Everyone’s been calling it the ultimate battle of the sexes at the movies this weekend. Of course it isn’t the first time an explosive action-packed movie opens against a chick flick, nothing new there, but it seems that with The Expendables vs. Eat, Pray, Love, the contrast couldn’t be more… well ginormous. As massive as the size of these guys’ biceps!
Well, if you’ve visited FC long enough you’ll know which theater I’ll be in. As far as chick-flicks go, Eat, Pray, Love is like the “mother-lode” of that genre, and no, it’s not the Four Weddings and a Funeral kind, if you catch my drift. Movieline said this when the trailer first came out: “… it is about a woman who gets tired of having sex with Billy Crudup and James Franco, so she goes around the world eating carbs until she gets to have sex with Javier Bardem.” Ha! It’s an oversimplification of course, but hey, judging from the trailer, it’s pretty spot on IMO. Ok, I also have a beef about it… Julia’s character says, “I’m going to Italy, then to India, and end the year in… Bali.” Ok, so not people know where Indonesia is, but not only would it makes a perfect trio of countries starting with the letter ‘i’, Bali isn’t a freakin’ country!!
Anyway, I read this one review I found through WordPress dashboard, and it pretty much sums up why this movie doesn’t appeal to me at all. Looks like even the critics are more in favor of Mr. Stallone and the gang on rottentomatoes. So yeah, BRING IT ON, guys! (It looks so testosterone-charged I’ll probably grow balls by the end credits) 🙂
So, between these two and Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim, what will you be watching this weekend?