Hey guys! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of November. It seemed like no time at all that it was summer. I’ve seen a few people do a summary of what films they watched over a month and this month, because I’ve been poorly – I’ve seen loads! They’re not all necessarily new ones, but I thought I would include them anyway. So, let’s get down to it!
50/50 – I’ve heard so much about this one, I don’t know why I’ve never actually sat down and watched it. I guess it’s because of the disturbing topic but I’ve never seen such an accurate portrayal of cancer. It’s not romanticised, it’s not dramatise. They really emphasise the ‘everyday’ with it and bring elements of comedy into it. While that sounds like it wouldn’t work, it does. It’s truly emotional and both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen did an amazing job at it. 9/10.
Bridesmaids – This is another film that I know why I ignored it. I’m really not a comedy film person – it has to really entice me to watch it. Especially ones like this which derive from the predecessors like The Hangover and Due Date etc. But I really enjoyed this one. It was more than a comedy because the main character was truly believable, even if some of the scenes were dramatic. The thought of losing your best friend to someone better than you on paper is something I think we all go through at one time or another. I really enjoyed it and now, I get the hype that surrounds it. It had some laugh out loud moments but it also made me feel emotional, too. 10/10.
Disney’s Robin Hood – I’ve seen this film 1000x. It’s my Dad’s favourite Disney film and it will always hold a place in my heart. I love the animation, the old BBC-esque voices. I relate to Prince John way too much. His tantrums are just me. Everything about it is so good, especially the little whistled tune at the beginning. 9/10.
Identity Thief – Again, this was just one of the things that I put on as somethign to have in the background. There had been a lot of hype surrounding its release but I really enjoyed it. Jason Bateman is someone that I’ve heard a lot about but I’ve never actually seen him in anything. He really reminded me of Morgan Freeman and I really enjoyed this film. While I wouldn’t say it made me laugh, it definitely had some heart-warming moments. 7/10.
Pocahontas – This is one of my top five Disney films. I love it so, so much. It always was a favourite of mine when I was little and that hadn’t changed now. I can watch it over and over and over again. I know it’s not historically accurate but as a separate entity, it is such a good film. The music is stunning. 10/10.
Fantastic 4, The Silver Surfer – I haven’t seen this film in so long – probably since it came out? But it’s just an easy super hero film to watch. Nothing groundbreaking or earth-shattering. It is funny seeing Chris Evans as another superhero before turning into Captain America but I have to say, I prefer him as Johnny. 6/10.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire – I can’t even remember the last time I watched this. I think it must be about the time that it first came out. I don’t really like the story but the individual characters are so funny. I especially love the little Mole character, he literally had me in stitches. 5/10.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World – Now, I’m really at two ends with this film because I really enjoy it but I don’t really see why they made it? I get that they wanted to be ~historically accurate~ even though they were far from it. The music is beautiful and I think it’s its only saving grace. The animation feels really awkward and they really push the romance between John Rolfe and Pocahontas – they also make John Smith act totally different and obnoxious so that the audience ends up wanting John Rolfe and Pocahontas to end up together. I sound like I’m being really negative. I do enjoy it, I do. But I can see why people hate it. 7/10.
Spiderman 3 – I know that the original Spiderman movies are ones that create controversy because a lot of people don’t like them. They are super cheesy and Tobey MacGuire’s acting is hilarious in parts but I love these films. Especially the third one. I love the whole Venom story arc and how questionable Peter Parker really becomes thorughout – bullying Eddie to get what he wants, cheating on MJ, not telling Harry the real reason why they fell out. There’s a lot of elements to the story and yes, the dance scene is so cringey to watch but it always has me in hysterics. I’ll always love these films. 10/10.
So, there we have it! I’m sure there’s some more there that I have watched but these are the ones that have stuck with me. Do you guys like any of these films? Let me know in the comments!
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