On our mini-vacay, Jeffro and I caught a couple of movies. It’s been at least two years since he and I have seen a film in the theater together. Bud and I saw The Muppets and Sydney, Bud and me saw Toy Story 3, and I’ve seen a few others with some friends and my mom. But Jeff and I spend our time together catching up on DVR’d shows or a movie from Red Box. So, it was nice going on a very extended date with the love of my life.
The Avengers- We decided to see the 3D version of the film. At first I thought it may be too much, but the 3D was done just enough for effect and not too much in your face pageantry. Fortunately, we had just seen Thor a couple of weeks before otherwise we’d be lost. The story was engaging, character well developed and the effects were good. I was not a fan of the first Hulk because the effects were so bad, the second one was better, but the Avengers had the best effects of all of the films. It didn’t make Hulk look like a cartoon in the middle of an action flick. This is one I’ll buy when it comes out on DVD. I only wish that Edward Norton was Hulk. I wanted a tie-in to the previous film, but the current actor was just fine. I didn’t like how Hulk all of a sudden could differentiate between good and bad guys when he would attack anything just minutes before. Over all, great film!
The Hunger Games- I loved Harry Potter, but was disappointed with how much was left out of the films. There is only one minor thing that bugs me. I know that it was only because they had a limited amount of time and eliminated a character, but I really think the origin of the Mocking Jay pin should have been portrayed as it was in the book. That is my only critique. I can’t wait for the next one! The subject is disturbing, but the violence was not gratuitous nor excessive. I would let my tween see the film. It may be a little much for a lot of kids, but Syd reads a ton and can handle the subject. I did preview it before I considered letting her see it. I may wait for it to come to video, but all in all, great film and no more violent or disturbing than the short story The Lottery which every one my age read in school at some point.
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My daily prayer: Thank you God for giving me only what I can handle, and the promise that it will make me stronger. Thank you for your infinite wisdom. AMEN!