First things first, this weekend I discovered 100 calorie packs of Sour Patch Kids. Such an amazing idea. I always want something to snack on in the theater, even though I don't really need one. And 100 calories of Sour Patch Kids, its about a kids fruit snack serving. That's really all I need, plus since its tiny its awfully easy to sneak it into the theater. They made at least one appearance this past weekend. But let's get too it!
Transformers: Rise of the Fallen
We actually saw this last Wednesday, right after LSU won their baseball championship. Midnight showings were the night before, but due to the game we had to see a 10:30-ish show. Even the second day the theater was absolutely packed.
The actual movie was really good. I would say better than the first. I think my problem with the first movie was that there wasn't a well thought out plot. Granted most people saw that movie for the action and really didn't care about any plot. This time though they actually made a plot that seemed to make sense. Which I though overall, made it for more enjoyable.
The acting wasn't the best, especially Megan Fox's big emotional one near the end. I wouldn't say the acting was bad, just not amazing. But if I had to pick, I'd go for plot over amazing acting.
I also liked the location shooting. I would LOVE to go to Egypt someday, and pretty much love looking at the pyramids. And while Petra is not on my top 3 locations to visit I would easily go there if the opportunity presented itself. Moving to the opposite end of the spectrum.
My Sister's Keeper
I'll be honest I cried the entire movie. I've heard that it is supposed to be an uplifting movie, and maybe you could say that at the end of it. But if you cry during some movies, you won't stop during this one.
I've never read the book, so I can't comment on the differences. I have heard that they changed the ending, but I'm not quite sure how. The ending of the movie did seem to fit with the overall feeling of the film though.
The actual movie was done with a series of flashback and constantly changing who the narrator was. While it wasn't completely confusing, even now I'm still not sure how to arrange all the scenes completely chronologically. (They did have a preview for The Time Traveler's Wife during this one. And that time of film, where you're never sure where you are in time would be perfect for that!)
Overall I'd say go see Transformers. If you do feel like a good cry, then My Sister's Keeper might be the one for you.
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