Movies Lately

So just last night I finally rented ‘21‘. I sat down with my girlfriend and a couple of other friends and we watched it. I don’t think it was as good as everybody made it out to be when it was in the theater. When it was on the big screen, I had never heard of it but everybody going to it said is was amazing and that I should see it. I didn’t take their advice to go to it, I just rented it now….It’s cheaper….

So if you haven’t seen ’21’ yet, its about a couple of MIT students that go to Las Vegas every weekend to make money counting cards because they are smart enough to do it. Then of course trouble ensues, not to give the whole movie away, but you could have probably guessed as much. But I think this movie did about as good a job as you could, making a movie about college kids counting cards. I think it was a well done movie, it just couldn’t have gotten any better than about average for me based on the plot of it.

Then a couple of days ago I saw ‘The Dark Knight’. I first just want to say that it is not my favorite movie of all time but it was a good movie. I loved the Joker and how Heath Ledger played him. I think that had to be one of the most fun parts you could ever want to play. The whole, I am going to blow things up to make a statement and just because its fun, not because I want anything, is priceless. It gives the villain one up on the hero because he really doesn’t care what happens.

But just because I liked the Joker doesn’t mean I liked the whole movie. Now Batman….Why Batman do you talk like you smoke a carton a day. I don’t get it. You sound dumb. That right there ruins the whole Batman is cool thing for me, (Batman is still cool, just not Christian Bale as Batman). But maybe thats just me, I’ll just have to get over it.

That brings us to Two-Face, behind the Joker, probably one of the coolest characters out there. I think that is a cool concept for justice, just give everyone an unbiased 50-50 chance at life. So while the character is cool, what the heck happened to his face? I don’t know but I am pretty sure fire isn’t that generous. ‘I think I am only going to burn half of your face. How does that sound Mr. Dent?’ No….I am pretty sure it would have burned all of it, if it burned that half so badly. And wouldn’t his eye like kind of dry out without having an eye lid there….Maybe we need to go and rethink everything a little bit and redo Mr. Two-Face a little…..Thanks…..

Ok, One more movie. On a past episode of Our Perspective, Kevin talked about the movie ‘Rendition‘. So I figured I would go and check it out. I got it home and popped it in and was very surprised. I thought it was a good movie. *Warning, do not get this movie if you do not want to see blood, torture, etc. Also, don’t get this movie if you are not interested in the Middle Eastern conflicts and things like the Patriot Act.* So about three fourths of the way through I thought this movie is getting really long and it isn’t very good. Then everything started falling into place and I just about crapped a turtle. If you get this movie, make sure you watch it all the way to the end, it is worth it. Again, not a top ten movie I think, but definitely a good one.

So there is my little post about movies I have been watching. Thanks for reading. Make sure you listen to our podcast, vote in the poll, and let us know what you think about everything.

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