'Twas the (3) night(s) before Christmas, when all through the cinema every creature was stirring, even a mouse. The ropes were hung and put over the necks with care, in hopes that this godawful movie would soon end.'
This was my experience during the Annie remake, believe it or not. Except for the fact that I didn't tie a rope. But anyway, it's once again time to recap the last seven days of movie watching, and I warn you, I may start to ramble on when I get to the bad (I may also want to edit that sentence out once I actually write the paragraph, but I'm too lazy to press the backspace button a few times), but we'll see how that goes.
I've hinted at a lack of sleep every once in a while, but I've also hinted at that going away. Three weeks in and I can honestly tell you that this isn't the case. I'm exhausted, although that may be a rather unfair statement seeings as how I was up until 1am last night having a Lord of the Rings marathon, followed by a 6:30am awakening. But whatever, the point is that I'm tired. I'm fine with that, however. I'm not sick (yet), but even if I was I could still demolish a lot of movies. Whatever. I'm straying from the topic.
This week featured a heck of a lot more rewatches than the previous two weeks, yet for some reason none of these rewatches were Bond movies. I'm not sure why, but they just weren't. I had a week off Bond and I lived to tell the tale. Most of these rewatches slot into either the highlights or the lows of the weeks, all with the exception of This is the End. It's a bloody hilarious film and all, but not amazing enough to slot into my highs. Still, it makes me want to watch The Interview even more. Freaking North Korea, right?
Seeings as how I rewatched a lot of films this week, of course there's going to be a lot of highs. I don't really rewatch that many bad movies (although more on that in the next paragraph). This week saw me going through all six Middle-Earth movies in chronological order (and the extended editions, of course). I went through the first two Hobbit movies, which I seem to love more that most, and then watched the upcoming final Hobbit movie, which I seem to love less than most. It's still amazing, but a little underwhelming. Other highs include the other three Lord of the Rings movies (the third of which I would consider to be a flawless film), the hilarious Lego Movie, the highly original Her, the mesmerising masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one of the year's best films, The Rover, and a first time viewing of Team America: World Police, because yet again, freaking North Korea, right?
I was thankful to find that there were only 4 bad movies I saw this week, two of which I'd seen before. These two were the original Annie and the Johnny Depp/Angeline Jolie action thriller, The Tourist. Annie I hate with a passion, much like with the remake which I also watched this week. The Tourist was a film I enjoyed in the cinemas, but upon rewatching it I found that I was very very wrong back in 2010. It's atrociously bad, full go bland storytelling and even blander dialogue. The other film I saw was slightly better, thank god. Friday the 13th: Part 7 may not be good, but it ain't mind numbing either.
So, yeah. That's another week of this challenge down, with just over a week to go. I've now seen 66 films this month, meaning I've got 10 days to get through another 34. I'm a little behind, but I'm confident I can do it. It would probably help if I weren't trying to cram in as many last minute 2014 reviews as possible, but what the hell, it's not 2014 every year so I may as well make the most of it. Wait, what?