Christine reviewed the Vegas blackjack movie 21 and says,
Overall I enjoyed the movie, but I thought the book was better. Not really too surprising, as that’s my feeling with a lot of movies based on books. However, I thought the book had more excitement, more of a building anxiousness than the movie did.
Christine reviewed the follow-up to 2004’s Hellboy, titled Hellboy II: The Golden Army. She wasn’t impressed, but she also didn’t hate it:
While the fight scenes are certainly impressive, as are the creatures (who would have thought of a monster with a cathedral on his head?), it’s just not enough. It’s not a memorable movie by any means.
Mike checked out the sequel to the hilarious Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and says that it’s nowhere near as funny as the original:
No, the sequel to Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle is not as funny as the original. Is it funny? Yes, it definitely is, but not nearly as funny as the first film…It’s like they made the exact movie all over again, but substituted some new people.
Christine checked out the latest Pixar film, WALL-E about a lonely little robot. She says,
I think I liked the character of Wall-E more than I liked the movie itself. It’s not that the movie was bad. I just would have been entertained by an hour and a half of Wall-E playing with toys like we saw in the promos. I didn’t really need a plot – that’s how cute he is.
The most highly anticipated movie of the summer is finally in theaters and it’s every bit as amazing as we had all hoped. Mike says,
I’m absolutely taken aback at how amazing the movie was. To the point where the first thing I said at the end of the film was “Start it again.”, I’d sit through the two and a half hours again, in a heartbeat, even at $10 a pop for another ticket. The film is breathtakingly shot, extremely well written, and acted wonderfully.
Christine saw the highly-anticipated (by her) R-rated flick from writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan called The Happening. Unfortunately, even though she’s a fan of Shyamalan, she only gave it two stars. She says,
Let me start by saying I’m an M. Night Shyamalan fan. I love The Village and The Sixth Sense. Signs is one of my favorite movies of all time. Unfortunately, his last movie Lady in the Water wasn’t so great. It had an interesting premise. I didn’t love it, but I also didn’t hate it like most people did. I had high hopes for The Happening. It was M. Night’s first foray into the R-rated territory. The TV spots and the red band trailer looked great. Sadly, I was disappointed yet again.