Unemployment has left me in a not so great frame of mind so I have decided to do a little movie review here to keep myself occupied. So here are some movies that people seem to really love and while I find them good, I don’t think they deserved as much hype as they got.
I only watched it because a cousin of mine (not this one) recommended it saying you have to watch it, especially since you have a sister. But no, it was a waste of time. This movie was predictable and not even very funny. Plus why would I want to watch something about a girl with a frozen heart? If I wanted to see someone with an icy cold heart, I just need to look in the mirror. :D And I do like animated movies so it’s not that that’s putting me off. I loved Finding Nemo and Cars. The hype about Frozen unless you are under the age of maybe 8, I don’t understand. The cousin who told me to watch it is over that age by the way.
I love Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s an amazing actor and most of his movies are great, Blood Diamond, Catch Me If You Can, Wolf of Wall Street to name a few. And I really really love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So you would think I would love this movie, but I didn’t. It was alright, it was full of action and had a very clever/unique plot line. However, when people told me to go watch the film, a lot of them told me specifically that it’s a kind of movie I would like. Even though I told them I am a bit picky when it comes to the sci-fi. Thus when I finally watched it, I was kind of disappointed. It just wasn’t my kind of movie.
3. Moulin Rouge
Ever watch Tamil or Bollywood movies? This one is one just reminded me of one, and not the good ones. Not for me at all. Soundtrack’s pretty good though.
4. Sex and The City
No, just no. This one is not one that everyone love but a lot of people. I don’t get why this entire franchise, i.e. the series/sitcom did so well. I have a lot of friends who love everything Sex and the City, I don’t understand why.
5. The Pursuit of Happyness
Okay don’t kill me, hear me out. Again let me start by saying I love Will Smith. More than Leonardo DiCaprio (Sorry Leo!). And I love rags to riches stories. They are entertaining. And the overcoming adversity part is fairly inspiring. I also like that this was based on a true story. It was an okay movie overall, I didn’t hate it but I think the title kind of let me down. The story was more of a pursuit to capitalism than happiness, which is why I am still undecided about the movie.
Anyway overall, if you haven’t watched any movies on this list, 2 & 5 are worth watching once at least (if you have nothing better to watch). And I don’t think I am a harsh critic, I like other movies that people love (Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, etc), just not these ones :p.