I don’t watch a lot of apocalyptic movies but whenever I do I’m expecting over-the-top ridiculousness. And that’s what I was expecting with this new apocalyptic film, Greenland, starring Gerard Butler. I remember seeing it in the movie theaters last year when my family and I went to see Tenet. I thought it looked ridiculous but kind of interesting. So when I saw it was on HBO Max my sister and I decided to watch it.
The film actually surprised the heck out of me. The first hour and ten minutes of the movie are its best, throwing plot twist after plot twist that catches the viewer completely offguard. The last fifty minutes got a bit cheesy and dragged a little longer than I may have liked but when the film concluded I had a tear in my eye, I’m not going to lie.
No, Greenland isn’t exactly anything new, but it takes a more realistic approach to an apocalyptic situation and I appreciated that. If you’re in for a good matinee movie that’ll stress you out then this is one to watch.
I’ll give it 3.5 out of 5 stars and 85 out of 100. It’s almost 4 stars worthy but it kind of got exasperating after a while. But like I said, it was better than I expected so…yay?
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I had never heard of the famous musical A Star Is Born until Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper recreated the film for the fourth time back in 2018 to critical acclaim. I didn’t watch that version because I wasn’t interested in seeing a movie that had been remade yet the umpteenth time. But today I did to decide to watch the 1954 version starring Judy Garland and James Mason and wow.
Wow, wow, wow. I was blown away, sucked into this beautiful love story featuring Garland and all of her talents. The fact that she didn’t win Best Actress for this movie is truly shameful because oh my goodness, she was amazing.
And yeah…I didn’t expect that ending…but it happened and I was crying my eyes out. I’m not very used to musicals that end on a somber note so this one surprised me, and wrecked me emotionally.
It was also really nice seeing Garland in something other than The Wizard of Oz which is the only other movie I had ever watched with her. She is such an incredible singer. I mean, top-notch. It was wonderful listening to her singing.
(Oh, and is just me, or do James Mason and 80s’ Chris Sarandon look a lot alike?)
All in all, if you’ve never seen A Star Is Born please do. It’s an amazing movie.
I’ll give this film 5 out of 5 stars and 100 out of 100. It was perfect.
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