[Mini Reviews] November Movies

Hellooo guys! 😀 As I’ve mentioned in my come-back post not long ago, I went to the cinema a lot last month and I thought it would be a good idea to share my opinions on these movies! (Once again I warn you….I might be the black sheep…)

1. Thor: The Dark World

Okay, to be honest I didn’t expect much from this movie but I wasn’t really impressed either. Some parts were interesting but some were “meh”, like for example the final battle. I thought it would be more epic and dangerous and blood-pounding but I was disappointed because it was just like THAT?!?!? And I saw that final twist miles away.

On the bright side, Loki was awesomely hilarious!! Me and my friends were totally in love of his character xD Overall, The Dark World was decent for me, but I guess fans of the first movies would find it more enjoyable than I did.

 

2. Ender’s Game

I know I broke some kind of unwritten bookish rule because I haven’t read the book but HOLY COW?! This movie was amazing! Right when the movie started I was already grinning like a fool and I was like “wow, this is totally my kind of movie!” xD Despite the confusing physics, I thought the visual effects were really cool and I thoroughly enjoyed Ender’s Game.

My friends thought the ending was horrible and unsatisfying, but I was okay with it. Didn’t love it much but considering the whole story line and how thrilled I was for the rest of the movie, Ender’s Game was still an amazing entertainment for me.

3. Carrie

Yeah, I broke the unwritten rule again xD But ehh, truthfully I had no idea how I feel toward Carrie. All I know is that I was constantly disturbed by the mother’s psychotic behavior. Who the heck would secretly scratch themselves with a knife while talking to another?! I think my main issue with this movie is the lack of explanation to the main character’s background that I found Carrie very…weird in the beginning. I mean, WTF she doesn’t know that girls have period? And considering how old she is…yeah x_x The message was well-delivered though, that everyone has a limit to their patience, that you shouldn’t treat other people badly as they might explode and that won’t be pretty.

 

4. Catching Fire

A couple days prior seeing this movie, I was very eager to watch this movie. Eager is an understatement since I usually don’t want to go anywhere a few days before major exams but I decided to spare my time on Saturday to see this. I mean THAT TRAILER IS SO PERFECT ASDFGHJKL:HGFDFGH

When the movie finally started I was so ecstatic I could barely contain my excitement. But as the story progressed I was like hoaammmm what? Yeah, I dozed off since nothing actually happened. The best things about the first half of the movie are Katniss gorgeous wedding dress and the costumes and Capitol people make-up. I think they were done really well! In addition, the choices for the cast were perfect! Most of them looked similar to how I pictured them while reading the book.

Despite the great characterization, I couldn’t get over how disappointed I was with the arena. I mean, the contestants are victors so no matter how old they are they would still be powerful and skillful. But what did I get? The arena seemed like a child play… There weren’t enough battles between the Tributes. The arena was not as brutal and violent as I had expected. 🙁 I don’t know why…I loved the book so much in fact, Catching Fire is my favorite book of the series. But the movie wasn’t as good as the book. :/ As for the second half, the only thing I loved was Johanna <3 She was bitchy and she wasn’t pretending, wasn’t two-faced (?) The other victors expressed their disagreement subtly but I just LOVE how honest/blunt she was.

Overall I was disappointed with Catching Fire but luckily there were few redeeming qualities. I think I am the only one who wasn’t really satisfied with this ><

 

5. Frozen

I haven’t actually seen the trailer and I didn’t intend to watch this either but then my friend said that Frozen was fantastic. So the next day, when my aunt asked me to accompany her, I didn’t refuse.

To my surprise, this movie was an unexpected favorite!! The characters were likable and hilarious — especially Olaf! Boy, I love this guy!! <33 Anna is also a little naive at first but I just liked how bubbly and awkward she is despite her status as a princess. Elsa is also quite intriguing and oh my gosh her dress looks so GORGEOUS.

The story line might seem ordinary at first but once you’ve seen the whole movie, you can’t help but to appreciate the uniqueness Frozen offers. Unlike the usual Disney princess movies, I think familial relationship becomes the main theme, which reminds me a bit of Brave.

Overall, Frozen is the best movie I saw last month <3 EVERYONE GO SEE THIS ONE!!

 

That’s all, guys!! 😀 I am the black sheep with Catching Fire…*ducks from tomatoes and rocks* Have you seen any of these movies? What do you think of them?

 

16 thoughts on “[Mini Reviews] November Movies”

  1. I still haven’t seen Thor or Ender’s Game though I want to see both. I don’t really have high hopes for Thor, but at least I now know that Loki will make up for it! 🙂

    I have read the Ender’s Game books, so I am really curious to see how it was adapted/compares to the book.

    I can’t believe you didn’t love Catching Fire, but I can respect your opinion. I understand what you mean about the first half being slow, but I think it stayed really true to the novel in that regard. I liked the arena a lot, and didn’t really expect there to be too many battles between each other because the arena itself was the biggest threat.

    I am glad to know that Frozen is so cute. I think I will have to rent it when it comes out on DVD.

    1. I think I will have to try reading Ender’s Game sometime next year 😀

      Yeah… I totally agreed that it’s a very good adaptation because it stays true to the book — I noticed that there weren’t many changes as in PJO or TMI movies…but I just couldn’t help but to get bored 🙁

      YES FROZEN BABYYYY <3

  2. I totally agree! I’m glad I’m not the only one who found Catching Fire boring. I can’t believe it went for 3 hours and it just took them way to long to get into the arena. I can’t deny it was a good quality movie and it follows the book exactly but I just found it boring….

  3. AHHH LOOK AT THAT LOAD OF GOOD MOVIES!!! I REALLY WANT TO READ ENDER’S GAME AND AND I REALLY WANT TO WATCH FROZEN LIKE IT SEEMS SO ADORABLE AND I FOUND SOME SOUNDTRACKS OF IT AND THE SOUNDTRACK IS <3 LOVE. AND I DON’T KNOW ABOUT CATCHING FIRE BECAUSE I WAS OKAY WITH THE HUNGER GAMES BUT IMMA WATCH IT ANYWAYS. AND MY CLASSMATE DRESSED UP AS CARRIE FOR HALLOWEEEN. AND UNICORNS ARE AWESOME.

    1. YES ENDER’S GAME AND FROZEN THOSE WERE FANTASTIC!!!! I LOOOVEEE the songs too! They fit the movie perfectly and asdfghsadfg now I just want to watch it again >< LOL I was okay with THG too…I thought THG and Mockingjay was decent but CF is my fave of the series so you guess how disappointed I was when I realized that I was bored 🙁

  4. Yay movie reviews 🙂 I LOVED Thor but was disappointed in the final battle as well. I’m sorry you didn’t like it more 🙁 Haven’t seen Ender’s Game but the book was awesome-you should check it out. Glad to hear that about Frozen-it seems so cute!

    1. Yeah…Loki was the highlight of the movie and I also thought the final better could have been better :/ Yay, I’ve also heard that the book was amazeballs — I’m very excited to start it!

      YES FROZEN. I hope you’ll watch it cause it was SOOO GOOD okay 😉

  5. Ooh, I’ve been wanting to watch Ender’s Game (Same as you, though. Breaking the bookish rule, but oh well), but all my family just went “What the hell is that? Never heard of it, not going to watch it. Nope” when I told them that .__. Soo sad.
    I was totally satisfied with the Catching Fire thought 😀 But I guess it depends on every people. Totally agree with you about the boring starter and the lack of brutality, though. AND THOSE WEDDING DRESS!! asdfghjkl I really want to kiss the amazing Tex Saverio for making those pretties!

    Gonna go watch Frozen later since Demi Lovato’s MV makes me really curious! And now your review about it aaahhh *gotocinemastraightaway*

    Neysa @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]

    1. That’s too bad 🙁 I hope you will be able to watch it though. Someday. It was soooo awesome I’m glad I went to watch it even though my friend said the ending was horrible.

      Yeah, many people were — no need to worry haha! xD I didn’t know that it was made by an Indonesian but really THE WEDDING DRESS TRULY SLAYED. Thumbs up for Tex! 😀

      You have to see Frozen, Neysa! It’s my favorite movie of the year and it’s different and more meaningful than the other typical Disney movies 🙂

  6. I really want to see Ender’s Game but I want to read the book first… And Frozen looks awesome! But that’s just ’cause it’s Disney, of course! AND CAN YOU BELIEVE I HAD TO LEAVE CATCHING FIRE HALF WAY THROUGH BECAUSE I WASN’T FEELING WELL?! :'(

    1. Awww that’s too bad. 🙁 Were you enjoying it though? I really wanted to walk out of the cinema because I was too bored but then I realized that it would be such a waste of money ><

  7. Funny, I thought that Catching Fire really nailed the tension and bloodiness of the arena. I also think they did a perfect job in casting and costumes. I liked Thor! I’m a huge Loki fan 😀 And I’ll be watching Frozen soon. CAN’T WAIT.

  8. I definitely agree with you about Thor 2. I kind of just sat in the threatre going: uh, what? and LAME. Haha. The only redeeming thing for that movie was Loki. Hot dayum, he was precious. Yes, I am a huge Loki fan, haha.
    I ADORED Ender’s Game from THE moment it started. I hadn’t read the book, either, but it was still mind-blowing. I have seen it twice in the cinema so far; it is definitely one of those movies to be seen in the cinema; what with all the amazing special effects and everything.
    Carrie left the cinemas SO QUICKLY here, which was kind of depressing. So I cannot comment on that one.
    Whilst I thought that Catching Fire was a brilliant movie, it was kind of slow. And there was way to much kissing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love romance as much as the next girl, but when there is little kissing in the book, and heaps of kissing in the movie, it irks me.
    I need to see Frozen like right now! Everyone keeps saying how good it is D:

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