I am a huge movie buff. Movies make my day whether it’s a terrifying horror movie, or a laugh out loud comedy. I’m personally not too fond of action, mainly because to me most action movies leave out the most important part… THE STORY. Any movie that causes me to have an emotional connection, whether it’s crying at Titanic, laughing at Jim Carrey or jumping at a Velociraptor is going to make me like, love and possibly watch it again. I have a collection of 200-300 blue rays and DVD’s that I watch at home continuously. One of my favorite past-times is watching a movie while crafting. I can see the movie in my head without needing the screen to watch it, but I guess that means I've just watched the movies I have too many times. What’s your favorite movie to watch continuously?
Here’s some recent movies I've watched and my thoughts and reviews on them.
Oz the Great and Powerful:
This movie was very visually pleasing. I watched it in 3D but I believe even without the 3D effects the beauty of the movie would surely not be missed. Although the acting at times was less than brilliant, (and really who couldn't guess that with the cast) it was made up with the intelligent story line. It was a very predictable movie, but oddly enough that did nothing to ruin it either. I must say I was highly hesitant to even go to the film. As a young girl, I would watch The Wizard of Oz at least twice a week, and now as an adult at least 8 times a year. So I was hesitant that they would ruin the story line or soil the good name of the movie. I was wonderfully mistaken, as the movie kept my attention to the very end. I feel the movie felt very much like Disney’s Alice in Wonderland 2010 version. The movie was darker and scarier than I would've expected which only made it better.
This movie was a 10 for me! I will be purchasing it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
Let me begin by saying LOTR is a favourite trilogy of mine.
I saw this in 3D but felt there really was no reason to pay the extra fee. It was action packed, but lacked a good amount of story. I realize this is just the first of 3 movies; however I am going to find it hard to motivate myself to go see the next one. The only scene I thought was gripping enough to keep me interested was the scene with Gollum. This was not a favorite of mine, and will probably not be watched again. Hopefully the next part will be more to my liking. This movie barely got a 5 from me.
I enjoyed this film. It was visually pleasing to the eye and the story was compelling. It was a bit predictable, but of course it is a love story. I found the movie highly unique and the only criticism I would say is that my neck hurts from continuously twisting to view the movie in both directions. I give this beautiful movie an 8.
The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn – Part 2:
House at the End of the Street: