DLM Update Week 2
Alrighty, after a long wait here is my thoughts on the second week of movies I watched back in January. I swear I will catch up with these one day.
Week 2 Movies:
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Save for the fact that the brilliant and beautiful Karen Allen returned to play Marion Ravenwood, and Cate Blanchett's inclusion in this fourth installment of Indiana Jones, there is not much to like about this movie. Is Harrison Ford still the man? Yes. Is the premise fun? Yes. However, I felt it kind of just fell flat for me. Where as the first three movies told stories about myths and legends that very well could be real, this one just went all Ancient Aliens all over the place. It wasn't as enjoyable as the originals to me. I guess I have a fresh perspective because I watched them all for the first time(except Temple of Doom) within days of each other. 5/10
- Get Hard: Kevin Hart. Will Ferrel. Enough said. It was funny, but not much else. 4/10
- Electrick Children: What if I told you this movie was about a young Mormon girl who listens to rock and roll for the first time and thinks it impregnated her and actually is pregnant somehow. Who then sets off to find the vocalist of the rock and roll band with her brother who got kicked out of the family because the family assumes he raped her. They meet Macaulay Culkin's little brother, who falls in love with the Mormon girl and helps her find the rock vocalist. She actually finds the vocalist only to find out it's her biological father that her mother, also a Mormon, fooled around with while married to the man she assumed was her father, who is super Mormon. Would you believe me if I told you that? Well, yeah. That's the movie. Spoiler alert. Oops. 8/10
- Back to the Future: Yes, I know. I missed out on one of the greatest movies of all time. Blah, blah, blah. I heard it from Kirk. I'll probably hear it again. Well, I saw all three in a row on a Saturday morning and loved them all. Admittedly, I liked the first the most. I don't know if that is the common assessment but I felt like it was the strongest movie. Michael J. Fox is fantastic and charismatic as the lead. However, I would argue that the movies aren't even about him. The movie's totally follow Doc Brown. McFly is just the sidekick. It's not framed that way at all but I totally saw it that way. Anyway, great movie. I'll watch them again in the future. ;) 10/10
- Back to the Future 2: 7/10
- Back to the Future 3:8/10
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Thankfully I watched this movie with two friends or I would have spiraled into a nightlong cryfest. If we're being honest, I cried on my whole 20 minute drive home and in the shower when I finally got home. It wasn't a depressing cry. (The whole time.) It was kind of a cry of liberation from so many feelings I had inside. This movie is so emotionally powerful because it paints a perfect picture of the struggle of living with depression and other forms of mental illness. There are good days. There are bad days. Sometimes a day is both good and bad. If there is one thing I learned from this movie, it's that it doesn't matter how broken a person you think you are. We're all broken and we all deserve to be loved. This movie was incredible. I'm going to read the book for sure. I loved this movie. 10/10
Thanks for reading everyone. Hope you watch some cool movies. Send me some recommendations if you see anything good! Catch up with me on Instagram @Whatthehettrick. I post about the movies I'm currently watching and other things going on in my life.