This weekend, we finally got a chance to Redbox The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I went into it knowing that it got mixed to negative reviews, and unfortunately, I would have to agree with them.
Although I did not find the movie too long (the action helped move it along), I found the plot to be contrived and the special effects to be abysmal.
The worst, however, was the music. The score detracted from the film because of the elementary compositions and the comedic approach. Also, why was Phillip Phillips included in the film? The film was already dated and it is a shame that the only thing that is better than the original Spider-Man 2 is Spidey’s costume.
I do applaud Andrew Garfield’s acting, but Emma Stone stole the show. It’s too bad Jamie Foxx’s character was poorly written.
Here’s hoping The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will save the franchise.
Review: Veronica Mars — Season 1
I wanted to watch a couple shows this summer, and one of them was Veronica Mars. I heard that it was a sleuth/mystery/crime/detective show, and that the main character was a high school girl. Of course, I knew Kristen Bell thanks to the Disney behemoth of a movie Frozen, but what I didn’t know was that she was a great actress. She was able to portray a competent, confident, and compelling character. The main takeaway from the season for me was that it was so dark. It felt so grungy and I know the color palette played a part in this. But the city, the characters, and the crimes were not what I expected from a “teen” show. This is not the world of High School Musical. This was a hyper-real high school world, and one that is sadly closer to what I remember my high school being like rather than Troy and Gabriella’s East High. At the end of the first season, I find myself satisfied with the conclusions, but not necessarily caring how the plot will thicken. Instead, I find myself wanting to return because of the quality of the characters on the show, and that is definitely a good thing.
I would definitely recommend the first season of Veronica Mars.