Friday, 29 January 2016

Movies I watched on the plane and what I thought of them

Yeah, basically what the title said. 

Season 7 of Parks and Recreation: WHY IS IT OVER??? Season 7 wasn't actually wasn't my favourite season (I liked 3-6 the best, maybe it wasn't amazing because Chris and Ann were gone?) but it was still very good and I'm so sad it's over.

Self/Less: GO WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY. This rich dude, Damien, is dying from cancer so he undergoes this procedure called "shedding" where you "shed" your body and put your consciousness in a new body. But then there are all kinds of issues that come with whose body you're using... This movie (while being great with all kinds of gunfights and car chases) asked all kinds of great questions such as: even if people will remember you, do you feel immortal? If you do not feel immortal, is it ok to break the laws of the universe in order to be immortal? If you don't ask the right questions, are you still at fault when you don't have all the right information? Do some people deserve to live longer than others? 
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Bridge of SpiesGO WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY. Beyond the fact that Tom Hanks is awesome, this is a great movie. A lawyer has to represent a Russian spy during the Cold War, then negotiate a trade between two spies. The movie was about believing that every person matters and that everyone deserves to be treated as human, no matter what they've done or who they are or where they're from. It could be slow in a few spots, but it was a drama and not an action movie so I understand why. The characters were great, the themes were awesome and the historical element was really interesting. 

A Royal Night Out: This is about Elizabeth the 2nd and how her sister Margret and her go out to celebrate the end of WW2. This one was really good because I love the whole 1940's atmosphere and it was nice to see a story about sisters (even though there was a romantic element).


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Hotel Transylvania 2: The first one was better. I wanted to see more of Johnny because Johnny is hilarious, but it focused more on Drac and Mavis and Johnny's son. (And the bad guys in the end were terrifying! What is that doing in a kid's movie???) So basically it was like every sequel ever.  

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.GO WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY. During the Cold War, and American and a Russian spy team up with a German girl to stop the sale of a nuclear bomb. First and foremost, this was a spy movie so I was pleased with the amount of hand-to-hand fighting, gun fights, car chases, explosions, etc. etc. that took place. There were gadgets and spy suits and betrayals and it was awesome. Plus, I cannot stress how hilarious this movie was. BUT I COULDN'T LAUGH OUT LOUD BECAUSE I WAS ON A PLANE FULL OF PEOPLE, IT WAS TORTURE. The spies had the most amazing/hilarious relationship, which I guess comes from hating each other but having to work with each other. There was one point where you could see the Russian spy driving around in the background, fighting (and blowing up) while the American sat down and had a sandwich. I had low expectations going in, and I'm happy to say that it blew them out of the water. 
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WALL-EGO WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY. Because it's WALL-E and Pixar and I have never fallen more in love with a robot before. (This was like the 5th time I've watched it and it just gets better every time.)

Mr. Holmes: Sherlock Holmes (AKA Gandalf AKA Magneto) has retired to the countryside, his mystery solving days over. He solved a mystery 30 years ago and he retired because of it, but now he can't remember what happened. This movie broke my heart in many ways. One, because I'm a HUGE fan of the BBC's Sherlock and the thought of Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft and John dying or Sherlock having Alzheimer's... just no. NO I TELL YOU. The nice thing (or really sad thing) was that we finally saw Sherlock care about someone so deeply that he couldn't function when that person was in trouble. He connects with someone else so deeply that their death sinks him into depression and that's not a side we often see of Sherlock. My only complaint is that the movie was a slow in places and I ended up editing while watching it. 

Have you seen any of these movies? Did you enjoy them or would you rather not watch them again? Do you watch lots of movies on planes or are you smart and try to get some sleep? Who here hates airplane food?

10 comments:

  1. Rainbow Magic Fairy29 January 2016 at 10:05

    They all sounds like amazing movies, I love the sound of Mr Holmes and Sir Ian McKellen is so cool!!! :) I really want to see The Man from UNCLE now!!!! :) Awesome post, Thank you :)

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    1. Yeah, he made an amazing Sherlock. He was great at conveying Sherlock's pride and arrogance, as well as his insecurity when it came to any deep relationships. AND YES YOU NEED TO SEE THE MAN FROM UNCLE. We actually thought about you when we watched it.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I NEED TO SEE THESE MOVIES SO BADLY. I've already seen Wall-E, and I loved it so much--I just, I can't even talk about how much I loved it because there are no words. And I've seen The Man from U.N.C.L.E.--it is not nearly as popular as it should be. That scene where Henry is eating and Ilya is getting chased made my life. *nods* I will always have a minor (translation=major) obsession with Ilya.

    I've seen the first Hotel Transylvania, and I really enjoyed it, so it's only a matter of time before I get my hands on the sequel. But oh my goodness, the Sherlock one--I need to see that, like, right now. I'm pretty sure it would be an emotional pummeling, but whatever, we're just going to go with it. *nods*

    When I did a bunch of flying, movies were always the highlight. The times we couldn't watch movies on planes were just too depressing for words. I'm not a huge fan of airplane food--it was always weird and suspicious looking and I usually wasn't sure if it was even edible. :P I'm glad you got to see a bunch of great stuff! :)

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    1. Wall-E is just amazing. I swear, Pixar's goal is to make me cry every time. YES THAT SCENE!! My sister thought I was insane because I was sitting beside her but we weren't watching the same movie, but then she watched it and understood why I couldn't stop laughing.

      Yeah, Hotel Transylvania 1 was fantastic but the second one was less awesome. *cries* Liz, that movie hurt. It seriously hurt. I don't think I would have been as emotional if I didn't like BCC's Sherlock, though. I just love that stupid character too much.

      Yeah, the movies on planes are great!! My sister doesn't even sleep, she just marathons the whole time. I agree, I'm never sure what kind of meat they're serving it. Sure, they SAY it's chicken but is it really? Thanks for commenting!!!

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  3. Omg I REALLY want to see Mr. Holmes. LIKE REALLY REALLY. It sounds hopelessly wonderful and tragic...and plus I wanna see Gandalf, okay?! I mean, I know he's not really Gandalf...bUT HE'S REALLY GANDALF TO ME. ahem. Anyway, I haven't seen any of these other movies, gah, I'm not a big movie watcher, but I totally would be if I had time.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. YOU MUST SEE IT. It was great (but a tad bit slow. I needed more explosions.) I know, he totally is Gandalf. Then he has these Magneto moments and I want to cry, but he will always be Gandalf.

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  4. The only one of these movies I've watched is WALL-E, and I LOVED it. Not my favorite Pixar movie, but still absolutely magical.
    I'd never heard of A Royal Night Out, but it sounds REALLY good, and exactly the kind of movie I'd be interested in. I'll definitely be checking that one out!
    Thanks for visiting Lost in My Library!

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    1. I LOVE WALL-E!!! You definitely should, it was great. The music, the costumes, everything. <3

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  5. I haven't actually watched any of these, minus WALL-E, and they sound good. I have been meaning to see Bridge of Spies after the promotion Tom Hanks did with Fallon—have you seen that clip? BECAUSE IT IS SO FUNNY.

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    1. No, I haven't!!! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for commenting!

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