The Mule is Clint Eastwood’s most recent movie as of this review. Clint has been a staple in my parent’s household since his days of westerns and no name cowboys. So it wasn’t that far a stretch to go see this movie in theaters.
It was a full theater when I went so I had to sit right up front and all the way to the right. I found a comfortable position and watched. Clint’s dry humor shines throughout the movie, and gives into elderly humor, including a Ben Gay gag, some unknowing use of somewhat racist terminology that turned into a learning experience, and lots of cellphone education.
The storyline is a sad one, so the ending isn’t exactly redeeming, but it fits with the storyline so I was happy with it. I don’t know if it’s worthy of buying the DVD, but I’m sure I’ll be getting it to add to my parent’s Clint Eastwood collection, it’ll sit next to Gran Torino.
I’ve actually been thinking about this for awhile, at least a year. The original idea was to start a youtube channel for this blog (which still might happen) and start making video reviews to go along with my blog posts. Well, that’s still a little beyond me at the moment, but one of the new things I was going to add to this channel was movie reviews.
Movies is something I’ve been interested in almost as long as books, and my collection of DVDs is almost as big. I also share a Netflix subscription with my family, and go to movies at the theater with a coworker. So I consume a lot of movies. Many movies are even based on books, so I will be focusing on those, but my movie tastes are pretty vast, so there will be others featured.
I will also admit that this will also force me to actually watch those $3.74 Walmart movies I keep picking up, putting on the shelf, and forgetting I own them. This will also mean there will be less gaps in my posting schedules. So good for you, good for me, win win!
What movies have you watched recently?