Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Avengers!!!!

Just yesterday I saw the Avengers movie for the second time with my friend.  The simple fact that I saw this movie twice indicates how much I like it.  The action/adventure/drama in it was compelling and exciting... and the slight romance also played well to my liking.  Captain America is definitely my favorite (mostly because he is easy on the eyes), but I also loved Tony Stark's sense of humor and Hawkeye's ridiculously awesome skill with a bow & arrow.  Interestingly enough, it was slightly more fun seeing the movie for the first time with my dad on Sunday.  This was partially because the audience in the first time were much more responsive to the jokes and whatnot.  When the people around you are enjoying themselves more, you tend to enjoy yourself more, too.

Now this movie was good for several reasons, but the biggest one was the humor.  There were so many one-liners that made me laugh my butt off even when I watched it the second time.  My dad said he was dying to buy popcorn, but he couldn't bear to leave the theatre for fear he'd miss another hilarity.  One of my favorite parts was the very end that came after the credits.  If you've seen it you know what I'm talking about.  If you haven't... for shame!

Either way, I highly recommend this movie if you want a movie that will pack the punch and make you roll on the floor laughing at the same time.  It's a great movie to see with your friends, especially the dorky ones who read comic books.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace

Yesterday, my dad and I went to a school play featuring some kids from Play Production.  It was about two crazy old ladies who poison lonely people who come to their home.  Their nephew Mortimer is afraid that since insanity runs in the family, he will go crazy, too.  At first, the play was a little confusing and slow, but that was probably because I was a few minutes late.  However, the action really picked up and I was riveted to what was happening.  The comedy was awesome and the mystery was intriguing.  The performance of the actors was great, much to my relief, since one of them had warned me not to go on opening night; he said that they were horribly unprepared.  That's why I went yesterday instead of opening night.  They must have pulled it together by last night, though, because their talent was impressive.

Basically, the show made me appreciate theatre all the more.  I mean, I've always enjoyed watching performances like that, especially with my dad (we bond over plays like my mom and I bond over romantic chick flicks).  All in all, I give West Covina High School's rendition of Arsenic and Old Lace two thumbs up