Disclaimer: we’re still together, just wanted to get your attention.
It’s been a crazy week at work for us both. And I really didn’t want to spend a weekend facing any more suspense or drama.
I suggested to Andrew that he go and see Super 8 without me, and I would go see the fluffier Bridesmaids. And so we did. Here’s a catch up of these, and our last four movies.
P.S. We’re still taking suggestions for our next weekly movie – let us know what we should see in the comments below.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
She says: Apart from the wishy-washy ending, I enjoyed hanging out with Captain Jack Sparrow again; also appreciated that it was less jokey/focused on slapstick than the other Pirates films. 7/10
He says: This film was primarily yet another Johnny Depp vehicle, it was enjoyable but not exactly a groundbreaking film. 6.5/10
The Hangover Part II
She says: We laughed out loud so many times during this movie – it may have been entirely crude, culturally insensitive and perhaps it was only our newlywed sense of humour that inspired the laughs, but I liked this surprisingly much. 7.5/10
He says: The Hangover Part 1 was a very funny film; this one, whilst having moments of hilarity, went a little too far too often – it was as if the writers got drunk and thought of the craziest things possible. 7/10
X-Men: First Class
She says: I’m still stunned that I actually enjoyed this movie at all (XMen, seriously?), but I loved it and am now working backwards through the other films – also astounding to see Marcus from About a Boy all grown up (he’s wearing glasses in the back of this photo) 9.5/10
He says: I really, really liked this film (pleasantly surprised) and it was very well executed, grounding the characters in the real world with believable and emotional backstories. 9/10
She says: I took my bridesmaids to see this, which was fun, but again, I think it’s only my newlywed sense of humour that found this hilarious – it was determined to push the boundaries of ridiculousness just like the Hangover, only with women (of course, this meant a great 90’s music feature at the end!!) 6.5/10
He says: Don’t really think I missed anything by not seeing this one…
She says: Apparently I should be glad I didn’t see this, as there was indeed lots of suspense. Great!