Today, it’s time for another wrap-up of the films I’ve seen in the last few months, though like with last time it’s not a full group of five (I actually saw more than five, but two were rewatches I’ve spoken about before; Coco and The Proposal). On a related note, I’m planning for this series to have a new name when it returns with its next installment in 2019 so I stop using random numbers in the title. Onto the post!
Tinker Bell– I saw this before when it first came out, but I’ve never seen any of the others in the series and I decided to watch them all, hopefully over the next few months, starting off at the beginningwith a buddy watch with Louise. I loved how vibrant Pixie Hollow was and how colourful and pretty the animation was, Cheese the mouse was beyond adorable and I loved how gentle and sweet the plot was; Tinkerbell’s main goal is to go to the mainland and this is her journey in trying to achieve that. Also, I want Queen Clarion’s dress SO MUCH.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society– as you’ll know if you read this post, I really wanted to see this, and it more or less lived up to my expectations. Lily James was as great as ever in the role of Juliet, a writer who travels to Guernsey to meet the Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club that was formed during the Nazi occupation of Guernsey in world war 2. It was so interesting to learn about such a specific event of the war that isn’t such common knowledge, and I really liked how gentle and lovely the film felt despite dark elements such as this theme. I wasn’t 100% sokd on the romance between Juliet and Dawsey, and I thought her boyfriend was pretty surplus, but I loved the rest of it so much it barely
You Again– I have such mixed feelings on this film. It’s about Marnie (played by Kirsten Bell) going home for a long weekend for her brother’s wedding. There’s just one problem… he’s marrying her high school bully, who terrorised her for years. I kind of presumed she’d meet a handsome guy when she got there and would fall in love alongside the plot with her bully, and she kind of did, but while I thought their chemistry was fab their lack of screen time together was shocking, and the fixation on a weird subplot featuring Marni/Will’s mum and ex-bully Joanna’s aunt Ramona and how they too were rivals in high school only served to make me more enraged about this. Additionally, the plot with Marni’s revenge on Joanna seemed to lack direction; it veered from Joanna being evil to just misunderstood so many times and so often I felt like I had whiplash. On the plus side, I thought Kirsten Bell was fantastic, and her onscreen little brother’s comedic timing was absolutely on point. This wasn’t a bad way to spend an afternoon, but it’s not something that I ever see myself rewatching.
Wreck it Ralph– this was another buddy watch with Louise, and it was her choice of film in honour of her birthday being just before we watched this. I couldn’t really remember it and didn’t have any especially good memories, but I really enjoyed it this time. It’s about Ralph, the villain of his arcade game, as he decides to leave and enter other games in a bid to change his story and become a hero, and what happens when he journeys into Sugar Rush and makes friends with its alleged glitch Vanellope. I really sympathise with both main characters, the animation when they’re in Sugar Eush is so beautiful and the twist was EPIC- I really didn’t see it coming. I’m not sure if I’ll see the sequel in the cinema yet, but I’m hoping to make it as I’m much more excited about it now.
What films have you seen in the past couple of months? What are your thoughts on the ones I’ve watched? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!