My Thoughts on…

Right.

I have to face the fact that it is February and haven’t posted anything for more than a month and it is time to catch everyone up.

I have watched so many films that it would be stupid of me to do a single page review on every single one so what I am basically going to do is a quick summary of each film that I have watched and then I will be back on track and doing one review each week…Hopefully.

*Order of films is done by rating.*

The Greatest Showman –  5/5 Tophats. 

Overall the film was amazing. The songs still send shivers down my spine and I can’t help but feel that Hugh Jackman was made for that role. The film shows the creation of show business but if you don’t want the magic ruined then do not google PT Barnum because 1, you’ll find the truth about him and 2, He looks nothing like him. To be honest I kinda wish that he used a random name and therefore didn’t situate himself with PT Barnum. However, if you focus more on the fact of it being more about the creation of show business and not the creation of a circus then… It is actually inspiring to watch and it will never get boring to watch. The film is 100% worth a watch. Just do not go in expecting accuracy and it to show how bad everything was that he did.

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri – 5/5 Billboards

What a bloody cracking film. It is hilarious yet it was dark as well and so so so good. I wish I could have watched it more than once. it was so worth a watch. Frances McDormand (Mildred Hayes) is amazing. Her character is truthful yet cold but by the end of the film you end up warming to her and you understand the pain she must be feeling after the murder of her daughter. The connection between Mildred and Sheriff Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) is something that cant be explained through words. Its a love to hate relationship that you just want to keep watching. You see every character develop through the film and you are given a reason as to why each character has had to develop. Another film that is important to watch and I would not be surprised if it ran away with all the Oscars this year. The cast, the story.. everything. spot on.

I,Tonya – 4.2/ 5 Ice Skates 

This. is. my. kind. of. film. It was so funny. Yet the story behind the film is so dark. Margot Robbie was amazing in the film to the point where you end up feeling really sorry for Tonya Harding, especially at the end of the movie when you see the lowest moments in her life. The whole film gives her perspective rather than the one we read about on the news or in the historical archives. Sebastian Stan was amazing as well. Everyone was amazing. The weird thing is that the truth still wasn’t 100%. I’m still unsure about what happened but it gave her a spot in the limelight for a change. I really don’t want to pull it apart because again I don’t think it deserves it. However, was it as good as The Greatest Showman or Three Billboards?… I don’t think so. It is only a film that I would watch once. 

Shape of water – 4/5 fishsticks. 

Well. I watched the trailer and I thought this film isn’t for me but I thought I will give it a shot. I sat down and got ready to watch it, throughout the film I still had no idea what the bloody hell was going on. It was so weird, so so so weird. I can’t even get over how weird it was. Yet I am still thinking about it and it is still on my mind since I watched it at an Unlimited screening. I got out of the screen and thought about it and it’s then that I realized that it was an amazing film and yeah I have some questions like why do people think this sort of relationship is okay? I honestly loved it but it is so Oscar Baitey as a film. Again well worth a watch because it is 100% going to win something at the Oscars next month.

The Post – 3.8/5 Newspapers

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a film. WHAT A DELIGHT. I was so up for the film and It lived up to everything. They were both amazing in the film, the connection between them both was great all the way through the film and I really can’t flaw them for their acting. “Arthur.. Thank you for your frankness” really stands out to me and I don’t know why. She said it with such sass and I am a big Meryl Fan that it probably just stuck in my brain. It is really good viewing but it took a while to really kick into. It was only at the end that the real story comes into play. My issue with historical films is that I never know when they are going to end. Sometimes I feel like they can show to much and then you feel sometimes like why are they showing this because it isn’t important to the film. I kinda felt like that when watching The Post. However, you get to see how they made newspapers back in the day and honestly… them scenes where amazing to watch. It was so therapeutic. It was really good, but I do not think it is necessary to watch.

Darkest Hour – 3.8/5 Victory signs

History degrees really do ruin historical films.. especially when you spent two years analyzing some films towards your degree to see how accurate things are. This was amazing. Gary Oldman was spectacular in it. You couldn’t have chosen a better person to play Churchill. It is one of them films that needs to be shown to all high schools so they can get some understanding as to what went on. It was accurate to some extent. Every person coming out of that film loved it and it has my praises too. Yet it did seem to drag in some places. Some sections of the film weren’t needed. Again my point is that you never know when they are going to end it and what they are actually going to include in the film. It showed Churchill to be a good guy, yet the whole alcoholic thing was made to be looked upon as a joke. It is a film that needs to be watched. However, it is just extremely long and some of the scenes are not needed.

Star Wars – The Last Jedi – 3.7/5 Porgs

Hmm, this is a film that I wanted to love more yet there was just something missing from it. I am not a big Star Wars fan (Shoot me down all you want) BUT I do have an opinion on the films because I have watched them more than once and I am allowed too. I appreciate the Star Wars films for what they have done to the film industry and they have given people a new hope… ha. get it? Yet this film didn’t really feel like it was a great Star Wars film. It wasn’t better than Empire Strikes Back, yet it was better than Rogue One. I feel Star Wars fans always judge the films harshly but there is a whole religion from Star Wars so they take it super seriously and I understand. We all have that one film in which we take seriously. However, this Star Wars film was like, eh? There were some super weird points in the film like Princess Leia? I’m sorry but what happened with that scene? You know which one I am talking about if you have watched it. It did have some cute and really funny scenes in it. I haven’t forgotten about it since watching it and I always think that is a good thing.

Coco – 3.7 / 5 Flower Crowns

It is Disney Pixar. It automatically holds a massive place in my heart. It made me cry. It made me laugh. It had the dad from Jane the Virgin in it and I loved it. It is a film that gives another perspective on death to the children who watch it. That thought really really really warms my heart. The fact that people can’t be forgotten or else they don’t last really got me. It actually made me cry so many times. I can’t even begin to explain. I feel like this film will go down as another Lost Dinosaur kind of film where nobody has really watched it yet when you actually tell someone to watch it then they end up loving it. It will 100% not get enough credit. Was it as good as the good dinosaur… no? Will I watch it again… Only if it comes to NowTV. However, it does have some good catchy songs and music in it.

Black Panther – 3.7/ 5 Panthers?

Right… I have only just watched this film. The music was great. The acting was great. I kinda didn’t really understand what was going on because I haven’t really read much about the Black Panther or anything like that. I spent most of the film confused and admiring his sister’s outfits throughout the film. They have some really frikkin’ fancy outfits. The technology they use in the film like actually blew my mind as well. It was really cool to watch. I just didn’t understand it? The music was well good. I wanted to just dance around whilst watching the film. I did enjoy it and I do want to watch it again because I think I will understand it more. You have to stay for the end credits as well. They are so worth it. Well they were worth it to me anyway. 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 3.5/5 Crocodiles

This one was a hard one to rate. It was so funny yet it was not as good as The Post or whatever. It wasn’t anything special. The cast was amazing and everyone had their own comedic moments. My favorite was Karen. However, Jack Black playing a teen girl who constantly thinks about how they look… Priceless. The Rock and Kevin Hart literally just bounce off each other. I love watching them together in films. It is more than likely going to be watched again. The bad guy was pretty crappy, not in a good way for a bad guy. He just sucked as a bad guy. There was a really nice homage to Robin Williams in it as well. I liked that part. It was just enough. It doesn’t compare to Jumanji because it takes on something completely different. Which is a good thing.

Downsizing – 2/5 Dolls houses 

What the hell was this film? Like seriously. It made no sense. It was all funny one minute and then there was a thing about making your life count and by the end of it, you’re just as confused as you where at the start. It was funny but it wasn’t really that funny. I just think about it and the more I think… the more I am confused. It really relied on one character to make the audience laugh. I didn’t feel an on-screen connection between the characters either. There are so many plot holes. It was just pure nonsense. Plus… in the trailer there looks like a really cool bit with a vodka bottle and THAT WASN’T EVEN IN THE FILM! I was just so randomly put together. It just didn’t make any sense. I feel like giving it 2/5 is a push but I am not that mean. I did laugh.

 

So there we go guys.

Just a few ramblings about some films I have watched recently.

If you want a more lengthy one about a certain film I have mentioned then please let me know and I will try my best to get a proper one done for you.

Hope you enjoyed it,

Abigail

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