2 Reviews

In honor of Veteran's Day, Tim and I watched "G.I. Joe Rise of the Cobra" Tim likes anything military, I like anything involving Channing Tatum possibly removing his shirt.

The movie was utterly ridiculous and completely awful. Not even 5 seconds of a shirtless Channing lifting weights helped, nor did a Wayans brother pulling faces. Here is some commentary during the viewing:

"Since when did the military allow goatees?"

"Well that was a Star Wars rip off."

"How long is this movie?"

"Isn't that Sienna Miller wearing a wig?"

"There goes the polar ice cap."

I can assure you, our commentary was more interesting than the movie.

I read this book solely based on the fact that I saw the trailer for the movie and it will be starring Channing, Channing in swim trunks on the beach, and a lot of syrupy love.

It's about a single father raising a sort of rebellious son, who eventually joins the Army when he realizes he is a bit of a loser and going nowhere in life. He meets a very Christian girl at the beach during one of his leaves. They continue their relationship through a series of letters and short visits.

Nicholas Sparks never writes a happy ending, "The Notebook" ends with Gena Rowlands living with no memory and thinking her children are strangers and dieing on a twin bed with a man who she doesn't even realize is her husband. "Message in a Bottle" ends with Kevin Costner lost at sea and "A Walk to Remember" ends with Mandy Moore dieing at a young age but marrying right before. "Nights in Rodanthe" ends with Richard Gere dieing while getting to know his son in Africa on a mission or something, and poor Diane Lane waiting for him to come through her door but instead is greeted with the son informing her Gere died in a mudslide.

I'm done with Nicholas Sparks.


Chris said...

I just can't bring myself to watch GI Joe, sorry Channing. And I don't want to see him die in the other one either!! That's why I also can't bring myself to read those books, I want all happy endings all the time, because that is so realistic and everything.

LOL to the commentary. I hate Sienna Miller.

allicat said...

Thank you for these very insightful reviews. I will cross GI Joe movies off of my Christmas wish list.

Do you, like me, ever choose a book based on the cover art?

Michelle said...

Yes, I do, and after a fluffy book like Dear John, I try to read something with a little more meat to it.

Ashley Rae said...

I love your commentary.

And I have no desire to watch GI Joe. AT all. Twilight, however.....

Grandma Kathleen said...

Sorry I just have to do this--dieing is spelled dying!

Erica said...

lol, GI Joe looks utterly ridiculous. Dear John we will be seeing in the theater of course. Can't wait.

PA-lurker said...

I realized something while reading this post: you are a gay man.

PA-lurker said...

and since Grandma Kathleen mentioned it: come on MH, let's kick in the spell check. I was willing to let it go once. But 3 times? Thank god I love you so much.

That Grandman Kathleen is such a stickler for grammar.

Michelle said...

Gramma sure is a stickler...I'm ashamed of myself.

I only wish I was a gay man.