Sunday, July 31, 2016

Movies I watched in July 2016

So, I saw a good amount of new movies this month. 8 in total, and I have to say most of them were really good.

Thirteen Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Wow. A Michael Bay movie that did not make me want to smash my head into the wall? I have to admit that I did not have too high of hopes for this, and it turned out to be a good movie. It probably helps that it was based on actual events and he coulud not mess with that. But overall, a story of soldiers that do what it takes to save people in a bad situations. Still a few Bay things about the movie, that made you roll your eyes, but overall pretty good.

Rating 7 out of 10

Wow, what an amazing movie. I remember Brie Larson as the ex-girlfriend in the Scott Pilgrim movie. But wow, she was amazing in this movie. The movie was so intense as she and her son Jack were in a horrible situation, and the long journey to recovery afterwards. But man the relationship between her and Jack throughout the movie. They had such chemistry and it just told such a great story. This is a move everyone should watch.
Rating 9 out of 10 

Eye in the Sky
Holy shit. What a great movie. What a horrible decision to have to make. You have two suicide bombers about to leave a house, and up to almost possible deaths that could occur. So the brits, and the americans try to determine if they can do a drone strike killing the terrorists. The problem a young girl is right outside there house selling bread and would likely die from the blast.
So, the question is this. Is one child's life worth possibly saving countless others?
This was tense and well done. I don't know the answer to this question, but the movies does a great job of making you feel the tension and pressure of it.
Rating 8.5 out of 10

This is a tough on as the original GB is one of my favorite movies ever. Overall, the four Ghostbusters were amazing and did a wonderful job. They were funny and up until the last 30 minutes, the movie was quite enjoyable. Sadly, the last part of the movie was borderine awful, and it brought the movie down. The cameos did not do anything to help the movie and it makes me wonder if this should have ever been remade. Still, an enjoyable movie overall.
Rating 6 out of 10

Midnight Special
This movie was boring as hell. I wanted to like it as I was looking forward to it, but nothing ever really happens in the  movie and they do nothing to really explain why the kid has powers. Not horribe (and the acting was great), just kind of boring. No, really damn boring.
Rating 4 out of 10

The Clone Wars
I cannot believe I have never watched this considering how much of a Star Wars fan I am. But I have heard that it was awful, and that is pretty much true. It felt like a disjoined and boring version of a Clone Wars tv episode. I can see how people would not like liked Ahsoka at first as she was really annoying in this movie. Which is a shame considering she is one of my favorite SW chracters.
Rating 3.5 out of 10

Star Wars Beyond
I am not a Trekkie, but I have always had enjoyed the movies for the most part. This movie was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed all the crazy and unbelievable things that happened. But the crew has a lot of chemistry and the action was on point. It was a bit corny, but so is the rest of Star Trek for the most part. It was really sad seeing all of the crew in the final shot and knowing Anton Yelchin will never be in another movie due to his tragic death.

Rating 8 out of 10

Attack the Block
Wow, was this movie fun. A bunch of street punks in London fighting aliens from another world? Why not? It sounds ridiculous and it kind of is...but in the best way. It has John Boyga (from Star Wars), and it was just a pleasure to watch. The alien creatures were actually kind of terrifying and the movie was a lot more tense than you would think it would be. Overall, a lot of fun..

Rating 8.5 out of 10

Overall: A great month of movies as I watched things outside of my box a bit, and it paid off.

Best movie: Room. This movie was amazing and creepy and I loved it.
Worst movie: The Clone Wars movie. As much as I love Star Wars, this was awful.
Biggest disappointment. Ghostbusters, but only cuz I wanted it to be better. It was ok.
Biggest surprise: 13 Hours. I assumed it was going to be another Michael Bay shitfest.
Best performance: Brie Larson in Room. She was amazing and I can see why she has won an oscar.

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