Tag Archives: 2017

THE EMOJI MOVIE (2017)

WELCOME TO THE SECRET WORLD INSIDE YOUR PHONE

Classic puns and plays on words right from the start; immediate signs that I was going to enjoy this animated cinematic adventure. Everything from the depiction of the emoji queue to the semi-personification of internet trolls and spam, this movie took something so simple and really made it playful and hilarious. Really the way they incorporated all of the different phone applications and made the wallpaper into some infinite thing like the universe… all of it was so clever and inventive. I love when something fresh and new comes along and actually works in a way that gives you a real sense of amusement. Honestly, I was a little worried that this was going to be like a Sausage Party situation. That movie was hilarious but just too much of too many things and I’m still shaking my head at the thought of that food orgy. Thank the great ghost of Charlie Chaplin that this movie didn’t go anywhere near that route.

On to the PPCs:
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ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017)

TAGLINE: YOU DON’T KNOW THE REAL STORY

GREAT ZEUS’ TRIDENT. I haven’t been that wide-eyed and startled that many times since the whole Paranormal Activity saga was in full swing. I fully expected to be disappointed by watching 1.5 hours of a doll mysteriously moving around in an old house like the previous installment. Thankfully, that was far from the case. That’s something I know I haven’t said many times when it comes to any sort of sequel.

Really the morals of this portion of the story could be summed up in two points:

  1. Teach your kids to look both ways! Even back in the 40’s, or whenever the first “developmental part” of the movie takes place, cars still had some horse power. Clearly not smart to run out into the dirt road for a lug nut. Come on now!
  2. Don’t go exploring things and/or places you have no business being around and/or in! Tale as old as time.

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IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)

TAGLINE: FEAR TURNS MEN INTO MONSTERS

Didn’t hate it, but, also didn’t love it. Right from the start I was extremely intrigued to see what the deal was with Gramps dying in a room covered in plastic tarps, skin covered in sores, and the whole burning of the body thing. They sure did burn the body pretty close to the house, the grave was quite shallow, and there was a lot of flammable foliage and such around but whatever I guess. Right from the start I figured it was some kind of World War Z meets Outbreak meets Cabin Fever so I was pretty well invested.

That didn’t last long before the boredom set in. Not because of the acting, which was fantastic, but the story itself.

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (2017)

TAGLINE: RISK EVERYTHING… FOR LOVE.

How adorable is this movie?! Tremendously, that’s how much!

Naturally I didn’t read the book beforehand or really watch many of the trailers and things. I really need to step my literature game up… someday. Not today, but, someday.

I went into this one thinking it was going to be a Nicholas Sparks kind of deal where someone dies tragically and tears are shed well into the time of the credits rolling, but, alas that was not the case! This one left me with the feeling that if a girl basically living in a bubble aka glass house can find love then maybe there’s hope for all of us out there.

There were little gems of comedy combined with the cutest of cute romance. The soundtrack played into everything perfectly, I just love love loved it overall, and the super mega twist was one that even I couldn’t predict. That’s something that hasn’t happened in a million years.

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47 METERS DOWN (2017)

TAGLINE: NO HELP ABOVE, NO HOPE BELOW.

Let me preface this entire post by saying that I kind of have a fear of the ocean. I definitely have a major phobia when it comes to humpback whales but I have a good bit of fear in terms of the ocean. I can sense the usual judgment! It’s just too vast for my taste. There’s too much going on down there that can’t be seen and I do not dig it. I will go to the beach and step in about shin deep, but, never will I ever go scuba diving. Not happening.

Having said that, if you can relate, this movie will freak you out. I literally had chills when that cage started to drop. ALL THE CHILLS. You go into this movie thinking that it’s a typical movie where vacationers try to roll with the locals and things go awry. Well, it is, but magnified by a hundred. It is absolutely terrifying just for the fact that it’s something that could happen in real life. I literally have chills just thinking about it all over again.

As per usual there were some “ponder points” of commentary:
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