Inside Out

I finally got to watch the popular children’s film “Inside Out” (2015)…I know, I know…I had planned to see it when it came out, but I just never got around to it. I am not lying when I say that EVERYONE told me that I had to see it, I would completely relate to it…

They lied…

I found it really boring. I had go in expecting to be completely thrilled and taken on this amazing ride. Now to be honest, maybe it transfers differently from a cinema screen to a television screen, but I just could not get into it. I found it really boring and really sad, it had been the complete opposite of what I had been expecting. I also really didn’t like “Joy”. I found her far to controlling and thinking she is far better than the other emotions. Maybe I was thinking to literally, but there just seems to be something wrong with trying to be joyful all the time. I felt she was more “arrogance” than joy. It just didn’t sit well with me. Which is weird because most people would say that I’m a happy person. I am, I just know it’s not possible to be joyful ALL the time. Which I also realised was one of the lessons to be learned, but it just didn’t sit well with me and I wanted to tell her to leave Sadness alone,lol

It also make me think though about seeing movies as soon as they come out and getting all caught up in the wild storm of a new film coming out. Instead of people waiting to see, giving it some time, everyone has to go and see it as soon as it comes out. I wonder if that makes people jump on a band wagon, so to speak. Getting all caught up and it’s actually not that good of a movie. In a age where people don’t like to be “wrong” I think this is a real possibility. Sometimes these “must see” movies, just aren’t really that “must see”.

I remember hearing recently about how these days, not only are there problems with “spoilers”. There are also problems with people knowing about the entire film before it even comes out, the costumes, outtakes, Instagram shots etc. Whereas a few years ago, you knew about the general idea. The actors, maybe the plot, but not much else. You’d probably get one or two movie posters but that would be about it, if we were lucky. These days it almost feels like we demand to know everything about everything. However, I will be writing about that more in another Blog later.

Gone Girl

If you have not seen Gone Girl yet, please be aware this review contains spoilers. Spoilers for the movie, as I have not read the book.

I finally got around to seeing “Gone Girl” over the past weekend, it’s a movie that I have wanted to see for a while. I have mainly good things about it and I have to be honest, not many people I know have actually read the book. So this was one of those situations where I haven’t read the book, but have seen the movie.

Hopefully I’ve written enough to hide what I think from the general public. I was SO confused! I had heard so many good things about the movie, that I was certain I enjoyed. I have to say I was not 100% certain why it’s been so revered. The premise of the movie is on the fifth wedding anniversary, a wife goes missing and her husband is presumed to have murdered her. If you had seen the previews and the talk about the movie beforehand, there was a whole thing of “Did he or Didn’t her?”

It’s the plot and what happens closer to the end that I just find so confusing. *Spoilers*

How does NOBODY check her body for cuts, since she is covered is so much blood? No one checks her for cuts, bruises. Only one person in a room full of detectives even questions how she managed to kills a fully grown man when she says that she was tied up and had been abused, starved and beating up? When she left the house and run away to be with some people she didn’t know, her appearance was only slightly changed and was watching the drama unfold on tv, maybe she was also Clark Kent? No one even seems to check the house where she was being held?

I’ll never forget the moment where Ben Afflecks character even asks the detectives “How did she cut his throat if she was tied up all the time as she claims?” To which the police response is “Can’t you just be happy your wife is home?”

The idea of the movie is a good one, a lot of suspense in the idea. The execution was definitely poorly performed. There was no suspenseful twists, there was O suspense…Other than even after everything…For some reason, other than something wrong with him…Ben Afflecks character stays with her?

I was so uninspired.

Star Wars …(again)

(Just posting here, I am not posting any spoilers … So please do not post any spoilers in the comments)

I’ll just start off by saying that yes, this another Star Wars: The Force Awakens (IMDb) post. The funny thing is I am not “fanatic” per-say, but I do enjoy the Star Wars (not the ones that were made in the 00’s … They were just truly horrible). I do have to say though that this new Star Wars is actually really pretty darn good. It is extremely relevant and very familiar to the originals, so if you are a fan of the originals, I would highly suggest that you go out and see it.

My favourite character in the whole film is definitely Finn (played by John Boyega). He has the right amount of fun, combined with the perfect element of cowardly heroism (trust me, you will get that reference). I can just see a whole new generation of little girls wanting to be like Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) and can see a lot of “Reys” at the next conventions.

The Force Just Got A Little Sparklier As These Disney Princesses Get A ‘Star Wars’ Makeover

You should definitely check this article out! Star Wars Disney Princesses make over =D (Pictures by Ralph Sevelius)

Beauty and the Beast

This isn’t exactly “Friday” today and I apologise for the slackness in my blog posting this week.

On November the 22nd 1991 a little Disney film was released. A little film that would become one of Disney’s biggest successes ever and at the time the only Disney film nominated for a”Best Picture” Academy Award.

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This film has my favourite Disney Princess in it, Belle has always be the Disney princess that I have been able to relate to the most. The song below really explains my entire life. Belle was one of my inspirations to become a Librarian. Others do definitely think that I am a Beauty, but definitely…”Odd”

 

Dracula Untold

*Possible Spoilers!* I did not have anything to do with the creation of the movie, I am just purely writing some observations*.

Check out more here at the imdb page: Dracula Untold – IMDB

I finally got to see this movie and I really loved it! Dracula Untold is based on the story of Dracula. Except the difference is here it shows how “Dracula” become the monster. Something that I previously had no idea about, I had always heard about what happened with Dracula after the fact. I knew bits and pieces, I knew that the moment that pushed him over the edge was the death of his wife.

Without giving too much away, I really enjoyed this movie. It was one of those movies though that seemed to go quickly through one part and slowly through another without really a specific reason why they seemed too focused on one part. For example, where Luke Evans actually turns into Dracula I felt that it went far too fast for such a pivotal part. I felt like it was a movie that could have done better off it had been longer. Maybe not an epic movie, but it definitely needed to be longer than it was.

The acting was awesome, I have had such a crush on Luke Evans ever since I saw him “The Three Musketeers 2011“. I think he has an air of old Hollywood about him. Dominic Cooper (think Mama Mia, Captain America) plays his enemy, and plays the bad guy extremely well. You completely don’t like him and have no sympathy for him, but his last scene was another part that I felt needed to be more spectacular.

Expect to be intrigued in this movie, I wouldn’t say that it will blow your mind. You will be interested though, you won’t notice the time that has gone past.

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