Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Super Ex-Girlfriend: A Review

I love silly movies. I also happen to love superheroes, super villains and the completely implausible plotline. My Super Ex-Girlfriend meets and exceeds all of the requirements for a "fluff" movie.

I gave it five stars on Netflix and I am very seriously considering buying it. The cheese factor is high, and there is a happy ending. I'm a sucker for happy endings.

What I liked:

Luke Wilson. I have always found him handsome, and it seems like he only accepts roles where he's the geeky, down-trodden, nice guy. This is the trifecta of doom for me. It is my kryptonite. Need I say more?

Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute from The Office). He is a comic genius.

I liked that the superhero was a woman, even if she was Uma Thurman.

The shark. I'm not going to give a spoiler, but you'll love the shark, too. GENIUS!

What I wasn't keen on:

I wasn't really keen on how imbalanced she was (playing up the caricature of the "hysterical woman"), but for a fluff movie, it did move the plot forward.

It's an Ivan Reitman movie (he did the Ghostbusters movies), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend is the same kind of comic genius and slapstick humor that we all know and love.

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