We did books two days, and now it’s time for the movies.
I have never felt more attracted to Armie Hammer than I was watching this movie. So this is based off the old series Man from U.N.C.L.E. that was around when my parents were young. It used to be David McCallum and Robert Vaughn as Ilya and Napoleon, and really good. My dad never ceases to call David McCallum ‘Ilya Kuryakin’ when we watch NCIS. Anyway, this movie was directed by Guy Ritchie, so you can expect great angles, and the writing is smart. It’s basically a spy movie with lots of charm.
I’m a fan of heist movies, and this one was exactly that with Marvel charm. Paul Rudd is always charming and having him in this just added to it. This has to be my favourite Marvel movie of all time (i KNOW RIGHT?!) because the script is good, the humour is spot on, the supporting characters are well done, and HOPE. VAN. DYNE. Enough said.
I did not expect to be floored by this as much as I was. I cried a few times watching this, and I did know how it would end because there weren’t many ways around it. But it still squeezed my heart and my tear ducts. The trailer is straightforward: a dinosaur trying to get home and the unlikely friendship with a child. It was built on simple themes, but those hit home.
I think we can all agree that if you have feelings, you would have had a lot of them about this movie. It was perfect for anyone who had battled mental health issues, it was perfect for families who had their ups and downs, it was visually beautiful, and it tugged at the heartstrings of anyone who grew up with a great imagination. No wonder it’s up for an Oscar!
This was perfect for the little girl in me that I forgot existed. Disney shocked me by taking this old story and breathing new life into it. The GRAPHICS, that DRESS! The eyes of Richard Madden! This movie can make you want to be a princess. I kid you not, it was so well done.
I have to mention this because this was the perfect beginning to bringing this franchise back. Watching this felt like watching A New Hope all over again. J.J. Abrams brought back a lot of the old characters, brought in great new ones, and I think he did it justice. While some may complain that it was pandering to the fans, as a fan who has grown up with watching the movies, reading books, and having merchandise, I was quite happy with it. I look forward to what’s to come!
and the big miss 😕
This was a massive disappointment for me. The hype was huge because we were supposed to get some good back story. I have to say that the background in ABC’s Once Upon A Time for Peter Pan was far more intriguing. This had the potential to be better, and I wish it was better. A lot of ‘touch and go’ in terms of Disney references, I just wish it had delved deeper. I get that it was a children’s movie, but much like the other ‘children’s movies’ on this list, this one could have lived up more to the general expectations.