Movies: New Personal Best

The new PB for movie watching on a plane, six movies, and the last one finished 1 minute before landing. That’s good timing, even if I do pat myself on the back. The flip-side is that I’ve not slept in the last 24 hours, and I have another 7 hours till I land back in P-Town.

So the movies where:

  • Just call me nobody – A great Kung-Fu movie with great star-wars references
  • Thor – A very cheesy cartoon remake
  • Bridesmaids – Yes I finish it this time. It was quite good in the end, not exactly what I’d expected
  • Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – A slightly better PotC plot as compared to the earlier in the series, unfortunatily there were many gaps left open for yet-another-sequel….
  • The Switch – ok movie if not a little predictable at times
  • Arthur – very much what you might expect from the cover, blurb

So I’m starting to get a real fancy for Kung-Fu movies when flying. They are so cheesy and simple plotted, but action fun packed. Kind of like the old Arnie movies but with swords instead of bullets. Also of note was the sillest of the movies Artur was the only one I cried in, and I put that all down to mental fatigue after 12 hours of movies and not at all that the completely hapless lead character finally started to get a small grip on reality.

Long Haul Flight: Movie Review

Back in May I flew to New Zealand for a work summit, and I normally track the movies I watch, as there’s not much else to do on the flight. I had written blog posts on the WordPress iPhone App, but not uploaded them to the blog. So here with a four month delay is the movie report in order of enjoyment.

Kung Fu Wing Chun

Kung Fu Wing Chun was a fantastic Kung Fu movie. Lots of great action with ridiculous plot. Lots of cheesy humor also made this a great film.

The Company Men

The Company Men was a great film, really enjoyed the darkness. Working for the man.

Minority Report

I had resisted watching Minority Report due to reports of terrible VR scenes and weak plot. Not sure if it was the poor air on the plane or what ;-) but I quite liked the  plot really. Yes the VR acting/hand waving was obnoxious but I liked the movie none the less.

TRON: Legacy

Now, this was a cheesy film. Very bright suites. Plot was a little weak. Funny to see the ring on the fathers back while they are on the mission to reclaim it.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Summary: Boring

I sat down with Jacob to have a geek fest and watch Clone Wars today, but I’ve had to walk away near the end.

I was getting bored to tears with all the talking.  I had such high expectations…

It’s finished now, and Jacob has just declared it disapointing also.

Sicko – Michael Moore

Michaela and I have just finished watching Sicko, fantastic movie/documentry, that I’d been keen to watch for a while. Nic has an even better write-up so just read his (in full).

It has made me hesitant about working in the US, it seems illogical to go somewhere so messed up.  In fact I feel not so bullet-proof about my pending trip there.

I guess I’ll take it a day at atime, and hope for good luck, just like 30 million Americans.

Transformers

I watched Transformers tonight. Hmmm not sure. From a pure action and toy franchise perspective, it was cool.  Lots of transforming, guns, bullets and missiles.

The story plot was weak, to the extent of it would happen like that every other minute.

It has a PG13 rating, and in parts understandably. Without the parents at the door scene, I’d let the kids watch it. Well only Jacob would want to, but he’d love it. So it confuses me why an obviously boys movie, went down the American Pie humor path?

So from a fun action flick, yip it was fun, but I’m glad I didn’t pay full price and see it at the theatre.