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The Avengers have arrived!


Unfortunately I did not get the chance to see Thor at the theater under its first run.  Good luck to me that on the day that Captain America was releasing to theaters nationwide, our local not for profit community cinema was showing Thor!  So last night my husband and I went down to the super low-priced, awesomely comfortable and reasonably concessioned theater and we enjoyed Thor.  Quite a pleasant surprise it was to us that this was such a masterful movie.  It was beautiful and it was everything that a movie about the God of Thunder should be.

Then today….today we went to see Captain America.  Let me start off by saying that we did spring for 3D to see this one.  It was the first of the comic book/super hero movies we had gone to see in 3D.  We have decided that for our money, we would prefer 2D.  Some of the 3D effects make it almost too much going on at once to catch everything that is going on up there on the screen.  I would love to see this movie again in 2D so that I can compare.  It just did not seem to add enough to justify the extra money.

All of that aside, this movie KICKED FUCKING ASS!  It was brilliant.  I am almost desperately hungry for the next Avengers movie.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

My husband is one that likes to read up on things and he likes to know what is going on with the movie before he sees it.  He likes to read the gossip and speculation.  I prefer to be surprised.  I LOVE movies.  There is no way around it.  Some movies that others hate, I love.  I love the experience of being in another place and time for a while.

Very rarely is there a movie that I hate, but with that same measure, it is rare that there is a movie I adore.  I have a very soft spot for super hero and comic book movies.  Especially of the Stan Lee/Marvel variety. (I do admit that I am also a sucker for a good Batman movie.)

I do highly recommend that you all see this movie.  I will not give any spoilers in any of my blog posts but will offer my completely honest opinion.  See it!  You will be glad you did!

Until Next Time,

Lucky Star

P.S. Be sure that you always stay until AFTER the credits anytime you see a Marvel movie.  If you are a true fan you know what I am talking about 🙂

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Vampires, Werewolves and Wizards…Oh My!!


Ok so most of us  have at the very least heard of Harry Potter and Twilight.  I will start this by saying that I am a very big fan of both series of books.  I am an adoring fan of the Harry Potter movies of which I have seen every last one in theaters, most with my son starting from the tender age of 3.    Not such a big fan of the Twilight movies.  The first one kind of ruined it for me.  My son likes them though so we will continue to go see them.

I am just a bit confused.  I know that Wizards go to Hogwarts.  I know that Werewolves, like any other respectable were creature, turn into their animal form at the full moon.  But since when do Vampires sparkle? I seem to recall a time when the sun was one of the things used to kill a vampire, not to make it all shiny and pretty.  A vampire certainly would not seek out the sun unless they were trying to kill themselves.

I am all for alternate reality but there should at the very least be an explanation of why something is the way it is.  I will re-iterate that I am a big fan of the Twilight series.  I was glued to the pages from start to finish.  My son has even read the first three books (he is waiting until the movies for Breaking Dawn come out to read that book).  I just don’t understand WHY they sparkle.

Another thing I don’t understand.  Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Parts 1&2 were necessary.  It was a massive battle and well…I will not give ANY spoilers but will say that the end of that beautiful series did need to be 2 movies so that they could give us more detail and keep more in.  When it was announced that Harry Potter would be a 2 part movie, it was soon after announced that Breaking Dawn would be also.  Why?  There really wasn’t enough in that book to warrant 2 movies, in MHO.  I dunno.  Maybe I just don’t get it.  Can someone please explain it to me?  And PLEASE someone explain why they sparkle…..