I've seen a couple of movies lately that I think are worth posting about. First of all, I went to see "Dear John" with my mom on Monday.
Since "Dear John" is a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book, I just had to see it! And the fact that Channing Tatum was in it didn't hurt at all, but don't tell Luke I said that ;-) Anyway, it was a good movie, and I'd recommend it. I really don't want to give anything away, so I won't say much about it. But who doesn't love a good romance movie set near the ocean? It definitely wasn't my favorite Nicholas Sparks book-made-movie, but it was worth seeing.
I haven't read the book at all, so really didn't know what to expect when I came into the theater. I had predictions, but they actually all proved to be wrong, and there was a twist or two that I definitely didn't see coming. And one great thing about it was that I only cried a little bit...not buckets like when I saw "A Walk to Remember," "Message in a Bottle," or "Nights in Rodanthe." :-)
The second movie I want to mention was one that I've been seeing previews for for MONTHS. I had seen so many previews for it, I couldn't NOT see it. I was just too curious. The movie I'm talking about, if you haven't figured it out, is "Shutter Island."
When I walked into the movie theater, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. And when the movie started unraveling, I only felt more and more in the dark. From the very beginning, the movie gave me a feeling of unrest. Seeing the dark and dreary island full of white-coated nurses and orderlies escorting around the patients/prisoners...it was all just very unsettling! Something just didn't feel right. It was very eerie!
Anyway, I got completely sucked in by the plot. It was one of those movies that made me forget that I was in a movie theater, and I actually felt like I was going through what the main character was going through. By the end of it all, I didn't know what was what anymore, or who to trust. It was great when it all came together in the end :-)
And it wasn't really a horror movie...there were no fancy scare tactics, and there weren't many special effects or "jump moments." But there were moments that in their simplicity were so bone-chillingly frightening, I could feel my pulse quickening and goose bumps rising on my arms!
I really enjoyed both movies, and would recommend either one! Especially Shutter Island. It was creepy, but not quite as scary as I was expecting. So don't let that stop you from seeing it!
What movies have you seen lately??