Monday, 6 September 2010
coming of age 80’s style
Lover: Taken from IMDB
“I love this movie. Truly love it. Being a fan of movie's like "Superbad" and "Knocked Up", I was really looking forward to seeing this, but it was a hell of a lot better than I expected. The Story-line is a great and the characters are fantastic, which nearly everybody can relate to. Kristen Stewart delivers a spectacular role as Em, and Jesse Eisenberg doesn't disappoint. The thing I like most about this movie is Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. They play the characters of two people who have no expression, and get wound up easily( the scene with the baseball bat is one I will not forget!) There are so many quotes which will make you laugh by these two, my favourite being, 'Litterbug, in the clown mouth!.' Also, the soundtrack is brilliant with some great songs which i would recommend keeping an ear out for. For all ages, young and/or old, Adventureland will not disappoint! 10/10.”
Good review for a good movie.
Hater: Taken from IMDB
“This is one of the most boring, pointless movies I've ever wasted a night watching. There is little more to the plot than a dude working a crappy job and dealing with a crappy love life. If the filmmakers were attempting to illustrate what a pathetic and soulless decade the 1980's were, job well done, but my guess is they were simply trying to cash in on the success of better written quasi comedies such a Juno and the like. It's been a long time since I've wasted time on a movie that was so boring and pointless. It was billed as a comedy, and as far as laughs go this gets an F-. The acting is mediocre at best, which is really a waste considering the overall talent of the cast. There's not much hope for bringing to life a script that is truly a sh*t sandwich.”
Well everyone’s a critic…
What I thought:
Considering “coming of age, teen comedies etc etc” come out more often then they are really needed, Adventureland like Superbad or Juno before it is a breath of fresh air. It has a subtle approach to the issues you face growing up, meaning that the comedies not in your face, there’s no real gross out comedy or obvious and dumb toilet humour. Adventurland is just a sweet tale of two people working at a small theme park, a realistic blossoming romance which is heart warming to watch.
The characters are all recognizable and acted well, Jesse Eisenberg doing his best not to be Michael Cera, Kirsten Stewart trying to throw off those vampires and Ryan Reynolds playing against his typecast. All three actors owe the director and the script a lot, for giving them characters that are ever so slightly different from what they are known for. It’s just a lovely funny story, not side splittingly hilarious just funny and feel good.