Kamis, 23 Juli 2015
Thursday Movie Picks: Sequels
Howdy, readers! Skipping TMP twice really sucks. Man, I wait for the sci-fi special (even if my films are not...hidden gems or something) and I missed that! Arrgghhh. I wasn't even in Hawaii or Paris with one of my boyfriends in the last two weeks.
AAAAAAHHH, I STILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A YEAR FOR X-MEN: APOCALYPSE!!! THEY EVEN CUT THE HAIR OF MY PRECIOUS BABY (james mcavoy).
Anyway, this week's theme is...*drum roll* sequel! I'm excited, but also annoyed, because I haven't watched Kill Bill 2, Kick-Ass 2, and The Godfather 2. So, I hope my three films are good enough for this week.
Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, 1999)
This is the only Toy Story film that makes me crazy. The first one is "meh" for me, the third just "good", but the second grabs my heart. I admit that Toy Story 2 is the first film I watch (from the series), so perhaps there's an influence from that area.
I can relate so much from Woody's insecurity and fear. I see Woody as someone who is traditional and family-oriented. He's like one of those family members who's excited and involved in family gathering. He can be annoying, but he's a loyal guy. After all, Woody's world revolved on Andy and the other toys. I understand how the vision of losing them affects Woody so much. I also understand his decision to agree to go to a museum toy.
After all, it would be better to keep Andy on Woody's memory as a friend, not as someone who would throw him away.
Oldboy (Park Chan Wook, 2003)
I never remember Oldboy as my favorite nor a happy film, but it's definitely an awesome film. Some of its scenes are also my favorite ones, too!
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)
I prefer Before Sunrise to Midnight. But I prefer Midnight to Sunset. Sunrise just full of passion, romance, and youth. Perhaps, that's why I enjoy Sunrise the most of Before trilogy. About Sunset, I think the film is...the most plain from the trilogy. The longing and bittersweetness never hit me.
I think Midnight is filled with fire and dynamic. But there's a sense of experience and maturity. It keeps the fire from going to overbearing.
Anyway, for those who pressure people to get married, just watch this and Blue Valentine.