"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of stars makes me dream" -Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, 21 August 2017

What Happened to Monday

Even though I wanted it to be so good and it looked so good, What Happened to Monday, didn't get a 10/10 from me.

I saw the trailer a while back. I didn't realize it was a Netflix original until it came up on the homepage.

The beginning and the basic plot is so intriguing I thought it would be amazing. Unfortunately at about half way through it seems to lose some of that intrigue and originality.
Plot twists are predictable and a main characters motivation isn't portrayed as being that motivating.
It seemed like a plot that they really thought out, but couldn't come up with a finale to finish everything. So they wrote in extra stuff to try and make it make sense.

It's not really bad. It's just very similar to many other sci-fi movies.

It's also rated-R for many reasons. So there's that.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

I'm finally going to see Spider-Man Homecoming tomorrow!! Yay!

Oh, and I'm feeling better. :)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Despicable Me 3

It's a bit of a different age range than I usually post about, but it's my brothers favorite. A bunch of us went to see it for his birthday this weekend!

It was actually pretty good! It was nice to be able to relax at a movie. To not have to worry about your favorites characters dying or the world being taken over by baddies. Just to sit and watch a silly movie with silly characters, and the occasional hilarious joke! (I say occasional because most of them were stupid potty jokes.)

Plot: (spoilers)
The story is Gru and Lucy, now married, are fired from their secret agent job for not catching the newest villain Balthazar Bratt, on multiple occasions.
Fate would have it the very next day a man approaches Gru telling him of a long lost twin who wants to meet Gru. So the Gru's pack up and go to meet Gru's twin, Dru.
His brother is goofy and welcoming to his new found family.

We find out he did have anterior motives in seeking Gru out. Apparently Dru wants Gru to become a villain again and teach him how to be one too.
Lucy is suspicious but more concerned on connecting with the girls and being a mom to them.

Gru eventually agrees to help Dru steal the biggest diamond in the world. (The same thing Bratt stole at the beginning of the movie.)
Dru is ecstatic and the brothers get closer and come in to dinner later obviously disguised as each other. The brothers are literally rolling on the floor laughing about the switch!

Lucy defends Margo and she realizes Lucy does care and just doesn't really know how to show it.
We switch back to see Gru and Dru heading to Bratt's lair.
They've planned it out and Gru knows exactly what to do. Unfortunately Dru isn't willing to be only the getaway driver and follows
Gru. (He's not very good at being a villain.) They get the diamond, but Lucy saves them in a helicopter after they're almost killed.
Lucy is angry with Gru for becoming a villain again, and he quickly tells her his ulterior motive for agreeing with Dru. He wanted to steal the diamond back to get them their old jobs back.
Dru of course hears this and is devastated.
Gru, Lucy and the girls pack. Dru is depressed about Gru lying to him and tricking him into stealing the diamond. Gru feels guilty about lying to Dru and doesn't want to leave, and the girls all love it at their uncle Dru's. Lucy is the only one who seems excited about going home and getting their jobs back.
We saw Bratt use a mask and costume before and now we find out Lucy is tied up in a closet and Bratt is taking the girls! Bratt heads to Hollywood to unleash his evil plan.
Lucy goes to save the girls and the brothers take on the giant robot.
Gru gets knocked unconscious and Dru sees the giant laser on the robot heading straight for Gru and he takes off to save him.
Dru climbs the robot and finds the power source and destroys it! Saving Gru. Gru woke up just before he was almost killed and saw Dru's heroic efforts to save him.
Bratt manages to drag himself out of the wrecked robot and tries to kill Gru once again. Gru challenges him to a dance fight. Something Bratt tried at an earlier point. They "fight" for a few minutes but when Bratt get tired of it and Gru he reaches for his 80s guitar weapon. 
Only to find Gru was distracting him to get it. Gru has (childish) payback for his humiliation. (That can be seen in every trailer for the movie.) And the AVL capture Bratt at last. 

Lucy and Gru have their jobs back. Lucy is bonding with the girls as their new mother. The minions are back, and Dru is living with the Gru family. Dru is also being a villain. With the minions help of course. 
In the last scene we see Dru take Gru's flying ship thing with the minions on board to wreak some havok. When Lucy is about to make chase Gru smiles and says, "Honey, he's my brother...We'll give him a head start." ;)  It must be a family thing.

So like I said silly at times. It sort of, kind of has values you would expect in a kids movie. It's mostly just a movie though. With warm moments and crazy agents and villains. And crazier family.

If your looking for a light hearted with good-ish values go see it! Enjoy it! Don't care if it's animated! You're never to old to watch whatever animated movie you want! :D

Monday, 17 July 2017

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman has broken a bunch of records! It shows how good a movie whose main character and director are women can be if studios wouldn't get in the way!

The movie starts with Diana on the island of the amazons who are her family. She is the queens daughter, and her aunt is the general of the army.
Her mother tells her about how they are protected and must train to be ready to defend the world. There's a lot of myth and lore, but it basically boils down to Diana wants to fight and help. The amazons were taken advantage of by mankind before and don't worry about the mortals battles until it involves Ares. Who they protect the world against.

One day a plane flies into the barrier and Diana saves the pilot's life. He is relatively okay, but he was followed by the enemy. They attack the island and several amazons are killed. Including Diana's aunt. Steve fights beside Diana and helps them by shooting some of the German soldiers.

The amazons still don't trust him, and force him to tell them the truth about who he is and why he is there. Diana believes him and they begin to form a bond. She decides to help him leave the island and go with him back to his land and the war to help.

Diana is a bit naive about some things and doesn't understand human kind very well at times. There are some funny scenes with Steve's secretary that I appreciate.

He agrees to take her to the front and the two of them gather a small team and head out. There are five of them Steve, Diana, Charlie, the Chief and Sameer. There mission is to use the information Steve was being chased for to take down the mustard-esque gas manufacturing factory and the man in charge of it General Ludendorff. Once there with a lot of help from Wonder Woman they take back a village full of people. They stay with them as the group prepares to get into the fortress that Ludendorff is in.

They leave the village and before they can get to him he uses the prototype gas on the village and kills them all. Diana is heartbroken and unaffected by the gas walks through the gaseous streets seeing the dead people they had been eating and dancing with the night before.

She is even more resigned to kill the General who she thinks is Aries. Steve tries countless times to tell her that sometimes people just do bad things. But she is convinced it is Aries.

They set off for the secret factory and Diana being faster arrives well before the others and battles with the General. She eventually wins and thinks she has released the soldiers from Aries grip. The others arrive soon and Steve tells her they are still in danger and have to continue destroying the gas. Diana doesn't understand why the soldiers are still fighting loses her faith in humanity.

Steve helps her to not completely lose faith and leaves with the others to try and stop the attack and destroy the attack still not believing Aries is involved. Once they leave Diana comes face to face with Aries for real. They talk and we see Steve and the others sneak their way in.

I won't tell you the rest because it's 100% spoilers. Needless to say it is a good movie and I would recommend it!

The sheer amount of similarity to Captain America The First Avenger makes it awesome also!
There are many aspects that are similar! I'm not criticizing this movie. On the contrary I think it is incredibly original! Some of the similarities are actually not my favorites. For instance 1/2 of the main couple's name is Steve and he dies in a plane heroically saving many people.
The hero also is still around in modern time with a picture of their significant other from way back when. That makes me extremely sad!

I saw a bunch of trailers and heard a lot about it. The basics at least. If it weren't for the strong presence of Ares, and Zeus stories it would have been 9.5/10. (Also one of my favorite characters dies.) :(

There were shots that were amazing. The acting on all counts was superb. The locations and sets were all great!

Friday, 7 July 2017

I'm going to see Cars 3 tonight with my family so I might post a short review about it. I'm not really interested in seeing it so I'll give you an impartial post.

Oh, and I'm currently working on a post about Wonder Woman! Yay