Friday, June 18, 2010

Prince of Persia and Toy Story 3

I just realized my last post was this blog's 200th. That's a lot of words, and a lot of time. And yet, here I go again. When will I ever learn?

In all seriousness, it's time for some quick movie reviews!

First up is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Already, it's being viewed as a major box office disappointment. And that's a shame. Because it's a lot of fun to watch, in its own special way. Jake Gyllenhaal makes a serviceable action hero, the effects are spiffy, and the action setpieces are top-notch. Plus, it's got Alfred Molina, who's got a nice track record. I mean, he's been in Spider-Man 2 and Raiders of the Lost Ark!

It's not terribly mental entertainment, but there's something to be said for lighthearted fun. My recommendation: Once you've seen Toy Story 3, give this one a shot. It's your required popcorn movie of 2010.

My rating: 7.5/10

I'm also here to talk to you about the best movie of the year so far, and in the running to be the best overall. It's an animated movie. About toys. And it's a threequel. Aren't you excited yet? Well, all that stuff aside, you should be. Because this is Pixar we're talking about here. And this isn't just any threequel. It's Toy Story 3. It's a wonderful film, well-made in every way.

But I don't want to talk about it much. To talk about it would spoil its greatness. Let me just say that it's a great finale to what is one of the best trilogies ever made, a phenomenal send-off worthy of its predecessors. Seriously, if the word "Pixar" wasn't enough for you, then you really need to go to the movies more.

My rating: 10/10

Coming Soon: The 13th Reality-- The Blade of Shattered Hope.


logankstewart said...

Ugh. Prince of Persia will probably wait for DVD release, but I did go see Toy Story 3 this weekend. You can read my review, which differs quite a bit from yours, here if you'd like.

Okie said...

Nice reminds me that it's been a while since I've commented about the movies I've seen lately.

I saw both PoP and TS3 and enjoyed both them. They both had a few shortcomings in my opinion but they're also both worthy of watching again so I generally give them thumbs up.