While I play catch up with a few seasons (seriously, mid-season breaks confuse me!), I thought it was time to see what else I’d been watching.
Every month I vow I’m going to watch more films, then I end up binging something and not doing it. It’s taken me four months to watch 3 Star Trek films…and I still haven’t done it!
But I did get around to a couple recently – here are my thoughts:
I was desperate to see this because it’s always been my favourite Disney film. I watched it on a plane – not the best viewing experience – but you know what, I really enjoyed it. I liked the slightly different take on, I enjoyed Will Smith’s Genie and I loved that they played on Aladdin’s cheeky side. Jasmine is stronger than the original version and I liked what they did with it. One I’ll watch again.
The Mortal Engines
I kept seeing the book but haven’t read it yet. I figured I’d give the film a go to see what it was about. It took a little bit to get into it due to the world-building etc but I ended up enjoying it. Nothing to rave about and I have no idea if it is true to the book, but it made for an entertaining evening watching, so no complaints there!
Pitch Perfect 3
The first film is a go-to for my sister and I. We finally had a movie night to watch the third. I didn’t have high hopes – I’d heard a lot about how far-fetched it was and that is certainly true. It loses the charm from the first film. I was honestly expecting to turn it off, so the fact I got through it means something must have worked – just not the plot!
I’ve lost track of where I’m up to with the Marvel films but I hadn’t seen this one. I felt it took a different approach than the others and I enjoyed it: it had humour without the plot feeling like it was too far-fetched (as I’ve found with the other films recently). I liked the characterisations; I liked the story; and I thought the acting was good. One of the stronger Marvel films.
The Clone Wars (animated film)
I’m not a huge fan of the recent Star Wars films. I figured I’d give this a go because I was ill at the time and needed something light-hearted. And I actually enjoyed it! The dialogue made it for me: it really brought their personalities out. Sure, it wasn’t the best and there are things that annoyed me, but it was fun and did what I needed at the time.
As usual, there is a strange mix of films here – I seem to have tastes that go all over the place when it comes to movies. Overall, it was an entertaining lot and they all did what I needed them to do at the time
What have you been watching?