Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Peabody, Mars, Speed, 300, Mimmoth, Song

Four movies, two new theaters, the promised mimmoth photo, and a bit of deranged filk.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is a mess. There isn't enought plot to keep ANYONE entertained, and the jokes are too obscure for the kids and too dumb for the adults. The original shorts had a certain deranged magic, and this movie just doesn't.

"Veronica Mars" is a solid double episode of the TV series. I THINK it has enough exposition for people to come into cold. It is a pretty decent detective story in any case, and if you ARE a fan of the show (and you should be), the nostalgia is a lot of fun.

"Need for Speed" is a video game movie. The plot is impossibly dumb, but there is a lot of automotive eye candy, and the stars are engaging and manage to bring a bit of emotional reality to the idiocy. We enjoyed it, but there was probably brain damage involved.

"300: Rise of an Empire" is a mess. It is a solid order of magnitude less historical than the original, which was not very historical in the first place. Eva Green's Artemesia (a really interesting historical character) is presented as the sort of EEVIL villain that really needs a mustache and a top hat. The naval tactics make no sense whatsoever, which is a problem, considering that the whole movie is about naval battles.

Added the Sturtevant, WI, Marcus and the Buffalo Grove, IL storefront, to my theater list this week, plus two more dredged from memory. That makes 99...

Photo: The birthday mimmoth, who has now be christened "Klaus." (( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v373/unclehyena/Art/KlausMimmoth039_zps05ece7ec.jpg ))

And a bit of REALLY silly filk: http://unclehyena.livejournal.com/343158.html

Uncle Hyena
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