Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Movies

So, I'm not the biggest movie person. I like movies don't get me wrong, but I just don't have the attention span for movies. The thing is I want to be super into movies, but usually when I sit down to watch a movie I can't make a decision on anything so I just don't watch anything or I do not pay attention from the beginning. I also have a bit different of a taste in movies than most people. Anyways, I do appreciate a good movie and I have watched a few good ones recently.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan, mainly due to the fact that I haven't seen a Star Wars movie since I was like 5 years old. My dad is the only one in my family who actually follows the series, so he "dragged" my family to the movie theater the day after Christmas to see it. I was actually a bit surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie and how much I understood despite my limited knowledge of Star Wars. Action movies typically aren't my favorite because I find that they lack in plot and go overboard on special effects. With the exception of this movie, it had a really good storyline, the right amount of action, and a little humor thrown in. Also, can we talk about how the main character is now a girl (holla!). Daisy Ridley was amazing in this movie, this was her first real movie and she did a fantastic job!


Testament of Youth
My nerd side and odd movie taste is coming out. So, I'm a fan of historical movies as well as dramas as well as romance. On top of that I am also drawn towards BBC things too, and this movie was all of the above so I decided to give it a go. Little did I know how sad this movie would be. I don't think I have ever cried so much during a movie before, I started crying about halfway through and didn't stop until the end of the movie. I also didn't realize that this movie was based off of a true story until I got to the end of the movie. The main character Vera Brittain is an young aspiring writer who has everything she could've ever wanted until the war hits and rips it out of her hands. This movie is a World War I memoir that elegantly outlines the frivolousness of war. This movie was heartbreaking, but it was still really good.


Brooklyn
I wanted to see this movie from the second I first saw the preview, it looked totally up my alley. This movie was completely and totally 100% my type of movie, I loved it. The main premise of the film is it is about a young Irish girl named Eilis, who moves to Brooklyn because she has better opportunities there. The main theme throughout the movie is home, and what makes a home. Ugh, this movie was just such a beautifully crafted film and it was totally a tear jerker too! I was crying within in the first 10 minutes of it!

I'm sorry if this post wasn't super interesting, I just like good movies and talking about them afterwards! Also, I am not typically a movie cryer so the fact that two movies made me cry is actually a miracle. So yeh....

Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

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