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Movie Review: Furious Seven

A tradition that my best friend and I have is seeing the Fast and Furious movies in theaters. So the day after it came out we went to an early showing. Now, if you've seen the last couple of movies, you know to expect outrageous stunts that may or may not make you laugh. But they are entertaining. This one was no exception. The trailer shows the team parachuting themselves in their cars out of an airplane and onto a mountain road.

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The movie is entertaining and worth seeing.

Spoilers Ahead:

The movie is filled with over-the-top moments like that, fast cars, and action scenes. The main theme of the movie seemed to be to prove wrong the fact that "cars don't fly." Which they showed in numerous, ridiculous, ways.

Some of the camera-work was pretty cool such as when Hobbs flipped Shaw onto a table and the camera flipped/rotated around with the action. (If you see it, you'll know what I'm trying to describe.)

I didn't follow who all the minor characters were, though that may be attributed to going to get popcorn at the wrong moment. And Dom's friends/family only seemed to care about the technology that the terrorists were attempting to get ahold of because of themselves, not because having terrorists in control of that sort of technology could potentially harm innocent people across the globe. I would do anything for my family too, but it seems like they should care about humanity as well.

The movie was a little long at two hours and seventeen minutes, Dom could have taken out the bad guy but instead chose to prolong it for a good fight sequence. (Why do people always do that in movies!?) It seems like something was lacking in the movie, whether that was confusion over the plot or something else I'm not sure. But as far as it being an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, it was pretty good. I would have never come up with that many outrageous stunts for cars in my wildest dreams, but that's pretty standard for the franchise.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

Movie Review: Into the Woods

I saw Into the Woods earlier this week. I was so excited. I had heard that it was awesome. I did not come to the same conclusion. The scenery was awesome. It was filled with amazing stars like Meryl Streep. The songs were great. But the story was lacking.

I'm not sure what it was about the story. It had a lot of characters and switched between them often. Maybe it was that I didn't have the time, or any reason, to care about any of them. I just didn't connect to the characters.

It was too bad because I was so exited to see it. I love fairytales. I love happy endings. But the writing and the story of the movie weren't what I was expecting.

 


 

Spoiler Alert Below for Into the Woods:

I was a little disappointed in the morals it portrayed. It's more accurate to how the world is, and often fairytales are filled with evil people. But it lacked that stereotypical happy ending that all fairytales have. People died and remained dead. (Maybe I watch too many Marvel movies, but when people die in movies, they're supposed to come back at some point.)

No one had the happy ending that they wanted. And I know that it's a "be careful what you wish for" thing, but still, it wasn't what I was expecting.

The prince was a jerk, which, while it was funny and refreshing, I was sad to see that he didn't change for Cinderella and they didn't live happy-ever-after.

Disney produces so many hits that I wasn't expecting this to disappoint me. But it did. The scenery, camerawork, and the songs were all fantastic, but what is a movie without characters you care about?

What did you think of the movie?

December 2014 Movies

I've been watching a few movie trailers for upcoming movies, and there are a few movies I'm excited for this month. The Hobbit:

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Annie:

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Into the Woods: (I might be most excited for this one. I really love fairy tales. And it's got Meryl Streep!)

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Unbroken: I read the book a couple of years ago. It was great. But it's hard and heart-wrenching. There were a few paragraphs and scenes I skipped because I didn't want to read them. I cry easily and I hate seeing people and animals in pain. The trailer's not too bad, I winced in a few parts. I may not see this one in theaters because I don't like to bawl my eyes out in public, but it is a movie I want to see. (You should read the book!)

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Are you excited to see any upcoming movies?