The Danish Girl (2015)

Well the name Lili is ruined for me. I must say I didn’t care for this movie. I’m a huge fan of Alicia Vikander and she was really, really good in this. Eddie Redmayne is also a good actor, but I just couldn’t get into his acting for this role. The whole movie just felt like Oscar-bait. In 2015 the transgender movement was swelling into a tsunami and lo and behold this film was made to sweep the Oscars. I don’t mind a movie on this subject, but this whole thing just felt like pandering at the highest level. I’m just glad I only had to see it once.

50/100

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Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Jupiter’s ascending didn’t go quite as high as I was hoping, but the film starring her reached a decent altitude. I can’t say exactly why I didn’t love this movie… it was done by the Wachowski’s and it had a pretty nice cast. I love Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum has been a rising star lately. I also love that Sean Bean was in this (and remained relatively safe in the film). The budget and CGI also seemed really good… I just couldn’t get into the film… it was just good, not really good or incredible. Eddie Redmayne did really well as the bad guy, but he was channeling Voldemort a little too much. I also saw a lot of Star Wars-like themes that felt like they were ripped off. Some of the frenetic action scenes were some of the reasons this movie did okay by my book. Hover boots are always cool and I liked the dragon bad guys, reminded me of the Koopa’s in the Super Mario movie, except a lot cooler. The film wasn’t as big as Jupiter but not as small as Pluto… let’s say it was more like Mars in quality.

72/100

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The Theory of Everything (2014)

My theory is that this movie should be remade. I loved the acting and it has some good moments in the plot through the film, but then it just derails about midway through. They package this film as a romance film but really it is a guide how not to treat your partner. I feel bad for Dr. Stephen Hawking because his wife really gave up on him when he has a brilliant mind and was also really witty and loving. I hate the romance plot and loved the science aspect of this. It does have some inspirational moments that I liked. Eddie Redmayne was also brilliant, Felicity Jones was very pretty and did a good acting job too, I just hated her character. I’m still currently mad at her a day later. The movie was fine, but I honestly can’t recommend it.

68/100

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