Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Vow

Well, I haven't blogged in FOREVER. I've been busy and all and just a tad lazy. Anyways, I watched The Vow yesterday. I've been waiting for it for like over a year. So yesterday, I dragged my family to the theatre after they finished work, and I must say, I was kind of disappointed.

I thought Rachel McAdams was extremely wonderful in the movie and her acting was superb. Channing Tatum's acting chops has surprisingly improved drastically and played his character well. Even though he was a bit of his hollow self in the dramatic department, he was able to portray the emotions that was required to pull his part of the film, which was a pretty big part. Overall, the acting was brilliant and the chemistry between the two main protagonists were really good.

However, the movie itself lacked structure. It drifted from romance, to amnesia problems to life problems in a way that suffered from mediocre direction. It wasn't the tear jerking romantic drama that everybody expected. It wasn't very smooth as a storyline, despite the promise that it had.

The concept was great, and the actors did the best they could with what they were given despite the shallow, lack of depth and predictable storyboard. You'll enjoy it while you're watching it, but don't expect to remember it in a week, or leave the theatre feeling lovestruck and in awe. Watch it for Rachel McAdam's amazingness, but it's no Notebook or A Walk To Remember or Dear John. It's cliche and kind of forced sometimes. Could have been developed so much more. Lacked serious magic.

But you know, that's my opinion. LOL