9 hours ago
Monday, May 26, 2014
Days of Blended
While I've seen all the more recent X-men spin-offs, I never actually saw the original trilogy. In some ways that could have put me at a disadvantage for this, but the main action was all in the past, and instead the modern day heros were almost cameos. I could see some being disappointed by this, but it was perfect for me.
I did really enjoy this, although I'm not sure if I'd say it was better than First Class. But it's still action packed and a lot of fun. And I'd still love to go back and watch the original trilogy to get myself all caught up.
Being an Adam Sandler movie you'd think you know what to expect with this. Except yes it's hilarious, but it doesn't have the over-the-top-gone-too-far element which I think is a good thing. I actually wound up loving this movie. I found myself laughing after scene after scene, but also adored the more dramatic scenes. I even found myself crying at points.
I will say it came with some of the most random trailers. First for Seth Macfarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West, which actually made sense since it seems to go after the same demographic. Then there was the new Transformer movie, which would have made sense when Adam Sandler appealed to teenage boys, except this is much more of a family movie. But the game changer was The Fault in Our Stars preview, which while Blended is basically a romantic comedy, still didn't quite feel right. But not nearly as out of place as the trailer for If I Stay, which was the first time I saw it, and now I can't wait to see.
So while I was happy with the previews, it didn't quite fit the movie. In a way it makes sense knowing how poorly the movie did in theaters. Based on the trailers, they didn't quite know how to market it, so it seems no one showed up.
Maybe somewhat surprising, and not what I would have predicted, but the movie I'd rather see again is Blended. It's definitely the type of movie you expect to see playing all the time on tv. So even if you don't catch it in theaters, you'll probably still have the chance to see it.