Cineworld Unlimited; February
February was actually a much better month for films than I first thought it was going to be. I was certain that I’d end up only seeing four films and while that is still brilliant, it was nothing on the seven films I had seen in January. And then by the end of the month, I looked at my collected tickets for the month and realised that I had actually seen eight films! One more than January. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed and proud of myself.
And, apologies for the lateness of this post, here are the films I saw and what I thought of each of them!
The 5th Wave
Don’t shoot me but I actually haven’t read the book yet. I’ve had it for a few years but it just hasn’t been one that I’ve picked up yet. But I was intrigued so I wanted to see the film. Fortunately I quite liked the film, thought it was very interesting and easy to follow. I’ll be doing my best to read the book now. But I would recommend the film if you haven’t read the book. It’s a good film, not amazing but good.
I grew up reading the Goosebumps books and I loved them all so much. Admittedly now I’m older, I don’t really remember them but that love for them never went away. Thus when I heard about the Goosebumps film, I couldn’t not go and see it, could I? And I’m glad that I did because I actually really enjoyed this film. It was entertaining, interesting and had me on the edge of my seat. Plus there was a bit of emotion too. Definitely worth a watch whether you read the Goosebumps books or not!
Jem and the Holograms
Apparently February is the month I watched films without reading any of the books they were adapted from. I didn’t realise that this film was both a graphic novel and an old television series before I went to see it. I got a recommendation that it was good and just decided to go and see it. And I’m glad I did. Because I loved it. It was cheesy but it was also cute and heart-warming, and I will admit to crying because it touched me. Definitely a film I’d be happy to watch again!
This was my least favourite film I saw in February. It was far too gruesome for me. And I don’t normally shy away from gruesome films but there were just far too many moments in this that did not sit right with me. I actually felt nauseous through part of the film and covered my face with my jumper during three parts as well. I have never had to do this in a cinema before. It was definitely an epic film and was incredibly well acted, but it just was not the right film for me!
How to Be Single
This was my second least favourite film of the month. While I did enjoy it and it was an entertaining film that I am fairly certain many people will completely love but it irritated me too. It was a very blockbuster version of what being single is like and it just, frustrated me to no end. There were far too many awful things that happened and I just couldn’t love it as much as I should have. Wouldn’t it just be wonderful if we were all caught between three guys, right?
This is a film that I absolutely adored but also completely destroyed me emotionally. It was very well filmed and acted, was very dramatic and compelling and it really caused me to cry. If you don’t know, this book is about the newspaper story about the sexual abuse that was occurring in churches from priests and how they covered it up. It was a very, very powerful film and I would highly recommend it.
The Finest Hours
This is another film that I really, really loved. It was very dramatic, very compelling, and very well acted and filmed. It was gripping, emotional, intense and just everything that I love in a film. I love these kind of films so much, especially when they’re done well and this film was exactly that. Very highly recommend this one!
The film that seemingly everyone is raving about at the moment. I am very glad that I finally went to see this film, even more so because I really, really enjoyed it. What I did come out of the cinema with was the fact that this wasn’t your typical superhero movie. If nothing else, this one felt more like a superhero origins movie but I still very much liked it. It was very much on point with modern references and sarcasm running throughout as well. I thought it was a very entertaining film and I would definitely recommend it. (I also haven’t read the comic so that might change some people’s opinions, of course).