Another month of hitting all three of our movies for the Movie Challenge – I’m quite proud of us! And on top of hitting our quota, for the most part, this month’s picks were good!
I like Mark Wahlberg, but I have to say I wasn’t really a fan of this movie (although Max did like it). Wahlberg did a good job, but I just got too frustrated watching his life be a hot mess when he had numerous opportunities to turn it around. I get the ending and how Max thinks it justified the film, but I just wasn’t sold on it.
I was actually happily surprised by this movie. I’d see previews and knew that I liked a lot of the actors in the film, but I can’t say it was one that really made my mental “must-see” list. When Redbox options were running a little on the limited side, this one won out for my pick, and I’m glad it did. I figured it would just be ok, but I actually ended up liking it. May be partially due to the pregnancy hormones, but this movie did make me laugh out loud a few times and also tear up a little. (Max and my dad said they liked it too, so for any of you guys out there, this one’s safe for you too.) For such a dysfunctional family, they really did a good job of making you like the characters and the family as a whole. I have to say Tina Fey’s role was my favorite – she did a great job.
We actually splurged this month and saw a movie in the theater – gasp! Max is a big fan of all of the Marvel movies, and I have to say I’ve started to like them too, so catching this one in theaters was fun for us. I don’t know that I’d say it was way better than the first one, but I did enjoy it. I think James Spader did a great job, I loved Paul Bettany’s Vision, and of course I was thrilled with any scenes in which Thor made an appearance! Overall another win for the movie challenge.