Thursday, May 5, 2011

"I have learned that you make your own happiness...

...that part of going for what you want means losing something else.  And when the stakes are high, the losses can be that much greater."

The two movies I am most looking forward to that are opening this weekend are Thor and Something Borrowed.

Thor is based on the comic books written by Stan Lee and produced by Marvel Comics. He is cast out of his own realm by his father to be sent to live on Earth.and taught humility. He lands without his hammer, the source of his power, and can only retrieve it by proving himself worthy enough. Thor is played by Chris Hemsworth, who you may remember as George Kirk from the latest Star Trek movie. I have never read any of the comics, but if it is anything like the previous two Iron Man movies, Thor is sure to be highly entertaining. It will be followed by another Marvel character, Captain America, later this summer and both will appear in The Avengers in 2012.

Something Borrowed is based on the book of the same name by Emily Giffin. On the night of her 30th birthday, Rachel has a few too many drinks and ends up sleeping with her best friend's fiancee. At first she tries to forget about the fling, but soon realizes that she has feelings for this guy. Rachel struggles with figuring out if she should be with the man she loves or stand aside and watch him marry the best friend who has always taken the spotlight from her. Rachel is played by Ginnifer Goodwin and best friend, Darcy, is played by Kate Hudson. I am not expecting anything other than the typical stupid romantic comedy, but sometimes those can be fun too :o)

While I will probably see both of these movies, regardless of what the reviews say, they currently stand on opposite ends of the spectrum on Rotten Tomatoes. Thor is at 84% and Something Borrowed is at 15%.

Other movies opening this weekend include: The Beaver, Jumping the Broom, Hobo With A Shotgun and Last Night