Happy Friday! I don’t have too much going on this weekend, just a writing date tonight and family game night tomorrow night. I’m also planning to hunt for a new pair of black flats, since I literally wore a hole in my previous pair. And, of course, there will be copious alone time, which I’m looking forward to. All in all, my ideal weekend!
Since I’ve been trying to watch more movies lately (I’ve never been a huge movie buff, but I want to change that), I thought it might be interesting to talk about the movies I’ve watched lately, Five for Friday style. Here we go:
My roommate loves the Minions and has seen all the movies more than once. I have never seen any of the movies because I just don’t watch animated movies anymore. (Aside from this and seeing Zootopia in April, I can’t remember the last animated movie I saw!) This was a cute movie, though it took me a while to figure out what was going on. There were some laugh out loud funny parts, even! It was interesting enough for me to think about seeing Despicable Me… maybe soon I’ll get around to actually watching it.
2) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Gosh, these movies are so good. Why didn’t anyone tell me how good these movies are?! (Kidding.) I love watching Harry, Ron, and Hermione grow up through watching these movies. They are so friggin adorable in the first two movies, but this is the first movie that I felt that they were beginning to mature and tackle some more grown-up issues. It felt like the movie left out a lot of stuff from the book, but since the books are getting longer and longer (this book was 435 pages and the next one is 734 pages!), I think that’s just going to be a pattern. All the important stuff was kept in and these movies still make me so, so happy as I’m watching them.
3) Good Will Hunting
I watched this movie to fulfill my goal to see 12 popular movies I’ve never seen before, and it was a really amazing film. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are babies in this movie (as is Minnie Driver!), which makes sense because this movie is almost 20 years old! (What.) I can understand why the movie received such critical acclaim because it was so well acted and smartly written. And it’s no wonder that Damon and Affleck went on to be mega-stars after this! They were outstanding.
4) Iron Man
Can you believe I’ve never seen any of the Iron Man movies? It’s true! I am on a mission to watch all of the Marvel movies that have been released in the past eight or so years (because, along with animated movies, I haven’t seen a lot of superhero movies in the past few years either!), and I wanted to start with Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. is the excellent antihero-turned-hero and I probably fell a little bit in love with him while watching him transform into Iron Man. This movie had a great pace, fantastic supporting cast, and an interesting twist.
5) Me Before You
This movie was perfection. Emilia Clarke was the perfect Lou, Sam Claflin was the perfect Will. It all came together so wonderfully. I was worried that the movie would be a little too emotional for me, but it really wasn’t. Sure, I cried, but not nearly as much as I was expecting (maybe I’m dead inside). I also didn’t cry when I read the book (okay, I am dead inside). I think a lot of people find the story sad, but I find it so hopeful, uplifting, and inspiring. This movie was a really wonderful adaptation of the book and it solidified why Me Before You is my all-time favorite novel.
Have you seen any of the movies? Your thoughts? What’s the last movie you watched?