Thursday, April 30, 2009


When I heard about this movie I was hoping against hope that this was a reference to the Altoona, IA amusement park. Either shot there or basis there. Sadly, it was not. Even without my home state namesake I still wanted to see this. Heder and Wiig in support roles. Some dude that looks like Dwight from the Office singing Rush in the trailer(see previous post). Ryan Reynolds. The kid from the AT&T commercials (but they're from September!). I could keep going. The guy behind Superbad. Anyways, it had a lot going for it.

But here is another example of a movie I respect more than I enjoy. It's very real world and grounded. But the lack of a main driving conflict brings the movie to a halt. Or not even a halt, just a scattershot of directions. Is he supposed to be with her? Is she really in love with someone else? Is anyone going to fight? What is going on? Why didn't we refrigerate these corn dogs.

I would say this is the flipside of the coin with Nick & Nora. That movie sucked just enough, Adventureland was just entertaining enough.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you rent it?

Would you buy it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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