Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inception

7-26-2010
The Grand Theater
Excellent

This movie took a long time to get started and honestly it's pretty painful to get all the background neccesary to understand what's going on. Make sure you pay attention the first 45 minutes or you'll be lost for the rest of the movie. Once it gets going it's well worth the investement. It's a fun journey through different levels of dreaming with a satisfactory completion.

Trailer

Monday, July 5, 2010

Toy Story 3

7-3-2010
The Grand Theater
Excellent



First of all, if you make a good movie you don't need 3D, unless you are trying to be visually astounding. The entire Toy Story series has no need to be such a spectacle. With that in mind, I decided to see the regular version instead of the 3D version. I suspect that there would be little difference in my review either way.

Toy Story 3 was exactly what I thought it would be. It was fun and by the end you realize just how attached you are to the characters. You feel sad that Andy's all grown up. But don't worry Toy Story 3 has a great ending.

My only criticism is that it took itself a little to seriously. There's a scene where all of our favorite toys are facing certain doom. This is not unlike any other cartoon movie, but I thought that the scene in this one was over the top dramatic. It switched to an adult move at this point that I don't feel was very kid friendly. I'm not a parent to shelter my children but I found this scene to be a little too intense. Charlotte closed her eyes and I told her when the toys were ok.

Besides that I was very pleased with Toy Story 3. It was a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_FfHA5whXc