Monthly Roundup: Movies April 2019

Hey all! I’ve returned with another recap of what I’ve seen in over the past month.  Mostly movies, not including the stuff I’ve watched for class or any other non-in-theater, non-for-fun reason.  These are brief, but enjoy!

Unicorn Store – Brie Larson’s directorial debut on Netflix and oh man this is so bizarre.  The vibrancy is to be applauded, but this feels like a straight-to-TV movie with a premise that feels oddly simple, but ultimately so weird that you have to be like, “wait, what…?”

Hellboy – this one has the makings of a cult classic.  The visuals are GREAT like way more impressive than the trailer looked and David Harbour was good, but the end gets super slow and bogged down in trying to be bold and epic, whereas a smaller story would’ve sufficed.  I also feel like the first half is so episodic that it would’ve benefitted from the TV treatment.

Little – I think teenage girls are gonna loveeeee this movie for many years to come and that was absolutely the audience they were going for.  The young girl who stars in the movie was a delight, but everything involving Issa Rae at the office felt slow and unnecessary. The best jokes were in the trailer though so if you’re interested in this one, it’s a definite at-home watch.

Pet Sematary – this was neat. A neat little horror movie.  The directing felt a little dry to me and it was definitely more creepy than scary, but performances were solid, the pacing was decent, and the character dynamics in general worked quite well.

The Curse of La Llorona – extremely weak directing, felt very film school-ish, which has me worried for The Conjuring 3.  The acting was good, but this movie knew it was mediocre from the start and never tried to do anything more than a jump scare. Lacking any effort to be better is what plummeted it for me.

Missing Link – definitely niche, but the kind of movie to take your kids to if you want them to become smarter people.  The character design was fun and, although it’s not Laika’s most innovative movie, it still feels exciting enough to be time well spent. (Unfortunately not many people thought so at the box office…)

Avengers: Endgame – yeah there’s gonna be PLENTY of posts dedicated to just this one so I’ll leave you with this: first time I saw it, I liked it. It was fine. Underwhelming. The second time I saw it, I LOVED it.  And now I can’t wait to see it a few more times!!

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So guys, that’s everything I’ve seen in the past month!  Let me know what you guys have checked out in the comments down below.  And as always, thanks so much for reading! 🙂

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