Apparently, our kids are ruling the "what-movie-shall-we-see-this-weekend" question.
Here are the reviews of the two latest offerings we have seen:
VERY pleasantly surprised. Let me begin by saying I am hardly a Zac Effron fan, however, this young man is not just a handsome face. He was VERY funny and VERY charming in this movie. Unlike the "High School Musical" series, this movie is not just a star vehicle for him. It truly does have a very cute little plot, is well acted, charming, and extremely funny. There's plenty of grown up humor to keep mom and dad laughing. Leslie Mann (who I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!) is in the movie and is her usual brilliant self. (For those not familiar with the name, she played Katherine Heigl's sister in "Knocked Up" and was also in the "40 Year Old Virgin".) She's beautiful and has GREAT comic timing. Others in the movie are Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon as Ned (the best friend) who is really quite hilarious.
2 BIG Thumbs Up from me... (I would even see this a 2nd time)!
X Men Origins: Wolverine
My 13 year old son has had May 1st circled on his calendar for MONTHS..... not only was "Wolverine" the movie coming out, but so was "Wolverine" the video game.
So, all 4 of us went to see the movie. As many of you know, I LOVE Hugh Jackman (just ask D'Arcy and Pumpkin!.....), but I just REALLY can't stomach 2 hours of explosions, mutant super powers, Ryan Reynolds as a sword wielding super-fighter (I will forever picture him as a smarmy waiter in "Waiting"), and Riggins from "Friday Night Lights" as Remy LeBeau (although I must say both Hugh and "Remy LeBeau" did look quite yummy).
Bottom line: I'm not an action film girl. At a certain point my brain just clicks off.
BUT: my son and my husband thought this movie was Da Bomb! (And everyone else I've talked with who is into action movies agreed.... so..... )
2 Thumbs Up (IF you're an action movie person....)
2 Thumbs DOWN (if you're into romantic comedies, like me....)