Lately, I've been concerned with the lack of Blockbuster films that have rocked my socks. I find myself falling into the "that was ok" rut when leaving the movie theater. Considering the outrageous prices that movie theaters themselves are charging these days (costs that I supplement with Fandango gift cards, free passes, and movie screenings) - due to inflation based on economic hardships caused by whatever the latest means of illegally obtaining films - I feel that movies should be more than "just ok."
I want to walk out of a movie and say "wow, that was excellent" or "that just blew my mind." Even the latest installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 didn't do it for me, and I am a huge Twilight fan. Although my movie viewing time as of late has been lackluster because of other more pressing responsibilities, the time I do spend enjoying a film has been less than stellar - until this past Friday evening.
On a side note, seeing Clooney as a father gave me a new appreciation for his acting range. I'm so used to him playing the silver fox with a lovely waiting in the wings lately that this role seems almost foreign for him - and I loved it! Also, the film starred Shailene Woodley as one of the daughters. If this role is any indication, Woodley has a bright future ahead of her. I look forward to seeing where her career goes from here.