Monday, June 21, 2010

Valentines Day Review

Valentines Day Review by Dylan

Valentines Day is a chick flick of big proportions, as you could tell by the stars names involved. Directed by Garry Marshall (Pretty Women, The Princess Diaries) this movies brings a line of A class stars, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Kathy Bates, Anne Hathaway and the list does continue.

With this list of stars you’d be up for some a great movie, unfortunately it’s half and half.

The movies centres around several different couples and singles all on Valentines Day. This is interesting at first but as the more characters get added you can find yourself losing an interest in one character and liking another, this also leads you to dread the time when one characters is on and your favourite characters is getting so little screen time. This wouldn’t be a problem if there weren’t so many stories to follow but with so many characters and so little reason to like half of them it’s a drag at times.
The comedy is the strong point of the film bringing some good laughs are Queen Latifah, Jennifer Garner and even Taylor Swift. There are some good one liners through the film which keeps the pace going enough to keep you interested.

The acting all round is good and didn’t find anything extraordinary good or bad, it’s every actor doing a good job but not pushing for great, which is a let down.

The music was good and well placed and the editing was what you’d except for a movie of this type very calm, the movie does do a good job of seamlessly moving from characters to characters all over the place.

This isn’t a great movie but it isn’t all that bad. Guys can enjoy this as girl will do as well and it’s something fun to watch once but I wouldn’t watch it again in a hurry. It’s worth checking out for all the great actors in one movie, but if that doesn’t interest you I’d give it a miss and hope the next chick flick will provide some originality and take a risk somewhere.

Acting: 7
Writing: 6.5
Direction: 6
Production: 7

Overall 6.62

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