Friday, March 14, 2014

Third Time Is NOT The Charm

I was hoping that the third time I was going to like this movie. But I still just think it was maybe okay. I don't think the Catching Fire movie is as good as everyone made it out to be. This is my third time watching it and I'm still disappointed.

We rented it. Now I usually prefer the theater experience to the couch, but eh. Got to see it on my TV sometime. And I'm sure when I buy the DVD I won't watch it much, but oh well. But I thought maybe, just maybe, the movie would be better if it was in my own home. Still not that great. Although getting to pause it when I had to pee was refreshing. That's the one perk to watching movies at home.

I already talked about why I don't like the movie as a whole. So this time I would like to talk about Effie. More specifically, Effie's Makeup and clothes. I don't know what they were doing but it was not a good choice. The outfit where she has like gold hair and makeup just so horrible looking. I want to cry each time I see it. Like no. Just no. What are you doing? The ONLY outfit Effie had on that actually looked good was the butterfly reaping dress. That's it. Shows over.

That's, hopefully, the last problem I've found with the movie. I'm sure another will come up when I actually buy the DVD and waste another two and half hours of my life crying over how this movie is way overrated. It's good. It's just not the best movie ever.

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie
Hi. My name is Imogen, but you can call me Ham, and I am secretly a five year old. This weekend I went to see The Lego Movie (directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) and it was the greatest decision that I have ever made. All I can say is: You really need to see it. Like if I could only pick one movie to recommend out of every single movie I've ever seen this would be the movie I would choose. I guess the reviews of this movie are super mixed, but I'm gonna go with it was straight up awesome and here's why.

"Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you're part of a team." <- If you didn't walk out of the theater with this catchy little tune playing in your head then you are doing movies wrong. This is, by far, the best song in Movie history. I'll even challenge the Frozen sound track with this song (okay no I wont. That would just be too far, but the song is good). I mean like, I'm listening to it right now. It kinda sucks though because I had school today and belting it out in the middle of the halls is frowned upon.

Emmet (Chris Pratt). Oh my goodness I felt for Emmet (our main character) so much. From the start of the movie when he was having breakfast alone with his plant to the end when he was the hero. I almost shed a tear for the poor guy. Emmet was a nobody, until he was declared "The Special". Even then people still doubted him and thought he was stupid. I didn't think Emmet was stupid. I thought Emmet was one of the saddest characters I've seen in a long time. I felt for him every step of the way.

There was a plot, guys, come on, it had a plot. When I first read about the movie a few months ago I was like "that sounds stupid" but I was really wrong. Emmet must stop Lord Business from gluing the world together. But I think it's about so much more than that.

And the sass. This movie was so funny and sassy and perfect. Literally the sassiest movie of all time. And the sass award goes to: The Lego movie. I thought I was only going to laugh like once or twice but girl I was laughing through the entire thing. From the first scene on I was dying. I feel like a lot of the jokes were more for teenagers and young adults, not for kids. They weren't like dirty or anything. Just more relevant to someone in my age group. If you want to laugh then go see this movie.

So I'm giving this movie 4.5 stars. Why? The ending kind of made me a little, well, I don't even know. It wasn't angering or disappointing, just weird. It went a little off for me when real people started popping up. That's when I was like nah I don't like this. Luckly it was only for like ten minutes and then it was done so good.

I give this movie all of the stars.