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  • However, when I'm forced to watch them, I try to analyze the acting, the scenes created, the symbolism, etc. Looking at it from that perspective, this isn't a very good movie

    • by troyciesco

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      I recently went to see The Lucky One in theaters. This movie is based off the book by Nicholas Sparks, and stars Zac Effron and and Taylor Schilling. Effron plays a recently discharged Marine who is shocked that he’s still alive after so many tours in the Middle East. At the beginning of the movie, he finds a picture of a woman that seems to keep him safe from harm. When he gets home, he vows to find the woman and thank her. This takes him from

      his home in Colorado to Louisiana, where the woman (Schilling) owns a pet motel. The rest of the movie is about their relationship.

      Quick disclaimer: I’m a male, and I really do not enjoy chick flicks. However, when I’m forced to watch them, I try to analyze the acting, the scenes created, the symbolism, etc. Looking at it from that perspective, this isn’t a very good movie. I was unimpressed with the plot, because it seemed to lack any twists and turns. When the movie reached its climax,

      • it was extremely predictable and unimpressive. There weren’t even parts that made you sad, like you might find in the Notebook. Luckily, I had a giant bag of popcorn to keep me occupied.

        One thing I did like was Effron’s acting. I was really hesitant to see him in a real acting role, because I figured I wouldn’t be able to believe him acting like an adult. I was pleasantly surprised. While it wasn’t fantastic, his character was believable and he fit the role well. I liked how

        he portrayed a man who has just come home from war; jumping at video game gunfire, reacting quickly and violently to innocent play, and other things you would expect. This is something I’ve experienced with friends who have just come back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and Effron didn’t disappoint.

        Overall, don’t waste your time with this movie. It wasn’t even up to the low expectations that I have for chick flicks. Other than the nice setting in Louisiana and Effron’s acting, there was nothing great about this movie.

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