This past summer passed by so quickly, I hardly saw as many movies at the theater as I would have liked. I did, however, manage to cram a state move, job change, wedding, and bridesmaid duty into the summer, so I tried not to skimp half-heartedly.
A few weeks ago, I read a simple, yet beautiful post by Ryan at The Matinee. Now that autumn has reared its head and summer has ceased, Ryan used one line per movie he saw over the summer months to sum up lessons the movies taught him. I decided to follow suit, so here are what the movies of summer 2014 taught AEOS:
I learned that a reboot with better lead actors doesn’t make it better than the original franchise.
I learned that even Seth Rogen can get away with playing the “responsible” character.
I learned that a movie can deliver on all of its promises when Bryan Singer is at the helm.
I learned that there’s no shame in crying at the theater when I’ve witnessed an actress’s best performance yet.
I learned that while poor marketing can prevent people from attending, a great movie will still perform well from good word-of-mouth.
I learned that funny sequels do exist, but I especially appreciate that they realize it’s time to stop making sequels.
I learned that forcing robot machines to take a backseat to inconsequential and uninteresting humans in a movie about robot machines doesn’t work.
I learned that getting lost in a great movie is the best possible feeling a summer day at the movies can bring.
I learned that heart can be found in the most unlikely of movies.
I learned that a plot works well only when you have good writing to back it up.
I learned that a movie does exist where no one except Chris Pratt should play the lead role.
I learned that Harry and Sally weren’t the only ones trying to figure out this whole opposite sex friends thing, and making a charming movie about it for this generation is certainly worth it.
I learned that sometimes stupid comedies shouldn’t be anything more than stupid comedies. And that’s okay.
I learned that even the best of intentions to adapt a novel to film can leave you disappointed and wanting.
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It’s your turn now. What did summer at the movies teach you? Please join the discussion below, because I would love to know your thoughts.