Well, folks, it's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about the time of the year when Philadelphia fans realize that the Eagles aren't going to win this season, I'm talking about the time of the year when I review the movies currently blowing up the box office. Let me put a disclaimer on this first. I've not seen every movie. I haven't even seen Mockingjay yet. But I have seen some movies. And the ones that I saw were interesting. So, with that, welcome to my 1st Annual 2nd Week of December Movie Review. I've seen three movies in the past week, and now I have opinions.
The first movie that I saw was Undercover Bosses 2... Wait! Scratch that! I'm being informed that the title is in fact Horrible Bosses 2. Sorry, I get them mixed up because both of them put me to sleep. (Ba dum tisss!) I mean, the word horrible is in the title. What did you expect? It was alright, if you like watching bumbling idiots try to get something done. You know, like a modern Three Stooges, or... the government, I don't know. It has all of the characters from the first one, but just isn't that novel idea that the first one was. So in other words, it's a sequel. Two out of four stars, because I laughed and love the actors, but thought that the first one was better.
The second movie that I saw was Interstellar. When I wasn't bawling my eyes out like a baby at the incredibly sad story line, I was confused as to what was going on. The ending sums it up really well, or as well as any Christopher Nolan ending sums up a movie, which is not at all. Overall, I enjoyed it because the acting was great and the graphics were amazing. Four out of four stars, even though I left the theater confused and wet. Also, cried a lot and couldn't follow the plot.
The third and final film that I saw was Top Five. At first, I thought I was watching Chris Rock read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. They said the N-word more times than Django Unchained. The almost entirely African American audience that was watching the movie with me seemed to really enjoy it, so I didn't mind. I mean, it's Chris Rock. He and Kevin Hart, who by the way, is in every movie coming out this holiday season, actually comment on their use of the N-word in one of the funnier scenes of the movie. They threw in a love story akin to Cinderella, so I'm predicting that it becomes the date movie of the season. Plus, it's made up entirely of comedians, which almost makes me wet myself more than Interstellar. Overall, three out of four stars, only because they didn't invite me to be in the movie.
So there you have it. The reviews are in. Go see the movies and form your own opinions. Happy watching!!!