It was sort of a case of beating lowered expectations, but in the end it was just a really fun movie. Good pacing, funny jokes, cool snakes, a simple plot uncomplicated by lots of dumb subplots. If you can watch this in a movie theater crowded with lots of other folks having fun, do so. It'll be worth it.
Hearty congrats to Michael and Meghan Kirby, who recently celebrated the birth of their second daughter, Elly. Mike's home for a couple weeks' R&R, and the family reports he's having fun with the wife and kids. Just as it should be.
Tomorrow: Ever wondered what a roaring hot Hollywood "Red Dawn" party looks like?