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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fast reviews of 3 movies I've seen since this weekend

Madea's Family Reunion - I liked Diary of a Mad Black Woman and I really enjoyed this latest film entry from Tyler Perry's work. A solid Christian movie with loads of laughs from Perry's signature character Madea Simmons. He should just make her whip out her handgun more often, is the only thing I would suggest from his plays/movies. There's a great speech by Cicely Tyson in this movie that although written from the perspective of a black American, I think could well apply to all Americans.

Bridge to Terabithia - Sort of like "Pan's Labyrinth meets Terry Gilliam's Brazil". With special effects by WETA. Confused the heck out of me at first, but I think I've come to enjoy it since watching it Sunday night.

Little Miss Sunshine - Has a great message at the end. Unfortunately this comes after some of the most vulgar dysfunctionality that I've ever seen in any movie. I groaned more than I laughed. This got wiped off the DVR immediately.


Anonymous said...

Thanks goodness I finally found someone else who didn't like Little Miss Sunshine. While it had a few redeeming qualities, mostly in terms of performances and cinematography, I thought the story was really weak, the script was more vulgar than it needed to be, and the last 10 or 15 minutes were generally a train wreck.

This is one of those movie in which I am baffled by the positive praise it has received. I simply don't get it, and I don't want to.

Chris Knight said...

Todd, it mystifies me also as to how this movie could possibly be so raved about. Whatever good is in it (only a marginal amount) is overwhelmed by how much I came to loathe this entire family, except for the little girl... and she lost my respect with her dance number at the end.

Do people really tend to be this shallow nowadays, that this is what's supposed to be "high art"?