The Pros And Cons Of Adaline

Megan Suttlesover 6 years

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TheAgeOfAdaline There are finally movies coming out that can dethrone Furious 7. The movie that is most tempting is The Age of Adaline. (I’m the demographic for the film.) In the movie, Adaline Bowman cannot physically age past 29. The situation seems ideal, until a love interest complicates things. The trailer looks like a cross between the heartache of The Notebook plus all of the somewhat plausible science of Mel Gibson’s Forever Young. The Age of Adaline looks like a home run. The Age of Adaline looks like a gamble. I’ve waffled back and forth on the subject for about a week. Abby Newcomb recommended the movie in her April Movie Preview, located here. I totally trust her recommendation. It just looks too good. I worry that they are trying to cover up a crap movie with an exceptional preview. I’m not sure if I’m willing to risk getting caught putting the amount of butter I truly want on my popcorn to get to watch this movie. Before I put all of my eggs in The Age of Adaline basket, I’d look to weigh the pros and cons presented in the trailer. CONS: 👎Looks too good to be true 👎Ellis Jones, the love interest in the film, is described as a “Charismatic Philanthropist.” An anagram for charismatic philanthropist is “Pretentious Goober.” (Don’t check the math on that one.) 👎 Potential Benjamin Button without the Brad Pitt 👎  Harrison Ford calls it a “high-concept film.” I believe the concept to be totally fathomable.   PROS: 👍Harrison Ford removed his earring for this role 👍Blake Lively’s braid game is strong 👍Watching fashion evolve decade by decade is like binge-reading subsequent American Girl books 👍Game of Thrones’ Daario Naharis (Michael Huisman) is thrown into the modern era with a lower possibility of being eaten by a dragon 👍There is hope for a unique and surprising ending. 👍The Age of Adaline! Alliteration! Always!   Who am I kidding, I’m going to go see it.  I'm a sucker for a good trailer.

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2021-09-19