You know, I really don’t spend all my waking hours looking at naked guys. I do have a Life contrary to what some might think, and one of my things is to enjoy a nice flick. Hey, when you get to be my age, you get to do what you like, without worrying about clocking in or attending some boring staff meetings.
And Zac Efron is a favorite of mine.
I totally loved him in High School Musical and 17 Again. Fact, I even purchased the DVDs, so you know I must enjoy it. After all, me spending money on a DVD, is momentus. Never mind buying four DVDs.
So last night I opted to watch a flick on Netflix, called “The Lucky One” which starred Zac Efron.
He was frigging good looking before, and now that he’s all grown up, well he is still might fine to look at. Not sure I liked the scruffy look, but he still has that amazing body. And yes, I do think he can act too. Get your minds out of the gutter, it isn’t just his rugged good looks that attract me, but his acting abilities.
Now to be honest, it wasn’t a total winner for me, as some of it was a bit, well stilted, but I can forgive that. I mean come on, it is Zac Efron.
I like a good romance, which this was, but it also gives me ideas, for my own little fantasies. Come on, when you are my age, you need some fantasies, just to get your old carcus out of bed. Thinking of hotties like Zac, well, that all helps.
Some of what I didn’t care for, was how stiff Zac got in some of the scenes, when he was trying to contain his emotions. Some of the reviews on Netflix called it wooden, and to a point they are right.
To me, I think he was simply not getting the right, well, stance. In my mind, it was an attempt to show restraint, to also show defiance I think, but it didn’t quite come across that way. It does seem wooden, and there were a few parts like that, but then again, when you been through what he supposedly had been, how emotional would you be?
It does kind of fit, but for me, the set up to the whole story was not as good as it should have been.
That is the drawback to the show, though I loved the romance, the way he broke through his own reticense, hers too, that I enjoyed. I just wish they had put a bit more effort into the back story.
There are scenes, that had me laughing, had me cringing too, but over all, I have to say that I enjoyed it. It did help give me some fantasy thoughts, like thinking of being out on patrol with him, of being one of his tent mates. Had me wishing it was me in his arms, not the female lead actor. But hey, see that is what I love about having an imagination.
Personally I do enjoy a show with more details to it, and while it is hard to come up with a good decent tear jerker, this one had the potential for it. As much as I enjoy Zac, there was too much left unsaid.
The little kid was good, but again, a lot was left untold.
Same with the whole, family relationship with the Cop dad, the influencial family. It was all a bit, well unconnected.
I loved the set, the concept too, but in the cold light of the morning, I have to say that this is one DVD I won’t be buying. Not sure I’d even watch the show a second time, unlike High School Musical, all three parts. Think I watched those at least 3 or 4 times. Hey, I like singing & dancing. I watched (actually paid an admission) Sound of Music over twelve times, and numerous times on Television.
What can I say, I am a sucker for a good tear jerker. Don’t get me started on the Gary Grant movie of An Affair to Remember. LOL
All things are possible in your dreams.
And damn, I did have a nice dream last night. Can you guess who was my Co-Star?