Reel Talk: Movies are pretty boring right now


Jillian Leiby, JagWire opinions editor

I’ve been away for a few weeks. I didn’t write a blog one week because I was lazy, but another was because I was in Spain.

One thing I will say about Spain is that it is absolutely beautiful. I tried to watch movies surrounding Spain before I left, but I could not find any mainstream movies. So, instead, I watched “The Cheetah Girls 2” over and over and strutted down the street to their songs. I recommend that movie; it was easily the best movie of the franchise. I would also recommend visiting Barcelona and Madrid — It was a lot of fun.

Anyway, it’s that time of year — January and February — where all the Oscar movies have come out, and now almost all of the movies coming out are super boring and no one goes to see them.

Notable exceptions: “Deadpool,” which made over $120 million at the box office, a first for an R-rated superhero movie. It also got positive reviews and has supposedly ushered in a new age of superhero movies. Personally, I hope so. I enjoy charismatic superheroes more than the next person, but I’m getting bored with the same formula in the same movie over and over.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” also made a lot of money at the box office — a hefty sum of $265 million — with pretty good reviews for a third movie. I forgot there was a second one. I also have not seen both movies listed above. Even I’m behind on my movie watching.

The last movie I saw was “The Revenant” a few weeks ago. Since then, no movies have come out that I have had to see. And that probably won’t change until the summer blockbusters start coming out.

Oscars are in a week and a half, so I’ll definitely be predicting that next week. Until then, I’ll try to catch a movie this weekend.  

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