Movies I’ve Seen – November 2015   1 comment

1. Spectre – The latest James Bond movie with Daniel Craig. This might be his last role as Bond. If so, it ended on a good note. The opening theme song by Sam Smith is probably one of the best Bond theme songs. It captures the life that Bond (Craig’s Bond) has led since Casino Royale. As a spy, it’s hard for him to get attached to anyone. All his loved ones leave or die. The theme song captures it. As for the story, it continues the overall arc of Craig’s Bond. In short, he learns that all his enemies so far were connected under one person. It’s not on par as Skyfall, but it’s close enough.

2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – I’ve never read the books, but I thoroughly enjoyed this franchise. I think most people only liked the Hunger Games part of the series (fighting against each other). The series is much more than that and tackles corruption, propaganda and society. I like how this series ended.

3. Strange Magic – This CG animated film is an example that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. I heard about the movie earlier this year, but had no plan to see it. I think I probably shrugged it off as another generic Pixar-wannabe film produced and created by George Lucas… of Star Wars fame. Then they were showing it on one of the premium cable channels and I was surprised in the same way as when I first saw Shrek. The Bog King (Alan Cumming), leader of the Dark Forest, hates the notion of love and has ordered the destruction of all primroses, which are an essential ingredient of love potions. However, when he meets Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood), a feisty fairy princess whose heart was broken by a philandering fiance, he begins to change his mind. Meanwhile, an elf named Sunny (Elijah Kelley) makes his way to the Dark Forest to collect enough primrose petals for a potion of his own.

I’m done.

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  1. I want to see Spectre, eventually, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to see Into The Sea in a couple of weeks. I’m not sure that’s the actual name of the movie, but you probably know the one I mean. Ya know, the “actual” event that inspired Moby Dick. Hopefully, I’ll see it on an IMAX screen!

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