Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beautiful Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard
Yes, this is the movie I agreed to see with the boy for Valentine's Day. Call it good wife behavior or something.

Now in general, I'm not a fan of action movies. Or at least they aren't normally my first pick. But even so there are some I enjoy. This one wasn't one of those. There just wasn't much of a plot. Instead it went from one action scene to another. And let you think they were suspenseful, I just may have taken a nap in the middle of the movie.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but if you're looking for an action movie to see in theaters I'd see The Last Stand, at least asuming you can still find a theater playing it.

Beautiful Creatures
On the other hand, this was my pick which instead we saw on Sunday. I really, really enjoyed it, and it may have even made me cry. I haven't read the books, but now I really want to. I get the feeling there was a lot of stuff that was left out due to time constraints. Not that it felt to be missing something, but more you could tell some of the details were only alluded too.

I wasn't a huge fan of the male lead. I'm not sure I could pinpoint why, there was just something that kind of annoyed me about him. I did like the girl who played Lena though, and thought they had a great chemistry together.

I selfishly do think you need to go out and see this movie, since I'd love it if they make the sequels, which they won't do unless it makes more money. Till then though, I definitely plan on picking up the books to read the rest of the series!

What movie, if any, did you see on Valentine's Day? And if you have read Beautiful Creatures, I'd love to hear your opinion on how the book compared to the movie.


  1. I find it interesting that you guys chose this for V-Day...only because we have some friends who get Taco Bell and watch a slasher flick every V-Day. :) I love quirky little traditions like that!

  2. I haven't seen the new Die Hard yet, although a couple of my friends really want to see it. But I have seen Beautiful Creatures - and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the male lead. Maybe it was because I expected to be extremely disappointed by him when I watched the trailer, but he turned out to be one of my favourite things about the movie.

    I have read the book yet either, but I now plan on reading it soon :)