WE BOUGHT A ZOO (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars
For those not in the know, Colin Ford plays the young Sam Winchester on Supernatural! Even though he’s kinda emo and has lots of teenage angst in the show, he’s still so handsome! And I like it that his love interest is Elle Fanning! She’s so pretty! Somehow I prefer her to her sister, Dakota. Maybe I watched Dakota shrieked too many times on War of the Worlds.
Rosie Mee: What about the Easter Bunny?
Setting up a zoo isn’t easy or cheap and Benjamin Mee must have earned loads as a reporter. The animals are all interesting – I didn’t know tigers chuffed. Rosie, the daughter, is really adorable and really helps to bond the men of her family at times! Matt Damon is so fatherly in this show, you can’t hardly imagine him as Jason Bourne.
One of the more heartwarming family-oriented movies I’ve seen recently.
SUPER 8 (2011)
– 4 out of 5 stars
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends were out after dark filming their zombie movie with their Super 8 camera when they witnessed a train crash. Strange things start to happen in their town – missing people, lost dogs and stolen electronic devices like microwaves and car engines.
I didn’t think I would like this as much as I did after watching it. I mean, there’s some extra-terrestrial element and I was hoping it wouldn’t be like Cloverfield because that was really nauseating (fact).Super 8 had themes of family and adolescent friendship and at the same time, the alien was freaking the townsfolk. Not gonna spoil much about the alien but I’d say the gas station scene freaked me out the most and I guess it’s a lesson for people who like to blast music on their earphones. The ending was believable too, so yeah, enjoying this was kinda unexpected.
The kids were funny, especially when they were filming and Charles can be quite the bully when he wants things to be perfect. It’s kinda amazing that these kids were know their stuff about filming, lighting and (zombie) makeup.
STAY DURING THE CREDITS TO WATCH THE KIDS’ ZOMBIE FILM!