3. I Don’t Know How She Does It – If nothing else I blame this movie for the endless amount of “I don’t know why she does it” jokes from countless other reviews and blurbs from other people that hate it. I usually endure these movies because as a husband my wife is often powerless to the call of a romantic comedy or dramedy- it doesn’t happen often given out differentiating tastes but we both walked out taking very little away from this mostly pointless movie.
2. Your Highness – I love comedy, I loved all the stars, but I don’t usually care for movies set in the medieval times. The setting in this case presents the only interesting aspect of the film with the trippy visuals and non-human characters. The idea of a midlevel stoner comedy sounded hilarious and I was stunned to silence as I laughed far less than I thought I would. YOUR HIGHNESS is a misfire in almost every direction and the stuff that does hit a target misses the funny bone by an embarrassing distance.
1. Sucker Punch – If I was much younger- I’m talking adolescent age- this movie would be the best thing ever created. In fact after I watched it all the way through once, every time after that would be one frame every few minutes or so as I paused my way through every key scene of a girl flipping around half naked. From my perspective now, sure the girls are very attractive and sexy in the movie, but beyond that this movie gave me nothing but a headache. Given all the truly uninspired movies listed above I really did expect more from Zack Snyder and when I walk by this movie at a retail store I consider burning my copies of WATCHMEN and DAWN OF THE DEAD. I don’t want to give up on Snyder just yet though- fingers crossed that his SUPERMAN film brings the goods.