The last movie I saw was *cough* Epic Movie *cough*
I haven't seen the movie in a long time, but it was as if I had seen it yesterday. I wonder if it's because next to The Little Mermaid, I watched Peter Pan a lot, and so I have pretty much almost memorized the movie visual-wise. The beginning I don't have too many fond memories of, but once Peter shows up, everything was the way I remembered it to be.
I swear that Peter Pan is the best representation of childhood, at least for me. I think I've had my own Neverland for a long time as a kid, so that feeling was strong while watching the movie. Of course, it's also stronger than I remember it to be. I really do love the writing, very crisp and smart. Captain Hook is more cunning than I remembered him to be. And the little romance between Wendy and Peter is adorable. It's such a shame they never got to see each other again until she's a mother. It's heart-breaking in that aspect.
So all-in-all, I really love this movie. It might be up there with my personal favorites, actually. I really need to make a list of my favorite Disney movies one of these days. I find it a shame most kids these days haven't seen it, my little brothers never sat down to watch it with me, and I know they would like this movie if they would just take the time to see it. I guess it helps to get them when they're young. I don't remember how I got introduced to Disney, but I know my parents were part of the reason why I still love Disney movies, since I apparently am the person who'll continue to love my childhood. So, here's to hoping my own children will come to appreciate these movies, Peter Pan in particular.
The latest G.I. Joe movie. It was good but I've seen better movies.
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Speaking of which, I have caught up with Ocean Waves, Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away and The Cat Returns. All of which were truly amazing, in particular the last three. Spirited Away is definitely my favourite and I can see why it is so widely praised. Although I do feel quite partial to The Cat Returns, as it is the one and only Studio Ghibli film that I had seen before. Well, that and the fact that I love cats.
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I saw Sinister the other day with some friends at like 2 AM. It wasn't the best, but it... Well I don't want to spoil it, let me seal this off.
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Finally got around to seeing Oz the Great and Powerful yesterday. To be perfectly honest, I didn't have that high of expectations for this film. In the back of my head I knew this film was going to be a disappointment. However, I do enjoy the 1939 movie for what it's worth, so I actually saw it in theaters. But.. my god it was awful. Worse than what I initially presumed. I'd even go as far as to say it's worse than Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.. which is a pretty astronomical feat in and of itself. Boring, boring, boring. Just another crappy CGI-laden fantasy flick.
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So I've been continuing with my Ghibli journey on Film4 and have seen pretty much every single one so far, save from Pom Poko and Grave of the Fireflies. The former because I had a prior engagement which I couldn't get out of and the latter because it was at half past midnight, unlike the other Ghibli films which have been showing in the afternoon and I've just been so tired lately that I couldn't bring myself to stay up to watch it.
All of them have been fantastic but the two which have resonated with me the greatest so far (since my last update) have been The Cat Returns and Only Yesterday. Both were unlike the usual, standard Ghibli films in that they were both really simple and uncomplicated stories about simple subjects, and all for the better. I don't really know how to describe The Cat Returns except that it was short and sweet... there was just something about it that was beautiful in its story and imagery, and finishing it off with its brilliant ending song was just the icing on the cake. The song, like the film, is simple and uplifting. Only Yesterday was stunningly good, again managing to blow me away with surprisingly little. On paper it seems insignificant, but when you see it... it's a visual feast for the eyes and the soul. Ghibli at its best - up there with Spirited Away and Totoro, in my opinion.
I just wish I could say the same for films like Howl's Moving Castle and Whisper of the Heart... for some reason I just didn't manage to connect with them like I did the previous two, but they were watchable, at least. I desperately want to catch Grave of the Fireflies, here's hoping Film4 repeat it sometime soon like they've been doing with some of the Ghibli films in the season.
Just finished watching "Jeepers Creepers" and honestly there were points I was watching it at x1.5 and x10 speed without missing anything. The final 35 minutes is great though, a lot of fun if not kind of stupid and you don't need to watch the proceeding hour to understand what is happening because they have a big re-iteration of the first hour right at the start of the climax.
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Second time i watched this. Even i have peoblems when i shop non stop when i have a lot of money! 9/10 nya~
I went on a field trip yesterday and saw 42. It was okay. It was a bit too long, and certain scenes I felt were unecessary. But the man who played Jackie was pretty good and they did a great job telling a realistic version of his story. 7.5/10
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Finishing off Studio Ghibli Season with these last few titles: Tales from Earthsea, Only Yesterday, Little Norse Prince, Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. To be perfectly honest, none of these films really stood out for me... I don't think I can pick a favourite out of these choices, so I won't bother, but that's not to say they weren't good. I just found the other films to be more to my taste. My definitive favourite of this season is The Cat Returns, although Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro both deserve a mention. Yep, that's my top three right there.
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Spiralled off slightly with Ghibli season. I missed Laputa and Tales of Earthsea but I managed to catch Nausicaa yesterday, expecting good things.
It was... ok, I suppose. In retrospect it was extremely similar to Mononoke in numerous ways; in terms of themes, plots, even characters. I did end up preferring this one over Mononoke though, since I actually managed to stay awake throughout the film due to its intriguing premise and excellent music. Perhaps just a little too long for my liking, considering how thin on the ground the story was in some places.
So yeah, now with Ghibli season over... favourite is still Spirited Away, with The Cat Returns and Totoro both coming in at second. Kiki's Delivery Service and Only Yesterday also were stand-out films, but I'll have to see just how well the films hold up when I get round to watching them for a second time.
I saw Evil Dead (the new one) last night. I didn't have much interest in it because it looked like a generic horror re-imagining of the originals. And, to an extent, it was. There was no humor or snark to it. But it did manage to be very reverent and respectful of the originals. It used very similar cinematography and direction. I actually enjoyed it.
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Wreck-It Ralph. The nexat one I see SHOULD be Frozen, maybe Planes if it piques my interest.
GI Joe 2
Pretty good, story wasn't fantastic but it had amazing action sequences.
Not enough Bruce Willis, he was only in the film for about 15 mins, people need to take advantage of him before he becomes too old to be badass anymore
Monsters - A monster movie that involves very few actual monsters. This movie is visually awesome! There is a lot of quiet scenes that will make you say wow. Story is a little...eh but there you go. 8/10
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A whole lot of movies this weekend @_@
Watched Rise of the Guardians which was pretty good.. touching ;^;
Jack the Giant Slayer: it had me on edge the whole time there was some type of danger xD
X-Men Origins Wolverine: this is like the fifth time I watch it. I still likey <.>
X-Men The Last Stand: Same as the Wolverine one XP I likey >:c
Men In Black 3: Prety good. It still made me shed a tear at the end.
Men In Black 2: Good. Nothing much to say about it but I kinda liked it <.>
Pokemon M15: Kyurem and the Sword of justice.
It was okay though pretty boring if ye ask me. Rate it 7/10 coz Virizon's VA is Zoey's xD
Plus since all 4 were like all talking, it was like watching Digimon tbh.
On the good side, it did have stuff about facing yer fears and all that. Also the White and Black Kyurem were awesome :3 nya~