Sunday, March 21, 2010
This movie exceeded all of my good expectations. It was great! The director Thor Freudenthal did much better than I thought he would. I can relate his middle school to mine. It had a couple of cheesey jokes, yes but it had more really funny ones than the cheesey ones. I thought this was very well casted too. A lot of people reviewing this thinks Zach Gordon, (the kid who plays greg) is too young but actually, he looks about the size of a lot of 6th graders at my school. You don't have to read the books for this movie if you want to enjoy it. You can just go. For those of you who are concerned that the film is nothing like the book, it stays pretty close. I probably rate this movie 7.5/10.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
I do have hopes and concerns for this movie so I hope this turns out as a good post.
HOPES: It would be nice if it were close to the book, and it seems like it from the trailer. Another hope is that it won't have the same really cheesey comedy that the director has done before (Hotel For Dogs). I also want a great cast. The casting for this was hard because the book doesn't state any details of what the characters look like. They just had the stick figures to go by. We'll see how they pulled it off.
CONCERNS: This first concern relates to the second hope. I'm concerned it will have that cheesey comedy. I also am concerned this movie is going to be nothing like real middle school which the book kind of is. My final concern is that they'll add in a ton of extra parts that totally mess up the plot which has ruined a lot of movies I've seen. That's all for now!