So, it’s been a minute since I’ve last posted. Where have I been? Well, about two weeks ago I broke my ankle. Despite not needing my ankle to write, I just haven’t felt up to it. I’ve been pretty down (especially since I was supposed to go to a music festival this past weekend) and didn’t want to use my brain at all.
But now that I’m nearly a week out of surgery, I decided I wanted to be productive. And so, I’m finally writing the post I had planned before all of this happened.
If you’ll recall, I started a new feature back in January where I discuss the movies I watched. Well, since then I got really bad at watching movies and have only seen six. And one was a rewatch. I thought about watching more movies, and then I didn’t. That said, I still have opinions on the movies I did watch. And, well, here they are.
1. Final Destination
That’s right, I watched Final Destination for the first time this year. And it kept giving me death blue balls. They tease and tease the audience over each death until they finally kill each character. Was it a good or a bad thing? I don’t know. Does the movie hold up? I mean, I kind of hated all the characters and found everything pretty dated. I’ve heard the franchise gets better, so I’ll probably continue at some point. You know, eventually.
2. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Rewatch)
Someone posted the clip of “Equal Rights” on Twitter and I felt the urge to watch this movie again. It was as funny as I remembered. If you love Andy Samberg and/or The Lonely Island, this movie is a must-see. Also “Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)” is the greatest song of all time.
3. Bring it On
Yup, I’d also never seen this teen classic before. But my friend kept telling me I needed to watch it, so I finally did. And you know what? I’m so glad I did because I loved it. I especially love the commentary on cultural appropriation and how racism plays into socioeconomic oppression. My only complaint is the Torrance and Missy don’t end up together. As you all know, every character Eliza Dushku plays is a lesbian.
4. Detective Pikachu
This was one of my most anticipated movies of the year and it was… fine? Look, I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece, but I thought it would be less predictable and formulaic. I called every single plot twist at least twenty minutes before they happened. I get this movie is also for kids, but I’ve seen kids’ movies that were more complex than this. Hell, I’ve seen Pokémon movies that were more complex than this. This movie was cute, but probably not something I’d ever see again.
5. Chasing Happiness
This documentary gave me so much respect for the Jonas Brothers. I’ve always been a fan, but I never knew how much passion went into their music and how much went on behind the scenes. Between this and the album, I’m a full-fledged JoBros stan again.
6. Vox Lux
How come every time Natalie Portman plays an entertainer the movie ends up baffling? The film itself isn’t confusing, but I’m not sure what the ultimate point is. Things just kind of happen and then the movie ends. What was the film trying to say? I have no earthly idea. All I know is that Portman was good in it.
Have you seen any of these movies? What do you think of them? What movies have you seen lately? Give me some recommendations in the comments!