I'm on a roll with watching movies in the theater this year. I have seen nine so far. I've now added Fast 6, Man of Steel, World War Z, and The Internship to the list. All of these movies have a similar theme -- hot, talented guys!
I've been hooked on the Fast & Furious series since the first movie came out. This is also when my love affair with Vin Diesel aka Dominic Toretto started. Paul Walker lovers needn't get their panties in a bunch. I wouldn't kick him out of bed either. This franchise has all the things I love about movies -- fast cars, hot guys, fist fights, car chases, kick ass females, and explosions. The series started in 2001, slumped in 2006 and was revamped in 2009. How and why do they keep making them? They simply give the fans what they want. They brought Vin Diesel back. They added The Rock. And when Fast 7 comes out next year, it'll have the one and only Jason Statham. I've always said they could make a hundred of these. I'll be first in line every time. If you like the others, you'll undoubtedly love this one too.
Once again, in case you're unaware, I am a total dude when it comes to movies. As a Smallville and super hero fan, I went into the theater with high expectations. My Facebook and Twitter feeds were full of people who loved the movie and just as many who hated it. I definitely had some issues with the story, but overall I was extremely pleased. My main issues center around Amy Adams as Lois Lane. I think she's a great actress, but I just don't think she fits the character mold. I also don't like how quickly she becomes acquainted with Clark. Aside from that, I think the film paints a great picture for old and new fans alike. Also, Henry Cavill was an excellent choice to play Superman. I will now see everything he's in. His face.. His lips.. His jaw.. His body.. HOT!
I wanted to see World War Z for one reason and one reason only. This reason is Brad Pitt. Brad plays a United Nations employee who races around the world to stop a zombie pandemic. This one's good, not great. I was definitely entertained, but waited through a lot of action to be left with a simple ending. I wanted a little bit more.
Last but not least, we've got The Internship. I love Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn together, but this is no Wedding Crashers. I've gone back and forth with this one. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd probably give it a 6.5. The movie starts off with the two singing Alanis Morissette loudly in a convertible. This scene gave me really high hopes because it's hilarious. I did end up laughing out loud numerous times throughout the movie. There were scenes and characters that were really annoying though. If you love Owen and Vince, it's worth a watch, but I'd Redbox it.