TARZAN (Reinhard Klooss, 2013)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

My notes on Tarzan:

1. Oh no, it’s an animated reimagining of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan! I thought it was a live action movie with a shirtless Kellan Lutz.

2. It starts with a scene from outer space. A meteor crashes into Earth during the dinosaur age. Wait, is this still Tarzan?

3. Given the current technology, I can’t believe how horrible the animation is. Definitely a step backwards for cartoons.

4. If Tarzan wasn’t raised by apes and knew how to talk as a kid, why would he suddenly act like an ape and not know how to speak? Groan.

5. With this and Hercules, it’s just the start of the year and K.Lutz already owes me a great deal of money.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

(Originally published January 20, 2014.)

MOVIE REVIEW: EASY A (Will Gluck, 2010)

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Emma Stone is a star and in a cast where everyone seemed to fit their roles to a tee (Amanda Bynes as the Bible-thumping beeyotch, Thomas Haden Church as the professor of reason, Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as the coolest parents on Earth), she still managed to outshine everyone. It might be hard to believe that someone as lovely (and hot!) was considered a loser at school but she played the part perfectly that you’d end up sympathizing with her character.

Credit to the smart screenplay as well for making this the funniest teen movie since Mean Girls. So happy Emma dropped out of Sucker Punch for this.

Rating: ★★★★☆