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A Quiet Place Part II Review

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Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Why did I come to this movie again?

Because the first one was awesome and I wanted to see the second one!

5 of 5

Characters

In general I liked the characters. I thought Emily Blunt did a great job. The kids looked properly traumatized, and the guy who helps them was cool. The son, while his acting was awesome, the part where he leaves the baby to go explore upstairs was one of the moments in the film that took me out of the story. They hadn’t played him that stupid up to that point.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Yes, I did. Although half of the story had me riveted, while the other half (even though it was tense) felt stalled. So that was a bit odd.

4 of 5

Plot Holes

Uh, it’s a movie about aliens that can hear a noise from miles away and come running, so I’m pretty lenient with the plot holes. However, the crazy people on the pier should have known better. Give your enemy noise makers? Really?

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

Most of the movie is pretty tense, so no yawning. However, it did feel stalled a few times.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

To my disappointment, there was less complete silence in this movie than the first one. Don’t get me wrong, there were a couple of jump scars that almost made me scream, so that was fun. I still loved it though.

4 of 5

The End

The end was satisfying for me!

5 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

We’ve been crazy busy for the past eight weeks, so we haven’t been out to see a movie. Just getting out of our house and relaxing was enough for me to give this movie a solid 5. However, I did really like it. Not quite as good as the first one, but good enough that I’d probably watch it again.

5 of 5

Total: 35

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Finding You Review

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Finley, a talented aspiring violinist, meets Beckett, a famous young movie star, on the way to her college semester abroad program in a small coastal village in Ireland. An unexpected romance emerges as the heartthrob Beckett leads the uptight Finley on an adventurous reawakening, and she emboldens him to take charge of his future, until the pressures of his stardom get in the way.

Why did I come to this movie again?

A couple of girlfriends and I wanted to go to a movie, and this is the only one that looked good to us all. We were expecting a cute romance, and that’s what we got!

5 of 5

Characters

I think I loved all of the characters. From the main couple, to the crazy foster family, to the drunk fiddler, to the grouchy old woman…I was drawn in by all of them, and the writers did a good job giving them all a little growth.

Also, Ireland itself became a character in this movie, which is always fun!

5 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Okay, romances are pretty predictable, and this one didn’t hold any surprises. However, I stayed engaged through the whole film. Like I said, I loved the characters, so it was easy to care about them.

5 of 5

Plot Holes

While things remained complicated for the characters throughout the movie, there were a couple of things that felt off. Like no one, in how many years, bothered to ask a poor old woman why she’d stolen her sister’s man 50-something years before? Not one person??? Also, how does a movie star have so much down time? Nothing earth-shattering, just little stuff.

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

There were a few slow spots, but that’s expected for a romance. A couple of things felt like they got too much screen time, but other than that, it held my attention.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

This is a pretty formulaic romance, and since there wasn’t a Nicholas Sparks twist of any kind, I wouldn’t say the cool factor was off the charts. However, it did deliver with cute romance, a beautiful backdrop, fun activities, and a great resolution. Also, the film never took itself too seriously, so that was nice.

4 of 5

The End

I liked the ending. Usually the main couple will drop everything for love. I mean, that happens, (sorry, spoilers, but I did warn you that it was a standard romance plot) but there is some compromise that felt refreshingly real.

5 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

I laughed a lot. I cried a bit. I smiled through most of it. Frankly this is just what I needed this week. If you’re feeling down, and like a fun romance movie, go see this one!

Also, they had the girl, who was in Ireland for a semester abroad, wearing the same clothes a couple of times, which was great. Anyone who travels knows you only have so many shirts. Just a detail I appreciated.

5 of 5

Total: 37

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The Mitchell’s vs the Machines Review

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A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.

Why did I come to this movie again?

A few friends had seen it, and said it was cute. The film bragged to be by the same people who did Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. That’s enough to sell me.

5 of 5

Characters

Other than the dad, who I wanted to smack the entire movie, the characters were good. They each took a bit of an emotional journey—although some were literally rammed down the audience’s throat—that made sense.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Yes. The premise and style were totally ridiculous, but I did want to see what happened. I wasn’t glued to the screen—I probably picked up my phone half a dozen times through the show—but I didn’t wander off, so that’s good. I’d say it was predictable.

4 of 5

Plot Holes

There were a few. Of course now I don’t remember them, but I was grumbling about them under my breath. Granted this is basically a super hero movie, so I give some leeway for that.

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

This is going to sound strange. I suffered from the show being too fast paced. They rarely gave us a moment of respite from the chaos that is the Mitchell family, and that actually made me tired. I yawned more than once, but not because the show was slow.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

The style of this movie is very different. I felt like it was specifically marketed for the kids of this generation and not me. Which is fine, it is a kid’s movie. That being said, the effects were fun, the animation good, and I was impressed with the cinematography more than once.

4 of 5

The End

The end of the robot apocalypse? Not bad. I felt like the show took the abilities of the characters way too far, but that might just be me.

The end of the emotional arc of the characters. Meh. Again, it felt shoved down my throat.

That being said, the end was satisfying, and kids will love it.

3 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

Oh my goodness, the rest of the review is waffling a bit, but I laughed out loud a bunch of times in this show. The end, where her dad is trying to subscribe to her YouTube station, almost had me in tears. So I enjoyed watching it, but I won’t be watching it again. I’d recommend it to pretty much anyone once.

4 of 5

Total:
32

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Thunder Force Review

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Thunder Force

In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.

Why did I come to this movie again?

A few friends had seen it, and said it was cute. Funny. Cheesy. They warned me not to expect too much.

4 of 5

Characters

The characters were fine. Lydia is waaaaay over the top, but never pretends to be anything different. Emily is a brianiac who is more interested in revenge than people. (She calls it helping, but it’s really revenge.)

The bad guy, along with his henchmen, were ridiculous. Jason Bateman was both terrible and awesome.

Basically, the characters were everything I expected, but remember, my expectations were low.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Somewhat. I wanted to see the friends reconciled. I wanted to see middle-aged woman who were not the Hollywood standard kick butt. I wanted to laugh.

All of those things happened. As for the plot, it was a bit too much by the numbers, even for me.

3 of 5

Plot Holes

Honestly, I’d suspended my disbelief until the very end, and when this thing happens I was like, “What? That’s dumb. That doesn’t even make sense!”

The normal superhero plot holes were fine, this one at the end was annoying.

3 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

Maybe once.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

Considering people showing super-human powers has been done so much, there weren’t any real “wow” moments in that regard.

The filming was fun. The special effects were good. The humor was as cheesy as I expected. I really liked the premise, so I’ll give that to the cool factor.

4 of 5

The End

Besides the incident with the bomb at the end, it was fine. No surprises when the daughter gets involved, and the characters changed just enough to show that they had an emotional arc.

3 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

The cheesiness was amazing. Like, don’t watch this show unless you’re ready to laugh your butt off at the stupidity of it all. Perhaps there should be some alcohol or a lack of sleep involved.

Jason Bateman as the crab guy actually stole the show for me. He killed it.

Also, I’ve had You Belong to the City by Glenn Frey in my head for a couple of days. The dancing scene between Lydia and Crab Man was literally the best part of the show!

4 of 5

Total: 29

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