In the second movie of the Kingsman franchise, Eggsy and the rest of the Kingsman agents have to team up with their American counterparts, the agents at Statesman, to bring down a drug cartel.
Last night, I went to see The Glass Castle. It’s based on the memoir of the same name by Jeanette Walls, which I read in my AP English Language class in high school.
I finally got to see Dunkirk last night. Mom and her friend had plans to see it back in July, but then her friend kind of bailed.
Anyway, Dunkirk is a story of World War II. The enemy – presumably the Germans – had pushed the British and the French all the way to the coast, and the sea was their only hope of escape.
On Monday, I finally got to see Wonder Woman.
Formatted as a frame story it explores her origins. As the only child on a mysterious island of Amazonian women, Diana was very sheltered growing up. However, everything changed when Steve Trevor finds his way to the island during World War II. When he explains what is happening in “the world of men,” Diana makes the decision to leave the island and help him fight the war.
This movie is amazing. The stunts were second to none. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats. It’s definitely high octane action and adventure.
Gal Gadot was the perfect Wonder Woman. Chris Pine was a really good spy. And they definitely had chemistry. Not just romantic either; they work well together.
The most surprising performance was probably that of David Thewlis. He’s better known as Profess Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise. It was different to see him play a villain like Ares, but he’s good at it. Probably because it’s just that – different and unexpected.
If you read my other post, you’ll know that I recently became re-obsessed, if you will, with Disney’s 1998 version of The Parent Trap.
Since that last post, I’ve pretty much been playing my favorite song from the soundtrack through YouTube constantly. I’ve also found the movie clip that features the song.
Which brings me to what I am writing today. I’ve been able to play the song without a problem, but I have a bit of a hard time watching the video. It’s a trigger because of the innocence issue I talked about before.
When I’m listening to the song by itself, I don’t have a problem because I can think about any situation that fits the lyrics. When I’m watching the video, however, I can’t escape the mother-daughter dynamic in the context of the film. It’s too perfect.
When I first saw it after not having seen it in a long time, I was on the verge of tears. I can keep my emotions in check now after having seen it a handful of times, but it still stings a bit.
Over spring break, I went to see Beauty and the Beast. It was actually two times in the making; I thought I had plans to see it opening weekend, but they fell through. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
Towards the end of Thanksgiving break, I went to see Moana. Here’s a quick synopsis from IMDB:
In ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
As soon as I got home for Thanksgiving break, Mom and I went to see Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. It’s a new story from J.K. Rowling about Newt Scamander, the author of one of Harry’s textbooks, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.
When it first came out, I went to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with a friend. As far as I could tell, it was spot on, except they mixed up Olive and Emma’s powers. The ending was different too. The visuals were stunning, but it was scarier than I thought it would be. Reading it is one thing, but seeing it is completely different. If you get a chance to see it, do so. Even if you haven’t read the book, you can still follow it. You won’t regret it.