Let's do a movies post!
This Is the End - ★½☆☆☆
I was surprised that so many people I knew were into this movie, so I checked it out. They were especially enthusiastic about the first 20 minutes or so, and when I was watching it, I couldn't really figure out why. But then I saw the rest of it. I figure they must have just been nostalgic for better times.
The Wolverine - ★★★½☆
We need to think of a third superhero movie plot. I'm not inherently opposed to the origin story or the powered down story, but this wasn't even an especially good version of the latter. Wolverine didn't do anything different from how he would have if he were in normal condition.
Still, some rad fights and action scenes, and the teaser for the new one was surprisingly exciting. Especially since I don't really want to see the next one.
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 - ★★☆☆☆ ` Been meaning to watch for a while, but it was not at all what I expected. Bleak. Plot a little familiar to some other recent watches (The Bletchley Circle, The Fall), although some choices seemed baffling. Not sure if I want to see the next two.
How Videogames Changed the World - ★★★☆☆
Perfectly nice and well made, but nothing especially new or thought-provoking to someone paying attention to the topic. A general primer that can't devote enough time to any one era to really get into what makes it interesting.
I'll say though, I had no idea the pac-man ghosts behave differently.
Prisoners - ★★★★½
Suspense! I liked not knowing exactly how it was going to turn out all along. Maybe my favorite ever Jake Gyllenhaal? Either way, it still fits in with my Theory of Jake Gyllenhaal.
I’m pretty sure the pieces fit together pretty well. A day after watching, I keep thinking up different angles on the events and it turns out the movie had those covered.
I liked it.