Quick Ramblings: The Catalyst to Family Movie Night


I haven't had a lot of time to get to the theater lately, but I'm still watching movies. This past week was very family focused at my house, so here are a few quick reviews.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Not a family movie, but truly the catalyst to what started our movie marathon thanks to several Paddington 2 jokes in this film. I thought it was fun. Pedro Pascal might even outshine Nicolas Cage in this. He was great. B

Paddington - As tempting as it would be to jump right into the much loved sequel, we had to see the first one. I thought this was so sweet. Every time I was going to write it off as being just "fine" it made me laugh out loud. I couldn't ask for more. B

Paddington 2 - The hype around this movie is impossible. It was never going to live up to Godfather-like expectations but I still really enjoyed it! I loved the pop up book animation sequence, I loved that they brought back the hard stare, and I love that Hugh Grant was doing the absolute MOST in this. Plus, the ending is so lovely. B+

The Sea Beast - I would never have watched this Netflix film if I hadn't ready so many positive reviews. It did remind me a lot of How To Train Your Dragon, which may have made me like it a bit more, but it's a great family movie. I'd take this over some of Pixar's latest releases to be honest. B-

Morbius - Again, not a family movie, but this was frustrating. The entire conflict could've been solved with a 15 minute conversation. Somehow my husband liked this more than Venom 2, which I think is insane. Vendom 2 was at least fun. D

Comments

  1. I love both of the Paddington movies, which are the only ones here I have seen.

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    1. You'll have to check out Unbearable Weight! You'll appreciate how Paddington 2 comes into play.

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  2. Can we never have Jared Leto in... well anything? Plus, I'd like to beat the shit out of him for bullying Elijah Wood all because Wood said his band sucked. And yes, 30 Seconds to Mars do fucking suck and I hope all of their fans go fucking kill themselves.

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    1. I would never wish anyone to go kill themselves, but I agree with not seeing Leto again for a long time.

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  3. I haven't seen any of these but I like to see Paddington because it does look cute and I like Hugh Bonneville. I'm not sure about Morbius because Disney has their hooks in the series now. It's sad when I see a laundry commercial with the Asian guy trying g to get the cape to get clean..ugh..

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    1. Disney doesn't have anything to do with Morbius, that's all Sony. It shows lol

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  4. I LOVE all of these movies except for Morbius which I haven't watched but not really interested in it. The Sea Beast is such a pleasant surprise, and yes better than Pixar's latest offerings.

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  5. You know, I have to agree with your husband in feeling Morbius was better than Venom 2. For me, my opinion is based on how much fun I had with Venom, and how horribly disappointed I was in Venom 2. I didn't expect much at all from Morbius and it wasn't good...but boy, I really was let down about Venom 2. Paddington gets two bear thumbs up for both of those. You have me intrigued about The Sea Beast - skipped over that when it came out.

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    1. Bruce!! Morbius over Venom 2?! Lol it's okay, I understand. I'm glad I finally got around to paddingtons

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