Star Trek: Beyond — Amazing

Star Trek: Beyond is a fantastic film! I absolutely enjoyed it.

One of the biggest draws was the spectacular CGI. I simply cannot get over how amazing the art was in this movie. In every scene, everything was so well done, and the space scenes were simply beautiful.

The acting was on point as was the engaging story line. There was even character development!

I recently posted a review on MoviePilot.com where I elaborate on why it’s such a great film. Please check out this link https://creators.co/posts/4016242.

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Ghostbusters — A Hilarious Delight

Now, I am not all too familiar with the original Ghostbusters franchise. Prior to watching this movie tonight all I knew was the renowned “Who you gonna call?” line, but everyone knows that. Ghostbusters was an absolute hilarious delight.

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The plot of the movie is pretty standard. A group of people work together to ward off evil, which in this movie comes in the form of ghosts, who receive full access to NYC from one man.

But the delivery was fabulous. The characters were all so quirky and funny! Ghostbusters delivered a lot of laughs. The humor wasn’t too much nor was it too dry. There was a good balance of commonly used jokes and humor situational to this specific setting. Kevin was a riot. I was, obviously, extremely thrilled to see the exceedingly handsome Chris Hemsworth appear on screen. His character, however, was only hot. He was kinda an idiot, but the lovable kind that makes you laugh… a lot. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig played their characters very well. Kate McKinnon’s character might be my favorite. She acted like life was a joke and as if she took nothing seriously, but she was actually a brilliant engineer who gets the job done. Leslie Jones’ character was a confident gem. It’s always great to see minorities on the big screen portrayed in a positive light. Speaking of positivity, it was also fabulous to have a cast of mainly women, strong not sexualized women at that!

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This dorky look is something I definitely dig on Hemsworth. Even if the dorkiness was not on par with the character, lol!

So, the characters were great and needless to say I approve of the casting. The plot was easy to follow despite the constant paranormal-speak, and the special effects were at an appropriate level. They were very well done. They were animated to fit the humorous nature of movie. The movie was charming, humorous, and just a lot of fun! It’s worth the time to kick back and enjoy.

Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham

The movie was 90% crying, I swear. Okay. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but not by much. It was like 85% crying, but it was good crying. It was real crying because this movie was about 85% feels, literally. That was not an exaggeration there.

Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham is a 2001 Bollywood drama, so it’s a little old, but I did enjoy it so I figured it was worth talking about now. K3G is about family, simply put. Rahul is adopted as a toddler by the wealthy Raichand family, and they take him in as their own, with immense love. Later they have a second son, Rohan, and the family is in bliss. As Rahul comes of age to take over his father’s company, he makes a mistake: he falls in love. What is unacceptable to his father is the girl who he falls in love with, one of the working class. In choosing the girl over duty to his family, Rahul leaves the Raichand household, only to be found ten years later by his younger brother, who does his best to reunite his family. Rohan knows the stubbornness keeping his family apart can be mended by the love they all share for each other.

This movie is a little long, but I didn’t feel like I wasted my time in watching it (which is basically how I rate movies nowadays. If I don’t regret the time spent, then it’s okay!) K3G is beautiful. Brokenness is a real thing, and this movie captures it greatly. It also has a few great musical numbers, colorful and fun, just as Bollywood is known for. With big names like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachan, Kareena Kapoor, this movie does not disappoint.

Plus it’s on Netflix, so y’all really have no excuse not to check it out. I don’t need any “I don’t have Netflix” excuses. Someone you knows does.

(By the way, I totally rate this movie 3/5 tears. XD)

 

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Well, I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon and went to see Star Wars opening weekend. Now to be honest, I was planning on seeing it anyway. I enjoy Star Wars. It’s a neat franchise. But they hype over the past week and multiple “YOU HAVE TO SEE STAR WARS” from friends made me feel like I had to see it as soon as possible. Honestly, friends’ recommendations are the best sort of advertisement anybody who’s trying to promote something could hope for.

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Now, I’m not about to review this movie like I usually review movies because I think part of the experience with Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going in without expectations about anything. If you had any interest in seeing the new Star Wars movie, go for it. You won’t be disappointed. If you had no interest before, buy you’re looking for something to do, go see it. You’ll probably like it. It was a pretty good movie. Now, it wasn’t epic. Like, I’m not about to give it a 10/10 rating like so many people did, but it is worth it. I think part of the hype and craze comes from the fact that the franchise is so big in our culture and the newest movie was actually good, so it just makes everyone super happy that JJ Abrams didn’t botch it up.

Now to go forward with a vague review, let me tell you what I liked.

  • The CG was on point. It was actually really cool to watch the movie if not just for the special effects.
  • The characters were great. I appreciated the attempt at diversifying the main cast. (There was a black guy  and a strong female lead.)
  • The soundtrack — I mean, you can’t really go wrong with the familiar Star Wars medleys.

Ahh, I really don’t want to say anymore because like I said, you should go in expecting nothing. Don’t look up spoilers!!

Although, it’s not as epic as so many people try to say it is, it is worthwhile and a fabulous return for the franchise. I look forward to any more that might follow. (Oh, that’s another thing, there was no really stupid cliffhanger at the end like so many movies I’ve seen lately where you have to wait a year to see what happens. Like, what’s up with that, don’t leave us hanging, Hollywood! Like with this one, it ends in such a way, that the viewer is satisfied, but there’s definitely room for sequels.)

Anyway, especially if you were going to anyway, go see Star Wars! 🙂