Memoirs of a Geisha (Movie)

This was not a movie that I would have paid to see, because watching the DVD would have been good enough for me. However, I won three tickets so we invited my parents to join us (they only had to buy one ticket) and we saw Memoirs of a Geisha at the movies.

I’m glad we did.

This movie was really good. It was much better than I thought it would be. The story grabbed me from the start and took me through to the end (just like any story should). The acting was superb, the setting authentic (in my opinion) and the plot enthralling.

It’s definitely a girl’s movie, but the men had no complaints and they both enjoyed it too. There were a few parts that left a lump in my throat, and the ending brought tears to my eyes. I didn’t sob, but I couldn’t stop the tears welling.

I believe I’ll pick up on more things during a second sitting, so I will watch it again when it comes out on DVD. If you are not sure if you want to see this movie or not…see it. You won’t be disappointed.

War of the Worlds (Movie)

A week ago we went to see War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise.

This movie has attracted some criticism, yet we thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me focused and involved, and at no time did I wonder about the time (which is usually an indication that I’m getting bored).

Some things were different from the original, but I didn’t feel that took anything away from the movie. The screaming of the daughter, Rachel, was tedious after a while and I also felt the ending was too quick but neither of these things spoilt the effect or the entertainment value.

Recommended as a must see. 😀

Robot

I saw this movie the other night and, unfortunately, I was disappointed with it. Usually I love these types of movie. They are fun to watch but there was something lacking from this one.

I admit that the play on words was amusing but I felt the plot was weak. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood to watch it, I don’t know, but it’s not a movie I’d be eager to see again and I certainly couldn’t recommend it.