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Okja Movie Review


Film: Okja (2017)

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Synopsis: “Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.”

If Netflix hadn’t changed the rating system to thumbs up/down, I would’ve easily given this five whole stars.

There’s quite a bit of violence and disturbing content involving animal abuse, but I feel like it’s necessary for people to see this sort of thing. Even if the Super Pigs are fictional animals, what happens to them is not fat-fetched. Animal cruelty is very real.

The actors were incredible (Jake Gyllenhaal went bonkers, See-Hyun Ahn and Tilda Swinton were really, really great, and I’d like to see more of Paul Dano), and I really liked that they let them speak in Korean instead of having everyone speak English but with accents to make them sound “foreign .”

The scenery and imagery were honestly jaw-dropping, and I gotta give props to their visual effects department, because Okja and all the other Super Pigs were seamless. I just really enjoyed this director’s style and vision for the movie, it’s got a very unique tone to it. Plus, the humor was on point!

Sorta wish I’d caught this at the cinema, so if you get the chance, go for it!





Baby Driver (Movie Review)

Title: Baby Driver (2017)

Director: Edgar Wright

Rated R

Synopsis: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

First, I definitely recommend watching this on the big screen. You obviously can watch it at home, but if you have the chance, skip on over to a cinema.

Second, AJAHQHAOAJBQQOPAKSB DUUUUUUUUDE. This movie left me all jittery and happy and I couldn’t go to sleep because I kept thinking about it. 

Obviously, it’s got some awesome action scenes, not just with Ansel Elgort driving around like the cars are extensions of his body, but also with them pulling off heists and running from police and just being general pests to society. 

The characters were GREAT, especially Jon Hamm’s. Baby’s (Ansel Elgort) adoptive father was a highlight, Lily James was adorable and her scenes with Ansel really balanced out the movie (kept it from becoming all grits). I felt like Kevin Spacey disappeared a bit towards the end, but still made a difference.

But. What I really loved was the music. Baby is always listening to music, like alllllll the time, and the scenes seem to happen to the rhythm of whatever song he’s listening to at the time. It’s such a quirky and stylized thing, and it ends up really setting the movie apart from everything else. 

Also, do you ever just see a shot that is so incredibly aesthetically pleasing that it pulls a little bit at your cold, cold heart? Yeah. Now imagine an entire movie made solely of those shots. I don’t mean that they were pretty or whatever, they were just so pleasing to the cinematic eye. I just really appreciate the symbolism, man. 

I 100% recommend watching Baby Driver. Seriously, go watch it dude. 

P. S. ((SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER)) The entire scene with Baby, Debora and Buddy towards the end, with Buddy in the car seeing red and looking absolutely crazy, was so perfect. It had me putting a hand to my heart like some stereotypical southern belle. 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Movie Review)

Shortest movie review ever:

Basically, they should’ve edited the movie down just to include the skeleton bar joke, the Will Turner/Elizabeth Swann reunion and a voiceover by Javier Bardem.

Everything else could’ve been cut out.

(My pirate-loving heart is very, very disappointed)

Beauty & The Beast Movie Review

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Needless to say, I have just watched the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. And can I just say, what. a. beaut.

This will be an incredibly SPOILERY review, so beware! Also, lots of paraphrased quotes because I have terrible memory.

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Allegiant Movie Commentary


When you see the word “commentary” you should probably read it as “rant.” Beware, this is not very organized but I just had to get some of my thoughts out.

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