Two years ago, my sister insisted that I needed to see Wreck-It Ralph before Christmas. I turned around and said that she needed to see the first Hobbit movie (although she’s not really a fan of Middle Earth, she loves Martin Freeman). We decided, what the heck? Let’s see them both in the same day. Thus Double Movie Day was born.
This year was our third year in a row to celebrate Double Movie Day. Last year, we saw Frozen and the second Hobbit. We could very well have kept up with tradition and gone to see a Disney movie and then the final film in the Hobbit trilogy, but the big white thing in the new Disney movie scares me and I have way too many problems with what I’ve heard of the third Hobbit movie to sit through it in the theater. Instead, we decided on The Theory of Everything and Night at the Museum 3.
Now, I’m not a reviewer at heart. However, I do very much love giving my opinion on films. Instead of making this a beautiful and eloquent piece about the highs and lows of the movies, I’m going to format this post the way I did when I “reviewed” Godzilla over the summer: https://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/godzilla-a-very-girly-review/
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Thoughts on The Theory of Everything
*This movie looks so good. I can’t wait to see it.
*Stephen Hawking is really smart. I hope I understand this movie.
*I wonder what young Stephen Hawking would have said if someone had told him that he would grow up to be a guest star on The Big Bang Theory.
*I had no idea Stephen Hawking was English.
*Eddie Redmayne is really cute. I’m attracted to a guy playing a young Stephen Hawking. I don’t know how to feel about this.
*I love guys in glasses and cardigans.
*This movie is just beautiful. It’s just a beautiful movie. The music, the cinematography, the lighting, the camera angles. Everything about this movie is beautiful.
*OMG his roommate is Khaleesi’s creepy brother.
*He’s hot too.
*Stephen Hawking asked her to dance! This is so romantic!
*OMG his professor is LUPIN!
*He’s not hot. Sorry, Lupin.
*Must stop thinking about The Big Bang Theory.
*This movie constantly has me on the verge of tears.
*I’m loving this movie because it makes math, science, and intellect so beautiful. It’s brilliant and artistic.
*Eddie Redmayne deserves an Oscar nomination. His portrayal of Stephen Hawking and his initial diagnosis and progression of his Lou Gehrig’s Disease is raw, passionate, and heartbreaking.
*At least we know Stephen Hawking doesn’t die.
“What do Sheldon Cooper and a black hole have in common? They both suck. Neener neener.”
Thoughts on Night at the Museum 3
*Rami Malek. You are so cute. Why are you not in the first two movies more? Why are you not in more movies in general? I need more of your cuteness.
*Steve Coogan and Owen Wilson are hilarious together.
*Love Ben Stiller’s caveman doppelganger.
*I LOVE Rebel Wilson! “What, have you never seen a gorgeous woman before who could be a model if she didn’t love pizza so much?”
*Teddy Roosevelt + Sacajawea = OTP
*MATTHEW FROM DOWNTON ABBEY IS LANCELOT AND OMG HE IS HILARIOUS.
*The whole exchange between Pharaoh Ben Kingsley and Ben Stiller about basically everything in Exodus is, quite frankly, one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen in a movie theater in a long time. “Laugh out loud. Yeah, that’s what I did.”
*Seriously, Rami Malek. Be in more movies. You were so cute in Breaking Dawn but you only had like, two scenes. You deserve your own saga.
*Why is this movie so funny? Why am I laughing so hard? What am I even watching?
*HUGH JACKMAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!
*I’m glad Dan Stevens ditched Downton Abbey. He was never this funny as Matthew. “Yes, hop, hop, hop! You are REAL!”
*Owen Wilson, I thought you should know, I’ve always had a weird Texas crush on you.
*Why is no one in London questioning the Knight in Shining Armor riding through the streets on a white steed? Is this just an everyday thing in London?
*Bus scene. Hilarious.
I do need to take a moment to be serious here before I end this post. This was Robin Williams’ final live-action film. I went in to this film knowing that I probably wouldn’t make it through without tearing up, but I didn’t expect to break down completely. I’m not going to tell you his final lines in the film, because I think they’re something you need to experience for yourself. All I can tell you is that they broke my heart. It seemed a goodbye message, not only to Larry from Teddy, but to all movie-goers from an actor we all loved dearly, and whose absence we still mourn. It’s not fair that so many movies will exist without Robin Williams. It’s not fair that such a great and wonderful life was cut short by such a tragic and shattering disease. I will undoubtedly be seeing this movie again, and I will undoubtedly shed tears once again listening to Robin Williams bid us farewell.
“For Robin Williams. Magic Never Ends.”