I had some free time today in between classes and decided to make some short reviews for fun.
If you like any of these movies let me know! Or tell me your opinion on them.
Growing up is hard
I heard it took a span of 12 years to make this movie, it paid off. This is one of my favorite coming of age films. I think filming the same actors and actresses over 12 years made it feel more real like a real family and real struggles and pain we go through together. The movie starts with Mason as a young boy and ends with him starting his first year in college. We see through mason’s eyes tragic things that happen throughout his youth but also get parts that show him having fun and being happy too like when he went camping with his father or his graduation party.
This movie goes over many tough subjects of what it means to grow up. It feels real, like I’m watching a documentary of this boy growing up and figuring out who he is. Living with his single mom who goes through many shitty boyfriends and his big sister this film explores how it feels to be a child with divorced parents, moving from home to home and transfering from schools is a lot and were with these characters through it all. This movie is basically 3 hours long and sometimes feels like it but I was drawn the screen I had to find out how it ends. A well throughout film with real world vibes and feelings.
KUBO and the TWO STRINGS
A one eyed boy, a swording fighting monkey and a walking beetle
Even for animation this movie sounded odd to me. Another stop motion film from Lakia the studio behind coraline. I liked coraline and paranorman but I still had my doubts for kubo, never shall I doubt Lakia again. This should’ve won best animation film of 2017. This movie is so good I had no idea of how awesome this movie was going to be. I love Kubo and found his origami magic super cool, the magic and lore of his world was wonderful I loved the moon king and the backstory of the kingdom.
The animation is beautiful. There look of the monkey and the moon king were my favorite character designs. When there would be a fight scene i forgot this is a stop motion film, the action was so nice. This movie really is heartfelt and brings us along for the ride. A story about family at its core. This easily became my favorite stop motion movie. As soon as it ended I turned it back on. Over the course of this film I finished feeling like it showed what it means to be a true hero and the real love of family.
Stay away from red balloons
Stranger things mixed with the Goonies, sparkled with Stephen Kings terrifying essence. A remake to the 1990 “It’’ film and based of on the book IT by Stephen King. I watched the 1990’s version and it made me laugh but not with the movie but at it,even though I didn’t like that movie I was really excited to see this movie because the cast looked great and it looked terrifying, it was better than I could’ve expected.
The child actors had me laughing the whole time, they reminded me of how it feels to be a kid on summer break minus the crazy clown part.The bond between the losers club was my favorite part and Pennywise. I loved Pennywise, the humor they brought to him was perfect, taunting his prey before attacking, mocking the children and transforming into their worst fears. Even with the fun and humor this was still a horror movie through and through. A demon clown made me laugh while also making me scared and paranoid. This movie gave me the biggest scare i’ve ever had. The movie also delves into dark areas that we can relate to as audience.
A great movie. Gives off major chills and scares but has a nice balance of friendship and love as well.