Well with school starting up around-ish this time nationwide (including for myself this coming Friday), I thought it would be fun to do another Top _ List.
I LOVE coming of age movies, and I love high school movies.
There’s so much fun to be had in high school, and it’s a great setting to have an entertaining movie set in.
Just for clarification, on this list a ‘high school movie’ is a movie where the characters are in high school, high school age (sorry 21 Jump Street), and it has realistic and everyday teenage conflicts (sorry Back to the Future and Scream).
This movie is going to be compared A LOT to The Fault in Our Stars.
I actually don’t see it that way.
I see it more as The Spectacular Now meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and seeing as those are two of my all-time favorite films this movie was pretty good I’d say!
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a film that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is one that I actually got to catch a week or two early (depending on when it’s released in your area).
The film is about high school senior Greg who’s trying to navigate around high school and understand each of the social groups, but in the meantime his kinda acquaintance Rachel is diagnosed with leukemia. He also makes film parodies with his friend Earl (hey, they’re all in the title!) about the classics.
But there’s really so much happening in this movie that’s ultimately so much grander than I described that it’s hard to summarize in just a couple of bullet points.
Yeah, yeah, yeah insert joke here about the, ‘low budget, indie film with a relatively unknown cast’ that I saw tonight.
Fact is, Ultron was my second most anticipated of 2015, and OH MY GOD AVENGERS IS AWESOME.
I’ll say this: it isn’t perfect, but it met my expectations.
You guys probably know what this movie is about but if you don’t…
In the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Thor, and the rest of the gang accidentally create an AI that is bent on world domination. This globe-trotting film further develops each of the characters without sacrificing laughs, yet also making it darker and much more complex. More on that later.