There is an amazing movie list this summer. Yes, a lot of them are B-movie sequels, but they're still good.
My personal favorite was, and probably is, Pirates of the Caribbean. And do not tell me that Johnny Depp is the same age as my parents because I don't want to believe it! He is not forty. He is too hot to be over thirty. Really.
Then we have Orlando Bloom. Do I even have to go there? Guess who is plastered all over my sister's walls? He has the perfect chin. And a perfect chin means that he can kiss me anytime he wants to.
Pirates of the Caribbean is Disney's first PG-13 rating movie. I'm not quite sure why. I believe there were one or two curse words, one kissing scene, and a bunch of scary moments that weren't really all that scary. Maybe the Motion Picture Association of America is out to get Disney for putting out so many horrid sequels to their greatest animated films.
Johnny Depp is what really pulls the movie together, though. He really does have awesome acting skills, and as seen in the movie, good footwork and swordsmanship. He contains an air about him as if he's really in touch with his character, and is blissfully unaware of his wit throughout the movie. This is definitely the number one movie of the summer. Go see it!
Finding Nemo has also proven itself. The beginning of the movie is depressing, but a nice adventure folds out into the simplicity of the plot. Then we meet Dori, who was nicely played by Ellen DeGeneres. She is the driving source of humor for the whole movie. It's a good Pixar flick, one you should see with your family on a hot day. And watch to the end of the credits, too.
Then we have the chick-flick sequels that seem to be everywhere. Most notably, Legally Blonde II. I didn't much care for the first one. I was forced to see the second. And I enjoyed it much better. This is by far the best sequel of the summer, something remarkably stupid, but still hilarious. Reese Witherspoon basically gives Washington, D.C. a makeover. But my favorite part was definitely the remake of "I'm Just a Bill" from Schoolhouse Rock. (now that is real 'old school') A band called Deluxx Folk Implosion were the singers of this new version, and it was so cool. Anyway, it too is a good choice.
Of course I won't forget the Charlie's Angels sequel. I was in good company when I saw that movie, with two of my best friends. Anywho, the plot was a bit confusing, and there seemed to be more action than acting, however, it was still a fun movie. Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore stay true to their characters and a few surprises pop up as well. Go see this movie with your closest friends!
I've given good reviews to most of the movies I've seen this summer. However, I cannot do so for this one: From Kelly to Justin. I don't know how I was forced to see that one, because I had already told lots of people that I hated American Idol. And the movie was no different. Just a bunch of wannabe pop stars trying to see how much money they can make every minute they're alive. Sure, it got a PG rating, but what it lacks in curse words and violence, it makes up with absolute idiocy. Don't see this movie.
Of course, there are other things to do besides see a movie. You can do your laundry or take your daughter to get her learner's permit (ahem, Dad.) or even do some sort of activity outside. But, if you do go see a movie, just remember these reviews, and trust me, Jennifer Bowman, as the summer movie critic.