Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Annals of Summer: Film Reviews

finding dory, now you see me 2, movie reviews

Mac and I have a lofty goal for summer, which is to see a movie on all or most Tuesdays.  Turns out that at our local theater on Tuesdays, you can get a five-dollar ticket with a free small popcorn.  For each person!  It feels like a miracle, and I'm calling it Movie Camp!  That's #greatparenting.

Last week we saw Now You See Me 2. We haven't seen Now You See Me 1, so we have nothing to compare it to.  The premise (or outer story, as my online novel-writing teacher calls it) is that a group of rogue magicians collaborate to take down two despicable corporate greed mongers, one of whom is played by Daniel Radcliffe, whom I adore.  The inner story is that we need to rely on each other and work together to accomplish great things.  You should aim to free yourself from competition and distrust.  

Mac says: "5 of 5 stars.  I recommend this for ages 8 and up because it has some swear words." 
Mom says: "Yeah, this was good. 3 of 5 stars because I like most movies.  It's like Ocean's Eleven, but without Damon, Clooney, and Pitt.  So, an inferior Ocean's Eleven."

This week we saw Finding Dory. Everyone knows what it's about.  The outer story is that Dory, who suffers from short-term (and long-term, IMO) memory loss, remembers her family and goes on a quest to find them.  The inner story is that everyone has gifts and talents. Just because you're not like everyone else, that doesn't mean you aren't fabulous, especially if you "just keep swimming."

Mac says: "5 out of 5, but it's really sad because she lost her family, and she couldn't find them. She kept saying, 'Sorry,' and Marlon said something really mean to her. I recommend for ages 5 and up."
Mom says: "4 of 5.  Not as good as Up or Cars or Inside Out, but better than Cars 2 and, obviously, Planes."

We really hope these reviews have been helpful to you and enjoyable to read. 

Mac's review of Paddington

Dan's and my reviews of Die Hard

Pronto and I do an epic review of Harry Potter 7.  ON VIDEO!

1 comment:

LH said...

I very much like these reviews.

Husbandman and I saw a good one this week: Louder than Bombs.