MOVIE REVIEWS: Gone Girl, The Fault in Our Stars
I expected this to be bad, but not quite as tedious as it was. I’m a fan of Seth MacFarlane in general, but I’m beginning to wish he’d just stuck to TV. While it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as this, I wasn’t a big fan of Ted (2012), but I’m sure they both would’ve worked better if we hadn’t already been inundated with MacFarlane’s style for 15 years by now. This movie just isn’t funny. There were maybe a couple of okay gags, but mostly it’s incredibly obvious stuff I’ve seen countless times before, or juvenile toilet humour. The characters aren’t interesting at all and the story’s incredibly predictable and conventional, too. There are several great actors in the cast, but they’re all wasted in this. It’s way longer than it needs to be - it drags on forever. The best scene was the Back to the Future Part III (1990) reference, and I’d already seen that online. Pretty much a waste of time, and lazy work from MacFarlane.
- I liked Seth MacFarlane as the host a lot. I’d be happy if he hosted again sometime.
- Argo was a bit of a surprise, but nice. I can easily understand why it won.
- We all knew Daniel Day-Lewis was going to win, and that’s great.
- I like Jennifer Lawrence a lot, but I didn’t really think she should’ve won for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
- I’m happy about Christoph Waltz. He’s awesome. Same with Quentin Tarantino.
- Ang Lee winning was a bit of a surprise too. Life of Pi isn’t my favourite film from him, but he’s still a great director.
- I didn’t do that well in predicting the major awards, but I guessed a lot of the others. It’s nice that it can be surprising though.
- I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards!
He seems to get a lot of shit from people, but I like Seth MacFarlane and his shows, such as Family Guy. And from the trailers for this film, I was looking forward to it. I ended up being pretty disappointed though. Most of the funniest parts of the film are in the trailers. There were only a couple of other jokes that made me laugh out loud. Mostly I just smiled. The constant pop culture references got rather tiring. I usually don’t mind those in his shows, but I don’t think it worked so well in a movie format. There were plenty of cool actors in it, including several Family Guy cameos. I thought the character of Ted looked really great and realistic. But yeah, overall, I found it to be pretty average.