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Summer movie round-up

In one word: disappointing. Out of all the movies that I saw between May and these first few days of August, only two I can honestly say I enjoyed – Star Trek, and The Brothers Bloom. And Trek wasn't even all that good, just a solid reboot to an old story.

The Brothers Bloom on the other hand was a great movie. It was funny, clever, and at times weird. Amazing if it hadn't been for the people I had to watch it with. Kids! "Get off my lawn!" – and all that. I would have liked to watch it I again but apparently it was shown only in KL and I was only there for a day. Is the DVD out by the way?

As for the rest of them? I read the reviews for Terminator: Salvation but ignored them and saw it anyway. Regretted that. I was expected a movie with John Connor as the main character and what I got was a movie that is itself confused about what it is about.

I did not ignore the reviews for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but I never liked the first movie anyway so no loss really. The reviews were hilarious by the way. If anything positive can be said to come from that movie the reviews are it.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was… bland. Oh, it's pretty and all – but nothing seems to happen in the movie. I spent the whole time just waiting for stuff to happen and when it does, all I can say is "That's it?" Dumbledore's death and Snape's reveal at the end just fell flat for me.

And I also saw Monsters vs. Aliens but that's not really a summer movie (I enjoyed it – which is the polite way of saying it was "meh." 3D definitely made it better).

I probably won't be seeing G.I. Joe.

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