombing.  The movie jumps around
alot and is difficult to follow.  

Toy Story 3 Movie Review

I went out to see Toy Story 3 yesterday afternoon with my 3 year old girl to see if it lived up to the expectations of the previous 2. I am happy to say that it did. This was the first movie I had taken my 3 year old to see so I was excited to see her reaction. She was ecstatic and I was quite happy with the movie. There was certainly a lot of buzz about this movie and it didn't disappoint. The creators of the beloved “Toy Story” films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in TOY STORY 3. Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine,” brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. I decided to not see the movie in 3D as I wasn't sure how my 3 year old would take it. The story was somewhat darker than the previous 2. I thought that was good instead of doing the same old thing. Woody, Buzz, and the gang faced trouble after they were dropped off at the day care. The movie has some sad moments that I won't spoil here. Overall, I give the move 8 out of 10 stars. A great time for kids and parents alike who enjoyed the first 2 of the series.