Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spider Magic, Musicals, Mayhem and Madea


             This movie is from the play of the same name.  It is a spirited but senseless mess!!  It has every cliché of Hollywood you ever seen.  Small time girl Sherrie (Julianne Hough) comes to LA meets hard-worker guy who want to be a rock star (Diego Boneta) and don’t forget Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) who is a rock legend –a mix of Axel Rose, Bret Michaels, Gene Simmons and Michael Jackson. 

Cruise is all attitude and no voice.  The only singer is Mary J. Blige and she is very good.  Lots of face palms moments.  If you love the 80’s but want the real singers buy the albums!!  It’s kind of a good movie just don’t PAY to see in the theater-wait for cable!!


                Suspension of belief is really tested with this film!!!  If you can believe the title you can see the movie.  It is based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith and he wrote the screenplay.  Young Abe’s mom is killed by vampires so he swore he will kill them all!!  They mix fact with fiction. The director Timur Bekmambetov who did Wanted should do a superhero film for the actors are larger than life!!  The action is insanely good but you GOTTA believe A LOT in this movie.


This movie is well AMAZING!!!  It is not a remake of Spiderman 2002 but a reboot of the comic!!  You know the story Peter Parker played by Andrew Garfield ( Social Network) who gets bitten by a spider but it tells a little bit more about what happened to his parents.  He has a new girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone, The Help) is smart and can defend herself when necessary and a new villain Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) who mutates into  The Lizard. 

The director of this flick Marc Webb (500 Days of summer) made this spider man very vulnerable but very heroic as well. There will be debates of who is the better Spiderman but they were all great for their time.  See it for the little kid in you.


                The story you have heard before innocent CFO (Eugene Levy) in a mob Ponzi scheme and his young wife, Denise Richards,spoiled teenage daughter, neglected son.  What is different the safe house is where sassy take -no -mess Madea.  The movie is really good when she is in it.  Perry’s Madea is stereotypical but sooo funny.  Tyler Perry is trying to branch out and do other things please give him a chance or soon we will have Madea In Outta Space!!!

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