Sunday, June 8, 2008

Movie Reviews

This weekend we somehow were able to watch two movies. I thought it would be fun to do some little reviews on movies as I can.

Martian Child
Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Bobby Coleman

This simplistic, wholesome movie was both entertaining and enlightening to watch. A boy from Mars suddenly finds himself being raised by a man who write science fiction novels. David (John Cusack) and Dennis (Bobby Coleman) are two deepfully hurt souls who discover they need each other. Its message of love and abandonment ring loud. I enjoyed the subtle humor and that the story stuck to necessary topics. The ending has a good message that reminds us everything happens for a reason.
Recommendation: If you want a cute, easy to watch movie with little action or drama this is the one.

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Nicholas Cage, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger

This movie didn't create the suspense and awe of the first one. Even for as far-fetched and unrealistic as the first one was, it gave great suspense and a wow feeling at the end. I enjoyed the treasure hunting with history again peppered throughout this one. The kidnapping of the president made me roll my eyes, but was still interesting to the story. The humor of Riley will make me watch the third (because they can't have a second without having a third).
Recommendation: It's a good movie to watch with kids, but it's way out there and the plot is much weaker than the first.

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