Friday, August 18, 2017
Mini Movie Reviews #11
No, I haven't read the GNs but I'm always up for a good science fiction. I believe movies are made to entertain and this one entertained. My favorite part of this one was the opening sequence that showed all the alien races meeting over the years to the song Space Oddity by David Bowie. My biggest beef with the movie was Dane Dehaan. I can not stand his pale face and his voice grates on my nerves. Plus he looks like he's 12 years old. He sort of ruined the whole movie for me. Still, it was beautiful and eye pleasing and, as I mentioned, entertaining.
I had high hopes for this one. There aren't enough kick ass heroine movies out there anymore. I couldn't wait to see Charlize Theron beat the crap out of people. Sadly, I was bored through most of the movie. It was disjointed and confusing, as it jumped from past to present, and the twist at the ending didn't feel like a twist at all to me. I love James McAvoy but he disappointed in this one. However, I did like Bill Skarsgard. He's an up and coming star that I'm really liking. Just skip this one, though. I guess we'll have to wait for someone else to get the kick ass heroine movie right.
I think the collective time I spent watching the preview for this one at the theater, on rentals, and Facebook adds was probably longer that the actual movie. It was SOOO over advertised! I was so sick of seeing the preview that I denounced seeing the movie. However, my husband wanted to see it (isn't that how it always goes?) so I relented. Perhaps it was my incredibly low expectations but the movie was entertaining. I knew nothing about this historical event and while I heard the movie got some things wrong, I think it got its point across. I liked how it followed a select few people around to tell the story. It made me connect emotionally. I liked it.