As someone who started off as a fan of Harry Potter
from reading the books many, many years ago, I've had a hard time staying a fan throughout the decade of films. It's difficult to stay steadfast when something you truly enjoyed continually gets worse and worse with each film. It's no secret that I openly hated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One
. It was merely PART of a movie with no real start or finish. So I walked into Part Two
with dismal hopes for the culmination of the wizarding franchise. But, color me surprised when I was actually engaged at every turn during Part Two
. It was suspenseful and fulfilling with every plot device finally having some actual weight to each circumstance. Read more after the jump!
It's safe to say that I had extremely low expectations of Horrible Bosses going into the theater. All three of the lead actors in the film, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, have been in some horrible films in recent years despite being fairly likable actors. Bateman was in the god-awful The Switch, Sudeikis had the whole Hall Pass incident, and Day was the second banana is a Drew Barrymore rom-com. So, I feel like I was fairly astute in my low expectations of this buddy comedy about three stressed out dudes wanting to murder their bosses.
I am actually fairly shocked about how funny this film turned out. Horrible Bosses is not only surprisingly not horrible but actually pretty hilarious.