Sometimes, you just need a weekend of slightly crap, brainless films. Am I right?
G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra (13/11/10)
I feel as though I need to defend my choice to watch this film. It’s quite simple. Joseph Gordon Levitt. Yep. That was the reason to watch this film and after seeing it I’m left feeling that I should have done my research a bit more. It’s not a great film but it’s fairly entertaining. You don’t need your brain at all. Channing Tatum does a good job of being the good-looking all American hero. I think I was laughing because of the sheer stupidness of certain parts of the film. It does get ridiculous. The action sequences are completely and utterly over the top. Joseph Gordon Levitt is also completely over the top, but I’m guessing he was told to do that for the film. Cameo Brendan Fraser made me laugh. Not that it was hilarious, just funny to see him. Clearly Stephen Sommers pulled some favours to get him and Arnold Vosloo in the film! If you want really brainless action with some dubious acting, go for it.
Twilight Saga: New Moon (14/11/10)
Don’t look at me that way. I watched this film so I can continue to talk down about the Twilight movies with a whole lot less guilt. Yet another completely awful movie. Am I getting old? I don’t think I could actually hear some of the dialog because of all of the whispering! Was genuinely bored in most of the ’emotional’ scenes. The acting from Taylor Lautner can’t really be called acting. Same goes for that Robert Pattinson guy. I’m confused with Kristen Stewart – I’ve seen her in other films and she’s not that bad! What happens when she walks onto the set of a Twilight movie that makes her unbearable to watch? Oh, that must be the script. I tried to go into the viewing of this film with an open mind. Didn’t help.
Paranormal Activity (14/11/10)
I watched the Paranormal Activity films in the wrong order. I don’t think it’s made much difference to my understanding of what was going on. If anything, the second one gives me a bit more understanding of the first film. Though I’m guessing that wasn’t the intention, as you’re meant to be pretty clueless while watching the first one without knowing the history of the ‘hauntings’. It was probably better than the second, marginally. I wasn’t scared at any point. Though, this was lacking the laughs I got from the first film. They might have been unintentional laughs though.
Read on to see the entire list of the movies I’ve seen this year.