I honestly had no idea the Oscars are this Sunday (I think they’re this Sunday). But in any regards, I WON’T be watching them. And it’s not because I hate the Oscars. I don’t care enough about the Oscars to even establish such an involved emotion. No. Instead of watching the Oscars, I’ll be eating Del Taco. Why? Because I LOVE Del Taco. I DON’T love the Oscars. So why would I spend time doing something I DON’T love? Exactly! And that’s why I’ll be eating Del Taco instead of watching the Oscars.
NOTE: Now I know I can probably do both and Del Taco might even make the Oscars more enjoyable, but I don’t want to make my Spicy Chicken Burrito jealous of Daniel Day Lewis.
OK. So I opted to see the new Matthew Mcconaughey movie, Fool’s Gold, with a friend of mine. I decided to see it because, well, I don’t know. The minute I told my other friends I saw it, they pointed and laughed at me. But I don’t care. I’m known to like the cheesier side of movies. So they can point and laugh all they want. It aint going my movie watching habits.
However, in this case, I wish I did change my habits. The Matthew Mcconaughey Fool’s Gold movie is far from golden and only involves one fool — ME — for going to see it. Why? it’s not because there are no Alexis Dziena nude parts. It’s because it is what it is (read on for clarification).
Fool’s Gold (Matthew Mcconaughey and Kate Hudson) Synopsis
The basic premise of this movie is Matthew Mcconaughey and Kate Hudson are married and about to get divorced. They’re both treasure hunters searching the seas for underwater treasure. Of course there are rival groups of treasure hunters that make finding said treasure difficult, but everything seems to work out in the end.
Issues I have with Fool’s Gold
It’s annoying. Bottom line. Now Matthew Mcconaughey and Kate Hudson aren’t necessarily annoying. But some of the supporting actors and actresses are…specifically Alexis Dziena, who plays Gemma Honeycutt, the young, hot daughter of Nigel Honeycutt (played by Donald Sutherland), the wealthy gentleman who owns the boat Kate Hudson works on and Matthew Mcconaughey convinces to bank roll their latest treasure hunt. Now although Alexis Dziena is quite attractive, she is quite annoying. I’m hoping it’s just a product of really bad writing (this is a Matthew Mcconaughey action/comedy/romance movie, so bad writing is expected) and not a personality flaw of hers. However, her character in Fool’s Gold is quite annoying (and although bad writing probably has something to do with it, I still get the feeling she was born to play this role).
Why Fool’s Gold Aint that Bad
Kate Hudson is actual pretty cute. And I say cute, not hot. She holds her cuteness in her face, which is where you want it if you want to be a successful actress. And she’s not that bad of an actress. She aint the greatest, but you don’t pay $10 to see Fool’s Gold and expect to see greatness
A Note on Matthew Mcconaughey’s Chest – Yes it’s bare 80% of the time during the movie.
I get the feeling part of the Matthew Mcconaughey movie formula is to mess up his hair, tear off his shirt, and have him hang out on the beach or some other body of water (e.g. Failure to Launch, Sahara, etc.)
P.S. What the hell is Donald Sutherland doing in this movie?