Thursday, March 22, 2018

Movie night: Jumanji and Downsizing

The other night we had a two rental night which is SO rare these days to have two movies that we want to see.  Usually we have Redbox or video store rent one, get one free and we have to really struggle to find a number two.  Eww, that sounded gross.   You know what I meant.  But this time, Jumanji and Downsizing came out the same day and we both wanted to see them so woo hoo for movie night!

Downsizing- (affiliate link)- Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig- This one seemed like one of Hollywood's more original ideas so we were down.   This movie redefined the term "trailer duped" for us.  We thought it was a comedy and while there were a few random chuckles, the massive twist came rather early and we were like "where the heck can it go from here!?"  It was kind of a downer and while the cleaning lady was cute, she was also incredibly hard to understand so that made it kind of frustrating.  It's not that it was a bad movie and we expected to see some down sides to downsizing (no pun intended) but I'm so glad the Mr put it in first because it wouldn't have been how I wanted to round out the evening.  We were also ticked some of the scenes in the trailer were cut like the Vodka bottle doubling as a HUGE water tank for the city which we thought was hilarious.  It makes me wonder how many other great funny scenes were cut.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle(affiliate link)- Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black- Since I am a die hard Robin Williams fan, I had mixed feelings about if I was ever going to see this one.  The original (affiliate link) was so well done and I felt it disrespectful to remake anything he's done.  Thankfully, it's not a true reboot.  It's not a board game this time but a video game since "nobody plays board games anymore."  *rolling eyes*  A detention class gets sucked into the video game and Dwayne, Kevin and the gang are their alter egos in the game which is pretty friggin' hilarious.  It was really well done and watching Jack Black (a teen girl in "real life") deal with having a weenie was pure gold.  There's a nod to Robin Williams' Alan Parrish character.  Keep your eyes open when they go to Nick Jonas' jungle home for the first time.  Full of action and laughs.

What have you rented lately?

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1 comment:

  1. We are in total agreement on both movies. Jumanji was such a nice surprise because I did question why they had to remake it, but now that I know it is a true sequel I think they did an amazing job. Downsizing was a letdown in a lot of ways. It has value as an original idea but that is about all.


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