Salutations to you all. I am back again.
This weekend I watched a few different movies, so I suppose I’ll talk about them a bit.
First off I watched Arrival. That was actually a really decent film, and the fact that I might have been spoiled on one of the plot points awhile ago didn’t even register in my mind while I watched. It’s about alien ships landing all over the world, and us humans trying to communicate with them. I do enjoy first contact stories, and I think this did a better job than most illustrating how “Alien” aliens really would be.
Next was Spiderman Homecoming. This movie was great. It didn’t try to restart from the beginning with how he got his powers or anything, it just kinda threw you into the middle of it. A high school Peter Parker as well this time. I enjoy this more than I thought, and I had a great time as it is probably one of the funnier Marvel movies to have come out. That and the villain was understandable, and not just out to do bad things because he’s the bad guy. Good movie, give it a watch.
Then I watch My Stepmother is an Alien. Um, I don’t even know what to say about this. It is totally a product of the 80’s, and it was nice to see the actors they had in the film. Even Seth Green makes a short appearance, and boy is he tiny. All in all I found it amusing, and a good movie to watch if you really want to see the strange things we were making back in the 80’s, and some actors we don’t see much of anymore.
Oh boy, then I watched My Favorite Martian. This movie was simply awful. I wanted to like it, as I watched the original television show when I was younger, but it wasn’t very good. However a cameo of the original actor who played the Martian did make an appearance, and that was enjoyable, but it didn’t make up for the bad story. It started out alright, but then quickly went downhill. I can’t tell if it was simply bad writing, or if Christopher Lloyd playing the martian was a poor choice. Again interesting actors are seen in this movie, but it felt as if this movie was quickly slapped together to bring in some money from whatever was happening at that point in time. But what that is escapes me as this came out in 99. I’d give this a miss, and watch something else.
Aliens apparently was the theme of my movie watching this week, save Spiderman, and I’m glad I watched them. Well, I’m glad I watched all of them save My Favorite Martian. I didn’t even plan for a theme this weekend, though I usually do. Mostly by actor, but I think a looking at these as a serious movie, a quirky movie, and something trying to be funny and missing the mark is how I would describe them. And Spiderman was simply just fun. The only thing it was missing was Jonah Jameson, and there’s only one actor who can play him, J. K. Simmons. I hope they bring him back, he was excellent.
With that I leave you to have a wonderful week. I’ll see you next time.
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