What I’ve Been Watching #23

Guess what’s back, back again? What I’ve Been Watching is back – tell a friend.

Yep, once again it’s time to share some mini spoiler-free reviews of movies I’ve seen at the cinema lately! Featuring two movies I wasn’t really fussed about seeing, one I just had to see for the second time and one I’ve been v v hyped about watching! Let’s dig in…

Tully

This was one of those movies that Liam just mentioned to me after he’d booked the tickets for us to see it. That’s the beauty of having an Unlimited card, you can go along to see films you’re not overly fussed about watching and every once in a while you’ll get a real gem.

Sadly, Tully was not one of those gems. On paper, it sounded good because it was written by the same person who wrote Juno and was also directed by the same director. And who doesn’t love Juno? Well, Tully is very different to Juno (despite also dealing with the topic of pregnancy), and although the performances were great the film overall was pretty average.

It stars Charlize Theron who is an incredible actress, as well as Mark Duplass who I just love (but his part was pretty minor in the grand scheme of things), but in all honesty, I’d probably just recommend watching this if/when it hits Netflix.

Expectation: 3
Reality: 2

Breaking In

Breaking In was actually another movie I wasn’t fussed to see. I saw a snippet of the trailer when scrolling Instagram one day and didn’t give it much thought, but then Liam mentioned that he wanted to see it and so I figured what’s the harm?

Breaking In is one of those average movies that has a semi-decent story and a few good performances (namely Gabrielle Union). It does get tenser as the film goes on but unfortunately, the editing of the film wasn’t great which meant I didn’t feel 100% engaged with everything going on. Oh, and the villains were also painfully dull.

Expectation: 3.5
Reality: 3

Avengers: Infinity War (IMAX)

OK, so I know I reviewed this last time, but we both decided we wanted to see it again and so when we found out it was available to watch in IMAX 2D, we jumped at the chance. The first viewing we saw the sound quality was pretty pants so seeing it in IMAX guaranteed not just better sound but picture too.

OMG guys, seeing it in IMAX was so much better – the film really is stunning to look at. They absolutely smashed it with the visual effects (no surprises though really as their budgets must be insane), but on second viewing I also had the chance to properly hear some of the lines I missed first time due to the sound issues. Despite knowing what happens at the end of the movie, it still totally holds up and I found myself emotionally invested in what was going on.

Expectation: 4 (cos y’know, I’ve already seen it)
Reality: (still a high) 4

Deadpool 2

Anyone else been loving the marketing around Deadpool? I know I have. I loved the first movie and I was super excited to see the sequel.

As far as sequels go, it’s a decent one. Lots of laughs, introductions to fun new characters and also the inclusion of great characters from the first movie. I think as with the first movie, a few of the jokes don’t hit as well as the majority, but it is pretty rare for a movie with a tonne of references to hit the mark every single time.

The only reason I didn’t quite rate Deadpool 2 as high as the first one (4/5) is that I wasn’t massively keen on the story in this one. It works, but for me it just wasn’t quite as enjoyable to experience as Deadpool 1.

Definitely go see this one in IMAX if you can as there’s plenty of action scenes which looked really cool in IMAX. The CGI is pretty ace as well. Oh, and stick around for the credits…but I don’t need to tell you that because it’s a Marvel movie (although there’s no post-credit scene, just a few scenes towards the beginning of the credits).

Expectation: 4
Reality: 3.5

So what’s next?

(Still Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, but here’s a couple more to look forward to!)

Life of the Party

I wouldn’t usually be that bothered about a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy but I have to admit that the trailer has sold it to me. My expectations aren’t huge for this one, but I think it will be good fun.

Expectation: 3

Solo: A Star Wars Story

I may be in the minority here, but I’m reallllly losing interest in the Star Wars movies. I’ll go see this because well…Liam wants to and it might be alright, but I’m not particularly hyped for it. The only thing I’m interested in is Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian tbh.

Expectation: 3

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2 Comments

  1. May 27, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Eee I loved Deadpool 2! I was really worried it wouldn’t be as good as the first because well… It was the first one and it hadn’t been done yet! The second one I loved just as much as the first one however, if not more to be honest. I’m a massive Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool fan from the comics and this is just by far one of my favourite things in the world!

    I get what you mean though by the storyline… It was so odd but it’s only the kind of thing you’d see in the comics. 😛

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    • Cat
      May 28, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Yay a fellow DP fan! I think I only really narrowly enjoyed the first one as the first foray into *real* Deadpool…not that Origins crap lol. They can get away with bizarre storylines in the movies because the comics are 100% the same!

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