Mini Reviews: Movies I Recently Watched

Helloooo guys! In the past couple months (and during my short hiatus last time) I ended up watching quite a lot of movies and I want to discuss them with you! πŸ˜€ They are not all 2014 releases, but some made it to my list of favorites while a few were downright disappointing…

Now You See Me

Damn, this movie was GOOD. Really really good, in fact. I didn’t know that Haymitch (aka Woody Harrelson) would be in it! Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed Now You See Me, especially since I love mystery. Seeing magician tricks revealed kept me interested the whole time and despite the twists being predictable sometimes, I was just in awe when I found out my guesses were true. Sequels are usually not as good as its predecessor, but I’m holding out hope that Now You See Me Again would be as awesome!

Rating: 5Β stars

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Me, the whole time

Oz the Great and Powerful

Ugh I hate this one. I was hoping for something like Alice in Wonderland (LOVED that movie, btw) but Oz was incredibly disappointing. Β The story line felt cheesy most of the time and I was definitely not impressed. For the record, The Wizard of Oz is one of my childhood favorites but I don’t know — this movie was just cheesy. I thought the acting was terrible too and I couldn’t help myself but to roll my eyes :/ I know I’m repeating the same words over and over again but I can’t think of a better word to describe this movie. Cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy.

Rating: 1 star
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

There’s no denying that the only reason I saw this movie was CHRIS PINE. I was expecting so much, especially since there’s also Keira Knightley here. It turned out to be “meh”, though. The beginning was boring but I liked all the action parts near the end. I really don’t have many things to say about this. I guess it’s good enough, but definitely not as amazing as I had thought it would be.
Rating: 3 stars

Legend of Hercules

Surely at this point most of you have already known my undying obsession with Greek mythology. But this is the type of movie that will make you go “Geez, what was I thinking?” If you’re not into flawlessly perfect character, then you should really avoid Legend of Hercules. If you’re not into easily-won and ridiculous battles, then you really have to stay away from this movie. There was a scene in which Hercules had to battle 5 or 6 best Greek fighters in an arena and he singlehandedly defeated them all without breaking a sweet. The fighters passed out (or died) with seemingly minor injuries. However, there was a scene where a girl stabbed herself near the heart in order to kill the guy behind her and the guy did die, but she survived. Heck, she was still able to talk despite that! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???! No? I CAN’T EITHER. THE BLADE LITERALLY WENT THROUGH HER.

Rating: 1 star

I, Frankenstein

I have no idea how to review this. Some questions are still unanswered but basically it was AWESOME.

Rating: 4 stars
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Lego Movie

This was pretty good! The characters were soooo adorable and lol, there’s also Morgan Freeman. He seems to be in every movie, doesn’t he? xD Although it was enjoyable, I felt that Lego was lacking some things. Like it was great, but it didn’t stand out in any particular way. Perhaps because it was a bit boring in the middle.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Nonstop

Nonstop was the most tense movie I have ever seen. It was unpredictable, and sometimes I couldn’t help but to doubt about the main character, whether he was the good or bad guy. It was about high-jacked plane and the MC had to figure out who did it. I liked it that when they thought they were one step closer to solving the mystery, they were actually three steps behind. Nonstop kept me on the edge of my seat and my eyes glued on the screen.

Rating: 5Β stars

GIF speaks louder than words:

300: Rise of an Empire


Since my incident with Legend of Hercules, I wasn’t brave enough to expect more from this movie. But bloody hell, literally. There was a LOT of blood spurting I can’t even. Compared to Legend of Hercules, 300: Rise of an Empire was certainly leagues better. However, Greek mythology if not done right might end up being cheap and to my disappointment, some parts of this movie was terrible. Luckily, Eva Green’s battle scene near the end made up for it. I wished she had had stepped into battle more often though.

Rating: 3 stars.

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The blood spurting……………
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That’s it! So have you guys seen any of these?? ;D I want to hear your thoughts!

10 comments

  1. Now you see me sounds like an interesting movie! I love magicians πŸ˜€ Oz the great and powerful wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be πŸ™ So disappointing huh! Haha, I believe I’ll be seeing that Hercules movie soon. This is going to be hilarious then. I can’t wait to see I Frankenstein!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. Ooh, I wanna know what you think of Hercules! Not many of my friends went to see that while it was still on the cinema because I ranted about it hahah. I, Frankenstein was GOOOOOD!

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  2. I, Frankenstein sounds interesting, I’m glad you enjoyed it! Will give it a try soon. Sad to hear the Oz movie was such a disappointment ):

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  3. I watched Now You See Ne recently too!!! The plot twist was mind blowing!!! I didn’t see it from a mile away. I loved this movie because it had awesome magic tricks and I like how they actually explain how it happens.

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  4. JACK FROST!!!! πŸ˜€
    Haha, but anyway.
    Now You See Me was absolutely spectacular to me too!! It was just amazing πŸ™‚ And Dave Franco :3 Heehee… I’ve not watched a lot of the movies here, but I agree that Oz was so disappointing. The whole time I was watching it I think I rolled my eyes so many times! It was sad because I love the tale of Oz, generally πŸ™ I’ve not watched Non-Stop, but I saw the movie poster outside my house at the bus stop, and it looks pretty cool!! πŸ˜€
    Thanks for sharing, Kezia!! πŸ˜€ <33

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    1. YES I KNOW YOU LOVE HIM TOO πŸ˜‰

      Lol, at first I didn’t even know which one was Dave Franco! I know — shame on me >_> But then Lilian told me and DUDE I CANT STOP LIKING HIS POSTS ON TUMBLR XD It’s ironic that he as an older brother playing in Oz and my feeling toward that movie was in the complete opposite of Now You See Me.

      You really have to see Nonstop! It’s really an amazing movie ;D

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  5. Eepp, I totally love Now You See Me too! And true, I was also wow-ing and aah-ing the whole time. The effect is just whoa.
    I also don’t like Oz as well. But glad to hear that Frankenstein was a good watch. Will definitely checking it out soon.

    Thankies fro sharing, Kez! πŸ˜€

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