April '08 Movie Update

We made it back to the theater this month to see some entertaining movies. I even got to see some other recent movies while Amie skipped on those so she could read her book instead. And now that I got a lot of the Oscar flicks out of the way, I can't wait to see and blog about the movies that come out in May!

  • Forbidden Kingdom
    Entertaining factor: 4 / 5
    Plot factor: 3 / 5
    Overall: 3.5 / 5
    Comments: Every kung-fu movie fan has to see this because its the first time Jackie Chan and Jet Li appear in a movie together. I was hearing bad things about the movie before seeing it, but it was a lot better than I expected. Its not the best kung fu movie, but its entertaining enough to recommend. The fight scene between Jackie and Jet was the best part.

  • Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
    Entertaining factor: 3 / 5
    Plot factor: 2.5 / 5
    Overall: 3 / 5
    Comments: I think you'll only appreciate this movie if you liked the first one, like me. It was just as silly as you watch the title characters go from one preposterous scenario to another.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Entertaining factor: 3.5 / 5
    Plot factor: 3.5 / 5
    Overall: 3.5 / 5
    Comments: This was a fun and hilarious movie and I was really surprised with the smart and witty dialogue. I was expecting dumb and crude humor but instead it was smart and crude humor. There's only one thing I want to forget about this movie, and people who have seen (or heard about) this movie will know what I mean.

  • I Am Legend
    Entertaining factor: 3.5 / 5
    Plot factor: 3 / 5
    Overall: 3.5 / 5
    Comments: I had the urge to know how Will Smith saved the world this time. This movie is best enjoyed for what it is and can't be looked into deeply because the plot is ultra-thin and barely held together. The directing/editing made up for it and kept the movie intense.

  • There Will Be Blood
    Entertaining factor: 4 / 5
    Plot factor: 4 / 5
    Overall: 4 / 5
    Comments: I had to make sure I saw this movie and I'm glad I did because this was a really good and interesting movie. And now I know what "I drink your milkshake!" means. Daniel Day-Lewis was excellent and I also thought Paul Dano was great. I think this movie is better than No Country For Old Men.

  • Hitman
    Entertaining factor: 3.5 / 5
    Plot factor: 3.5 / 5
    Overall: 3.5 / 5
    Comments: After There Will Be Blood, I was in the mood for a movie that was less serious and had action scenes. And this assassin movie, which is based on a video game, did the job (pun intended). I thought the action scenes were well done and that the dark humor made it amusing. I don't know anything about the game, so fans of the game may think otherwise.


Jason's 2008 rankings Amie's 2008 rankings
  1. Juno
  2. There Will Be Blood added
  3. Cloverfield
  4. Forbidden Kingdom added
  5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall added
  6. Hitman added
  7. I Am Legend added
  8. Step Up 2 the Streets
  9. No Country For Old Men
  10. The Assassination of Jesse James
  11. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  12. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay added
  13. In The Valley of Elah
  14. Jumper
  1. Juno
  2. I am Legend
  3. Forbidden Kingdom added
  4. Step Up 2 the Streets
  5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall added
  6. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  7. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay added
  8. Jumper
  9. 27 Dresses

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