Movie Mania!!!

Are you ready for this???? I watched a few, just a few movies this weekend. I wanted to share my thoughts about them with you…..maybe you care/maybe you don’t! LOL!! I have these listed in order of worst to best. So let’s start………….

Abduction with Taylor Lautner!
Ok, I remember wanting to see this in the theater and I was excited to finally be able to rent this movie….and well, the excitement stopped there. Here is all you need to know about this boring movie….
Taylor Lautner can do a roundhouse kick, he takes his shirt off, he can punch, he can jump high, he makes out on a train. There is something having to do with a phone and “secret numbers” but you are never told anything else. I have no idea what this movie was about and my review is…….wait until it airs on like TBS in 5 years… are missing NOTHING!

Rise of Planet of the Apes
So I was very nervous to rent this movie and that is why I didn’t see it in the theater…..why? I know these animals are all CG but regardless I do not like ANY mistreatment of animals in movies. And I will say this is a good movie, a good concept but if you have a tender heart like me then this is SUCH a Debbie Downer of a movie. Really, I thought it was so depressing. Long story short these animals are mistreated…..they get mad and smart….then fight back. Very sad all around! Moving on……………….

We Bought a Zoo!
Let me start by saying man o man I WISH I could buy a Zoo!!!! This movie is PG but it was SOO much more than a kid movie watching this family restore a zoo. This movie had heart, soul, humor and was utterly cute! Matt Damon’s character lost his wife,  he moves his kids to get a new start ..hence the house with a zoo. Watching him struggle to let go of his wife, move on and help his kids heal is herartbreaking. But this was the perfect day after Christmas movie! You really should go and see this! SOOO cute!

Here is the perfectly cute trailer………..

And finally…….we made it to my #1 pick: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

While I talk about this I wanted to share the “warning” for this movie with you so you can keep this in mind, if you ran out to see it based on me saying so and you were not prepared for a few of the scenes then you will be shocked! So please read this…………………….

 Warning: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2011) is not for kids or the faint of heart, its rated R – what I like to call a “hard R” because of things that make it borderline NC-17.  The MPAA lists the reason for GWTDT’s “R” as: “brutal violent content including rape, sexual assault and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language”.

Now, with that out of the way this movie was amazing. Amazing because the story was told so well, nothing out of the book was missed and in fact for me this cleared up so much….the book is SO in depth I found myself getting lost and seeing this come to life on the screen actually makes me want to pick up and read the sequel. This was amazing because of these two people below……….they were perfection. I could NOT believe how much this beautiful Rooney Mara became Lisbeth Slander, it was incredible. I mean this movie is one of those movies where the backdrop, the acting and even the transformation and look of the actors is truly a work of art. Two scenes I was worried about were very hard to watch on screen and Matt was a little shocked……….The director does not shy away either, you see everything and for maybe longer than makes you feel comfortable. Ha, it is so weird after saying that to say how great this movie is… has stuck with me, here 4 days later and I can’t get it out of my head. If you have seen this or will go see it….let me know, I want to hear what you thought!!!!!

Here is the trailer…..the song is perfection for this dark movie………………..


  1. mistymadisonjo
    December 28, 2011 / 4:02 pm

    My goodness, you have been busy!! I want to see the We Bought A Zoo, looks so great.

  2. Kendra
    December 28, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    My husband and I went to see Girl with a Dragon Tattoo Friday night at the Warren. He had read the book but I hadn't. I almost had to leave the theater at 2 points in the movie but I am so glad I didn't. I shielded my eyes and my husband told me when I could look again. The story, acting and amazing scenery was just phenomenal. I came to your blog shortly after to see if you had reviewed the book or the movie yet. I was anxious to read your thoughts on it.

Leave a Reply