Friday, 9 September 2016

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

I'm quite enjoying being able to use that title (I used it once before), probably because I just enjoy being verbose. Anyways, I'm back, jabberwockies! I'll be visiting your lovely blogs shortly, once I catch up on my sleep, and you'll hear more about my trip to Canada in the coming weeks (I've already posted two posts regarding my trip, here and here). 

Onto the reviews!

Our Little Sister - After their father's funeral, three sisters invite their half-sister to come live with them. It's Japanese, so seeing how I don't know any Japanese I just watched the subtitles (which was totally fine, by the way). It was pretty boring, being like two hours long and a contemporary movie, which I don't usually watch. However, it was great to see something about modern Japan with awesome female leads and sisterly relationships. The pacing and lack of real conflict was the only real issue I had with it. (Actually, pacing and conflict are pretty big issues, but I enjoyed it anyways.)


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Civil War - I JUST LOVE THIS MOVIE, OK? I couldn't stop smiling the entire time, it was just so awesome. (Read my full review here.) Once again, Spider-Man just stole the show.

The Little Prince - I think this was originally in French, but I watched the English version. Anyways, this little girl (who is pressured like crazy to perform well in school) meets her elderly neighbour, and he tells her stories of The Little Prince (who lived on an asteroid and loved a rose, obviously). I loved this movie. I loved everything about it, from the animation to the characters to the colours and the way I was totally not crying. It wasn't sad. No way. Pinky swear. *runs off and sobs* (I hate sad movies on the airplane, because there's not privacy to go cry somewhere.) The themes and storytelling and everything was just so beautiful. Go watch this. Immediately. 


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Lilo & Stitch - How have I never seen Lilo & Stitch? HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED? Anyways (goodness, I'm getting off track today), this was a pretty amazing movie and it totally would have been one of my favourites if I was still a kid. (And can we just applaud the fact that Nani is built like an actual human, not like a Disney Princess?) Basically, sci-fi  and aliens and sisters and family and Hawaii. So basically YES.

Eddie the Eagle - Eddie is one of my new favourite characters (yeah, he's an actual person, but whatever) because he wanted to get to the Olympics, and darn it, you just try to stop him. You've got to admire him for trying and being so passionate about ski jumping, and I couldn't stop cheering for him. The plot was a little slow, but that may be the lack of explosions. 


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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - This is just one of those gems that don't get enough attention. This was just beautiful, all about death and life and how you need to just have fun and believe in magic and just dude, I loved this movie. I haven't seen it in years, so it was good to rewatch it. 

Have you seen any of these? Do you watch many movies while you fly? What was the last movie you watched?

5 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about Civil War!!!

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  2. Preach about Lilo and Stitch: how DARE they build Nani like a healthy human being instead of a stick-thin beauty pageant queen?! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS AHHH MAKE IT STOP!

    (Obviously that was sarcastic. Go Nani!)

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    1. HOW DARE THEY?!?! I'm just so sick of, like you said, stick-thin beauty pageant queens. (I went shopping a few weeks ago, and the skirt size on a mannequin was 0 and it was tucked in to make it smaller. Like thanks, bro. As if size 0 wasn't unattainable enough.) But I loved Nani SO much!!

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  3. Captain America and Lilo & Stitch are amazing, no? But truly, I do have to give a shout out to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. That is my all-time favorite movie. Because it is. <3 EVERYONE SHOULD SEE IT AND BE INSPIRED AT LEAST ONCE.

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