Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Movies I've Seen Over the Last 2 Months

I've seen 6 movies since my last post and since I'm too lazy to do a real review for any particular movie, I will give a brief summary and ranking of each of the movies I've seen. I was surprised that they all were all pretty close to each other in the rankings I gave them. I guess I got a better batch than usual. Here they are starting with the lowest to highest ratings.

Hobbs and Shaw- I am not going to call this movie by it's official long name of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. What is that some kind of legal requirement they had to list because they lost a lawsuit? Anyway, this movie was entertaining and I was grateful for the comedy aspect of the film since it is helped me relax and not get upset about so many unrealistic aspects of the movie (especially physics.) I love the Rock "Thank you China" but I only give it 6.6 stars.

Aladdin- You've probably noticed the trend of Disney remaking their animated movies into live action versions. I liked Aladdin more than I thought I would. Will Smith did a good job as the Genie and I appreciate that he brought his own style to the character as opposed to trying to imitate Robin Williams. I thought it was a good remake. I give it 7.0 stars.

Spider Man: Far From Home- I have really enjoyed Tom Holland as Spider Man and the latest installment was pretty good but I had a hard time with Jake Gyllenhaall's character. I think he's an amazing actor but it seemed like he didn't really belong in a comic book movie. Despite my nitpicking, it was still pretty good. 7.1 stars.

Lion King- I really liked the Lion King. I felt it was pretty much remade frame for frame for the most part. The main omission was Scar's "Be prepared" song featuring goose stepping hyenas. I wondered how they were going to do bridge that from the animation so it made sense to leave it out. I was blown away with all the attention to detail and how realistic they made the animals look. I give it 7.2 stars.

Yesterday- This was a fun romantic comedy that also bordered on Science fiction. It didn't feature any big name actors but it was well done and quite pleasant. I enjoyed all the Nostalgia around the Beatles songs and it was a clever and enjoyable movie. I give it 7.3 stars.

Downton Abbey- This is not my cup of tea but I took my wife since I know she likes the BBC vibe and since I am such an awesome husband. The movie held my attention better than I thought it would. There were several subplots woven together throughout the movie and they were all resolved nicely by the end of the film. I'm sure fans of the TV series will love it. I give it 7.4 ironic stars since it was the movie I was least looking forward to but was probably done the best.

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