DC follows Wonder Woman with another decent movie! I KNOW! It surprised me, too! The acting was decent, the story was pretty good, the characters finally had some chemistry... SERIOUSLY! It's actually worth watching! I mean, it wasn't a GREAT movie, but it was a very not terrible movie. If you liked Wonder Woman, you'll probably like this.
I have to admit, I love a good superhero movie. Heck, I love a few bad superhero movies (Green Lantern, anyone?). But the hype surrounding Justice League was...not good. And after the epic disaster that was Batman vs. Superman, let's just say my expectations were low. Rock bottom low. Which is probably why I found myself pleasantly surprised by this movie.
I was drawn to this movie for a few reasons - I love a good mystery, I enjoy many of the stars as actors, and I love a good train ride. I really wish train travel was more of a thing here in the U.S. I enjoyed the setting of this movie - there were some beautiful scenery shots as the train chugged along, and I loved seeing the small touches of elegance and luxury in the cabins, the dining room, and the food. More than a few times I wished I could sit down and eat with the passengers on the train.
I have to admit, there were times during this movie that I was bored. The characters seemed a bit fake to me, too. They explained stuff a bit too much when it just wasn't needed. But in the end, I have to admit, I enjoyed the movie as a whole. The acting was decent, and the final motivations of the characters made sense when the whole story was told. Still, it was a bit of a long ride to get there. If you like meandering mysteries with beautiful views, this movie is for you!
Holy cow I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I was expecting awful, in fact, we almost didn't go see it at all (thanks, Movie Pass!). But despite a few overly slapstick moments here and there, the movie was quite charming, heartwarming, and hilarious.
I didn't think I'd like this movie at all. The first one was pretty terrible, with eye-rolling jokes and terrible characters that made little sense, ever. I have to admit, though... this one was better. It was even possibly good. I know! I couldn't believe it, either!
Battle of the Sexes shows a page out of the long history book of women fighting for their rights. It masterfully tells the story of an epic tennis match between a man and a woman, both trying to put the other in their place. The characters are likable, the story is gripping, and even though we know how it ends, there's still a lot of tension. If you like movies about interesting individuals in history, you'll enjoy this movie.
We made a special effort to get to this movie, in part because we both love Emma Stone and Steve Carell. It's rare that I see something with those two that I don't love, and this movie was no exception; it was thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. I found myself once again impressed at Carell's ability to morph into his character, and Stone brought a depth of emotion to her portrayal of Billie Jean King that really drew me in.
I love stories about exceptional people and this movie, as the title suggests, is a movie about exceptional bravery. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for movies like this. If you like (mostly) true stories about real people overcoming real tragedy, then you'll like this movie. But be warned, this movie will rip your heart out if you let it.
I went to this movie knowing it was based on a true story, but not knowing that true story. Part of me wishes I had known, as I would have been more emotionally prepared for the end. But the other part of me is grateful I was able to truly experience the movie as it unfolded, as raw and painful and heartbreaking as it was.