2021-03-05: Raya and the Last Dragon
Overall, it’s a pretty good princess movie. The dragons look cute and the women are strong, which I like like. The world it’s set in is nothing out of ordinary but still manages to be engaging. I think it’d look cool in a video game or a TV show. The whole thing ends on an emotional moment, but it could me more dramatic to fit my tastes.
2021-03-06: Tom & Jerry (2021)
I wasn’t as bad as I expected but still not good enough. The film tries to balance between the original story and the Tom and Jerry clusterfuck we all know and love since childhood but fails miserably - there’s just not enough Tom and Jerry. The story itself may not be the best and may be cringy and unfunny in some parts, but it could be much worse. Another thing to mention here is the visuals. Even though cartoony animals in a realistic world don’t look the best, at least it’s not as bad as it could’ve been if they went for a completely realistic approach.
2021-03-23: Nobody (2021)
It’s awesome. I came with high expectations and there were more than satisfied. The idea of a movie where the good guy gets plain revenge on the bad guy doesn’t sound too good on paper, but oh boy, it was executed perfectly. The whole story is pretty interesting to watch unfold, which is additionally fuelled by nice acting. The main part of the movie, the scene where the main character slaughters dozens of bad guys, was also executed pretty well. The violence level is just about what I like, i.e. really fucking high. It was really satisfying to watch so many people die.
One interesting thing about the movie is that it features Russian characters actually speaking Russian, meaning not dubbed. It does sound a bit out of place but is still satisfying to hear.
This cinema visit wasn’t quite ordinary. First, there were barely any people (like, 6 of them without me), which is sort of strange because I thought this movie was pretty big. Second, a family was watching the movie there with their 5-year-old daughter. What the fuck? Don’t they think this movie is maybe a little too violent for her? Also this baby asshole made stupid comments on the movie that made absolutely no fucking sense. I mean what can you even expect from a child? In any case, she shut the fuck up at some point, so thank God.
2021-04-27: Wrath of Man
The best I can describe this film is “uninspiring.” I’d probably say that the ending is pretty good, relatively speaking, but the movie overall is meh. The plot has some interesting ideas, but it feels like the movie isn’t even trying to be epic. There’s barely any swearing, and even though the movie succeeds at killing as many side-characters as possible, the level of voilence is just too low. And in addition to all of that, it’s pretty boring. Overall, I’m disappointed because the movie looks like it wants to be good but isn’t trying hard enough.
Not gay enough.
Okay, I’m just kidding. The movie is actually not that bad. The basic idea of the whole strory is that humans are easily manipulative, and I kinda like it. The implementation of this idea is good enough, I guess. The movie is thrilling in some moments, but it isn’t too bizzare. The same goes to pretty much the whole thing - the acting, the scenes, the aesthetics all get a passing grade from me, no more. Still, I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed because it could do more because I didn’t expect much. What I however have a little complaint about is the ending. It’s not like it doesn’t fit or is unsatisfying, it’s just too safe and sterile. What I really wanted this film to show me is people murdering each other and things exploding, but instead I got a regular mediocre happy ending. I guess it follows the same rule as the rest of the movie. But in any case, I still enjoyed this movie overall somehow.