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Movies I Watched In October 2019 – From Worst To Best

Hello my pumpkins! Today, I am sharing with you monthly movie reviews. If you’re new to my blog, every month, I publish a set of mini reviews on the new movies I got to watch. This month, I got lucky and I watched 5 movies (new) which is more than usually, I don’t know how I made the time :p.

If you want to know my honest opinion on El Camino, Joker, Maleficent 2, Zombieland 2 and The King, then keep on reading! Don’t forget to check out my previous post: REVIEW // Jet lag mask by Summer Fridays

Movies I watched in October 2019 – From Worst To Best

Zombieland: Double Tap [2019] 2.5/5

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“Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.”

“Zombieland: Double Tap” is entertaining, occasionally funny, flows with good energy but is absolutely pointless. It is definitely not as good and fun as the first one, I found a lot of jokes to be lame and I got bored at some point during the film. As usual, the actors are terrific and they have a great synergy. I really enjoyed seeing them together again, they are truly an iconic group! But it stops at that, I don’t see why they made the movie, they definitely overhyped us for nothing and I don’t really recommend it.

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil [2019] 3/5

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“Maleficent 2” doesn’t explore anything new in realm of “sleeping beauty”, it is clearly unnecessary yet very entertaining. The movie definitely transports us into this beautiful journey, and magical atmosphere. The set is absolutely majestic, the enchanted forest is still very colorful and creatures are still splendid and Angelina Jolie is once again perfect as the mistress of evil. Kids will definitely enjoy this movie but adults, a little bit less. The story feels forced, a little bit unbalanced and, like I previously mentioned, a bit pointless. I don’t really recommend watching it at the movies, it’s fun to watch with family but you’re not missing on anything if you don’t.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie [2019] 3.5/5

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“A sequel, of sorts, to Breaking Bad following Jesse Pinkman after the events captured in the finale of Breaking Bad. Jesse is now on the run, as a massive police manhunt for him is in”

“El Camino” sets a beautiful closure to the breaking bad franchise and is a truly satisfying ending to the series. The movie is quite gripping and very tense, it is true to the style of breaking bad and offers the same vibe. Once again, Aaron Paul delivers an outstanding performance and the story is beautifully developed and written. Moreover, the cinematography is, as usual, astonishing. “El Camino” is definitely a fan service but I am still happy with what we got and I definitely recommend it if you love Breaking Bad. On a side note, you will definitely struggle to watch it if you’ve not watched the entire series.

The King [2019] 3.5/5

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“Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.”

“The King” is an engaging history drama with a very well-written and compelling story. The movie has a very authentic, realistic and slow-paced yet not dull atmosphere. Timothy delivers an amazing performance and the movie is visually stunning. Nevertheless, I was a bit confused on why they chose Robert Pattinson as the dauphin of france, I mean, they could have chosen a French actor for this role who wouldn’t actually fake the accent. Don’t get me wrong, Robert Pattinson is amazing in this role but the accent would have been more realistic and less forced, if they chose a French actor. Either ways, I really recommend this movie, it’s amazing but not flawless.

Joker [2019] 5/5

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“In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: The Joker.”

“Joker” is an engrossing study-character movie. From the story to the Oscar-worthy performance to the cinematography this movie deserves a 10 over 10 on all aspects. It has a daring thematic and the story is extremely well-written and developed. Moreover, it slowly builds-up to a spectacular climax and ends on a beautiful note. From the opening scene, I was endorsed into the movie, Joaquin Phoenix has definitely set the bar really high for all future jokers and actors, as a mater of fact. I also loved how we, as an audience, watched the movie from his perspective, the misunderstood happy clown. It is a truly memorable and touching movie, which will be talked about for a very long time.

Note that psychological thrillers are my favorite types of movies and well, Joker has officially made it to the list of my favorite movies of all time.

By the way, I also know that a lot of people did not like the movie and I respect your opinion, I don’t understand it but I respect it so please don’t come at me for rating it a 5/5. These reviews are definitely subjective and personal. 

5/5: Excellent!

4/5: Very Good

3/5: Good

2/5: Bad

1/5: VERY bad! 

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5 Comments

  1. November 8, 2019 / 11:35 am

    Awesome list! I agree, the Joker was incredible. I loved how the character development happened, and the story line explained how Bruce Wayne (Batman) and the Joker know each other. Have a great weekend! xx

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 8, 2019 / 7:39 pm

      Yes agreed!! well actually, in the original, Bruce Wayne and Joker are supposed to have the same age, almost. And The Joker, in the comics, doesn’t really have a clear history, that’s the beauty of this villain. But I loved this take of the character, it’s my favorite out of all of them!! Thanks for reading xx

  2. November 8, 2019 / 2:54 pm

    Great list! I also watched El Camion and really liked it! Jesse was my favourite character so I was eager to find out his story after the end of Breaking Bad!
    I can’t understand how someone doesn’t like Joker! 😂 I mean, even if you consider it only objectively, it still is a wonderful movie!

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 8, 2019 / 7:35 pm

      I know right!! I don’t understand either, some people actually told me they didn’t like it, I can’t relate but well, what can we do

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