Sunday, July 17, 2005
Wedding Crashers, Cinderella Man and Fantastic Four. I've seen them all on this movie weekend and I will now ramble about my impressions. Vince and Owen do their thing in Crashers and the movie amused me so much that I gave a little whoop of excitement at the end, embarrassing Husbandman and teen daughter. I had been avoiding Cinderella Man because I overdosed on boxing movies with Million Dollar Baby. But Cinderella Man is so terrific. Please go see it on the big screen. Paul Giamatti gets an A, for his burning voice and soulful face. The fight scenes didn't freak me out as much as those in Million Dollar. They're shot quickly and when contrasted with the the degradation of the Depression, they seem less harsh. Crowe looks good with the dark hair. While I watched, I kept wondering where I had heard the name of Max Baer, a champ fighter in the film. At last it came to me. His real life son was Jethro in the Beverly Hillbillies. So that's an interesting tidbit. Fantastic Four was good too, though #1 son didn't like the romantic bits. I liked Mr. Elastic's rubbery arms and face. He was my favorite super hero.