Jul. 19th, 2010

mellicious: pink manicure (Buffy quote: humorous conclusion)
So, on successive Sundays this month we have seen:

1. Toy Story 3 - just as good as the rest of the series. Well-worth seeing, for young and old. And yes, I sniffled a bit at the end, but then I always do.

2. Despicable Me - honestly, we liked this just as much as TS3. I saw a review this week that said the first half was weak, and I guess it was weaker but I still enjoyed it. And Rob loved the first half because he loved the Spy-vs-Spy business. It's definitely a little light on plot towards the beginning, but it didn't bother me. And when it gets rolling, it's really very good. And I loved the damn minions, anyway. (I also thought that Russell Brand as the doddering scientist was very funny, in a way that I wouldn't have expected from Brand.) I do think that if you have the kind of children who tend to ask the inconvenient questions, you might need to be prepared to field some afterwards. Because this movie's grip on morality is a bit... slippery. It's a world where it seems like being a supervillain is just another profession and nobody ever seems to question the crazy things these guys do - and Gru isn't clearly seen to be changing professions at the end or anything - he's softened, yes, but reformed? I'm not so sure. Anyway, these things didn't bother me to speak of, but I would certainly want to be aware of it if I was taking kids with me. Definitely recommended for adults, though, and I think kids will certainly enjoy it just fine.

(I knew I was going to like this movie when Gru went to the bank at the beginning and this was the sign:
BANK
OF
EVIL
(formerly Lehman Brothers)
A bit of a cheap joke, maybe, but still funny.)

3. Inception - I'm not going to try to tell you about it. Just go see it. Christopher Nolan at his absolute mind-bending best. (Definitely not for the kiddies, this one. Not for sex or particularly for violence, but rather just general disturbingness. If that's a word.)

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