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