Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Movies: The Good and the Bad

Where the Wild Things Are (2009) - This was our blockbuster movie rental for the week. I was excited to see this movie since I love the book so much. I was disappointed. It was too slow and not enough dialogue or action, and I think that if you didn't know the story or weren't paying enough attention it would have been very hard to follow. It's just a very quiet movie about Max having to learn for himself that you can't be happy all the time and that you love everyone different and that you need to grow up eventually. When thinking of this movie as a whole I guess I could say that I enjoyed it for what it was, but during those 101 minutes it seemed like it would never end and that was kind of painful. I wouldn't suggest this as a movie for kids. I wouldn't even suggest this as a movie for adults. I say that if you want to see it, watch it. If it wasn't on your too see list then don't go out of your way for it. I did tear up a little at the end, but I do that for the book too.


The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) - If you couldn't guess, John got the complete James Bond Movie collection for Christmas 2010. We've just recently started watching them together, although I'm sure he has watched some without me before. This one stars Roger Moore as James Bond (One of my favorites) and Christopher Lee is the bad guy. Bond is tracking down the assassin Scramanga who apparently is out to get him. There are women in bikinis, gun fights, midgets, explosions. Everything a Bond film should be.


Goldfinger (1964) - Ah, Sean Connery as James Bond. Does it get any better than this... (yes, actually: Pierce Brosnan.) Naked ladies painted in gold, crazy villains, nuclear bombs... the quintessential things for a movie of this sort. "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to Die." There was no lack of Bond humor and quips and jabs at the enemy that made for a good chuckle, but when it got right down to getting the Job done James Bond pulled it off like always, saving the day, getting the girl, and all without wrinkling his suit. 


Lindsay said...

Man with the Golden Gun could have been my favorite except for the following this:
=Bond getting saved by a bunch of teenage girls
=Mary Goodnight (so annoying!)
=the flying car

Other than that it's great. The beginning is fantastic and the ending is superb. I guess it's a crap sandwich on really good bread.

Gretchen said...

Roger Moore is one of your favorites. It doesn't get better than Sean Connery, except Pierce Brosman. (Is that how you spell his name?) Who does that leave out just Timothy Dalton? Oh and I guess there is that new guy, whatever his name is. And what's his name, but he was only in the one movie. Side note: I actually kind of like what's his name, (despite the fact I can't remember his name) but not because he made all that great of a bond, but because he was on Pretender. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (I think that was the one he was in) was not the typical bond movie.
Additional Side Note: I also love Pierce B. I have 6 episodes left in Remington Steele.