I believe one of the best animated movies of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Even critics and the academy agree as it became the first animated movie to receive an Oscar Best Picture nomination, competing among the best such as JFK and The Silence of the Lambs. The Silence of the Lambs was a formidable opponent and considered one of the best movies of all time. Had it competed on a year when nominees where mediocre at best (trust me we are seeing more of that lately), it would have stood a chance.
When Disney announced it was releasing a live action version of the movie, I could almost imagine all the things that can go wrong with it. Of course, we all held hope that Disney would create magic once again. Well, we finally saw the movie last weekend. It was not a total disaster. But it still could not hold a candle (or a candelabra ha ha ha) to the original animated movie. ( Read more )
After enjoying Doctor Strange just a few weeks ago, it is such a rare thrill to watch another movie that keeps me riveted to the screen. JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them makes up for all the lackluster movies we have seen this year. It’s awesome to finally see the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts.
The truth is, I’ve always felt the Harry Potter movies did not do much justice to JKR’s books. I always felt they never captured the wonder I felt while reading the books. With no actual story behind this film, the movie gave JKR more room to let her imagination run wild. What we wanted to see more in Harry Potter movies we saw in Fantastic Beasts. We see more magical creatures, more action, and better humor. ( Read more )
Right off the bat I’m telling everyone now that this is a scathing review of one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Me Before You is not the worst because of the way it was filmed, but because it presented the life of a pretentious and shallow man who disguised himself to be courageous with his extreme adventures. Ultimately, it showed him as a man so weak that he could not even take on a challenge that I have seen real people, young and old, take on with such courage and strength. Yet, it is falsely advertised as a romantic movie. ( Read more )