Today is the first official day of summer. In honor of that, I wanted to share some quick thoughts about the last four movies I saw in case you are interested in checking them out too!
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are both single parents who end up on a blind date together, though the outcome is not great. They wind up in Africa on separate family vacations, that are really together, and have to come to some kind of understanding in order to enjoy themselves. This was a sweet romance, and I liked their kids as well and how they had their own "stories" within the main story. It really is a blended film of families coming together.
The Fault in Our Stars
I saw this one at midnight with a friend and my sister and we all loved it. I think John Green is a fantastic storyteller and he really makes you feel for his characters. Therefore, having the movie stay so close to the book really did it justice. Most of you will cry if you see this, regardless of whether you have read the book beforehand or not. It's just a very emotional film. But it's also about living life, loving those around you, and being a good friend. I would definitely pay to see this again in theaters.
X-MEN: Days of Future Past
To be honest, I haven't seen the original X-MEN trilogy...however, I did see X-MEN: First Class so I was really excited to see the two worlds meet. Now that I've seen that, I really need to go back and watch the original films. Regardless, I think you could see and enjoy this movie if you've only seen First Class, but it will make you want to learn more about the future characters. The basic idea is that the future X-MEN are being killed off easily by a new weapon. They send Wolverine into the past to stop the moment where these weapons truly become the menace that will eliminate them. If he succeeds, the future will drastically change...as well as the past. Again, I really enjoyed this one. It was a longer film, but it keeps your interest. I saw it on father's day with my sister and parents and everyone liked it. It's a big deal if it keeps my mom's attention since she doesn't watch a lot of superhero/action films, so the fact that she really enjoyed it is a good sign!
22 Jump Street
I loved 21 Jump Street, so I was really excited to see the sequel. Now we all know that comedies don't always come out with the best sequels, but I did enjoy this one. 21 Jump Street is still my favorite, but I thought the sequel was funny in a lot of places and Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum just work really well together. I'd see them in anything together, pretty much. The overall storyline is basically the same, except the boys are in college this time. The joke throughout the movie is basically about the "second time being the same but less so." Of course this is a play on sequels in general, and not just the previous case. Anyway, I would recommend if you're really excited to see the movie. Otherwise, it would be a good one to rent. I'm glad to have seen it in theaters though. It was fun!