4.06.2009

We're Getting Too Old For This Shit

While standing alone, the ingredients of this movie have the potential for hilarity: an amusement park in the 80s, a bunch of 20-something employees fresh out of college, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig, Bill Heder, dope smoking and some boozing and super charged libidos directed by the same dude that brought us Superbad. Unfortunately, Adventureland is not doing for the 80s what Dazed and Confused did for the 70s. Buzz and I were duped into seeing this by some cleverly arranged advertisements on the television. We were tricked into believing this movie would have us rolling in the aisles, not rolling our eyes. Weren't the 80s, and for that matter your 20s, a great time? Not for these actors. Tweens across the land may have fallen in love with Kristen Stewart thanks to her vampire romancing but in Adventureland, all she's giving the audience is her portrayal of a poor little rich girl torn between sex and love... only her face portrays zero emotion. And why hire some random kid for the lead role if you really want Michael Cera? My theory is that Michael Cera wanted nothing to do with this ill-assembled, emo rubbish. Want my synopsis? Can a naive college graduate with zero work experience manage to lose his virginity before the several joints his buddy left him in a bag for the summer run out? Do you want to know the answer? Nah. Me neither.

2 comments:

Coodence said...

Aw, man! That sucks.

Jason said...

I've really been looking forward to this one. Got a lot of great reviews:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/adventureland/

And I like the main actor. He was great in The Squid and the Whale and Rodger Dodger. Not sure about his other stuff.


Though, I am more interested in Observe and Report. That one looks disgustingly entertaining. (I read your review of that one too)