Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has an interesting story to tell, but doesn’t do the best job of telling it. Those familiar with the book probably remember the first half as being the “boring part”, before the “good part”, and in that respect they have been fairly true to the book with part 1 of the movie.
Skyline inspires you to find new ways to describe just how bad something could be, which must have been what the writers were thinking. It’s over-the-top, mixed with poor writing, and lots of expensive but strangely used special effects. And poor acting.
I went into Megamind with fairly low expectations. That probably helped, since the movie exceeded them – but not by too much. It’s an amusing take on the superhero storyline – poking fun at the superman story a bit. The characters are entertaining, and overall the movie is probably better than you expect…
Due Date has its funny moments, with Robert Downey Jr’s straight man playing well off Zach Galifianakis’ lovable fool, but also falls flat more than a few times. It’s fun, has its moments, and a great story of why you shouldn’t be an idiot while you are flying.
Saw 3d is what most of us have come to expect from Saw at this point, although a little disappointing overall. I hope this is truly the final Saw, as it is starting to lose some of the original appeal of Jigsaw and just turning into an excuse for bloody traps and violence. Still, if you’ve seen them all up to now, you’ll probably want to see this one.