Thursday, June 25, 2009

Is That?...No, Couldn't Be!...The Sun?!

For the first time in about two weeks, Bostonians woke from their slumbers and were greeted not by the pitter patter of rain hitting their bedroom windows but instead by glimmers of sunshine that passed through the hazy clouds above. Listen, it may not be a perfect day, but what we have today is a start. Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

So before I dive into my first ever movie review here on "The Life of Lemmons" I wanted to give a HUGE shoutout to the U.S. Men's Soccer team. Yesterday, the U.S. team faced the number 1 ranked team in the world, Spain, in a semi-final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup. The United States limped into the semi-final match after barely making it out of pool play after losing to Italy and Brazil. Spain was not the number 1 ranked team in the world by any mistake and their position atop the world's soccer kingdom caused no controversy. Before yesterday's 2-0 loss to the U.S., Spain had been unbeaten in their last 35 matches, their last lost coming in 2006. Nineteen year-old, Jozy Altidore scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the 25th minute, and veteran striker, Clint Dempsey added an insurance goal in the 73rd minute of the contest. The U.S. team will move onto the Confederations Cup Final and face the winner of the match between South Africa and Brazil that will be on ESPN today at 2:25pm (Eastern time).

Now, I would be lying to you if I told you that I am an avid follower of soccer in general, but I have been following the FIFA Confederations Cup and definitely watch the World Cup. No matter how much soccer you watch, even if you don't like soccer at all, this is the kind of victory that should make us all proud. Spain did not play poorly and therefore lose the game to the U.S. yesterday. The U.S. outplayed, out-worked, and executed better than Spain. The U.S. players were wearing their hearts on their sleeves and the determination they showed was truly remarkable. Good Luck to the U.S. team in the Final match against either Brazil or South Africa this coming Sunday afternoon.

Last night I got to go see Transformers with some friends of mine. I have been itching to see this movie since the first time I saw the trailer which was back in the late winter/early spring. We went to the Boston Common movie theater, and our tickets were for the 8:30 show. Deciding to be on the safe side, we got there around 7:30 and were told to wait in the line. We were one of the first groups of people in line and as it got closer to showtime the line got huge, or as a true Bostonian would say: "wicked long!" This was one of those amusement park lines that snakes back and forth and once that was full, the line extended past the snack bar and almost out the side door. We managed to get great seats, right in the middle and then watched as the entire theater filled up, a sell-out. It was clear the anticipation was high...

This 2 and half hour movie held my attention for the entire duration. I can't count the number of explosions, battles, chase scenes, and majestic panoramic shots of some of the world's most beautiful places. What the movie lacks in substance, it more than makes up with unbelievable special effects. There was also a good amount of comedic content in the film that had the whole theater laughing out loud in various points in the movie. If you are like me and you go into the movie just looking to be entertained and not really expecting a real storyline or substantive plot, you will be very satisfied. If you are looking for a deep plot and an intricate storyline, why would you be going to see Transformers in the first place, right? Oh, and did you really think I wasn't going to seize this opportunity to put another picture of Megan Fox in here? This is a screenshot from the new movie and you will just have to see it for yourself in order to get some context. Who am I kidding? there is no context... just enjoy (Sorry, Mom).

Overall, I give Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you appreciate great special effects and the occasional laugh, but don't mind just sitting back and mindlessly consuming the images on screen, this movie is for you! If any of you see it, post a comment and let me know what you thought of it.

I hope everyone has a chance to get outside and enjoy some of this real summer weather today.

Until next time...

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