It's been a bit of a dry spell for movies in my eyes. The last movie I saw in a theater was 'Run Fatboy Run' and before that it was the US remake of 'The Eye'. I enjoyed both, and that is with Fatboy being more of a humorous drama in my eyes that the comedy it was made to look like.
This Friday will be the release of 'The Forbidden Kingdom', which will star both Jackie Chan and Jet Li. That fact that I will be seeing this movie is a given to anyone who knows me. Now, keep in mind that I have noticed that the way the movie is being played up has changed significantly since it's original trailer was released. That first trailer made it look like a youthful fantasy movie. You know, young hero falls into alternate reality and must rescue everyone. Now the commercials don't show the kid at all and focus on Jackie Chan and Jet Li with some "fantasy" footage that shows the movie is very inspired by Chinese fantasy martial arts movies. Still, I'm going to go watch it. As long as there are decent fight scenes I'll be a happy camper. I am actually expecting the plot to suck and be pretty flimsy, so if it actually holds up that will only be better.
This weekend 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' will also open. I haven't seen or heard much of the movie but it actually looks pretty funny and there looks to be at least a bit of footage of Kristin Bell
in a bikini. That alone should be worth the price of admission. OK, so I'm expecting there to be more to it than that, but it should provide enough of a bonus to make it interesting.
I had considered seeing 'The Ruins' and 'Leatherheads' but info I got from my family indicated I would be wasting my money. Nowadays I really do ask myself if I "need" to see a movie on the big screen. Between the price and rise in other patrons who are rude, I think it's a fair questions.
Hopefully I won't have to kick anyone's butt this weekend.