Friday, 23 December 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

This is a movie that examines what we perceive to be reality, somewhat similar to The Matrix, but this is different.  We become acquainted with The Plan (destiny), and the concept that once in a while there are accidents, things that happen that are not part of The Plan, enter The Adjustment Bureau, a group whose responsibility it is make sure that these diversions are corrected. 

Now imagine a man falls in love with a woman and that is not part of The Plan.  What you end up with is Love vs. Destiny.  This movie is the story of the struggle between the two. 

It’s an interesting enough premise and an enchanting love story.  

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas

I'm not a huge fan of Christmas movies, but I do love the Harold and Kumar franchise.  This is the third installment of the series.  A few years have past since the last movie and the characters' lives have progressed in a realistic time continuum.  Well at least Harold’s has.  He’s married his dream girl and he’s now a member of the 1% that owns 99% of the wealth.  Kumar hasn’t fared quite as well.  He’s living in a dump, his girlfriend recently left him and he’s still nothing more than pothead looking for his next hit.  Throw Neal Patrick Harris in the mix (again) along with a pissed off mob boss, a waffle making robot (Wafflebot) and Father Christmas himself and you’ve got a wild ride of a Christmas movie. 

I have to admit that I didn’t expect much from this movie, but I was surprised.  This movie was so dumb that it was smart, so wrong that it was so right and so messed up that it was neat!  Harold and Kumar have done it again.  

One hint of advice, if you’re going to see it make sure that you see it in the 3D, there’s a couple of gags that really play up to the effect...have fun and Merry Christmas!