2011 has begun without much input from me, but I guess it doesn’t really need me to tell it anything.
Over the weekend, we went to see the Green Hornet. It’s not a movie I would have chosen to go see, but the in-laws were here and one of the things we do is watch movies with them. So off to Green Hornet, in 3D no less.
I’d suggest skipping the 3D. I didn’t notice any 3D except for the car commercial at the beginning of the movie. And if you have a choice, skip going to the theatre altogether. I don’t think it’s worth the price of admission. I could go on and on about why you shouldn’t go see it, but there are already tons of others who’ve written much more thoughtful reviews. I’ll just say that I don’t like Seth Rogen and the movie is, unfortunately, not that interesting nor exciting.
I’ll have to say though, it’s nice to see Jay Chou in something. If you saw Curse of the Golden Flower, he was the second prince in charge of the Imperial Army. You know the one that loved his mom.
A movie that I would suggest watching is Penelope, a movie that came out in 2006, but I recently watched on netflix streaming. I wasn’t a big fan of Christina Ricci, so I didn’t think about watching it when it came out. But since it was streaming, I could put it on in the background while I did my crafts. And to be honest, I thought it would be horrible and cliched.
I was pleasantly surprised. I ended up watching more of the movie rather than crafting. I often put a movie on and realize that the movie is over and I have no idea what went on because I wasn’t paying attention. Not so for this movie.
In a lot of ways, the movie is a little bit cliched. I mean, Penelope has a pig’s face because her family was cursed back in the day. And she needs to find someone to love her that’s within her own social class to get rid of the curse. If you’ve been paying attention, you know how this ends, but I found the journey so sweet that I quite enjoyed it.
Sometimes, it doesn’t matter if you know the ending because you’re enjoying the ride. And I think that’s why I like certain novels more than others. Sometimes the ride sucks and you’re disappointed either way.
So skip the Green Hornet and rent Penelope instead. You’ll be less annoyed at Seth Rogen that way.
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