So. We meet again bloggers....on Aubrie Butler's blog. What a great blog, right?? Let's hear it for Aubrie and Aaron.
My name is Carlie Hansen. Carlie Dalene Hansen the first. Well...possibly the second but not that I know of.
Aubrie Butler...the owner of this blog that you all know and love (and stalk...let's be serious) has just begged and begged me to guest post on her blog. I'm a pretty big deal in the blogging world (10 followers on my blog...and counting). So naturally, Aubrie wanted me to post on her's. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. It's not everyday that you're featured on someone else's blog!
I'm her little sister. Not really little, just younger. 3 years and 8 months younger, to be exact.
This is us as small children. I don't mean to brag but we were pretty cute kids, right? Shout out to you, Mom and Dad ;)
Aubrie told me to introduce myself. So here is the spark-notes version...I'm a freshman at Brigham Young University. I am studying boys.... I like to joke. I'm not really studying boys. Or am I? Joke again. I'm obsessed with Belle and anything that has to do with Beauty and the Beast. I love to sing and dance. I play the piano. I love ugly sweaters. I love Disneyland. I just got admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I am Hannah Montana, but you're not supposed to know that. I love Pride and Prejudice. I love to travel. I love my family and friends. I LOVE LIFE. I like to quote movies. I like peanut butter. I like the Beach Boys. I hate chalkboards. I'm scared of Dinosaurs....you just never know when one will pop up, ya know? I love getting mail. I love being Mormon. I love blog stalking. It's my lifelong dream to go skydiving. That last one was a joke. I'd rather die.
Enough about me. Let's get down to business to defeat the Huns.
My blog post today is going to be a movie critique.
I give this movie 3 thumbs down....that is, if I had 3 thumbs I would. But I only have 2. Ok. That's a little harsh. I'll give it 1 and a half thumbs down.
Let's be real here. How many of you saw the commercial for this movie and were beyond excited? Yes. I know you were. I can explain why you were excited in 4 words: Chan-ning-Tat-um. That's right. I said it. I will admit that he did look mighty fine in the commercials...but on the big screen?? WHERE DID THOSE TEETH COME FROM?!? Seriously! Those came out of nowhere! Not pretty. I repeat, NOT pretty.
Something else I want to talk about. Not to be a movie spoiler or anything but why did she not get her memory back?!?!?!? He tries so hard to make her memory come back and you get all excited thinking that she remembers everything and then......nothing. She doesn't remember a thing. Like a fish you win at a carnival....Take them home in a baggie, love them for 2 weeks, and then NOTHING. Bad analogy but you get the idea.
Another thing. When Rachel McAdams shoots through the windshield?? Holy smokes. Wasn't ready for that! You walk into the movie theater, adjust your popcorn and drink, giggle with your friend next to you about how Channing Tatum is in this movie, and then BAM! She gets shot through the windshield. There's not even time to prepare for it! It hits you right at the beginning of the movie! How dare they.
I'll admit that the little hipster/indie thing they had going on was pretty funny to me. They both are into the whole artsy creative "go with the flow" business. Total hipsters. Super exclusive. Super indie. There needs to be a video called "The Evolution of Channing Tatum." In his recent movies he's gone from a soccer player to a Hip Hop gangster dancer to a soldier to a hipster. Way to embrace diversity, Channing. He even whips out the guitar in this one! Booyah.
Nicholas Sparks, you've done it again. What a sad movie. There were only a few happy parts in the whole thing!
I guess the ending was kind of cute...but they just walk off in the distance and you don't get to see them really fall in love again! As soon as the credits started rolling at the end of the show my reaction was "Hmmmm. I'm not sure how I felt about that."
For men? Pretty sure the movie would be a 9 dollar nap.
For women? Well...it's up to you.
I'm normally not this critical of movies, but I had REALLY high expectations for this one. All I wanted was a feel good movie...not Rachel McAdams blasting through a windshield and Channing Tatum yelling. Sorry. I'm still a little upset about the movie, obviously.
I'll let you be the judge, ladies and gentlemen. I would wait til Red Box though if I were you :) Have a happy weekend, bloggies.