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Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm glad I watched this after hearing reviews. If I had watched this immediately when it came out, I would have been very disappointed. However, this movie ain't bad. It's not great, but it's not as bad as the reviews would have you believe.

The problem though is that this movie could have been amazing. You have all the right ingredients: Great characters, great actors, an interesting story... However, it was put together sloppily. The beginning is a choppy and rushed exposition dump of character backstories, and the pacing is weird. They try to force emotion out of you instead of letting it come naturally. The movie does have character development, but it feels like they jump straight to the emotional bits without any buildup. I wish they cut some of the flashy action sequences down and devoted more time to building the characters more naturally. Plus the main story isn't as interesting as it seemed on first glance. If you have difficulty paying attention while watching a movie, you may not enjoy this movie due to its choppiness and strange pacing.

However, I think the movie is still solid. You got great characters, great acting, and amazing-looking scenes. Even though the movie used force to try to make to feel something, it succeeded... eventually. It's hard not to like these characters (minus the one guy I forgot the name of... had a boomerang or something?). And because I liked these characters, I cared what would happen to them.

I think this movie does have love put into it. I don't think it was *just* a cash grab. But it seems to suffer from poor planning and choppy writing.

Trolls
Trolls (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie was... kind of painful to watch, not because the story was bad or anything like that. However, the soundtrack and pop culture references hurt. As well as some of the jokes. It made me cringe several times. I don't know why, but some parts felt embarrassing to watch

However! I still liked it. :) I couldn't tell exactly what was going to happen, which is good, even though, sure, some parts were also predictable. But I liked the creativity of the characters, of the setting, and even the details of the story. The idea that these creatures felt that they had to eat trolls to be happy was deliciously dark.

And, to be fair, eventually the pop soundtrack grew on me a bit near the end. The covers were pretty good. It's just... I feel some of the songs ripped me away from the experience rather than immersing me into the experience.

The BFG
The BFG (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A strange yet delightful movie. I'll say that the acting of the people was a bit strange, straightforward, and deadpan at times, but I loved the BFG. He's a warm, oddly realistic character. The story itself went by pretty quickly, and sometimes it felt like the movie told just what it wanted to say and nothing more. So for its strangeness, I think a kid could follow it pretty well. This wasn't an all too deep movie, but it was fun nevertheless.

Zootopia
Zootopia (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is chalked full of messages about racism, discrimination, and prejudice. Totally not what I expected in a movie about anthropomorphic animals. Really glad it wasn't a copy of Madagascar. haha (Even though I do remember liking that movie.)

But... honestly, if I think too deep into it, it gets confusing. The prey is in the majority, but the predators are in charge of (most of) the police and government. Both the prey and predators suffer from prejudice of different types, and then it gets more complicated when you break the prey and predator groups into types of animals and the stereotypes about them. So I don't know if the analogy crosses over into the human world perfectly. However, overall I think the message is good. Don't let stereotypes define you, and don't judge people based on them.

BUUUT about the movie itself. I *love* that this movie was very unpredictable. The characters had a lot of dimension. The jokes were awesome, and overall it was really fun.

Finding Dory
Finding Dory (2016)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A delightful, colorful, emotional movie. And, to make it better, considering we're following a spontaneous character, I actually couldn't predict what was going to happen next from scene to scene. I love that this movie kept me on my toes. It also had some funny and cute scenes as well as heart-wrenching ones. Sure, overall it's what you'd expect, but I didn't expect the ride. A great sequel.