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The Lucky One Opening- April 20, 2012
Yes, like you I have seen the commercial featuring the very handsome Zac Efron playing a soldier in what I assume to be Afghanistan that spots a picture of a girl- and in his pursuit of the picture he avoids dying. Rather than Thanking God and his fellow comrades, he decides to pin his survival on this strange woman in the picture. He soon sets out on a journey to find this girl because he believes ‘fate’ wants them together or in the case of Hollywood- meet, have premarital sex and one dies (maybe not in that order). I have yet to see the film.
Now, I have a number of different problems with the film. The largest being I am not going to see this film because it seems to be selling itself solely based on the fact that Zac is cute and has blue eyes, and he is not in High School Musical because this time he has sex- yes sex- with his co-star. I guess this movie is supposed to be his ‘break out role’ but much like Charlie St. Cloud- I refuse to watch it because it seems like every movie he’s in- is an extended photo-op for him.
Does this kid need a reality check? One line in the films is, “You need to be kissed every hour of every second of every day”. Its this view of ‘love’ that has caused so many relationships to end in murder suicide. Ladies, this is not cute and if I guy says this to you run the opposite direction, change your cell, get a gun and an attack dog. Hollywood does not know a thing about love. I am serious, its this intense infatuation that has caused millions to end a marriage because its hard to feel and say things like that after that special someone walks out the bathroom fanning the fumes because they had some bad Chinese food. Or how about after the first 2-kids and the stretch marks or his ED. Come on people, this entire movie is painting a beautiful picture of lust for the entire family to gag on.
This movie style appears to be a trend for Efron. Maybe his handlers are encouraging him to do these really shallow films that revolve around his ego because his looks will fade- fast. Also, with the increasing talent of younger guys coming up- he will soon be yesterdays news and from the look of it and based on genetics he will not age well. Did you see Charlie St. Cloud? Forgetting that the plot was pretty ridiculous but it was like one scene Efron was happy with a white shirt, another he was sad in a blue shirt, another he was enjoying the wind through his brown locks while the sun glistened off his huge biceps- but it got old fast and now they wish to sell the public on this piece of trash video that is so unoriginal its sad. Efron go back to dancing.
I love it when Hollywood pretends to be interested in the plight of our nation or our service people- all the while cashing their million dollar checks. Who is this movie marketed to exactly? I guess the unemployed war-vets or the millions of service men and women with Post Traumatic Stress or how about the one’s who have to come back to deal with cheating spouses, crappy job, over bearing bosses, screaming kids…. I ask again,Who exactly is the movie marketed too? Small Children- o yea, we have the really explicit sex scene that is the entire basis of the movie.
I even heard an interviewer ask Efron about making the sex scene- does he not know that millions can skip the hour and a half drama, bring up Google and watch 2-people more experienced and equally attractive ‘go at it’ for free. Yes, I am implying they can watch porn, without the drama, movie ticket and awkward stares.
I am sorry but if Zac wanted this film to be his first adult role- then he is on the fast track to obsolescence. Because, although he may hate it, his audience is tweens and young children- so this movie is bound to do miserably because he lost both those who consider him sexy and entertaining. Lastly, don’t give me that whole crap about this film is the new ‘Notebook’ because last I checked, Ryan Gosling wasn’t singing in a Wildcats jersey- ‘Get Your Head in the Game’ a few years a go. So, few adults will flock to see this garbage of a film because Efron makes a mockery of our service people just sell a movie.
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