|At the Movies: Reviews of Alice in Wonderland & She's Out of My League|
|Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:57|
Alice In Wonderland
The tagline for this movie: You've Got A Very Important Date. A 19 year old returns to the magical world from a childhood adventures. She reunites with her old friends who are not quite sure she is the same girl from their past. She must find the courage within herself to become the hero she is needed to be on a fantastical journey discover her true self. She learns of her true destiny which is the end the reign of terror that a her once minor nemesis has brought to the land of wonder.
Alice Kingsleigh is a young lady on the cusp of adulthood who must make the choice of following her own path or the path set for her by others and in the process she must come to grips with a fantasy world of her youth that calls on her once again. The Mad Hatter is a tragic figure due the the tragedy he has witnessed and the guilt of surviving it mixed with the pressure of being Alice's ally under the dictatorship government which wants her dead. Iracebeth of Crims is the Red Queen with her head three times the normal size who has taken control of the land by force from her family including her sister the White Queen and has made Underland a dread place to live. Ilosovic Stayn is the Knave of Hearts is the Red Queen's personal assassin and head of her army who seems to enjoy playing on her many insecurities.
Words that can be used to describe the world of Underland in Wonderland are lush, lavish and mesmerizing. Every corner of the the universe is filled with ocular stimulation beyond belief and is filled with imaginative takes on the original art of the the Alice stories. Tim Butron does avant-garde well and Johnny Depp does charismatic well, so there is no lack of enjoyment while watching this movie. Something that the family can enjoy with a message that being different can be scary but being yourself is the destiny in all of us. I rate this movie a Rated T.She's Out of My League
One of the taglines for this movie: When She's This Hot, You Get One Shot. A romantic comedy about the way we rate each other and are ourselves rated by those close to us and those we do not know. An average guy meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the fragile relationship. Can he look past his own insecurities to find true love and can she find the courage to love him for who he is and forget what he is not?
Kirk Kettner is a TSA agent at an airport with dreams of being a pilot and leaving the place where he grew up and when a chance meeting with Molly leads to a series of outings with her he begins to doubt his ability to handle relationship. Molly McCall is an event planner who is getting over a former relationship and happens to find Kirk appealing in ways she didn't expect, but when the relationship becomes more serious she begins to question his resolve. Patty is Molly's best friend and business partner who doesn't quite get her attraction to Kirk and sees him as a safety date or rebound until her friend finds someone more compatible. Stainer is one of Kirk's 3 best friends who also work at the airport and believes in the numerical rating system and the fact that you can never date above of below 2 figures which his friend is flying in the face of.
This is an unlikely love story which is what you usually get when you put the words romantic and comedy together. Its a guy's movie that you would think is a gal's movie at first glance. The movie is a blend of sweet and raunchy with a modern take on the theme of recognizing your own self-image. The rules it set for rating yourself and others is interesting in an immature way, but at times insightful. The heart of the movie is in the right place and laughs a definitely where they are suppose to be. Its not redefining the wheel but it does keep it rolling at a nice pace. I rate this movie a Rated B.
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