What I’ve Been Watching #19

Oh wowzers, it’s been quite a while since my last WIBW post! The truth is, we just haven’t been to the cinema that much recently, and one of our trips was a rewatch of the INCREDIBLE The Greatest Showman, as they added some IMAX screenings at Cineworld and we were all over that like a rash.

Anyway, let’s crack on with the new movies I’ve seen recently!

The Post

I only really wanted to see this because Tom Hanks is in it, and ever since seeing his performance in Captain Phillips I am basically his biggest fan tbh. I also assumed it would be good because Meryl Streep is in it too. But to me, it just goes to show that you can create an Oscar-bait movie with two of the best actors around and I can still find it boring.

Maybe it’s because the story wasn’t really of interest to me, but I felt like the vast majority of the film was slooooow and when it did pick up towards the end of the film, it was short lived. I did enjoy seeing Bob Odenkirk in it though, especially when there was a brief Breaking Bad reunion with Jesse Plemmons (creepy Todd).

Expectation: 3.5
Reality: 2

I, Tonya

Another Oscar-friendly feature here, telling the real life story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie is ace in this film (as is Allison Janney), and it has a pretty funky soundtrack to set the era that the story is taking place in.

The only thing that seems to let this movie down is some dodgy looking CGI for some of the skating scenes. Unavoidable but pretty distracting!

Expectation: 3.5
Reality: 3.5

Black Panther

We saw Black Panther on Valentines Day because why not? The screening was pretty packed as I think it had just come out and OMG MARVEL MOVIE MUST SEE BEFORE SPOILERS.

There’s not a huge amount I can say about the movie as I found it quite average overall, but it was great to see Danai Gurira (Michonne from The Walking Dead) playing another kickass female, and Letitia Wright also played a great character. These two were definitely the highlight for me. There were a few chuckles to be had as well, but the film fell down a bit by being a little bit slow to get off the ground.

Expectation: 3
Reality: 3

So what’s next?

The Shape of Water

We were meant to see the Unlimited Screening of this but couldn’t make it in the end. By the time this post goes live I will have seen it! I really like the director Guillermo Del Toro (watch Pan’s Labyrinth and thank me later), but the trailer didn’t really sell it for me. But we shall see!

Expectation: 3

15:17 to Paris

I am fascinated by the fact that this movie is based on a real life story and is going to star the people that were actually involved in it. It’s all about a thwarted terrorist attack on a train and the trailer looks great.

Expectation: 3.5



    • Cat
      February 20, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Will be curious for your thoughts!

  1. February 20, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Hahah I can’t tell if these movies are THAT underwhelming or if you just happen to have high movie standards! I am unsurprised if The Post turned out to be slow and pretty bad, I like Tom Hanks too but then I remember he was also in The Circle which was also a pretty bad movie in my opinion.
    I like your list! Have a good week. x

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Cat
      February 20, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      In all fairness, I do have high standards for movies because I see so many lol – but also so many films miss the mark between being Ok and really god imo! I was tempted to watch The Circle but have heard so many bad things about it…

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