Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I'll answer the question you're all wondering. It was... close... to the book. Now I'm not one of those people who think that a movie based off the book has to be an exact replica. No. Those people be ratchet. I know that movies can't be exact and that things will need to be added and taken away. I get why they had to take out the part where Katniss hurt her ankle, and the part where she tries on the wedding dresses. Time. It's a two and a half hour movie and they still didn't get everything. I don't mind that. I understand. It's the little changes that bother me. It's the little things that add up to make Catching Fire the book we love. So I do miss those little things. But I still think the book was close enough. After all, all the parts that made you want to cry while you were reading were still in there.
I am definitely the minority on this, but, honestly, I miss the damn shaky cam. I liked the shaky cam. I really did. Without it I feel more like I'm observing Katniss rather than feeling like Katniss. That's all I'm going to say about that.
Jennifer Lawrence. Oh my god. She has to be my favorite actress of all time. Every actor in that movie made me feel like it was real, but Jennifer was, by far, the best. I think she's already given a lot of credit, because most people do realize she's a good actress. I still think she deserves more. There are just too many scenes to choice from to explain how well she did. Example: The scene where Cinna is getting beat up and Katniss is stuck in the tube. I could feel that emotion. It wasn't just in her voice, or her body movements, but in her face. She's such a good facial actor and I think that's one thing a lot of young actors lack. In every scene her face always gave away the emotion it was supposed to. I applaud her. I applaud the entire cast, honestly. They all deserve a pay raise.
The movie was good. It was just enough action. Just enough romance. Just enough Finnick. Just enough Gale. Actually all the characters that were in there got just enough of their fair share of screen time. In the end, it was just enough of everything. And yet I left the theater feeling like there was something missing.
So I'll be seeing the movie again, because I'm afraid my expectations may have been too high. I'll give you an update when I get around to the second showing in the next few weeks. For now, this blogger is full of mixed feelings.
|I give this movie four stars|
Friday, November 15, 2013
Now, before we get started, I think I should explain. I read comics. I read a lot of comics. I am like your classic geek. But I don't consider myself a Marvel comics fan so much as I do Marvel movies. I'm not saying Marvel comics aren't good, because they are, in fact they are spectacular. I just don't think I've read enough or have enough comics to consider myself a true Marvel comics fan. So today, I'm just talking about the Marvel movie fandom, because I've see basically all of them like 8000 times each.
That being said, let's begin. I chose to do the Marvel movie fandom today because I just went to see Thor: The Dark World, for the second, and probably not the last, time. That's one of the reasons I love this fandom. To create a movie that somebody would spend thirty bucks on more than once, well, that's impressive. Very few movies can do that. Do you think I saw that horrible Beautiful Creatures movie more than once at the theater? No. How about the first Percy Jackson movie? Hell no. And I was in love with those books. Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, both movies I went to see twice. Granted, I hated Iron Man 3 the first time, but then I came around and changed my mind.
I admire Marvel Studios for being able to pick amazing directors like Joss Whedon, John Favreau, and Alan Taylor. And I especially admire Marvel for having a plan. Those end of credit scenes (you know the ones that people leave the theater before and then you get to laugh at them) wouldn't work if Marvel hadn't had this all properly planned out before hand. I love Marvel movies because they take the time to do them right.
And I love the fans. This is one of the few fandoms that has fans that aren't crazy. Well, we're crazy, but for different reasons.
I love Marvel movies and I'll continue to see them until Marvel decides to stop making them.
Monday, November 11, 2013
|I approve this movie|
I've been looking forward to this movie for so long, but I tried not to think about it. I didn't want to put too much pressure on the movie to be great. I've found that when you expect the movie to be great it almost always suck. So I didn't read any reviews and I held off thinking about it until today, and I am so glad I did. Granted, even if I had any expectations this movie would have surpassed them. And yes, it was better than the first one. It may have even been better than the Avengers.
So I think I'm going to do you a service, and not really review the movie. I wont tell you anything about the plot, or what happened. I'm just going to tell you how I felt. I feel that if I give you a real review it might poison the movie. So I'm just going to tell you my experience.
I threw my popcorn. There was a part in the movie, and I think that if you've seen it you'll know which part I'm talking about, that made me feel so much that I had to throw something. I literally became the flip desk meme, but with popcorn. Yeah, I'm like five. The point is that the movie made me have that much feeling. Thor made me laugh, and throw popcorn (which is like my equivalent to crying). I went through every emotion that I could think of. I kind of wish I hadn't thrown my popcorn so soon though, because I needed it for the end.
That's all I'm going to say. I think you should see it. I think if you don't then you are missing out. I know Superhero movies aren't for everyone, but this is one you cant miss. Watch it. Watch it now.
|I give this movie five stars|
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I am reading:
- Carrie by Stephen King. And by I am reading I mean I am about one chapter in.
- The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
- Gone by Michael Grant
Blog Updates: None
- As a child did you like to read?
- Yes wins with 4 votes.
- Still time to vote on the other open poll.
Reviews This Week:
Me Updates: You're probably wondering why I'm not in school right now. Or maybe you aren't. Well I should be in school, but as I've stated the past few posts I haven't been feeling well. It's only gotten worse so here I am. Laying in bed and writing a blog post. I don't know if getting to stay home is a good thing or a bad thing, but here I am. So maybe I will get a little reading done today, maybe not. Hopefully I'll get to go to school tomorrow. Two days home is enough.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
|Not for me, but maybe for your kids|
So yeah. I haven't done a review in a while so I'm really going to review Dora for you today. I guess this review is for the parents looking for something for their kids to read and kids that shouldn't be on the internet looking for something to read.
Dora. Who didn't love Dora as a kid? I didn't. My sister did. Did I love this book? No. Will kids like my sister? Yes. It was a decent book, for Dora. It won't be winning any rewards, but it's Dora. The book follows Dora and Boots looking for butterflies, as the title so obviously suggests. Dora is a stupid slut and likes to point out the colors of the butterflies. Thanks Dora, I totally needed you to do that for me. That's basically the book, with a small plot twist of it starting to rain and them going in a cave and then a rainbow and all sorts of stupid Dora like stuff.
Is the book worth reading? Not for someone my age, unless you're at your pediatricians office because you're seventeen and don't have an adult doctor yet and you need something to read while you wait for your nurse to prick your finger for a mono test. But for someone under six or seven this book is probably fine. So parents, go ahead. Buy a Dora book for your child. They need something to read anyways.
|I give this book three stars|
Sunday, November 3, 2013
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." - Edgar Allen Poe.
I think live is funner when you're crazy. I wish I was crazy. I mean, I am, but not as crazy as I'd like to be. Sanity is for the plain and the boring.
Poe is one of my favorite poets, I know, how common somewhat educated white girl of me. I really think Poe was insane. Which isn't a bad thing. I think the insane minds are the ones that come up with the best idea. I wish I could be half as crazy as Poe was. But that's just me.
I really don't know what I'm saying right now. I just needed to get a post in. Sorry guys. I've been sick for like three weeks and I thought I was starting to feel better, but not so much anymore. These illnesses are kicking my ass. I promise I'll make a better Sunday post next week.