Abosulutely loved this movie, but I love all of the superhero movies. My favorite characters were Groot and Rocket of course! I am excited that they have already green lighted a sequel. One of my favorite things was the after credits easter eggs. Being a child o the 80's I can appreciate a nod to Howard the Duck. If you dont know the Marvel universe you can still enjoy this fantasy space adventure with an AWESOME soundtrack from the 70's and 80's. It just makes you feel good! SPOILER when the mother dies in the first 3 minutes of the movie, I had to hide the tears in my eyes. Guys be prepared!
This was the role that The Rock was born for. I watched the earlier one with Mr. Lutz but have decided that while it was good in its own right, this one was better. This movie showed more of the above human strength that Hercules possessed and all of the villians and creatures that he had to overcome. Good movie, good storyline...
The 100 foot Journey
Now this is a movie that is flying under the radar and I personally never heard of it until I overheard a lady talking about how Spielberg and Oprah were a part of it. I am naturally a foodie (and blog over at www.TheFoodieWithin.com) so this was right up my alley. I am also turning into a big fan of Helen Mirren. Are there any "wow" moments in this movie? NO, does it make you feel good after watching it? YES. Any way, you follow an Indian family travel to France, set up a restaurant, some members of the family fall in love with members of the rival restaurant across the street. There are even a few funny moments in it that you will enjoy.
After watching "The 100 Ft Journey" I wanted to watch something else from Helen Mirren. I watched this biography type movie of how the Monarchy handled the death of Princess Diana. Americans do not get to see behind the curtain of a leader that has been in power for over 50 years. Our leaders are in power for a maximum of 8 years, so we really do not get to grow up with them. In England the Monarchy is a sacred member of the English family and culture. It is a an older movie, but gave me more insight into the daily life of our brothers and sisters across the pond.
I am huge fans of Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, both stars of this biblical movie. (Both were stars of The Perks of Being a Wallflower that I loved) Keep in mind that when watching this movie that everytime they say "Creator" they are referring to "God" It was done this way to keep from saying "God" every other sentence and to make it easier for people of a different faith to watch this and learn about someone else's culture. BTW Anthony Hopkins plays "The Grandfather" that appears to have lost his mind, but is still pretty neat how everything ties up nicely with a bow at the end. To me this is different than what is in the bible, but I am sure some parts are more closely to what really happened and there is of course a lot that is fantastic.