A Weekend of Movies

I’ve been cutting back on my movie watching.  Although they are a relaxing pastime, they can also occupy too much time — time I could better spend doing other things.  I’ve been doing quite well at restricting my cinematic viewing, although it is hard to tell from this past weekend.

At the theater, I saw the new Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, with a group of friends.  It was quite good; I give it 4 stars.  Although well done, Caspian had more battle scenes and violence then was warranted.  I enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe much more (5 stars).

On video, our family watched I’m Reed Fish.  This is a quirky romantic comedy, a movie about a movie.  It has a surprise ending that makes you say, “What just happened?”  Fortunately we were able to figure it out, but it was on the second viewing where I was really able to appreciate all the subtle plot details and subdued humor.  If you watch it, which I recommend, pay careful attention to the names Kate and Jill.  Enough said.  I also give it 4 stars.

On TV I watched The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.  It’s a dumb title and I dismissed the movie, but knowing that the “adventures” are the results of a young boy’s dreams, made it plausible enough for me to give it a go.  Unfortunately, the story line didn’t hold together and it ended a bit sappy and contrived.  Two stars.

On top of that, my next Netflix movie arrived today.  But I might not get to it until this weekend — there’s other more important things to do!

What do you think? Please leave a comment!