Sunday, July 13, 2008

Drive-in movies

We went to the drive-in last night (yay for there still being a drive-in movie near us). We saw The Incredible Hulk and Baby Mama.
I wasn't that big a fan of The Hulk when it was on TV, and I didn't read the comics much when I was a kid either. And while he was the wrong shade of green, it was still a pretty good movie. I especially liked seeing Lou Ferrigno in the movie, and the chemistry between Liv Tyler and Edward Norton was amazing. It wasn't the same as the original Hulk, but it was still good, in my book.
As far as Baby Mama goes, it was funny as all get out, but rather predictable. DH liked it, and had seen the previews for it and had wanted to see it, so that was good.
Two weeks ago, we saw the new Rambo and Jumper. I liked Rambo, even though it was pretty gory (but also, from all the books I read that were written by the soldiers who had been in Viet Nam back in the 60's and 70's, very realistic). Personally, I thought the missionaries were fools for going up-river in Myanmar. It's all well and good to want to help, but when that help makes the lives of the people you're trying to help even worse (and can get you killed or taken hostage), well, I don't know what the answers are, but I'm just not altruistic enough to want to take those kinds of chances. The movie certainly made me think about oppression and military juntas ruling a country with an iron fist.
Jumper was a total change from Rambo. I can say that I wouldn't mind having that ability (to visualize a place and be able to translocate to it). There are jumpers and then there are paladins, who are out to kill all the jumpers they find (because "only God should have the power to be everywhere"). Some of the action was hard to follow because the jumping from place to place in the fight scenes happened so fast, but the special effects were pretty good. All in all, I enjoyed it, and wouldn't mind adding it to our DVD library.


  1. I'm kind of annoyed that they made yet ANOTHER Hulk movie. It wouldn't have been so bad if they'd picked up where the last one left off, but no... they're totally remaking a movie that just came out 5 years ago. As much as I like Edward Norton and Liv Tyler, just the whole idea annoys me.

    Hubby *coughdownloadedcough* got a hold of a copy of Jumper, and I liked it. I was a little surprised to see that Hayden Christensen could actually ACT! The Star Wars movies didn't exactly convince me of that. ;)

  2. They have a drive in about an hour from where I live, and it's awesome. The best cheeseburgers you will ever taste. They only show one show a week though. Not to mention, they are only open a few months a year. It's still a lot of fun.

  3. April - Ours is open from June through end of August, I think. We can only go every other weekend this summer, as DH now works nights and has to work every other weekend. But it's still fun, and we enjoy it. Found out this week that our drive-in even has its own website, so I can get online to check which movies are showing when. Gotta love that.


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