I can’t really explain why, but I am glad to see positive reviews of the movie “Adventureland.” It’s a movie that I want to like, based solely on the trailers, so I guess I’m happy that it doesn’t appear to suck. The way it looks, visually, has a nice nostalgic feel and maybe it reminds me of Kiddieland on 1st Avenue.
Or maybe this is it: the way it looks to me makes me think of Evel Knievel for some reason, which has nothing to do with anything, but it taps into that part of my brain. Yeah, I have a real big Evel Knievel section in there that has all kinds of cool shit floating around. Looks cool to me at least.
Wow, this was before I even read this other review in the Trib. That it is reminiscent of “Diner” and “Dazed and Confused” is music to my ears. And this:
Your response to “Adventureland” may well have a lot to do with your feelings about any of the following: a fine and mellow musical score by Yo La Tengo; the choice of “Bastards of Young” by The Replacements as the title sequence tune; and Eisenberg’s exquisitely self-effacing comic timing, similar to Michael Cera‘s but drier.