Jeff here and I’ve been on a role as of late with going to the movies and relaxing with some current movies out in theaters. Last Sunday I saw Star Trek Beyond and today I viewed Bad Mom’s.
This will be my double review of these movies!
Star Trek: Beyond
The third movie in the rebooted Star Trek series can be considered something you will remember with more dialogue, humor and lots of explosives.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin reprise their roles as the central characters. Idris Elba also stars as the main antagonist with Sofia Boutella playing a main role in this film as well!
To begin this I was rather hesitant to see this film. Even though I enjoyed the first movie that came out in 2009 and became a fan of the Spock/Uhura coupling thanks to it, the second film “Into Darkness” however was rather forgettable in my mind.
I barely even remember the plot of it but I do recall more of the emotion which can be described as lackluster despite some good humor at parts. So Beyond I was going to treat as a sort of last hurrah for this franchise until hearing some news weeks back before the film released.
Anton Yelchin sadly was killed in a car accident which is still shocking when I think about it. He leaves behind his parents along with being the only child which only adds to the amount of sadness this brings.
So I decided to go check out Yelchin’s (unfortunately) last film and I was left impress. Not just with him but with all the acting that was portrayed. The beginning of it was a tad bit slow as I was wondering where this would go, I didn’t know much of the general plot but once the crew got on the Enterprise the shit hit the fan in an impressive way.
From what was shown on the trailer (which I vaguely caught some weeks ago but didn’t give much thought) we see the ship getting destroyed and boy howdy does it go down! When that happens we start hitting the meat portion of the meal after appetizers.
I was surprised with how some characters got some more work this time around and even though I rolled my eyes when it came to Uhura having to have a brief fight scene I’ll say she got a lot of speaking this time around.
Everything in between while the crew were on the planet was decent and people in the audience seemed to enjoy the dialogue especially when it came to Bones and Spock.
Lot’s of nods to the old Star Trek movie’s from the 80’s and 90’s along with a send off for Leonard Nimoy which I feel is not a spoil alert due to his death last year had resounding effects for pop culture and the fans especially.
The ending actually landed on it’s feet and with how it ends I can safely assume that another movie will happen in the future. It is still sad with Yelchin’s death and from what I understand his role will not be replaced with someone else as he really made you like his character.
If you are suspecting anything, yes, I am avoiding saying their character names due to I am somewhat bad with remembering them at times or spell for this matter. I’m not the best person when it comes to Star Trek in general. I consider myself a general fan that can watch it and move on. I don’t get all super geeked out by the history of what’s going on.
Like I know the difference between a Klingon and Vulcan but you say something else and I’m lost. My mom’s the bigger fan with watching almost all of the shows and me just tagging along for the ride but not going in deep into that river of fanboys.
The movie had a LOT of explosions and colors which at times made my head spin but other than that and the slow opening it was good. Also I was personally happy that Kirk wasn’t his womanizer ways when it came to banging an alien this time around or having some chick in the plot just to show off her fine body for no apparent reason if not to make nerds have boners.
Before the movie started a special speech from Simon Pegg just showing his appreciation to the ones who paid and seeing the movie. Apparently he was one of the main writers to bring this to us and it was good! I hope he writes the next one.
Story, Plot, Music I will give it a 7 out of 10. For entertainment purposes I will give it a 7 out of 10.
“Stacy’s mom has got it going on, she’s all I want and I’ve waited so long! Stacy can’t you see, you’re just not the girl for me! I know it might be wrong but I’m in love with Stacy’s mom!”
That is the song going through my head when I saw the movie starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Annie Mumolo!
Mila Kunis plays Amy (no last name apparently) and she is a mom that is always on the move. Has two kids, a husband and a job so you would think she is living the golden sweet life! But that’s not the case. She’s an overworked mom who is always late due to various things and seems to have bad luck with shit going down.
Along with dealing with judgement from the mean mom Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) and her hoard Stacy (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Vicky (Annie Mumolo). When Amy thinks her life couldn’t get any more complicated her dude-bro of a husband is having an affair with some chick on the internet!
After kicking him out and telling off the mom patrol at a school assembly which shocked a nation she decides to go to a bar and meets an infamous mom Carla (Kathryn Hahn), who is a man eater and not so responsible mom and decides to get hammered. And here we are also introduced to Kiki (Kristen Bell) a stay at home who is clearly overworked with dealing with four kids and a husband with a 1950’s mindset.
Going through the motions of motherhood and kids the three form a friendship and decide to be “Bad Mom’s” and it goes down from there! From breaking the traditional rules of motherhood, Amy is going to find out what it really means to be a parent, what you will do for your kids and how bullying does not just end in school with Gwendolyn being a primary antagonist.
I won’t say anything else as it will go into spoiler territory but I will say this reminded me a little of Dave and Mike Need Wedding Dates so that should give you a brief thing how it will go.
The movie was overall funny! I enjoyed the jokes and sexual innuendo from Kathryn Hahn was good. Seeing Mila Kunis in all her hotness, waking up in a bed was a bonus and Kristen Bell’s energetic energy was also a nice surprise!
All the ladies in the film did wonderfully (am I the only guy that uses “wonderful” in a sentence? I feel my man card can get revoked) and it brought perspective to what it means to be a “mom.”
Think about it, as kids we greatly said “Mom” a lot when it came to getting something we wanted or in anger when they lay down the discipline. We take for granted what our moms do/did for us, from the laugher, anger, tears, they pushed through it all to make us decent human beings.
They are the ones who gave birth to us and the one we treat with reverence to be honest. I know how it is with mom’s at times, they can be either over protective or be shocked with what they say sometimes but they are mom’s. That’s their job through thick and thin.
I also enjoyed how it is like (even though it’s an exaggeration) of mom’s of today’s world and dealing with kids who majorly take for granted in today’s world of internet and highly over political mindsets and how (unfortunately) this generation feels entitled. With everything. I mean have you seen what kids watch on TV or Youtube? Mila Kunis character said it right about her son about said self-entitlement with how he needs to do his own homework and start doing things for himself and not just skim on by with his looks and become some douchey self-titled white male in the future.
My experience for the film was an eye opener; lot’s of women seeing this movie. I for one tried finding a nice seat away from some people and some women (let’s say they were a TAD bit heavy) decide to sit behind me in those handicap seats…I will not say anything on that but it was suspect since they were not physically handicap just need to lay off the cupcakes, hoho’s, soda, bonbons.
Yes I’m rather vindictive but come on I found THE perfect seat and would just have to bear it. I could have sworn I heard a can opening and the movie theater doesn’t’ sell canned soda.
I can always enjoy some naughty humor and Bad Mom’s brought it in spades along with heart for the main themes of the story if you pay attention. It does punch you in the face so you cannot see it.
I also enjoyed how at the end there were the cast with their mom’s just talking about motherhood in general. I just got “raised them good and didn’t fuck them up!”
So in the end of this for story, characters, plot and music I give a 7 out of 10. I felt that the music choices were good except for “Gotta go to work” song, hate that song. It doesn’t make no damn sense and not even good IMO.
For personal entertainment however I give it an 8 out of 10. This movie is good to see online. Not sure about purchasing it however when it comes out but that depends on you. Probably a good movie to watch on Mother’s Day with your mom for a joke though.
So these are my movie reviews, not that long but there was no need to go all full explanation on whoever is reading this. Friday however is the world premiere of Suicide Squad so i will definitely be seeing that on the weekend with Mike (shout out to @mmorse1017).