[quote="Corki, post:3, topic:258155"]
This weekend we watched two movies:
Arthur (the new one) - laugh out loud funny but still not as good as the Dudley Moore version. 3 1/2 stars.
I Am Number Four - some good sci fi potential but spoiled by trying to make it a teen love story at the same time. 3 stars.
I'd actually say SF+teen love story is hard to screw up—there's a whole anime genre, called "super girlfriend" stories, built around the combination—but never put it past Hollywood to screw up a sure thing.
The last movie I went to was Green Lantern, which wasn't nearly as bad as every stupid critic said it was. Frankly I liked it because it didn't dumb itself down for the people who haven't read the comics (but if you think that had too much exposition, dude, they didn't mention the Book of Oa or the Source Walls once, nor the fact that the Guardians were originally just the male half of their species). The other thing that was stupid about the critics was how they said there was too much CGI: but the GL Corps are all aliens, except for 4 humans, and aliens are not going to look like humans in rubber suits. Tomar-Re (bipedal fish-guy) was, frankly, perfect.