So I was traveling for work these past two weeks, and had two transatlantic flights to watch movies on. Here's what I saw:
-Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The plot felt rushed, especially at the end, but I really enjoyed this movie. Chris Pine was a good Jack Ryan, and they adapted his origin from the books pretty well (though did deviate quite a bit, the themes were all there).
-Taken 2. I was worried that this would just be too weird. Like, the plot to Taken was so well enclosed that it would be way too implausible that it would happen again. But I think they did a decent job of it. I had fun, and didn't find it any less believable than the first one.
-The Muppets Movie (the 2012 one). This was just purely adorable all the way through.
-The Muppets Most Wanted. No. I didn't like this at all. It had some humour, but the way it disregarded so much of the previous one was lame. And I just didn't find it as funny.
I also re-watched World War Z, but was so tired that I turned it off 20 minutes before the end. I really do enjoy this movie, but flights were long and I was sick. World War Z's main failing is its name, I believe. It makes you anticipate a reasonably-faithful adaptation of the book of the same name, but is instead an entirely different story that draws a few very minor inspirations from the book. If it were called "Zombie Apocalypse" or any other name, I would like it more, and I think so would many others.
-Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars
"Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men!"
"Unless evil's carrying the Martini tray, darling."
-Frank and Sadie Doyle