Wednesday 4 May 2016

Happy bank holiday Monday guys! Hope you're all spending it enjoying the sunshine outside and not stuck in your room writing blog posts like me. Although I've had a pretty hectic weekend so it's kinda acceptable. Anyway, on the point of this blog post - as always here are my reviews of the films I've seen at the cinema this month!

Friend Request

Plot: When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

I think we only went to watch this movie because it was a Saturday night and we had nothing to do, so why not go watch a predictable thriller? This movie is pretty much what you get if you mix "Unfriended" with "The Ring". Most of the "scary" bits come from making you jump and not actually the footage itself, but everything is 10X scarier (and louder) at the cinema. There are some disturbing scenes and some very cringe-worthy moments - but if you're looking for something to watch with your friends at home, it will do. I also spent most of the movie thinking the main girl was a younger Miley Cyrus. 

The Jungle Book

Plot: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.

Disney definitely do it best when it comes to live action remakes, and I must say I might have liked this movie more than the Disney classic. I wasn't a big fan of the original growing up, but I'd probably go watch this version again. First of all Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is super cute and considering this was his first major role, he played the role perfectly and had me giggling and even close to tearing up at some scenes, that goodbye scene with the wolf - dang. 

It definitely brought me back to my childhood, and whilst it's not full of sing-a-longs like the 1967 film, it still features the iconic "Bare Necessities" and a strange rendition of "I Wanna Be Like You" - which not going to lie, was quite creepy. It's made perfectly so children and adults alike can enjoy it and relive the classic tale, whilst also forgetting what's real and what's CGI'd in the film as it's so well done. 

Captain America: Civil War

Plot: Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

I'm writing this fresh after having seen the movie so I'm still on a bit of a post-superhero movie hype. Two things to keep in mind if you're going to go watch this - IT'S BLOODY LONG, like two hours and a half long and well, remember to bring snacks. Despite the length of it, it actually kept my attention the whole way through, and unlike batman v superman that was like 5% action, the amount of fighting that goes on throughout the movie keeps you alert and wanting to kick some ass yourself. There is a lot of focus the divide between Captain America and Iron Man (and the rest of the avengers for that matter) but as expected there's a bigger issue bringing them together. The best part of this movie was probably the fact they brought in Spider-Man who FINALLY got invited to the party, good on him. 

Pretty much everyone but Hulk and Thor make an appearance in this movie, which is my guess why they couldn't get away with calling it "The Avengers: Civil War" instead - sorry guys. I love superhero movies, and it was great to see Black Widow and Scarlett Witch kicking some mad men butt. So this movie gets a yes from me - make sure you stick around after the credits too! 

The Choice

Plot: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbours in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

The latest of Nicholas Sparks film adaptions, and no different from any of his others. Boy meets girl - some tough situations, and inevitably they'll probably end up together. As repetitive as they are, they're love stories that make you want to move out to America and find a Southern man. The storyline Is pretty predictable but It's worth the watch if you're in the mood for a romance, but your boyfriend probably won't enjoy it. I also watched this online, because they've now stopped giving these movies box office status. 


Plot: As an investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash, his increasingly confessional series of letters to a vending machine company catch the attention of a customer service rep with whom he forms an unlikely connection.

So I finally become an independent woman today and went to the cinema by myself, which was pretty sweet considering I was the only one in the cinema aside from one of the employees who was taking a movie break. To be honest I didn't know what to expect from this movie, I knew it starred Jake Gyllenhaal and that was enough for me. 

The movie deals with Davis' (Gyllenhaal's) bereavement over his wife's death, which he seems very unfazed by - in fact he is more concerned about a faulty vending machine in the hospital. He begins writing letters to the vending machine company about his wife's death and his life in general, to which he receives a reply from Karen (Naomi Watts). They strike up a friendship and help each other deal with their issues and he also grows close to her teenage son Chris. The movie can be described as a drama but there are moments where Davis' one liners have you giggling whilst other scenes may have you teary eyed. 

What are you looking forward to seeing this coming month?

♡ G ♡


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