This is going to be a new feature here on the blog! I love movies almost as much as I love books. (Almost, but not quite.) So I figured it was time I start sharing another passion of mine with you all. My husband and I get a lot of movies from the library and try to go to the theater as often as our wallets allow us. Here are some movies I have watched recently. See which ones made me smile and which ones bored me.
How to Be Single
I thought this movie was funny and sweet. I love Rebel Wilson. It's not the best movie I have seen, but I enjoyed it. It had some more serious moments around the funny ones, and I just really thought the characters were interesting and worth meeting.
Not worth your time. I am a Melissa McCarthy fan so I was a little sad that it seemed to me like she didn't bring her A game for this movie. There were some pretty funny scenes, but other than that it was kind of a dud. I did enjoy Peter Dinklage and Kristen Bell's characters a great deal. With a more interesting plot and some better jokes this movie could have been golden.
I figured with the Olympics currently happening now would be a great time to watch this movie. I know of Jesse Owens of course, but I wanted to know more so I was drawn to this movie. The acting was wonderful and the story was powerful. It was a little long, but I enjoyed it a great deal.
Batman vs. Superman
This movie had such great potential... that it just didn't live up to. Besides a few cool fighting scenes and Wonder Woman there wasn't much for me to like. I wasn't a fan of the plot. But the main thing I really didn't like... Lex Luthor. It really felt like Jesse Eisenberg was trying too hard and reminded me too much of a not-as-good version of the Joker.
I actually thought this movie was fun and cute! I liked it better than I thought I would. It has a great cast. (I can never get enough Jennifer Aniston.) Next time you are looking for a light and fun movie this one should be your pick. I may even watch it again.
Me Before You
This was a good movie. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It wasn't as good as the book, but the acting was wonderful. I felt the chemistry between the two main characters and the family members of each were also spot on. I don't think it is the best movie out there, but it was good.
Now You See Me 2
How do I sum up my feelings for this movie in two words? Slightly disappointed. I was a big fan of the first movie, Now You See Me. The twist in the first movie was great and the magic was pretty freaking cool. As for the second movie, all of those elements were still there but it they were just not as good. I will say there were two really amazing magic type scenes and one hilarious Daniel Radcliff that make me recommend the movie to others.