Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Benefits, Harry, Captain, Crazy, Cowboys

Since we have been home, I have worked six twelve hour shifts, seen five movies, walked a bit, and slept a lot.

"Friends with Benefits" is a charming but utterly predictable romantic comedy with engaging leads. We enjoyed it. I know that there are people in the world who are capable of making sense out of the statement, "We are best friends and we are having sex, but we aren't in love," but I am not one of them. I have read too much Heinlein, for one thing.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is the eighth entry in a seven part series. That kind of says it all. If you haven't kept up to date on the plot, the movie will be incomprehensible, and if you don't have an emotional investment in the characters, the movie will be boring. We liked it well enough, but it is very much ONLY a part of something bigger.

"Captain America: The First Avanger" is silly and REALLY sentimental, but so much fun that none of that matters. I am going to try to see it again, but will likely fail; my schedule is too full. There are rumors of complaints about the ending from people who did not know the story of Captain America going in, which irritates me. This is kind of like complaining that the ship sinks at the end of "Titanic". Obscure humor: Over the credits, Dementia asked me, What happened to Agent Carter? I grinned and replied, She never married, but had an affair in her late 40's with a nuclear physicist that resulted in her giving birth to a daughter, whom she named Samantha. Dementia collapsed into giggles.

"Crazy, Stupid, Love." This is an ensemble love story in the manner of "Love, Actually". It isn't as good as LA, but it is pleasant enough, and has some fall-out-of-your-chair funny bits. It manages this with surprising little profanity or vulgarity, which is pretty cool.

"Cowboys and Aliens" deserves all the money that "Transformers" is making (so, for that matter, does "Captain America"). It is everything an action movie should be; it makes sense most of the time, the characters are engaging if not exactly deep, and, well, six shooters are just cool. We liked it a LOT. Like "Captain America", I would love to see it again.

Uncle Hyena
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