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The Smurfs: New Worst Movie Ever?

Well, here’s a bit of interesting information that is sure to surprise very few people. The Smurfs, the digital rebooting of the beloved Smurfs franchise, is pretty much hated by everyone. That’s right, when I say everyone, I mean everyone.

As in, there are currently no good reviews of this movie that I can find. Everyone that I’ve talked to about it has hated it as well. Now, there are some seriously awful movies that I have seen in my time that have actually made me dumber as a result. Yet, I’ve never though tot award them a zero.

So what is it about The Smurfs that has grated with audiences so? It would appear that while the creators of the film are doubtlessly trying to milk a franchise for a quick buck like they did with Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield, The Smurfs has finally struck the audiences last nerve.

The movie is purported to be idiotic, poorly made, and incredibly grating in nature. Like, while critics give universal praise to Winnie the Pooh, they lambast The Smurfs because one manages to be childlike and one is obnoxiously childish.

These movies try to bank on audience nostalgia while simultaneously pulling in small children, which doesn’t resonate well at all with people. Combine forced nostalgia and poorly made obnoxiousness, and critics react with hostility.

Hopefully with this creative backlash, the people that insist on making beloved cartoons into horrible movies will take the hint and leave the franchises alone. However, if this movie makes back what was invested in it, there will be more, and that’s a promise.

I do have to say one positive thing about this, however. It has to take serious talent to create a movie that is currently at 0% on RottenTomatoes. Like, the fact that this movie is universally hated is kind of impressive in a surreal kind of way.

Green Lantern Is Out In Two Days!

That’s right, people. Green Lantern is out on Friday in the US!

The story goes over the inception of one of DC’s most iconic and enduring characters. Ryan Reynolds stars as the roguish and cocky test pilot Hal Jordan, who fatefully discovers a crashed alien spaceship and is bequeathed a mysterious power ring by it’s dying occupant.

Wielding the ring, Hal is able to channel powers that allow him to do almost anything, simply by thinking of it. Such powers are in the keep of the Green Lanterns, a battalion of interstellar guardians of the universe who are sworn to defeat evil whenever it’s encountered.

This movie has been flying fairly under the radar for a while now. While other films have  received massive hype, Green Lantern has been cruising along on it’s impressive trailers and internet speculation for a while now. While undoubtedly spectacular and engaging and breathtaking ion scope and execution, there still is the underlying sense that there might be something… off about the whole thing.

Indeed, the desperate desire of fans all around the Internet has been the same: “I really hope they don’t mess this one up“. After being pleasantly surprised by X-Men a couple of weeks ago, it’s easy to mirror the sentiment by being cautious yet hopeful.

Aaaaand, I just finished one of UK reviews for the movie while writing this. Apparently, it’s not purported to be that great. If I see it, I’ll review it personally. If not, it doesn’t look like its gonna be a huge loss, really.

How Do You Know Review

How Do You Know Review

With Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd, you would think the movie would be hilarious… sorry to disappoint but it was anything but that.

The movie starts off showing Lisa (Witherspoon) as a softball player that got cut off the team while her friends stayed on.. It was dumb how they were all sad for her and she brushed them off and tried not to think about it. You would expect the movie would expand on her trying to get back into the team (I mean.. it was obviously implied that she has nothing else besides softball) but instead it focused completely on her two very strange, no-chemistry and just plain weird relationships with George (Rudd), a corporate man in the middle of a crisis and Matty (Wilson), a professional baseball player.

Don’t get me wrong, I love romantic comedies-they’re one of my favorite type of movies but the relationships just wasn’t appealing to me in this movie. There was no spark between any of the characters and it was hard to choose which man you wanted her to go with-not because they’re both great guys but because I really couldn’t figure out which one was worse. George was just…beyond awkward let’s put it that way and Mattie while sometimes sweet is the capital I in Insensitive. During the movie I even wondered if there was going to be a THIRD guy who would knock these two guys off the screen..but much to my disappointment, no such guy ever appeared.

Witherspoon’s character was cute and whimsical at best. The good things are she has her own mind and always positive but when it came to the two men (which is most of the movie), it just seems like she was floating around both guys. The movie hardly featured her with her friends or any other people…it was like a three-man show.

To be fair, there were funny and cute moments in the movie. Witherspoon, Rudd and Wilson are among my favorite actors and actresses and I know that they’re talented individuals. However, I wasn’t so crazy about the plot as it was underdeveloped and wasn’t complex enough. As talented as these actors are, sometimes some combination just don’t sparkle.

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