Monthly Archives: August 2013

We’re the Millers (2013)


them illersA more vulgar theme of comedy is somewhat the current trend of this genre. Several years ago, comedy movies are often rated for general audiences or PG 13. Today with some vulgarity in concept and scenes, some films of this genus are rated for adult and matured audience. The We’re the Millers movie is a good example of this kind and is currently being appreciated positively by the viewing masses.

The movie received a good start at its opening weekend, they hit the sales meter to 26 Million. The Miller’s was played by Jennifer Aniston as Rose O’Reilly, Jason Sudeikis as David Clark, Will Poulter as Kenny Rossmore and Emma Roberts as Casey Mathis. These unbalance combinations make the movie very interesting and funny. We cannot expect less from the veteran actress Aniston which her popularity really tag along with the movie and made it a looked-for movie of the year. She is perfect for the role and really a comic in her performance. Jason Sudeikis corresponds to the performance of Anniston and their matchup made the movie a salty adult comedy. Playing the masquerade children are Will and Kenny which is known for their performance in their previous films. The two youngsters complete the Miller and spice up the adventure of the make believe family.     

The plot centers on the deal made by David from a big time drug lord which is to carry a smidgen of marijuana across the border of Mexico to the US but the deal turns out not to be easy as a checkpoint and other hazard needs to be cleared especially when the amount of weeds are more than a man can carry. Here is where the three main characters are drug in as David create a fake family of his own to accompany him in transporting the weeds.

The movie is not all good feedback. Still it has low points that are clearly seen in the movie. First the movie do not have jokes and humor that is solid and strong, those kind of laughs that stick to the minds of the viewers. Second, although all stars are good in their performance, it seems Anniston is the leading personality in this film. She outshines everyone and does living them as secondary characters.  

The film is an entertaining movie release in 2013. It may not be the best of comedy movies but it can really put a smile on your face.               



The Smurfs 2 (2013)


The Smurfs is a blockbuster TV cartoon series in 1980. Raja Gosnell has seen its potential as an animated movie and in 2011, it takes the worldwide movie screen with a wildly gross sales of $560 Million. Gosnell makes a second attempt to present these little blue creatures in cinema. With reference to the success of the first film, it is expectable that the second movie will be created.

Fotor0811115339The first Smurfs movie doesn’t have an easy way to the heart of the critics and commentators. It was not a smooth flow for the movie and statements keep coming with harsh words filling it. The second sequel is experiencing the same situation and critics are very vocal in presenting their reviews and opinions to this film. The only option of the film is to have the same gross sales, or more if possible, like with the first movie. This will prove that the movie is simply great and critics are somewhat too harsh in their views.

The film is purely kids’ stuff

The film is thought to be for kid’s entertainment. Others see it to be really entertaining and family will really enjoy it while others view it as a crappy no value movie. The Smurf is simply good for the kids and bad for adults. Comparing it to other animated movies like Monster University and Despicable me, it really sucks and far out of greatness. But then again Gosnell, I presumed, targeted young audience which is the real market of Smurfs. From the time it was a comic page, to the cartoon series and now as a film, the visible target viewers are kids and those who are once kids watching the Smurfs cartoons. We can say that with reference to how we currently view animated movie, both sequels are not on the level of people’s expectation. I think the main objective of the viewers is to really just know the story and enjoy the Smurfs cuteness and adorableness. The production is descent and 3D effects are fine. So the main subject of debate here is whether you enjoy it as kid stuff or be disappointed because it’s just a kid stuff.

The Smurfs 2 still has the period to show their potential in the market. If they succeed again in getting big worldwide gross sales, then I believe that creating it is a right thing to do. Enjoying it is simply letting go of your critics-like thinking and letting yourself enjoy it like a child.