#5: (500) Days of Summer & #6: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – 100 (New) Movie Challenge 2012

I’m now up to #8 – things have slowed somewhat since I got back to uni because, as it turns out, the final term in my third year of uni is really hard. But I’ve still managed to force myself to watch a few movies.

#5: (500) Days of Summer (2009) – I guess it was inevitable that with the UK arrival of US sitcom New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel I would have to go back and take a look at one of her biggest movies (no, not the horrific pile of space junk that was the 2005 version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), (500) days of Summer. I don’t really feel it’s necessary for me to write reviews of films here, so instead I’m just going to say how they made me feel. This one, while entertaining, really pissed me off too. Zooey Deschanel’s character Summer could not make up her stupid, quirky mind as to whether she wanted to be with Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and while it may be a somewhat realistic situation in the ever-awkward world of relationship politics, dragging someone along for 18 months isn’t at all classy. Admittedly, I saw the film about three weeks ago, I can no longer remember the specifics, but I know that I think I feel like Summer was totally unreasonable, so I’m sticking with that.

#6: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) – Other than Simon Pegg’s goofy character for some reason acting like a total douchebag for half the film, the fourth incarnation of MI movie series is absolutely rockin’-ly awesome. Seriously. It’s funny, action-packed and it looks absolutely gorgeous on the big screen. If there ever was one reason to go to the cinema this would be it. Now I wish I’d seen it in IMAX because apparently it’s even better in that format. But still, if you rent this movie, turn the lights down and the speakers up.


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