I watched the Maximum Ride movie.
I finally got up the courage to watch the Maximum Ride movie. I have been in love with those books since day one and I was so worried they were going to destroy it.
I’d like to say those worries were unwarranted, however that would be a lie.Max is the only female character I’ve ever been able to read without getting frustrated, because she was only one who didn’t act like such a GIRL. I’ve always been a tomboy and tough, and I’ve never been emotional, and that’s how Max is. I connected to her. I felt like my gender was finally being represented properly, and not as a giant stereotype. Max was obnoxious and did not represent a powerful, capable, young girl. Max always inspired me to try my best and be tough as nails. She was a natural leader, who DID NOT lead by disrespecting the rest of the Flock. She was a big sister/mother figure, and she would do anything to make her Flock happy.
This Max seemed whiny, bitchy even, and WHAT THE HELL was she wearing? Since when did max wear a freaking bikini top under a shredded wife-beater? And why did she not look Mexican AT ALL?? She’s supposed to be half, though she looked more white. But this girl looked as white as you can get! No way in hell she had Mexican in her. Ella didn’t look Mexican either, even though Dr. Martinez was so very obviously Mexican.
Moving to Fang:
Just WHAT?! Why the hell did he have so many lines? He was supposed to be dark and mysterious; he moved without a sound and rarely spoke. Why was his hair so short and light? Why weren’t his eyes brown? Why was he a fucking Hollister Model?
And I get that Fang was in love with Max way before everything, but Max considers him her BEST FRIEND, her RIGHT WING MAN, and they tried to force a romantic connection from the get-go. To make it worse, he had ZERO chemistry with Max, so no matter how the relationship was swung it just did not work.
Angel had like no lines??? She was the mysterious one instead of Fang, and I’m annoyed.
AND WHAT THE FUCK WAS IGGY EVEN DOING?! They made him USELESS. He couldn’t fight, he didn’t cook ONCE, he had no connection with Gazzy (his best friend, his shadow) and he didn’t build one bomb. Iggy was just as much a pyromaniac as Gazzy, and this guy did freaking nothing through the whole film. Plus: Where was his sense of humor?! That’s my favorite thing about him!
Nudge was not that much of a drama queen until later. She certainly never tried to escape the house to go shopping. She wasn’t so stupid that she would put everyone in danger so easily.
Not to mention she was TWELVE.
She also went with Max and Fang to rescue Angel, and was with Fang when Max was shot and with Dr. Martinez.
FANG WAS NOT THERE. That whole situation from beginning to end was WRONG.
I think the only one in the Flock I can’t complain about is Gazzy. He was adorable.
Why was everyone wearing sleeveless tops??
Ari was a mess of bad acting and horrendous makeup choices. He couldn’t hardly talk through those teeth. He was a joke.
Actually I realize that NONE OF THEM were very useful. Their fighting skills weren’t worth CRAP, when they’re supposed to be incredible fighters and super tough.
Max’s visions caused her EXTREME pain, she didn’t just pass out.
All in all, it’s a fairly entertaining film if you can look passed the many, MANY flaws. And I suppose if you’ve never read the books then it’s great. Most of the acting was decent, Max and Ari were the only ones painful to watch. I’m definitely disappointed, but I think I’d watch a sequel, and I might watch this one again…. Like I said, it was an entertaining film all in all…just not as much so as I would have liked.