I've been on a bit of a movie kick recently, watched The Other Guys, Stranger than Fiction, Four Psychopaths, The Big Short, Snatch and Limitless in the last 5 days.
The Other Guys was a lot of fun. Really stupid, but it's a satire and has Will Ferrell in it so I'm not shocked. Good stuff.
Stranger than Fiction is a complete departure from Will Ferrell's usual stuff but I really, really enjoyed it. I didn't go in with particularly high expectations and maaaaaaybe at times it is a bit ridiculous but it's nice. It's heartfelt. Emma Thompson is in it, as well, and she's great.
Four Psychopaths was good too! I expected it to be, as it had the same director as In Bruges and the same main star too, of course. I think I'd probably prefer In Bruges to it, but I haven't seen that in a while so I'd have to rewatch it, and I mean... they're different films so there's not really any need to compare.
Snatch was alright, yeah. I dunno. I expected to enjoy it more but I guess at times it didn't grab my attention too much. I can't really place it why but maybe it was just that my expectations were higher. It wasn't bad or anything, and I can't even place what I didn't really like about it, which is annoying!
Limitless was fun. I liked it a lot. The ending was alright but also miles and miles better than the ending of Lucy (of course no spoilers but URGH), which shares the same basic plot in that there's a powerful drug which enables 100% capability of your brain (even if everyone already has use of 100% of their brain in real life anyway) but it explains a lot more? Things happen for a reason and... there are side effects to the drug? and everything seems a lot more fleshed out... and things make more sense in general, I suppose, in a science fiction kind of way. Also, oh, I didn't realise Limitless actually came out before Lucy. That's some pointless information I have now.