I have seen many many movies in the last couple of days. First, to distract me from my upcoming exams and now, as a reward for being done with all my exams. I can only truly recommend one of the four films and that would be
- „Munich“ by Steven Spielberg: I am a big fan of Steven Spielberg. His range in genres and his ability to simply entertain people is undoubtable. Munich is entertaining. It is a Thriller after all, but I did not expect, that it would be so touching. Spielberg tells the story of a young Mossad agent, Avner, and his ‚job‘ to hunt down the Black September Terrorists, that initiated the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Olympic Games. For me, the basic message of „Munich“ is, that every terrorist action and every killing is followed by another one and another one. Every terrorist that dies will be replaced by another one and in the end, all that there is is pain and suffering and the realization, that it will never stop! The end scene was kind of set up (World Trade Center) and really got me. I knew it was coming and still cried… No movie, that I will watch again, but a definite must-see. Oh, and there are three great German Actors in the film: Moritz Bleibtreu as Andreas, Meret Becker as Yvonne and Hanns Zischler as Hans.
- „Prime“ by Ben Younger: Prime with Uma Thurman an Meryl Streep is a film, that can be very fun to watch on DVD I guess, but for me, it was not worth seeing it at the theater. In my opinion, the studio made the big mistkae of giving away the punchline in the previews already and when you know this, the movie isn’t that much fun anymore. There were some funny scenes and I liked the realistic ending. Meryl Streep was good and Bryan Greenber was hot! Just an average romantic comedy/ drama.
- „Must love dogs“ by Gary David Goldberg: such a waste of time. I usually love romatic comedies, but this one is boring, not funny and Diane Lane and John Cusack have no chemistry at all. The dogs are cute, but that is about the only positive thing I can say about this film. Yawn!
- „Mr. an Mrs. Smith“ by Doug Liman: Okay, I admit it, I have seen this extremly funny and unrealistic movie twice now and I still like it. It is even better in English (well, every movie loses so much, when it is dubbed) and I really like Brad and Angelina together. Fun, fun, fun!