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May 10 2017 @ 03:14 pm
Saw 3 Movies  
I had the time (miracle) to see three movies recently which I enjoyed for different reasons. Here they are and what I thought of them.

The Promise

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Being part Armenian and knowing my great-grandparents story of fleeing for their lives, this movies was especially important for me to see. I really enjoyed it. There was an aspect of the love story I didn't enjoy but overall it was well done and both Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale were great in the movie. Something I wish they had addressed in the movie though I don't kno how they would have was that this didn't just happen in Turkey. They show it happening in the Ottoman Empire but the Ottoman's also invaded surrounding areas. There was a brief mention of the defense of Van, Armenia which my family members caught because of our families history.

As for the story of the love triangle. I never appreciate infidelity of any kind but I did think the overall story of love, loss, and perseverance was well done.


The Gifted

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I promise I'm not biased in the least by the fact that Chris Evans (my movie boyfriend) is in this movie. It was just really good. I really enjoyed Mckenna Grace's performance as Mary. She is a great little actress and Chris was wonderful as her uncle looking to do the best thing for her. This movie really got to me even if some of it was predictable. But I have to tell you Fred the cat really stole it for me on multiple occasions.

Is this movie something that will blow your mind? Probably not but it does tug at the heart strings and I really enjoyed it.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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When I saw Vol. 1 I remember leaving the theatre knowing that I would own the movie and the soundtrack. In fact, I went across the parking lot to Walmart and bought the soundtrack that very day because it was absolutely wonderful. This movie didn't feel that way for me. Yes, it was enjoyable. Yes, I laughed quite a bit throughout the movie but overall the jokes were constant and not always necessary and usually over the top. The music wasn't as memorable for me this time and the overall story would have been about 30 minutes worth of time if they hadn't tossed in the running jokes like that had. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it and may just own it at some point but it isn't a must have for me and I doubt I'd want to watch it again anytime soon.

Most of the Marvel movies have improved with sequels, for me, but this just isn't he case with Guardians.
 
 
 
Kaylee Winchester: Supernatural - Dean Rock Onroguem on May 15th, 2017 10:50 am (UTC)
Hadn't even heard of The Promise, might have to see it if it pops up.

I actually saw Gifted yesterday. I really enjoyed it, yeah it was predictable, but it was well handled, and well acted and it just worked.

I agree about GotG2. It almost got so bogged down with all the jokes that the story didn't get to fully evolve. I had fun watching it, but the first is def better. I did love the soundtrack of this one just as much as the first though.
Jill aka Jo: SPN: Impala - Dean's Babysireesanwar on May 15th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
Well, having a big Armenian family means anything remotely Armenian is brought to your attention so there is that. I really liked it though. I'm going to buy it eventually.

Right. I'm glad you think so because sometimes I think I have an unnatural appreciation for anything Chris does but I really like this whole movie. All the actors did a great job and my favorite moment was with Octavia Spencer in the hospital waiting for the babies. So adorable and how much she approved of him showing Mary how wanted she was. So great.

GotG2 was far too much into jokes than just telling us a good story. I'm sad about it.
Kaylee Winchester: Supernatural - Dean Smileroguem on May 23rd, 2017 09:25 am (UTC)
I get that. I have a similar thing when it comes to Polish things.

Oh yeah, that whole scene was so lovely. I appreciate Chris too, but outside the Marvel universe I'm not sure there are a lot of his movies I've really liked.
For a while there he did seem to get typecast as the male romantic lead, glad he managed to break out of that.
I thought he did really well in Gifted.

Me too. After the first one I expected more to be honest. It almost seemed like the script just started out as a bunch of jokes and then they tried to build a story around those.
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Yellow J/C boatsireesanwar on June 12th, 2017 11:58 pm (UTC)
There is one other I need to see but I'm not sure about it. It is called Before We Go and came out a few years ago. But you are right. Typically I don't like his movies which is what took me so long to appreciate him.

He was in the Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson which I find funny but I wasn't a huge fan of that movie either.

Exactly. So sad because GotG2 had such potential after the first one.
Kaylee Winchester: Uncharted 4 - Nathanroguem on June 22nd, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
Not sure I've heard about that one.

Oh, I remember, I didn't like that movie much.

Agreed.
KSena: Sweden by phlourish_iconskseenaa on May 15th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
A shame about the Guardians. As you say, the first movie was amazing. The soundtrack is SO AWESOME! And the main song is a song by a swedish old artist that got a bit of a shock when they wanted it and it ended up a hit... AGAIN! X-D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 15th, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
Which song was that? "I can't fight this feeling"? I love that song so much. And Spirit in the Sky. I listen to that soundtrack far too often. LOL
KSena: Sweden by phlourish_iconskseenaa on May 17th, 2017 12:04 pm (UTC)
Hooked on a feeling. :-) Was recorded in the 1970's by a band called Blue Swede lead by singer Björn Skifs. He is still active both as a singer and actor and was somewhat surprised at the revival of his old hit. :-D
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Iron Man chest platesireesanwar on June 12th, 2017 09:48 pm (UTC)
That has been a big song here for a very long time. I'm pretty sure I've known it all my life and I barely saw the 70s. Of course, it could have been my mom's taste in music.
KSena: Cupcakes flowers by sparkling_sugarkseenaa on June 16th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
Really? It stayed a hit, so to speak? That is so cool! :-D Here it's not been huge in YEARS! So hence I was all surprised when I heard it in Guardians! :-D Totally cool though. It's a nice song. :-D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 16th, 2017 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yep. You'd hear in on shows and ads a lot.