Movies I’ve seen #1

It’s about time I did one of these again. I saw some movies again these past few months and weeks and I thought I’d share my thoughts on some of them with you. This time I’ve only seen movies I actually liked, so be prepared for lots of positivity.

1.) Drive

Forget the trailer, because it makes this look like an action flick, but it’s anything but. This movie with Ryan Gosling in the lead role features a almost non-talking, quiet and seemingly calm main character. That’s right, this story plays out while minutes go by without any words being spoken. There is the occasional, very well-done, action sequence, but mainly this story leaves you wondering why. It starts, it finishes and everything that happens in between makes you feel uneasy with a few punchlines here and there. This movie left me confused, especially because the end isn’t all conclusive. If anything, what this movie is, is a fresh breath of fresh air that features some amazing acting while giving you the feeling that you are actually there until…

IMDB: 7.9. Me: 7.5

2.) Toy Story 3

Little Andy has grown up and so his toys are afraid they’ll get chucked or put in the attic. When they find out they’ll end up at a daycare they couldn’t be happier, when in fact, that’s when all hell breaks loose. And the only thing they want is to escape. I really enjoyed the third installment of Toy Story. It is funny, even in times of crisis and the actual escape is thought up magnificently well. It even managed to make me cry in the end. If you like Disney films then you’ll like this one. It is especially good if you’ve seen the other Toy Story movies as it does refer to the earlier ones.

IMDB: 8.5 Me: 8.0

3.) Step Up 4

Dance movies are never good in the story department, but the dancing in this is 100% better than in 3. Focused on amazing flashmobs to generate youtube hits, this movie features some killer moves and a great cameo of some characters from the second movie. Of course there is the everlasting romance story that complicates matters, but really you don’t watch these things for that. By now, it doesn’t even add another layer, it is actually just annoying and at times I literally felt like forwarding to the dance sequences. Those do make up for everything. Only watch this if you’re into dance. Or if you want to watch some insanely beautiful people do insane things.

IMDB: 6.2 Me: 7.0

4.) Dark Shadows

I generally like Tim Burton movies and this one is another one in his typical style. Vampire Barnabas Collins is cursed by a witch because she couldn’t have his heart. He wakes up in 1972 and finds the entire world changed. The witch hasn’t changed though and instead keeps plaguing him. There are some ridiculous scenes in here that are too ridiculous to even be funny, but in general I really enjoyed this and laughed my head of. And I mean, 1970s music, a cameo by Alice Cooper and awesome retro looks = a winner.

IMDB: 6.3 Me: 7.0

5.) Breaking Dawn Part 2

Of course I had to write something about this. The Twilight Saga has come to an end and so the story of Edward and Bella is a wrap. With Breaking Dawn being my least favorite book in the series and the fact that the story was split in two actually makes me prefer this one over part 1. I dreaded the first half of the book, which definitely influenced my opinion of the first movie. Part 2 is probably one of the more action packed in the series, but it’s still about Edward & Bella’s love story so that is definitely part of it. I can say that I actually like the movie better than the book, but the end has a definite downturn if you don’t know what the story is about. To sum it up: if you liked the story then you’ll enjoy the movie, but that’s been the case with all Twilight movies.

IMDB: 5.7 Me: 7.0 (cuz I’m a fan and liked the little look back on the saga at the end)

What movies did you watch that are a must see?

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