I realized yesterday that most of my travel in recent months has been domestic. This out-of-the-blue Korea trip dumped me back into the deep end of frustratingly long airtime. Thankfully, Korean Airlines provides an excellent entertainment console for their guests. This flight had a wealth of personal movie choices and since I couldn’t sleep for crap… what better time to catch up!
I watched four movies.
While I may have been a child of the Alien era, I grew up without a passion for the thriller sci-fi genre. So I actually don’t think I’ve even seen one of the Alien movies. And perhaps for a true appreciation of Prometheus one needs to be acquainted with the Alien story line. There were most certainly subtle allusions that were most certainly way above my head. Still, I enjoyed Prometheus and I thought the cinematography and special effects were pretty impressive.
The Amazing Spider Man:
This is the spiderman movie with that other guy… the not Tobey guy. He was kinda blah. And when it comes to evil villans, Lizard man is not particularly enthralling. Doc Oc? Green Goblin? awesome. Lizards? eh. While the movie entertained, I wouldn’t recommend watching it on any flight shorter than 10 hours.
Safety not Guaranteed:
Oh man, this was everything I could have hoped it would be. Quirky, funny, heartwarming and weird. It comes from the director of Little Miss Sunshine. And while I think most movie buffs disagree, my humble opinion has this movie succeeding everywhere Little Miss Sunshine did not. I would love to hear others thoughts on this one. But… don’t watch the trailer. It’s really not a great trailer and I think it gives too much of the movie away.
Oh Hasbro. You slay me. When this movie first came out we joked about other hilariously ridiculous movie titles:
(read in deep movie voice)
This summer they are coming. They are Hippos. And they are Hungry Hungry.
One man just wants to watch the world burn. His dedication to entropy is relentless. His name? Bucket. Mr. Bucket.
I went into this movie with extremely low expectations. Still, it kept me interested! I had a good time even with much of its ridiculousness. I hope Hasbro keeps going at it. There’s so much potential. My favorite part was, without a doubt, that the enemy’s bombs were actually shaped like the tiny pegs that you stick in the boats in the battleship game. Brilliant!