Took a break but I’m back with my Summer Movie Marathon Recap! Part IV includes movies released in 2012 but I was a bit late in posting, so instead I just gave a recap for them. Check them out!
#280 – Men In Black 3
Brings light back to what was once a dimming franchise
Despite a script that can’t be taken seriously and some cheesy dialogues here and there, MIB3 had enough moments to guarantee a good time for me and my relatives. It also had a nice ending which held everything in place. Kudos to Will Smith and Josh Brolin for a job well done. And yeah, Smith looks younger.
#281 – Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island
Great visuals, but that’s pretty much it
Journey 2 was quick to the draw and didn’t even bother to discuss further what happened between the sequel and the original. But good choice for them as no one would’ve cared anyway. Dwayne Johnson is being typecast as the go-to guy for sequels, but nevertheless he was quite good with his role replacing Brendan Fraser. The film did its best to appeal to many and it got me interested for a while. Sadly, as the movie went on it just got outright boring and monotonous. I wanted to like the whole film, but thanks to the second half I really couldn’t.
#282 – Snow White and the Huntsman
Relies too much on visuals and its concept that it forgets the story altogether
For a fairy tale, this film takes itself waaaay too seriously. There was little comic relief and the scenes were very gloomy most of the time. Snow White wasn’t cheerful to watch as well. I blame the direction, or the lack thereof, for making the film so confusing. While it offered an unsuspecting twist to the beloved Snow, the movie merely offered a hint of what it could’ve been had they livened the mood a bit or added a few happy characters. I didn’t even care about the cast at all. To be honest, the main actors were pretty decent with their roles, but it’s hard to separate Stewart and Hemsworth from Bella and Thor. In general, the film wasn’t really boring, it just wasn’t entertaining enough.