Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movie Reviews

Tim got me a few movies to watch while I am recuperating. Becoming Jane, this was a pretty good movie overall. I give it a 4 out of 5. If you are a Jane Austen fan then you would like it--it's about her. I guess it's based on a rumored romance, the guy names his first daughter Jane so it must be true, right? It's hard to know a lot about Jane's personal life since her sister burned her letters after her death. The Forbidden Kingdom, a kung fu movie with Jackie Chan and Jet Li. It's based on an Asian fairy tale about the immortals and the monkey king--famous in China. An American kid gets sent there to help the monkey king. It's an entertaining show, our kids loved it. It's not intense, mostly comical but it does stimulate the male martial arts gene afterward. Warning there is some use of the sh word in the beginning but once that passes I think it is fine--watch it first if you want to be sure--we did then Tim muted it (it's the bully at the beginning). I give it 3 stars. The last movie he got was the new Indiana Jones. It was definitely not as good as 1 or 3 but it was still entertaining and as far as I can remember it was clean. Tim saw it with his work last summer so none of the rest of us had seen it. I also give it 3 stars. Last night I watched Amazing Grace. We own it, it is a must own movie!!! I give it 5 plus stars! The story is fabulous and the acting equal to it. It is a period piece about William Wilberforce the British abolitionist--anti-slavery. The name is given for the hymn written by his pastor John Newton a repented/converted slave trader. I know I have written about this before in emails but I thought I'd post it so more people can support this awesome movie! I've watched it before but I wanted to watched it again, it is a great true story! Rent it or buy it!!!!!


Erinlizabeth said...

I love and own Amazing Grace too!

Hiedi said...

Oh, I've been wanting to see some of those (Becoming Jane & Amazing Grace). Thanks for the reminder!! I know there are a lot of good movies out there that I want to see, but when I try to remember what they are it seems that I can't remember most of them so I never end up seeing them. Pass along any other titles you've really loved. I'll put them in my Netflix queue.