Day 21: A movie that made you think WTF AM I WATCHING?
2001: A Space Odyssey
Besides the needless length of a lot of the scenes, I was thoroughly enjoying this movie the first time I saw it. It was definitely an interesting story, and that’s the only reason I continued to bear the bits that were stretched out.
The end, however, was confusing. I had no idea what was going on. There was no narration. And then, the movie ended without explaining any of it. What?!
I finally read the book earlier this year, so I understand more of what was going on in that strange ending. I’m going to watch the movie again and see if I get it now.
Before this movie, I knew nothing about the civil war from the comics except that there were FAR more superheroes involved than in the movie. I’d chosen to be #TeamIronMan, simply because he had more heroes on his side that I would consider favourites, haha.
While watching, I was understanding of both sides, so I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, choose a side.
*SPOILER IN THIS PARAGRAPH* My only thing about Iron Man’s reason for not wanting to fight anymore was, in a way, negated in this fight. There was still a lot of destruction being caused during the battle, even though there weren’t any people around. The destruction during any superhero fight has always bothered me, though.
Anything I wasn’t thrilled about in the movie was partially made better by the fact that I do like this version of Spider-Man/Peter Parker. Also, this Aunt May didn’t seem agonisingly worried about her nephew. Finally.
And Martin Freeman was in it (what little screen time he had). That was just a little icing on the cake for this fangirl.
We all know the real answer is disaster movies, so I figured I’d expand on something not-so-known. Though the only comics I was ever able to get my hands on when I was younger was Archie and Friends, I devoured any knowledge I could find about Spider-Man. I’m not really sure why I liked this hero so much over others when I hadn’t even read his (or any other super hero) comics.
I may not enjoy them all, and feel the sheer number that gets released more and more lessens my anticipation, but I’ve seen them all (the ones released this century). Good and bad, Marvel and DC, Tobey and Andrew.
Let’s keep in mind that this is about movies, not TV shows. The shows on the CW and Netflix don’t really pique my interest. I quit Arrow at the end of season three (and only started watching it because several people told me I had to), and the rest don’t even intrigue me. (Except Legends of Tomorrow, but I make myself enjoy watching it because of Arthur Darvill.)
But I digress.
While I may have only read a handful of Marvel comics, I have done a bit of reading about characters and storylines, and I’m so glad they’re making movies about them (and that they’re actually made with quality now).
Since X-Men: First Class and The Avengers is taken by another topic in this challenge, I’m going to choose Spider-Man 2 for today. Sorry, Tobey haters.
We all, in a way, want to be like Jason Bourne, don’t we? Heightened perception, resourceful, super smart, and the ability to defend ourselves as easily as Ryan Gosling attracts women.
Of course we’d want all that without the amnesia, putting forth the effort to train, and being constantly pursued by the government who only wants to see us dead. The guy just wants to be left alone and have a normal life, for pete’s sake!
Whether or not we actually want to be like him, we like Jason Bourne for who he is, and enjoy watching the action-packed moments of his life as he discovers who he is. And makes the government pay.
And of course, I’m absolutely looking forward to the release of the next Jason Bourne movie later this month!
Honestly, I’ve been gone long enough that I barely consider Oklahoma to be home anymore, but I’ve moved so much that nowhere else can really be called “home.” Also, no movie really reminds me of Oklahoma, so I went the cliché route of tornadoes.
Technically, everywhere I’ve lived most of my life is part of “tornado alley.” Not only does this mean that they’re prone to tornadoes, but also experiencing every season in one day. And each of those states joke about how they’re the only one like that. 😐
Anyway, I digress. But yes, that’s really the only reason I chose Twister for this topic, haha.
I’ve seen this movie soooooooo many times. This was still the time when Bro and I would watch a movie, rewind it (VHS, baby!), and immediately rewatch it. Perhaps several times per day! Every now and then, something will be said that will match, or be close to, a line in Toy Story and the rest of the scene will play out in my head, line by line. Usually, it’s the scene at the filling station when Woody and Buzz get left behind.
I won’t sit here and prove that I’ve memorised the movie, but I will go watch it now. And enjoy the musical creations of Randy Newman.
Hugh Jackman in Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
This is a movie series I’ve adored from the beginning. I enjoyed how this third and final installment was progressing, when WHAT?! It’s Hugh Jackman!
He and Alice Eve cameo as themselves starring in a Camelot stage play that gets interrupted by one of the museum exhibits. And of course, what would a comedic Hugh Jackman cameo be without a Wolverine reference? The whole scene is pulled off brilliantly!