Three years ago, A Quiet Place hit theaters and it reinvigorated the sci-fi/horror genre in a way most movies of the same genre can’t. Boasting an impressive 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes, A Quiet Place was practically a perfect movie from start to finish, invoking real emotion, real fear, and some real jump scares. But the best thing about A Quiet Place was that it wasn’t trying to be scary. It just was.
When I watched it those years ago the ambiguous ending left me confused. But when I heard there was going to be a sequel, helmed once again by John Krasinski who would return for directing and writing, I just knew it was going to be special again. Sure enough, I saw the trailers and it looked like Krasinski was going the classic Aliens route by turning up the action notch rather than keeping the story simple and isolated.
Now, today, I’m finally getting a chance to watch A Quiet Place: Part II and I am so excited!
I’m fully vaccinated so even though I have gone to see films in a movie theater while the pandemic was still wildly active (six times, I might add) I always felt wary. Specifically eating my popcorn in the auditorium. Now, I can eat my popcorn and candy and feel totally comfortable and I. Am. Ready!
Later on today I’ll share my spoiler-free review. Until then, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.
There are some iconic movies in history that I still haven’t seen; one of them being before today Back to the Future. I knew the film was essentially the best time travel movie of all time and I knew that it was iconic but I never felt the urge to watch it. But finally, I mustered up the determination to see why the heck this movie was so beloved and boy did I have a ball.
Back to the Future is so much fun from its opening seconds as you try to figure out what you’re looking at before taking you on a rollercoaster ride that seems to never stop. I find myself laughing, cringing, screaming, cheering, and yes, the anxiety was real toward the end. And just when it seemed like everything was over the movie continued to be outrageously entertaining, sucking me into another fantastic adventure that will continue in the sequel.
I’ll watch the second film tomorrow but for now, I can honestly say I’m glad I saw this. It was really, really fun!
I’m giving this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100.
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With Tenet now available for the masses on HBO Max, here’s my review.
Christopher Nolan is known for making movies with trippy plotlines that are hard to grasp but nice to look at and yet TENET makes Inception look like an Avengers movie.
TENET is incredible for all of its spectacle and seat-rumbling (due to its incredible sound in IMAX) glory but what it has in sheer eye-widening visuals it lacks in cohesive storytelling. Literally, I didn’t know what was going on from the very beginning.
The movie moves at such a breakneck speed from the get go that you can’t figure out what in the heck is happening, not to mention that the movie is so loud you can’t hear what people are saying when it seems that they’re uttering a crucial detail to the ever-changing plot of the movie.
Nolan has created a puzzle that runs forwards and backwards, literally, and his time inversion heist save-the-world-from-doomsday-semi-love story movie is just…whoa. It’s a lot!
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 don’t watch Avatar often. The first time I watched it was in 2009 when it was all the rage. I remember enjoying it and being WOWED by the visuals. I hadn’t seen it again until a few years ago when I was reminded then why I enjoyed the film the first time I saw it. And then I watched it for only the third time yesterday with my sister and we were both overwhelmed by the beauty (oftentimes, literally) of the story.
No, Avatar isn’t a story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before but it does a great job honing the simplicity to new heights. By the last third of the film I wished I was an Avatar seeking to help protect Pandora from the humans’ greed alongside Jake Sully and Neytiri.
Avatar 2, which will come out next December, will have come out twelve years after the film that would wow audiences around the world and honestly if it’s just as good a story as the first film is, it just might dethrone Avengers: Endgame to reclaim the top spot as the highest-grossing movie of all time.
And the graphics, oh my goodness, they are going to be AMAZING! I can’t wait to eventually see the trailer for this highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel.
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When I first watched Godzilla vs. Kong a little over three weeks ago I watched it on my trusty Chromebook and ultimately wasn’t a fan. Hong Kong’s destruction felt unnecessary to me, the human characters irked me to death, and it just didn’t live up to the hype. Now, three weeks later, I watched this film again with my family on my nice television and it was like night and day!
Yes, the humans were still kind of irking but I found myself staring at the screen in wide-eyed shock as Adam Wingard took us on a directorial spectacle that I could only imagine to be absolutely phenomenal in IMAX. And the sound! Wow. You could feel the power of these enormous monsters.
When the movie ended I decided to immediately write a post sharing my newfound thoughts on the film because Godzilla vs. Kong is actually kind of fantastic. In fact, I may even like it a little more than Godzilla: King of the Monsters which previously held on to the title of best Monsterverse film with a Godzilla-grip.
Nowadays, well, Godzilla vs. Kong is actually kind of epic and I’m not ashamed to admit that my previous review was definitely misguided.
Now, I do stick to the fact that this movie’s storyline is very weak, otherwise I would’ve enjoyed it on the Chromebook. But the spectacle is undeniable and a true masterpiece for the monster movie genre. Let’s hope the success of this film makes Warner Bros. want to continue these movies because I honestly need more.
With this rewatch I will now give this movie a solid B+. My last score was C- so yeah…watching it on the television was a major upgrade. Lol.
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