The Scorch Trials MOVIE REVIEW!

I know I am SUPER late on reviewing this. But I didn’t watch the movie until Friday, finally.

I was planning on seeing the movie in theaters, but then I read some reviews online that said the movie was close to being rated R and that it was way more intense then the first one, so I decided to wait until DVD, just in case the review was right.

Oh it was right.

I don’t regret waiting for DVD one bit. The movie was intense from the beginning. In one scene, I honestly couldn’t watch because of the freaky cranks, so I just looked down at my phone. Some parts felt like a horror movie. It was scary and intense and not child-friendly.

And what do a lot of people in movies do in intense scenes? They cuss. And, boy, was this movie filled with profanity. Me and my friend (whom I was watching the movie with) counted as many uses of certain words we could hear, and it was a lot. The ‘S’ word was used around 15 times (from what we heard, since it was mostly under-the-breath)  and the ‘B’ word was openly used at least 2 times. That’s not counting mixed uses of the ‘H’ and ‘D’ words that we didn’t bother counting. The middle finger was also used in one scene, and it was plainly shown. They didn’t try to hide it.

It is also not like the book at all. I feel like its very loosely based on the book. A few key moments are accurate, but the inaccurate scenes are much more prominent.

In the end, forgetting all those nasty scenes and the profanity, the movie was good and enjoyable. It was entertaining and I enjoyed it. But the profanity alone watered it down and made it fake and less enjoyable. The movie is the matures movie I’ve scene and its not for kids or even some young teens.

-Lilian-

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Mockingjay Part 2 SPOILER FREE Review

The other day I finally had the opportunity to see Mockingjay Part 2. I still haven’t fully grasped my thoughts on the movie, so this may be a little messy. But, here’s my SPOILER FREE review of Mockingjay Part 2.

 

So, let’s start this off. First, the movie was good, as all the movies have been. I think these are some of the best YA book to movie adaptations ever. This series crushes the competition.

However, I feel like this last movie might have fallen a little flat.

 

I honestly don’t know for sure, but I feel like it fell flat because so much emotion was just left out. Don’t get me wrong, Jennifer Lawrence is the best Katniss. No one can replace her. It’s just, the book shows her thoughts and emotions during everything and I feel like those weren’t portrayed very well on the big screen.

 

I also found Katniss’s lack of emotion during certain death scenes… disturbing. I don’t know, it’s just I feel like, if I was in her place, I would’ve showed at least some emotion. She was close with these people and she just blew off their death like it was nothing. I understand that she’s been through these horrific experiences and I can’t begin to imagine how it must have felt, but I still feel like Katniss still would have mourned their death. But maybe that’s just me.

 

Okay, was it just me, or did the movie go by super quick? I felt like it was even boring at some parts. I know it was supposed to be action packed and filled, but some scenes just fell bland (Except the mutts… Those things were graphic and creeeepy).

 

I also feel like Peeta was supposed to have a bigger role in this movie. I felt like his character also lacked emotional depth and character throughout it all. I just felt like he should have had a more prominent role, since he also has such a big character change in this movie.

 

From my thoughts above, it may sound like I hated this movie. That is so not the case. There were some very enjoyable parts and I’ll highlight those now.

 

First, the movie did have a little humor in it, also. After the movie, my friends told me they couldn’t understand why I was laughing so much during it. But Johanna Mason and Finnick Odair were being so hilarious, I couldn’t help it.

 

Plus, this movie grew my hatred for President Coin. Some people may not consider her a villain, but I do. I also learned that I don’t hate President Snow as much. I just wish that I knew more of his backstory. (And can I have Finnick’s backstory while we’re at it? K thanks)

 

Also, I think the acting by all the background characters (AKA everyone who’s not Katniss) was amazing. They really brought the whole movie to life.

 

As for cleanliness…

The movie has no profanity or inappropriate scenes. It is full of violence, though, and I wouldn’t deem it suitable for children. Some scenes just are quite scary and even I cringed a little.

 

So, those are my thoughts. Leave a comment down below and tell me your thoughts! I’d love to hear them.

-Lilian-

Before Tomorrowland Book Review + Tomorrowland Movie Review! SPOILER FREE!

(The book is by Jeff Jensen, Johnathan Case, Brad Bird, and Damon Lindelof. I just couldn’t fit the all the names in the title!

First, the book review!

Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel features a 20-page comic book and unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it.
The year is 1939.
A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world.
A misguided enemy–half man, half machine–will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity.
And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy.
This book is….surprising. It was not what I was expecting. It was interesting? I can’t say many great things about this book. Let’s just say I was expecting more. Here’s why-
First, I thought it would have more to do with the movie. I understand it is a prequel to the movie and it is supposed to show how Tomorrowland came to be. But it has a very forced tie to fit in. I honestly feel like this is a different series then the movie. The book characters are referenced about twice in one scene in the whole movie. And thoe are very minor mentioning’s.
Second, the book is hard to read. I had a difficult time getting into the book. There was a lot of sci-fi, technology, and all that stuff that I don’t understand and don’t really enjoy reading about.
Next, there were so many characters, I kept getting them confused. Tesla? Hughes? Rotwang? Lee? I never knew who was who! I felt like there were too many peoples stories and lives thrown into one book. I couldn’t focus on just one or two characters.
Plus, none of the characters were really likable. They all felt sorta plain, boring, and aggressive. Or possibly even crazy.
I was also disappointed at the amount of profanity in this book. I was expecting none, seeing its by Disney, but I was totally wrong. Lots of uses of the ‘D’ and ‘H’ words. So adding the profanity in with everything else I’ve described, I don’t think this is a kids book. 13+, if you can actually keep up with all the technology and characters.
Now a (spoiler free) movie review!
I have been looking forward to this movie ever since the first trailer came out. My hopes were high! Too bad they were totally shot down during the movie.
I don’t even know how to describe the movie. It wasn’t nearly as good as I was hoping. I was very disappointed in it.
The plot was a great idea, it was just so crowded with useless stuff and a sometimes annoying protagonist. I couldn’t keep up with everything going on.
Plus, about every other word was a curse word. Seriously, Disney. I don’t need to hear that when I’m trying to enjoy what I thought was a family-friendly movie.
Anyway’s, a lot of people seem to have liked the movie. Maybe it’s just me that felt this way. Did you see it yet? What do you think of it? Leave a comment below!!
-Lilian-