Category: Movies

Prince Caspian

The latest Netflix rental was Prince Caspian.  Yes, I’m too lazy to type out the full title.  Overall it was pretty good.  I didn’t enjoy it as much as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but it was still well done.  I was annoyed at some of the stupid mistakes the characters made, but they’re supposed to or else we wouldn’t have a plot.  And one of the actors reminded me of Robert Downey Jr.  That was a little distracting. 

Reepicheep ROCKED!  I think he was the best thing about this movie.  I remember loving him in the books as well.  He was kind of full of himself, but not in an aggravating or annoying way. Which is hard to do with characters, but the character of Reepicheep was done perfectly.  And I loved his feather.  He was awesome.

Since this is a movie review I won’t get into my dislike for the ending of the books.  I do wonder if they’ll try to do another Narnia movie.  I’m not sure there are any other books focusing on the Pavensies at all.  One of them does have Edmund and Lucy returning to Narnia, but otherwise they follow other children who’ve been woven into the story.  If they did decide to do another one, I’d probably watch it.  The movies are very well done, even if I disagree with the books (or the ending of the last book, really).


I find that this movie is hard to describe, I’m not sure what to write. It was not what I expected based on the Netflix summary, or what my boyfriend told me about it.  I did enjoy it though.  The basic summary is that a town has to be evacuated in order for them to build a dam and flood the place and there’s a boy who’s too sick to move.  The story kind of flips between the people who are in charge of getting everyone out and the sick boy.  But there’s so much more than that. 

It weaves an almost fantastical element into the story which otherwise would have been very simple and straightforward.  The best way I can describe it is just as different.  It’s not action packed or very fast paced even, but it tells a good story without extraneous scenes or dialogue.  There’s no action for the sake of action.  It’s a well told story and it doesn’t need any extra embellishments. 

I’m glad I decided to watch this movie. 


I actually watched this a while ago, it was my Netflix a couple of movies ago.  This movie wasn’t quite what I expected either.  It was very well acted though, and I did find it interesting.  It was also rather sad.  So while not what I expected, I still enjoyed it.  I like Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, their parts were very well acted. 

The way the story was told in the movie was also interesting.  We’d see things happen through the viewpoint of one character, who would then interpret it accordingly.  Later we would get to see the actual event, and understand why the character’s interpretation was so important. 

I think this is the kind of movie you have to be in the mood for. It’s not major action, it’s not all that fast paced, but it does tell a story and I think it does it well.


I was disappointed in the this movie.  I thought it sounded really interesting and had a great premise, but then the movie itself was a let down.  Dan and I ended  up watching half of it on fast forward.  It started out slow and didn’t seem to ever really pick up.  Ashley Judd is a good actress, yet I didn’t quite connect with her character this time.  It takes over half of the movie before her character ever becomes paranoid about the bugs.  From there the movie didn’t really improve.  To be perfectly honest, I was kind of rooting for the ending that happened.  I didn’t have anything at all invested in these characters and I think the story could have been told in a better way.  And with less blood. 

They didn’t explore the psychological side of it enough. Or maybe they didn’t explore it in the right way.  I really like movies that have some type of psychological element to them, things that mess with your head or mess with the characters heads.  This movie didn’t really do that.  Yes, the characters were paranoid and that came across, but I think it could have been delved into deeper than it was. 

Bug also had some weird camera shots, and randomly interspersed pictures of bugs and stuff that didn’t really fit with the film.  The other characters also didn’t have much of a purpose at all, and I would have liked to have known more about them.  As I said, overall this film was a disappointment and not what I expected at all.

Latest Netflix rental…

Last night I watched The Happening. It was my current Netflix pick.  I’ve heard bad reviews of it, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it.  I think people usually hit either end of the spectrum when it comes to M. Night Shymalan’s movies.  I tend to like them.  Granted there are some things I disagree with, or parts that don’t gel for me, but overall I have enjoyed all of his movies.

The Happening is not a fast paced action flick by any means.  Like his previous movies, this one relies on the story to keep you engaged.  There was no real twist to it, as everyone seems to expect that he’s going to keep trying to do.  It was laid out plain and simple, but yet still intriguing.  Granted it’s not one to run out and buy, but I did enjoy it a lot.