It's my birthday, so I get to watch one of my favorite movies of all time. If the god of happiness was a movie, it would be My Neighbor Totoro. It's pure joy, childhood innocence, and everything fun rolled into one. It's a nice, slow, comfy ride, and the growing tree scene is still my favorite scene from any movie. The film fills me with wonder like no other. It's simply a masterpiece.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
THE GREAT MCU WATCH-THROUGH #22
DISCLAIMER: This is my favorite movie of all time, so I will take full opportunity to gush about this film all I want.
I remember when I saw this in theaters. It was the most magical movie experience of my life. I was really afraid that I wouldn't like it as much second time around. Boy, was I wrong.
I love this film so much, maybe too much. This film takes eleven years…
One word: awesome. It doesn't have the raw emotional power of Attenborough's other works (such as both parts of Planet Earth, and Blue Planet II), but WOW...these documentaries are just so amazing. I think that this one's greatest triumph is showing the sheer power and majesty of Africa, in a way that we can easily comprehend. If you haven't checked out any of David Attenborough's documentaries, you are seriously missing out.
THE GREAT DISNEY WATCH-THROUGH #19
I mean...this is not a Lion King type of movie. It was honestly kind of underwhelming after two visceral, majestic movies (The Lion King and Hunchback of Notre Dame), but it was still enjoyable. The songs were fun, the jokes were mostly funny, and the story was entertaining. My problem lies in the characters—they’re plot devices, not real people, which is a problem you definitely don't want in your film. Except for Hades. He was awesome.
So, I have mixed feelings. Hercules is fun, but very emotionally shallow. Still, it's worth watching.
After watching Paddington 2, you'll be happy for the rest of the day, even if it's drizzling and really gloomy outside (which it is).
Upon the rewatch, I've decided I like Paddington 2 better than its predecessor. I've changed my opinion for a couple of reasons. The main thing is it's just so much funnier. The jokes are so, so, so hilarious.
The cast is also much better. Hugh Grant's performance is so delightfully selfish. Ben Whishaw is absolutely perfect…
AAAAUGGGHH!!! THAT ENDING!!! It gets me every time. There's so much to love about Inception, from the score, to the mesmerizing story, to the pretty solid acting, and, of course, the masterful conclusion.
The acting is not perfect, but is still really good. Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing on every level. I also love Ken Watanabe as Saito. He doesn't give an amazing performance, but is good enough to be noticeable.
Hans Zimmer's score was one of my favorite parts of…