Sunday, 25 March 2018

Movie Review: My Little Pony

Movie Details:
Title: My Little Pony
Release Date: 24th September 2017
Cast: Uzo Aduba, Ashleigh Ball, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Andrea Libman, Michael Peña, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Sia, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck
Rating: 3/5

Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. Along the way, the Mane 6 meet new friends and face exciting challenges as they travel beyond Equestria to defeat the evil Storm King and his minion unicorn -- Tempest Shadow.

Okay so I know I am not a child but watching anime's and cartoons were a huge part in my life growing up so although I may have grown up on the outside my insides are still a child. I also can't wait for my baby to be born and grow up (if its not born by the time this post is scheduled) to the age where they understand what they see so I can introduce them to a world full of cartoons. I am aware that young children are fond of watching that anyways, I used to have sit and watch programmes like Mr Tumble and In the Night Garden with my niece which would put me to asleep but she loved to watch them 😴😴😴.

I am an avid watcher of My Little Pony ever since it first aired on tv and I am not ashamed to admit that I watched all 7 seasons and I am eagerly awaiting season 8 (come March already). So I know Twilight Sparkle and her friends, I also love the fact that Twilight Sparkle loves to read and is a bookworm by heart so the fact I get to mix my two favourite hobbies in one is absolute a dream come true. Twilight Sparkle resonates with me.

I thought this movie would be totally different to the seasons (you know how it is sometimes with cartoons) but it wasn't like that. I felt like I was watching an hour length episode which made it hard to like the movie. Just like in the series, Twilight and her friends are organising and preparing for a festival that will take place in Canterlot, since Twilight is a bit of a perfectionist she likes to make sure everything is perfect. However, the happy festivities are interrupted by the arrival of a ship which is where we meet Tempest Shadow (what a name, I really love some of the names in this series). The journey begins to save Equestria and Twilight from being captured.

One theme which I always admire about this series in particular is how they have friendship lessons so no matter how much you think you know you actually realise you still have a lot to learn. The creators really stuck with this theme and so there is a lesson to be learned for Twilight and her friends.

I am a fan of Sia's singing so to know they included her in this movie was a cherry on top of my ice cream sundae. I love how her vocals are very different and speaks to your soul, her song "Rainbow" is one of my favourites. 

The animation and the vast actors in the movie is probably the only thing that salvaged this movie, I wanted the movie to be on my top 10 for 2017 but sadly that didn't happen. A lot of critics agree that although the creators wanted to go big and epic on this film they sadly failed to do that even though the promotion for this movie promised big things. 

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Details:
Title: Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: 10th October 2017
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
Rating: 4/5

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

I have watched the first two films in this franchise (finally I've watched something in order 😂😅), I loved the first film more than the second. This film is very different than the rest not just because Chris Hemsworth cut his hair 😍😍😍 but it features some unique elements that make it different from the first two. 

Great actors like Jeff Goldblum played a magnificent role, I remember him from Jurassic World and I absolutely loved him in that role so to see him in avatar like this was purely magical. His character is very manipulative and eccentric. He loves to watch two fighters against each other which is what he does with Thor.

Thor is so HOT in this movie. The beginning of the movie is actually quite comical with him being stuck in a cage with chains wrapped around him (he also has some strange but funny dialogues). Although, you would not quite associate a start like that especially with a Marvel superhero film. I did like the Fire Demon though (he reminds me of the character from Fantastic 4), he is so tall and fiery. He is the one who informs Thor of Ragnarok, Odin's death and how his role will be the end for Asgard, not one to believe him Thor ends up easily defeating the Fire Demon and escaping. This movie is ultimately more than what seems to be on the surface, its about how Home is not the planet you live on but how its made with the people you love.

I liked how different sub plots were combined in to this movie, it talked about the greatness of Valkyrie, Loki doing the right thing for once. I am not sure how I feel about the Grandmaster and his planet being fitted into the film, I was getting quite bored of it since I wanted to know what the film was about.

I loved, loved, loved Heimdall. His eyes are just so dreamy 😍😍😍😍😍 but somehow I failed to notice it was Idris Elba playing the character like what planet did I live on before this? 😂😅😆.

I have to commend the actors on their superb performance towards the intense battle sequence, I was holding my breath every time it didn't go in Thor's way. I was on the edge of my seat (no I wasn't watching a horror movie but it seemed like Thor would lose and I could not handle that). The way each character brings their own uniqueness to the battlefield and ends up saving the day is one of my favourite scenes throughout the whole movie and the music? Oh it was fabulous!!!!

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Movie Details:
Title: Wonder Woman
Release Date: 2nd June 2017
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya 
Rating: 5/5

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny

AHHH!!! Possibly one of the best movies of 2017 I've seen. I saw this back in August and thankfully I quickly did too. How was I supposed to know once I become pregnant I would fall in to a phase where I would not to do anything for the whole 9 months, hence why this review is so late. I admire those women that manage to have their home life balanced, work life and maintain a blog. How do women have this extraordinary special power? Please pass some down to me. 

This movie really shook the whole box office not only with its phenomenal success but also because of a woman directing a superhero film. Yay!!!! Women never cease to amaze me, we are such a beautiful creation on this earth.

I loved this movie not only because of its Amazon background, I love how strong and fierce women are shown. Conflict ensues when Chris Pine (I know I remember him from somewhere but I can't put my finger on it. BUT HE IS SO FREAKINGLY HANDSOME) escaping for his life ends up in the Amazonian hidden island. Intrigued by the creature they call 'man', Diana starts a mission to save Earth since she feels it is her duty to help and protect.

Although it is superhero action film, like with anything there is a hint of romance between the main protagonists (I am secretly hoping Chris Pine asks me to marry him even a summer fling would be okay!). Diana and Steve would not be first choice of romance pairing and I personally would not include any romance in a movie like this as I feel like this would take the attraction from the main plot line but since I am not a Director (probably a good reason why) I did enjoy the little humour and romance that was added to break down some of the intensity of it. 

Eek! My heart broke in the end, I wish that didn't happen nor do I understand the meaning behind it. But it did happen. I cried when Diana did and her rage became my rage. I was one with Diana at this point, I was happy when she started fighting with her heart instead of strength. This is my first time seeing a Gal Gadot movie and I was surprised with her skills. I was even more fascinated to know that she had served in the army, what a woman! She was by far my favourite character. 

Wonder Woman is a portrayal for every woman out there that she has a Diana inside of her, she can also fight the injustice in the world against women and she can do anything she sets her mind to do. 

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Movie Details:
Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge
Release Date: 11th May 2017
Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush
Rating: 2/5

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

Jack Sparrow as always up to his no good tricks again, how he always manages to get out of sticky situations which always seem impossible is beyond my understanding. But he does every time and the way they show these scenes in the movies is actually quite sneaky.

I thought the acting was superb in this movie, but I seem to have tendency to watch movies not in the right order. Since I have only watched the first film I don't know what happens between Jack Sparrow and Salazar. I did find Javier's acting and appearance in the movie very deadly, I cannot praise enough how much I loved his character (I have to admit it kind of gave me goosebumps when his character is first introduced)

Although there are many sub plots in the movie, with Henry wanting to break the curse and an astronomer wanting to prove herself. The main plot line does deviate a bit, I found it a little confusing as how this would all come together.

My main problem with this movie was it didn't live up to the hype of the trailer, I had fantasised a thousand endless possibilities with this movie and it ended up in another direction. Even with its shortcomings I did truly enjoy watching Johnny Depp in his comedic, kind of drunk character who never fails to make me smile.

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