What to Watch…When You Have a Three Day Weekend
This lovely Veteran’s Day weekend I did absolutely nothing besides sleep and watch movies, which was incredibly relaxing to say the least. Since I watched a variety of films, I’ll do more than one review this time!
To start off the weekend I watched: Capitan America
This movie is relatively old because it came out during the summer, but it was recently released in DVD a few weeks ago! First off, I am a sucker for superhero movies, I believe they are all great, and this is no exception. We have a frail and delicate character like Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who is transformed into Captain America as a ‘science project’ that is made to create better men for war. The plot is somewhat expected because it is derived from the comics, but it has a few twists that I refuse to spoil for everyone. One of my favorite aspects of this film is its authenticity to the time period, everything from the scenery and characters to the hair and makeup is very believable.
I would say a 4/5
The second movie I watched was Water for Elephants
Before you moan and close this computer screen, I would like you to be open minded and keep on reading. I was feeling in a particularly gushy mood, and I remember liking this movie in the theaters, and I liked it even better the second time in the vicinity of my own home while drinking hot chocolate. Water for Elephants is based off the historical novel by Sara Gruen, which is set during the Prohibition Era in the circus. It starts off as an old man retelling his life story of living with the circus when he was a young lad. The main character, Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson) is a very promising polish immigrant who’s nearly done with college until he discovers his parents have died. From then on his life changes dramatically as he literally joins the circus. He meets the owner, August (Christoph Waltz) and his wife Marlena (Reese Witherspoon) and stays with the circus with a steady job. I cannot say anymore without giving away the entire movie however. I absolutely loved the accuracy of the era, the fantastic animals, and the casting for the characters.
I would rate this movie a 3.5/5
The last movie of the weekend I watched was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2
Oh gee, Harry Potter! I will forever miss being able to go to the midnight showings dressed as a Death Eater and speaking in British accents. Before I saw part two of the Deathly Hallows, I actually saw part one just to refresh my memory as to where the movie had left off… It was great. This truly was the end of the epic series of good vs. evil, when the final battle takes place (the battle at Hogwarts was one of my favorite scenes.) A lot happens in this movie which basically gives closure to everything: to Ron and Hermione, Snape, Voldemort, Harry, etc… If you are a true Harry Potter fan, and have read all the books, seen all the movies, own a wand, and have embraced the wizarding world, I would be shocked if you haven’t seen the final Harry Potter movie!
Of course I’m giving this movie a 5/5!
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