Weekend Movie Thoughts

A few movies to pass the time when I should’ve been writing…

Rules of Engagement
Not necessarily my choice, but I walked in just as Sara was starting it and ended up staying for the whole thing. And granted, I’ve already seen this one before, to the point of actually almost spoiling it for my wife until I realized that she hadn’t, but on and off it was still suitable background noise. Man, was Samuel L. Jackson’s character tough to like in this one, though!

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra
Color me impressed! I very much expected this to be just absolutely horrible, and yet surprisingly enough, it wasn’t! Now mind you, my expectations were set pretty low going into it and I never really played with the toys growing up, so there wasn’t much nostalgia for it to ruin, but still … lots of action, hot chicks, cool special effects … I’ve certainly watched worse on a random Saturday afternoon!

Man, retrospect can be a bitch, but this just reinforces the fact that we should’ve gone to see this instead of District 9…

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Oh boy … if ever there was a movie to fill that void between 2:00 – 3:30am, that movie would be Paul Blart. I’ve been morbidly curious about this one for a while, but I wouldn’t dare go see it in the theater and I heard that it’s mall-counterpart starring Seth Rogen was just plain creepy, so it wasn’t until this popped on pretty late that I finally gave it my attention, and really, no surprises here. A goofy comedy, it is not, and some parts (namely Paul’s drunken rage) were simply painful to watch … but it filled an hour and a half of a restless night and sometimes, that’s the best we can hope for.

One out of three ain’t bad, is it? Ok, so maybe it is…

Next Up in the Netflix Queue: Land of the Lost, Year One, Star Trek

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