Sunday, June 7, 2009

Preview of things to come

We took TB (MT voted to stay home) to see UP today. It was barely "meh" The opening short (often as good or better than the movie) was ok. It was cute but nothing great (my fave has to be the rabbit and the magician at the beginning of Wall-E) and the movie didn't go far from there. Ellie was funny and my kind of character. Dug, the talking dog, was, as predicted, the best part of the movie. There were lots of REALLY slow, sad parts. He spent a lot of time thinking about Ellie and those parts were always sad. There was some action and a few LOL parts (RF didn't think so and was torn between shushing me and living) but over all, pretty boring waste of almost $20 (I didn't dislike it as much as Wall-E because there wasn't as much of a message and it didn't beat over the head with it's social conscience and it might have been more in 3-D but I'm just not understanding the raves that I've been hearing about it)

The part that irked me was the ever loving previews. I like previews as much as the next girl and those are often the best part of the movies. However, these went on FOREVER! Not only did they show previews for Imagine That, G-Force, Transformers, and Harry Potter (plus a few others), there were commercials too. We, mercifully, missed most of the commercials because it was a last minute decision to go to the theater but even one is too many. TB had Pokemon club at the library at 1:30 and I assumed that seeing an 89 minute movie (which includes the credits) at 11:30 would leave us plenty of time to get home and get his stuff and get him there on time. Unfortunately, I was wrong because there were 30 MINUTES of previews! Forever, I tell you!


Quigs78 said...

I'm really surprised. I've heard a lot of good things about Up. (Catmiller was going to see it again because she liked it so much.) I'm pretty sure we won't see it until it comes out on DVD, though. :P

The Fearless Freak said...

It could be a difference in movie preference. I don't like movies that make me sad. Action or comedy are what I prefer. I agree, I've heard a lot of really good things about it so it was disappointing that it was so meh.

I was so right about Dug though. He runs up to the old guy and says "I've just met you, but I love you" and I went "OMG, it's PG"! LOL Besides being the comic relief and best part of the movie, he turned into kind of a bad ass at the end :)

Looseyfur said...

MacTroll and I saw it as a date and decided it wasn't X-man's kind of movie -- at least not the first hour. I think once he got to the dogs, he would have been really excited and terrified as all get out. We did watch BedTime Stories (Adam Sandler) and Bolt in the hotel this week. He really liked Bolt. But BS was meh.