This movie is a boring, often annoying below average rom-com. The 2 leads have about as much chemistry as a chicken and a goat, and just overall don't seem to click very well. Harper is one of the most annoying unsympathetic protagonist I've seen in awhile. While it's clear Kristen Stewart and Aubry plaza tried hard to save this film, even they couldn't rescue this movie from its homogenous cast, questionable storyline, and bad dialogue. I don't understand why they thought this story was ok. Harper treats Abby like shit and we're somehow supposed to root for them in the end. It's another example of a rom-com ignoring when two characters are not right for each other and have better chemistry with other people. Overall it's just boring, and when it finally gets interesting, I find myself rooting against the main couple.
No. This movie is so bad, I don't even think it deserves to breathe the same air as the original. The long backstory at the beginning was obviously just to pad the runtime, and was completely unneeded in the story. The movie takes place in the 60s, for no apparent reason. The cgi really takes away from the movie, it almost feels like an animated movie at times. The design of the witches is so odd, the mouth thing is weird and stupid, and as much as I love Anne Hathaway, she definitely doesn't step into the role as the grand high witch as well as Anjelica Houston. Like watch the Grand High witch's speech in this movie and in the original, there's a drastic difference in quality. The movie seems to have a very different feel than the original, and maybe that was on purpose. This movie feels a lot more kid friendly and fun, whereas the original felt dramatic and scary while maintaining its sense of fun. In conclusion, a completely unneeded movie, which feels like a Disney channel version of the original.
This is one of the shittiest homophobic movies I've ever watched. First off Taylor us one of the most unlikeable protagonists of all time, she's a perfect example of writers trying to make a character "relatable" then making her a basic white straight pretty girl. In addition the scene where she downplays the gay guy's issues made me want to punch her. Visually the movie is very unappealing, with most of it feeling drab and boring. The weird editing combined with the shaky camerawork made me wanna hurl. Lastly, that scene, THE SCENE. The scene where Taylor can't get the top off is....funny. I know that's a terrible thing to say, but it's true. The way they wrote and shot the scene makes it come off as comical rather than serious. The acting was alright but nothing special. Lastly, let's talk about the terrible message it sends kids. This movie should've been about raising awareness for cyber bullying and teaching kids to be safe online, instead, it's just anti technology propaganda. Instead of creating a strong message of being careful, it's just saying "technology bad" In conclusion an absolutely TERRIBLE movie.
I usually write a super long review analyzing what I did and didn't like about the movie, however this movie really doesn't deserve it. It's a mediocre cringey "scary" movie, that uses its star studded cast to distract from the bad story and terrible script. Anybody who was in this movie is either a desperate spawn of Disney stardom or a middle aged b-list celebrity who's accepted they'll never be taken seriously. Adam Sandler plays a character identical to any other character hes played in the past. In conclusion it's not worth your time, or mine
It's ok. That's it, just ok. The acting is fine but the characters introduced at the beginning of the film are basically it, they don't add any new characters or storylines. The main plot is incredibly simplistic, so it's not surprising that this was based on a short film. The backstory of the villain is revealed way to early, creating quite a boring premise for the rest of the film. It's evident that the film is low budget, considering there's 2 locations, no I'm not kidding, 2 locations throughout the entire movie. Speaking of the entire movie, let's discuss the runtime of this film. The official full movie including credits caps at 1 hour and 21 minutes, however when I watched it the credits rolled at around an hour and 15. The movie is so short and leaves so little of an impact then when it's done you're kinda just like "oh, it's over" This is most likely due to the fact that it's based on a short film, and it's clear the writers didn't really know how to stretch the story out well. With all that said the idea was pretty good but the execution was poor.
Surprisingly good, the writing, specifically the dialogue is fantastic and the delivery makes it even better. Lupita Nyong'o solidifies herself as one of the most versatile actresses of our time. Comedy is pretty good.
Meh. Just meh. It's basically just a copy and paste of the original just not as good. The voice acting honestly feels so weird and out of place. Especially Beyoncé, her voicing Nala really confused me, I thought she was voicing Simbas mom for like half the movie. The cgi is good but nothing incredible. In conclusion, a totally worthless, unneeded movie.
I have mixed feelings on this movie. It was entertaining and pretty funny, largely due to the actors having good chemistry. However the main plot felt more like a subplot. From what I understood from the trailer the movie was supposed to be about Enola finding her mother, but a large portion of the movie focuses of the other kid. In addition in the end Enola doesn't even find her mom, her mom finds her. Overall it's a pretty good movie but it could have adhered to the main plot better. I will say that Millie BB does a fantastic job and presents Enola as a witty charismatic character.
No no no no no, just no. I had so many problems with this movie, but let's start with the positives. The acting was good and the cinematography and costume design were gorgeous, however it's a Disney movie with a huge budget, so that's not even all that impressive. Right that's it for the positives, let's get into the negatives. First off what happened to all the incredible songs? Mulan has some of Disney's best and most well known songs, however they don't take advantage of any of that. There's a nice cover of the song reflection sung by Christina Aguilera, however it's completely wasted because they only put in the instrumental version as background. They didn't put in I'll make a man out of you, not even as background during the training scene. Second, the whole reason Mulan was special was because she was just as good a fighter as any of the men, without using anything extra. In the film she basically has superpowers, and is just better than anybody else for no apparent reason. In addition the animated film demonstrates her getting better throughout the training montage by practicing and getting stronger, whereas in the live action film she just needs to "believe in herself". In my opinion this warps the message of the film. Lastly the characters and their development were pretty weak. I've heard some people say that the animated film had weak characters and development as well, but that's meant to be a kids movie, the whole point of this movie was that it was a more serious version, so the characters should have been much more substantial. The one star I gave this movie was because the cinematography wasn't awful, but that's to be expected with Disney. Anyway I'm not a professional critic or anything so take this with a grain of salt, I just wanted to share my opinion on this movie.
NON SPOILER REVIEW - Never understood why people hated on this movie so much. The acting is incredible and Isabelle steals the show. The twist was actually surprising and I thought it was well thought out. I don't want to reveal too much but I though the movie's take on the whole "demon child" was interesting and felt new and different. It gives you that sense of horror without becoming cliche.
Only time I've ever wished I could rate something 0 stars. The movie is overall pretty cookie cutter and adds nothing new to the conversation about body positivity. The characters are underdeveloped and quite boring, specifically the main character Jodie. Jodie has no definitive personality traits other than "she's tall". The writers have given her no personality. In addition the guy she ends up with was basically harassing her for years. He asked her out everyday despite her repeatedly telling him no. Cmon Netflix, you can do better.
Unpopular opinion but I thought this movie wasn't that bad. I think it just came out a couple years too late. It's no longer special after coming after Divergent and twilight. The writers were pretty stupid to put a cliffhanger on a movie that they knew would never get a sequel.