Hello my lovely pumpkins! I am back again with my set of movie reviews, reviews on all of the new movies I watched during the month of July. This post includes a review on: The Lion King , I Am Mother , Spiderman: Far From Home  and Murder Mystery . I didn’t get to watch a lot of movies at the cinema just because I was busy socializing [sadly lol, you know I love going to the movie theatre].
Don’t forget to check out my previous post: JULY FAVORITES ’19 and let’s get into it!
Murder Mystery  2.5/5
“A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.” – IMDB
“Murder Mystery” is a fun and easy summer movie that is ideal to pass the time and have a little laugh. On top of that, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston makes a charming duo. Yet, it lacks mystery and depth. The story is a bit dull and pointless and I did not feel emotionally involved in the movie. This movie is easily forgettable despite the fact that the cast is pretty cool. I only recommend this movie if you really don’t know what to watch and you feel like watching a dumb movie.
The Lion King  3/5
“After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.” – IMDB
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Disney decided to remake their 1994’s The Lion King in live action. You heard me right. Live action. And that’s what I’ve been most excited about; to see the results of a full movie made in CGI. And let me tell you, visually, this movie does not disappoint. The image and characters are so detailed and beautifully done, it’s like watching animal planet. But then it stops at that because other than the visuals, “The Lion King” is quite disappointing. The storyline is pretty much the same with just some minor changes [they removed some important scenes which I am really mad about]. The voice acting is what I hated the most because it is so off and I did not feel emotional at all over what was happening because of it. In general, “The Lion King” missed some of the heart that made the original movie so memorable and amazing. It just feels soulless.
I Am Mother  3.5/5
“A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot “Mother” — designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of mankind. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.” – IMDB
“I Am Mother” is one of Netflix’s most compelling movies and I really recommend it if you love drama/sci-fi movies. It is highly engaging, filled with weirdness [which I love] and has three strong lead performances. I do not think it plumped the full potential of weirdness like Annihilation but I really appreciated it and I loved the regular plot twists. It’s the kind of memorable movie, that is very intriguing and that, for a brief moment, leaves you thinking after you’ve watched it.
Spider-man: Far From Home  4.5/5
“Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.” – IMDB
Okay, let me start by saying that this is one of my favorite Spider-man movies. This movie is filled with crazy plot twists, hilarious scenes, gorgeous visuals and editing sequences and Jake Gyllenhaal. Its humor feels more genuine than any other superhero movies thanks to the great script and Tom holland, who makes any Marvel movie lovable and funny! I can’t recommend this movie enough, it’s one of the best movies you’ll watch this summer and it has some amazing memorable and iconic scenes that makes this movie so unique.
4/5: Very Good
1/5: VERY bad!
*all photos were retrieved from IMDB
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Interesting review of The Lion King! I have no problem with the new one being the same as the old but the voice acting sounds…. odd! I haven’t seen it yet but I’m a bit hesitant if I’m honest! Shame about Murder Mystery too, that’s on my Netflix list! x
I don’t mind that it’s the same as well, but they literally removed important scenes and didn’t replace them with anything major :p so the movie feels incomplete. And yes, too bad about Murder Mystery, it is fun actually
Great post! I haven’t seen any of these but I have to say that they all sound good! Even if you didn’t seem to enjoy it that much, I think that I’ll probably watch the first one! I like watching not-that-good movies that you easily forget during summer, not sure why 😂
Thank you!! yes I understand you, sometimes I enjoy them too!!