Well yeah, you read it right. It is a fun movie and not just because of Zac Efron.
I love fantasy and science fiction movies so when I saw the trailer of 17 Again in 2009, I thought, “Wow a male version of 13 Going on 30!” I love that movie! And so without a doubt in my mind, I thought this movie would be great.
I mean, watch the trailer and see for yourself!
I was interested in how Zac Efron could play the younger character of Matthew Perry (Mike O’Donnell). It seemed to work in the trailer so I thought it’d be fun to watch.
Upon watching it several years ago, I confirmed that indeed I was right. The movie is fun even though there are of course some ho-hum and extended moments which I am sure the teenagers would enjoy. I love that the movie is about true love and that it also deals with parenting, teenage sexual problems, bullying and more.
This movie can help in how teens should be morally aware of the things they are doing right now so they would be more responsible with how they behave to have a better future. If they really think about the message of the movie, it could help them to not become bitter adults later on.
Another thing I got from the movie is that love is not just about having fun, it’s also about being responsible and realizing that you shouldn’t blame others for the situation/s you put yourself in. Life isn’t always what you expect it to be unless you have a plan.
It may be a fantasy film but it is rooted on being as real as possible.
As for Zac kissing an older woman, well it doesn’t really seem that gross if you believe that he’s Mike O’Donnell in a younger body. It’s not that hard to believe actually because he acts more like the older Mike (unless your mind is quite persistent in thinking the other way around). Plus Zac was already 21 when he made the film so he wasn’t exactly a minor anymore.
Anyway, if you’re looking for an adventurous and quite fun and fantastic movie then this is it. It’s also got some serious moments that actually made me cry a bit. But mostly I laughed a lot due to Mike’s nerdy best friend.
To sum it all up, I can say that (1) a lot of important life lessons can be learned from the movie as it lightheartedly deals with the serious side of life, (2) the characters are quirky and funny, (3) the movie is really enjoyable due to it’s fantasy elements.
If you want me to rate 17 Again on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, I give this movie a 9.
Originally posted on Bitlanders.
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