This brings up memories!
Things were just so simple! we were so brave!
6 days ago I went to the cinema to watch The Hobbit, with a friend who happens to like going to the movies just like me, he just doesn’t pay much of attention to them, so, when I asked him what did he think of the movie he said “the first one was better”
I respect people’s opinion just like anybody with a good sense of social interaction does, but after hearing that, I just started questioning myself and my choice in friends.
The first Hobbit my friend (I remember starting my clever reply this way) was amazing, it was different that TLOTR because it is another book, it was just the beginning of the adventure, but Smaug is definitely another level of amazing, more action, more adventure than the previous one, enough tension and it was engaging, it finally felt like the prequel we were supposed to see.
The performances were strong, something we don’t get to see in adventure films, where the adventure is usually the main character, here, we’ve got great acting and a movie so perfectly directed it makes you feel real envy of those elves, dwarfs and orcs. So my friend, you are allowed to like the first one but I think denying the desolation of Smaug of the credit it deserves is wrong.
We parted ways, I felt empty inside, I felt I had an argument without a cause, against a wall, I vaguely recall comparing it to Two Towers and regretting it afterwards, never the less, I kept my soul clean and the satisfaction of watching a movie I waited 1 full year to see and felt really good at the end (unlike you, Iron Man).
Will I see this movie again? yes, I’ll just find some else to go with, maybe a dragon!
Flight sponsored by the middle-aged you, laughing at the younger you.
Captain: Sam Mendes
Destination: The drive through of your liking
Flight conditions: Itchy, surreal, fantasy filled and very depressing.
Your seat: It is first class, NOT, you are flying cargo.
Black box recordings: Sweet sounds, lovely voice of a sexy woman telling you, telling us, we suck at life.
In the Marvel world I can safely say, we can find the best of the best and the worst of the worst.
To watch Thor for me is like a vivid dream where I can go places, travel the universe understand (sort of) the rules that get broken and dance around evil, it is fun, dangerous, basically my kind of movie.
I was worried about the sequel because we all know what happened with Iron Man… so, my expectations bar was way too low. However I managed to get very impressed by what I saw, and despite a few random incidents I think this film is quite solid on it own, the franchise is saved and there is story to go on for a while.
If I want to go on writing about the film I will have to spoil everything for everyone, and because I am not Loki, I wont, there is just one little thing I want to say though… There is a reason the film was not incredibly great, there is a reason why there were some weird moments and unnecessary chats, the reason is: trying to please everyone! and as default make more money… but who am I to judge, in general the film pulled it off and I know the next one will only get better.
Flight sponsored by the master mind of all of your fantasies and the life you wish you had.
Captain: Tim Burton
Destination: Most probably you wont believe me, so I’ll let you find out for yourself.
Flight conditions: A smooth ride with lots of stops to pick up some friends, booze and flowers for your girlfriend.
Your seat: You can sit anywhere, there are no chairs on this flight.
Black box recordings: Hear the deep sound of the silence surrounding your boring, uninteresting life… before you took this amazing flight.
Flight sponsored by the nearest airline who didn’t go bankrupt!
Captain: Ben Stiller
Flight conditions: This is a budget flight where you will have to pay for your seat belt and your hopes and dreams.
Your seat: Between the person you love and the life you want.
Black box recordings: Philosophical rumblings about how life is a script and we just fight to get out of it. Amazing music in the background, some people crying. It all just sounds too complicated… and it is not.
Life is simple and not so complicated, the moment you realize that love is not an option and companionship is an easy way out, you are basically done for.
Thanks to destiny and everything against a boring, dull life, we can be saved by Nicolas Cage, sorry… by just letting yourself go.
We are all full with a bunch of stories in our heads, but it is the full moon that shows up once in a while covering our city with the most insane light, the one with the power to let us do whatever we want, (if you ever needed a reason to stop your drama, here you go, blame it on the moon).
It is a quick, no fuss film with very good performances and very consistent comedic vibe.
Give it a try, hard to be disappointed when you just want to relax and have a good time!