2010 Movie List: Jan 05-09: Inkheart, Mamma Mia!, District 9, Get Smart & 2012

Inkheart

Inkheart

(2008)
☆ 3/5 Leather Bound Books
⇒ Its a solid kid’s movie. Competent, has everything there, magic, mystery, and a little mayhem. Got a MASSIVE squee out of Jennifer Connelly’s cameo considering her role vs Paul Bettany’s, even though it was decidedly lack lustre. Great cast, who do exactly what their roles require of them but not much more. Not a lot more to say about it other than ‘solid’ really. xD

Although, as an aside? I have to take a moment to say: EEEEE! VINTAGE BUTTONS ON HER LAPELS! LOVE! ♥

Inkeart

 

 

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

(2008)
☆ 3.5/5 Ivy Wrapped Hanging Jars of Candle Light
⇒ I have a problem with musicals so getting over the non-stop Abba songs from start to finish and wishing for more dialogue and less ballad-iering was something I had to wrestle with the for the entire movie. That the majority of the cast had issues with singing & yet everyone was clearly having a massive ball, however, was endearing enough to carry it through. The story was as warm, gooey & adorable as anticipated, so all in all it delivers exactly what you expect, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Another aside? I think I’d’ve enjoyed ZOMBIE!Mamma Mia! infinitely more. ;)

 

 

District 9

District 9

(2009)
☆ 4/5 Squished Papiêr Maché Bowls
⇒ Incredibly good, but leaves you feeling incredibly ‘blah’ at the human race. Though is that really something that should be a but? Its narrative use of parallels to apartheid & human rights atrocities around the globe are firmly in the ‘so good yet obvious, why has this not already been done!?’ pile. Leaves you squeamish, ashamed, bemused, angry, heartfelt, hopeless yet hopeful all at the same time – with enough explosions, mandibles & physics defying space ships to make it a real piece of exceptional Science Fiction.

 

 

Get Smart

Get Smart

(2008)
☆ 2/5 Swordfish Through Your Windscreen
⇒ Less shit than you expect.

 

 

2012

2012

(2009)
☆ .5/5 Russian Oligarchs
⇒ Possibly even more crap than you would expect. But unfortunately not so crap that it’s awesome. Save yourself two and a half hours and a lot of brain cells and read this instead: 2012 in 15 minutes.


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