I have been anticipating this movie ever since I saw the trailer a few weeks ago.
I guess it wasn’t really a huge hit since it (only) started showing now and only (exclusively) at GV theatres (I found out that this was a 2004 movie).
I even confused the trailers with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe since the first scenes of both movies seemed familiar (kids entering huge gloomy-looking houses).
I thought the sand fairy seemed like a rather interesting character so I dragged Jun Wei to watch this kiddy show with me.
Well, I wasn’t sure if he enjoyed the movie. I can’t say I didn’t but I was rather disappointed, I guess.
When I first saw the poster for this movie, I wanted to watch it. Only because Brad was in it. No, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a huge fan of him. I’m more of a fan of his wife than him.
Actually, I wanted to watch because I liked Brad as Rusty Ryan in Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve. Not to mention his hairstyle seems the same.
I’ve mentioned in an entry before that in the Ocean’s series, Rusty keeps eating. In Mr. and Mrs. Smith, John’s either drinking or not.
I guess in future Brad Pitt movies, I’ll always see his character as Rusty.
Anyhow, if you’re expecting action, well, you’ll get it. But Jun Wei and I agreed (after watching the 7 p.m. sneak previews last night) that it was more of a comedy than an action movie.
I don’t want to spoil it for you, (and I really hope I don’t!) but the first scene evoked laughter among the audience with yours truly being the loudest of them all. (Okay, so I exaggerated. About me being the loudest, that is.)
The part about their names kind of give me the feeling that it was going to be funny show since their names were pretty lame. I mean, John and Jane Smith? Why not Jack and Jill?
Darn, I guess I should refrain from going on and on about the movie before I let out some juicy bits.
Anyway, I really liked these lines:
Jane: Hey stranger.
John: Hey back.
This movie is packed with action, loud noise, loud music, high speed trains, cars, copters and lots of explosion. Thank God GV raised their ticket prices so that I could watch it at Cathay and not turn deaf.
Missed the first 15 minutes of the movie due to yours truly. (I’m so sorry Hong Chon!) Nevertheless, it’s been interesting to watch this sequel, in which I heard that it has (almost) nothing to do with the prequel.
Pity we forgot the popcorn and drinks. I’ve got a voucher for the snacks.
I watched Miss Congeniality 2 only because I watched the prequel, Miss Congeniality.
Not to mention that it looks funny. I can not resist a good laugh. Snort snort.
And Armed and Fabulous did a good job keeping me in coughing fits due to much laughter. It was not all laughs though. I admit I did kinda go “That’s so sad” when that jerk dumped her. But a (snort of) laugh(ter) could not help but escape from my betraying lips when Gracie went, “Is it the sex thing? Coz I can get a manual or something…”
(Well, I’m sorry for being Miss Insensitive.)
Not to mention I really feel for the guy when Jeff found out his girlfriend was cheating on him for that old geezer. I mean, c’mon girl! At least go for a younger guy! But, really, Jeff is a rather sweet person (which reminds me of someone…)
And there’s also the part where after busting the two criminals, Sam and Gracie were standing on the bridge and going “You’re my friend” that kinda thing and you gotta go “Aww, that’s so sweet!”
Overall, I’m so totally satisfied I finally managed to catch this film on theatre.
Before the darn prices for movie tickets shoot up again.
Okay, not that they’re really freaks, but you catch my drift.
It’s almost evening and it’s rather hard for my rather tired mind to accept the fact that it’s almost dinner-time when I just got up about two hours ago.
It was the usual japanese vcd watching marathon last night—or rather, early this morning. And I was surrounded by the Jap Freaks—Perrine, Elisia and Elisia’s older sister Evelyn. What I mean by ‘Japanese Freaks’ is that they’re crazy for anything Japanese.
So instead of watching movies like Mean Girls or Saved! or those usual chick flicks, we were watching Last Quarter (some japanese ghost movie) and Moon Child (some japanese vampire movie).
You’re probably thinking what brave girls we are—no guys, four girls, middle of the night, ghost and vampire movies. However, they are so not. Scary, I mean. It’s creepy but it’s not scream-able material.
I dozed off halfway when they were watching the behind-the-scenes for Last Quarter and I was half drooping during Moon Child but after the latter, it was about 9 in the morning and I felt rather energetic.
But I needed the energy for tonight as it is Elisia’s birthday dinner, so I lay down and in four minutes, I was in dreamland.
Hmm, I need to find out the kid who plays the small Sho in Moon Child.
I wanna be a racehorse! Well, if I’m ever a zebra, that is.
Racing Stripes is certainly one of the most touching movies as it shows how determined one zebra from a barnyard can be.
I missed a tad of the beginning (thanks to someone). But really, it’s okay (so don’t start fretting!).
Okay, I admit. I was never really interested in the movie. I thought it was gonna be some lame show that has animals talking crap. Well, not until I watched the trailer and found out that Hayden Panettiere was in it.
(Yes, I watch certain movies because of who’s casted in it. One example would be Man on Fire because Dakota Fanning was in it.)
Anyway, this movie made me think that being a racer is fun. Well, and dangerous too :neutral:
Gaw, Hayden’s so cool…
Oh, and for everyone who is celebrating Chinese New Year, Happy Chinese New Year to all of you May you get lots of red packets and eat lots of candies and goodies and not gain a single ounce! (Fat chance, I’d say :P)