I have four movies of interest to talk about today–they shall be all spoiler free, so have no fears of reading! 😉 (I felt rather clever with this post name so I might reuse it as more consistent type of blog series. :P) And while I’m using my new standards for writing about movies in posts now, please do feel free to ask about content for a specific movie if you would like. I’m open to any questions from people specifically! So just keep that in your minds. 😉
Catching Fire. I’ve not read the books and don’t plan to any time soon for my own reasons, so save your breath, peeps. 😉 And the first movie was quite good but I didn’t really enter the fandom from it. BUT CATCHING FIRE HAS CHANGED ME. This movie was so good. I’m still in shock from how fantastic it was. I believe it was twice as good as the first one and I now proudly would like to include myself with the Hunger Games fandom. It built so well on the first movie and just took everything to the next level. I don’t want to go into anymore details since it just came out but I highly recommend it! (Proper review from me will be a guest post over at J and J Productions in the near future.)
Clue. I randomly found this on Netflix and gosh, I fell in love with this movie. Made in 1985, it’s a movie adaption of the classic board game! I would love to see more movie adaptions of board games if they were done like this (to my movie-buff friends, please put this on your watch-list quickly; it’s a delight!) It’s got a wide range of hysterical characters adapted from the game; it’s clever, it’s full of comical slapstick humor that is just right and not overdone. As a lover of the mystery genre, I fully enjoyed the suspense of wondering who the killer was throughout the film. The ending is a pure treat and you will know what I mean by that when you see it. And unlike some mystery films, Clue is still very rewatchable even when you know how it ends! Highly recommended.
Finding Nemo. This was the first Pixar movie I ever saw as a kid and for the longest time I didn’t care for it that much. As a kid, I saw things very black and white, so I saw the story being about a rebellious child which didn’t seem right to me. Here in the present at 19 years old, I’ve rewatched the movie about 30 times because I’ve been using it to go to sleep at night; I’ve gotten a different perspective and opinion on it now. I came to the realization that it’s not about a rebellious child: it’s about a scared and over protecting father who tears down his handicapped child to the snapping point, and both of them suffering the consequences of Nemo’s provoked response of over smother ration and protection. It’s not really about Nemo! It’s about Marlin! Realizing this changed the entire movie for me and it’s become one of my new favorites. I mean, Marlin’s journey is fantastic, I love it.. It’s also made me do a lot of thinking about how I will want to raise my own kids so they feel safe yet let them expand their wings as they get older. So, having a change of heart about this movie has been interesting and I like it!
Pacific Rim. I didn’t know what to expect when I watched this movie because I didn’t see any trailers and I didn’t read that many reviews for it. I was a little worried it was going to be another robot movie, a wanna be Transformers rip off or something cheesy along those lines. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. I loved how human beings were actually at the heart of this story; traumatized human beings trying to protect their world for invading creatures. The set up to the story was fantastic and felt very real. I completely enjoyed the ride! The soundtrack was awesome, guys, it was awesome and there no romance or sexuality! I repeat, no romance! That was very refreshing. Also the effects were stunningly realistic. This was such an enjoyable sci-fi film that was very pleasantly surprising. It’s not quite up to Avengers/Captain America/Iron Man standards, of course, but it was still very very good!
So those are four movies I’ve really enjoyed recently! Have you seen any of them?