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Mini Reviews of 4 Hercules Poirot Novels by Agatha Christie

Mini Reviews

Agatha Christie created a character called Hercules Poirot, who appeared in 33 novels, one play, and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975. Recently, I started to read Agatha Christie books, first I read And Then There Were None (review), followed by Murder on the Orient Express in which the main characters is Poirot. After that, I started to make my way thorugh a bunch of Hercules Poirot books and I decided to review them a few at a time here on the blog. These are the first reviews:

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the orient express

(Published 1934) – 4 stars

What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived?

  • I really enjoyed the setting of this book, the train is stuck in the snow in a secluded area, so there’s no way out, all the characters are stuck together in the same place and Poirot has no information that wasn’t provided by those involved in the murder. I just like that kind of setting the most.
  • I liked that this was told by an omniscient narrator that is unobtrusive and only gives the facts.
  • I love the way this book was structured because we are shown the method that Poirot uses to solve the murder and the way he organizes the information, which I thought was really compelling and fascinating. It was my favorite thing of this book.
  • I really liked the ending, it was surprising because it’s hard to imagine how elaborated the plan is, so much so, that when the connetion between some of the characters was revealed, I still didn’t guessed the answer to the mystery.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Published 1920) – 3,4 stars

Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe, and how did the murderer penetrate and escape from her locked bedroom? Suspects abound in the quaint village of Styles St. Mary–from the heiress’s fawning new husband to her two stepsons, her volatile housekeeper, and a pretty nurse who works in a hospital dispensary. Making his unforgettable debut, the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on the case.

  • This was the first Poirot book and it definitely established the fact that these books were not gonna be action packed or the detective chasing the murderer around. Poirot books are about the conversations with the people involved and the clues in the crime scene and the slow and thoughtful evaluation of the information, which I find fascinating and intriguing and I think it’s the reason I enjoy this book so much.
  • I didn’t like the narrator in this book at all. It was narrated by a character named Hastings and he was so annoying, he keep inserting his own theories that made no sense, he was swayed by everything and he made fun of everything Poirot did or said. His narration frustrated me so much and was the main reason I gave it a low rating. 
  • I really enjoyed that there were lot of viable suspects, everyone had secrets (many not related to the murder) and because of that, they were acting in a suspitious way.
  • I found the ending logical but not satisfying, I didn’t though it was as clever.
  • This book shows that Poirot is a romantic, which added a fun an cute element to the story.  I really liked that.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd(Published 1926) – 4 stars

Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Now, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with a drug overdose. But the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information. Unfortunately, before he could finish the letter, hwas stabbed to death…

  • In Christie’s books, there’s these ‘smaller mysteries”, these questions that need to be answered before solving the mystery of the murder.  I liked that, in this book, the clues allowed the reader to figure out those small mysteries and  I was actually able to solve them, which was fun.
  • The ending of this book is spectacular, the twist is brilliant and I didn’t see it coming at all. The worst is that I noticed a clue right at the beginning that pointed to the killer and I still didn’t figure it out, I think it was because it was the only clue that pointed to the actual murderer. Anyway, this book has one of the best endings to a mystery that I have ever read.
  • But – like I have mentioned before- I do have the feeling that to have that very surprising ending in this book, there’s not as many clues or information that point to the actual murderer. I feel like the reader couldn’t have solved this before Poirot reveals the answer to the mystery, at least not by following the clues.  Which I think it’s not the point of a mystery book, I like to feel that I could have solved it.
 Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

(Published 1941) – 3,8 stars

Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, Evil Under the Sun is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.

  • It had a secluded setting, which I really enjoyed, because I feel like it intensifies things. This takes place on an island that while it’s not entirely cut off from the world, it did felt a bit separed and isolated.
  • I really liked that this book wasn’t told by one character that it’s part of the story, like a lot of the Poirot books. In this one, we get different perspectives and that means we get a lot more information and particulary we get a lot of information that Poirot has and that he probably wouldn’t have share if another character was telling the story.
  • I really liked the twist in this book, because they discover something and it seems like it’s pointing them in one direction but it’s too obvious, so when it’s time to the reveal and everything is explained, it’s surprising and a bit far fetched, but I still enjoyed it.
  • I liked the overall theme of the book, there’s a lof ot talk about evil in this book and at the beginning I didn’t understand the purpose, but then by the end I really liked the message. It was kind of a commentary on the shaming and vilification of women. 

 

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Most Anticipated Book Releases – August 2018

Most anticipated book releases 2018

I was looking through my shelf of anticipated releases of 2018 and I noticed that I didn’t have that many August releases on my list, but I hae SO MANY september releases, so this month is just three books but next I think I have like 10 books I want to talk about.

Meanwhile, here are the three books being release in August that I’m really excited to read, I hope you find something new to add to your tbr!

 

The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie 

This book is about three teens who live in a freezing world where everyone knows the day they will die, but the three teens dodge their deathdays and then they need flee their planet to survive. I have been a fan of these authors for a long time, I have read like 13 of their books but they have been new adult romance books, so I’m a bit nervous about reading their first YA Sci-Fi book, but I hope I’ll like it as much as I like their other books.

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

This novel is based on the real life story of the kidnapping of an 11 years old girl in 1948, and it follows the two years afterwards as the kidnapper mentally and physically assaults her while they travel and move around to different places. This book is also about the people this girl mets along the way and the people she left behind. This book sounds heartbreaking but fascinating at the same time. 

We Regret to Inform You by Ariel Kaplan 

This is a book about a girl, described as a perfect college application in human form, who is rejected from every single school she applied to and she thinks maybe her transcript was hacked, so she gets the help of her best friend and sometimes crush, Nate, and a group of eccentric techies to figure out what happened. This book sounds like a typical fluffy YA Comtemporary and the reason I want to read it is that I have heard that the romance in the book is fantastic and there’s a very ship-worthy couple.

What August book releases are you anticipating? Do you want to read any of these books? Have you read any of these books and what did you think about them?

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6 Series I Won’t Finish

Series I won't finish

I was going through my unfinished series and I found some series tha I’m in the middle of and knew I wanted to finish and some that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to keep reading. I made a blog post about them a few days ago: Fantasy Series I’m in the Middle of: Should I Keep Reading Them?!

But there were 6 series, a mix between fantasy and dystopia, that I know I won’t finish. I read only the first book in these series, most of them 4 or 5 years ago, and  I’m not interested in them anymore. Here there are:

Legend Series by Marie Lu 

I read Legend 4 years ago and, through the years, I have considered multiple times if I should read the rest of the trilogy, because so many people say amazing things about Marie Lu’s writing. But, honestly, Legend was just ok for me, I found it predictable and I have no motivation to keep reading the series.

Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard 

I knew when I finished reading Red Queen, 2 years ago, that it was very unlikely that I would continue with this serie. It wasn’t bad, it’s just that there was nothing especial enough in this to make me want to keep reading. The world and the magic system were similar to others and I didn’t care about the characters enough to read just to know what happened to them.

The Orphan Queen Series by Jodi Meadows 

Most of the time I forget I read The Orphan Queen (3 years ago). It wasn’t bad but I remember almost nothing about it except that something weird (not bad!) happened with a creature of some sort. I considered finishing this because it is a duology, so I have only 1 book left, but honestly I have other things that I would rather read.

The Remnant Chronicles Series by Mary E. Pearson 

I didn’t love The Kiss of Deception, when I read it 4 years ago, and I know it was my own fault, because I got confused and frustrated by it (I don’t really know why). I still thought it was good and since a new book is coming out, everyone is talking about this series and how great it is, so I was considering reading the next book in the series, but again, I have other books that I want to read more.

Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

I LOVED The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, I gave it 5 stars and I was excited to continue reading the series, but then I never did and it’s being 5 years, and now I don’t really want to. I don’t remember enough of the first book and I’m just not as interested.

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi 

Until very recently I was thinking about finishing this series, because the new book came out this year and everyone was talking about how amazing it is and I was kind of interested. But honestly, I didn’t like Shatter Me until the last few chapters when things got a bit more interesting, so I don’t have a good memory of the first book (which I read 5 years ago) and that makes it hard for me to feel inclined to read the other books in the series.

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9 Books with Trans Main Characters

9 books with trans main characters

9 Books Monday is a feature here on the blog, where I talk about 9 books that have positive representation for a minority/marginalized group. In the past, I have done posts about 9 book with: bisexual female main characterslatinx mcblack mcmuslim mc, lesbian mc and asian mc.

This time I’m doing 9 books with Trans Main Characters:

4 Books I Read and Loved

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore : This is a beautifully written magical realism book, where one of the main charcters of the story, Samir, is a bacha posh: a child assigned female at birth selected to live as a boy until puberty. But it turns out Sam is not “living as a boy,” he is a boy. Beside the trans rep, there’s also pakistani rep and latinx rep (#ownvoices).

Coffee Boy by Austin ChantThis is an #ownvoices novella about a trans boy who has a crush on a campaign strategist, who happens to be a bisexual man, and who he meets while working in an internship for a politician. The story is cute and fun and it has steamy and explicit content.    

Redefining Realness by Janet MockThis is a non fiction book about the life of Janet Mock, a biracial trans woman that has worked as a writer, jornalist and TV host. The book starts when Mock is a child living in poverty and continues through her adolescence including a very detailed account of her transition and all the heartbreaking obstacules she faced, and ends when she is a successful writer. This books tells the honest and captivating story of an incredible woman.

Not your Villain by C.B. Lee This is the second book in a series but I’m pretty sure you could read it without reading the first one, since a lot of what happens in the first book is included in the beginning of this book. In Not Your Villain, the main character is Bells, a superhero that can shapeshift which helps him in his life as a trans guy. But then he became the country’s most-wanted villain after discovering a cover-up by the League of Heroes. This book is full of adventure and  fun and it has a diverse cast of characters.

5 Books on my TBR 

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo:  This book is about Amanda, a trans girl that just moved to a new town, starting at a new high school after a bad experience at her last one because of bullying and transphobia. In the new school everything is great, she is dating an amazing guy and has a ton of friends, but she isn’t sure if she should tell people about being trans or not. This books has a trans main character, a trans writer and a trans model on the cover.  Recently I read a short story by this author and loved it, so I ‘m hoping to read this book soon.

Dreadnought by April Daniels: This book is about Danny, she is trans, lesbian girl, who suddenly gets powers when Dreadnought (a superhero) dies in front of her. She immerses into this superhero world where she finds allies and enemies. This makes me think about Not Your Sidelick & Not Your Villain, which I love, and that makes me excited to read it. Also, I have heard nothing but great things about this one.

I Was Born for This by Alice Osmand: This has a main character that is a biracial (Indian and Italian) gay trans guy and he’s part of a famous boy band. The story unfolds when he unexpectedly mets a fangirl and they both end up having to face things in their lives. The other main character  is a Persian Muslim Hijabi who’s questioning her sexuality and I have heard there’s also really diverse side characters. I’m really excited to read this one, especially since I haven’t read any of Osmand’s books.

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Peter Darling by Austin Chant: This is a Peter Pan retelling. In this book, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up and he had to resign himself to life as Wendy Darling. 10 years have passed and now Peter’s back in Neverland, everyone is grown up and he’s falling in love with Captain Hook.  It’s a short story, #ownvoices in terms of trans rep, and since reading Coffee Boy I have been meaning to read another book by this author.

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein: I discovered this book recently, the author describes it as a biography of sorts and it’s about a trans woman that has suffered multiple traumas and that has a job helping others by cleaning up the fetid houses of the mentally ill, the hopeless and the murdered. That sounds so cool that I can’t wait to read it.

Books Releasing Soon  

I think it’s important to mention that I usually have a thrid category in my 9 Books Monday, where I pick books that are being realesed soon. Nonetheless, I couldn’t find books with trans main characters releasing in what’s left of 2018. I found out about Undertow, the second book to Darkling by Brooklyn Ray, which has a trans character as the love interest, and someone also told me that Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare has a trans character that has some chapters told from his point of view, but that’s it. It’s such a shame that there’s still so few realeses with trans main characters and I hope that by reading and promoting the ones that are already out, we get to have many more books with trans rep in the future. 

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My TBR for the 7 in 7 Readathon

Seven in Seven Readathon

I haven’t participated in a readathon in so long and I really want to do it, so I when I found out about the 7 in 7 Readathon, I decided to go ahead and join in. The main goal of this readathon is to read 7 things in 7 days. I tried to chose short things that were already on my tbr and, at the end, I chose 7 books that amount to 1.519 pages and that help me accomplish all the challenges (the challenges I’m following are the ones shared on YouTube by Lala from booksandlala, one of the hosts, which are a tiny bit different from the ones posted on Twitter). Here they are:

1. Read 7 things! Can be ANYTHING – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona

“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.”

I chose Nimona because I needed something short to read as my seventh thing for the week and I happened to own this one. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, but this one makes me think of books like Not Your Sidekick and Secondhand Origin Stories, which I love, so I hope I enjoy it. (Pages: 272)

2. Yellow on the cover and/or spine (SUMMER! ☀️) – The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

the abc murders

“There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic.

A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Barnard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident—but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake.”

In july, I have become obsessed with Agatha Christie’s books and since they are short and fast reads, I thought they would be perfect for this readathon. (Pages: 224)

3. Read something outside your norm/comfort zone – The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night

“Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows.
A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island.
A boy is worried his sister has two souls.
A couple are rewriting the history of the world.
And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium.

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night is a collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls.”

I have been meaning to read this one for a long time because I have followed Jen on Youtube for a long time, but I was a bit scared of picking it up since I’m not the biggest fan of short stories and bizarre and whimsical stories are really out of my comfort zone. I thought this readathon was the perfect opportunity to give this book a chance. (Pages: 212)

4. Read a book that starts with your first initial! – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

six stories

“1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivaled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth.”

I was looking for more mystery books to read thanks to my new found obsession with Agatha Christie and I discovered this book. I’m a huge fan of the first season of the podcast Serial and I have heard so many people say that this is like Serial in book form, I can’t wait to read it. Since it’s short and the title starts with the letter S as does my name (Sofia), I thought it would be good for this readathon. (Pages: 225)

5. Read something outside/read a book that takes place mostly outside – Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

love & misadventure

“Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge.”

There was a time at the beginning of 2018 when I was reading a lot of poetry collections, so I got a few written by Lang Leav, but I never read them. Since I usually fly through poetry collections and I need to read something fast so I don’t have to stay outside for long, I thought it was a good idea to add one of her books to my tbr. (Pages: 176)

6. Read something and make-up a drink/food to match/inspired by! – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems…”

“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems…”

Again, I’m obsessed with Agatha Christie and I read her books really fast so they are perfect for this readathon. Also, I think I can make-up a drink or food inspired by murder 😉 (Pages: 231)

7. Read something that takes place in your home (country or town) or is written by someone from your home (country or town) – Cóndores no Entierran Todos los Días by Gustavo Álvarez Gardeazabal

Cóndores no entierran todos los días

I didn’t find a synopsis of this book in english, but this is historical fiction about the civil war that took place in Colombia in the 1950’s. This author is from my hometown, Tuluá, and this book looks at how the people of my hometown lived during that civil war and all the horrible things that happened. This is the only popular book written about my hometown, since it’s a very small town.

I always knew that I wanted to read this book at least once in my lifetime and this seems like a great opportunity, because the book is really short and it’s perfect for this specific challenge. (Pages: 179)

Are you participating in the 7 in 7 Readathon? What are you reading for it? Are you participating in any other readathons? Have you read any of these books?

Review

Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And then there were none

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Published 1939 

“First, there were ten—a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal—and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.” 

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And Then There Were None is a compelling, fun and quick read that keeps readers at the edge of their sit with the supense, secrets and lies. To be honest, the beginning of this book is a bit overwhelming since we are introduced to 10 characters in very short chapters, so it’s difficult to keep track of all of them, but once they get to the island that gets much easier.

One of my favorite aspects of the book is the setting, it takes place in a secluded island, where the 10 characters are trapped since there’s no boat to take them away and there’s no way to communicate with the outside world. The characters don’t know who to trust and they are all paranoid, they are all accused of murder when they get to the island and most of them deny it, but they are all being ‘brough to justice’ regarless and no one knows who is next. That situation sets a compelling mood for the story since the reader doesn’t know the truth about the characters either, so there’s several mysteries at a time, what happened in the past of all these characters and what’s happening in the present while they are in the island.

Another of my favorite things about the book is that there’s a character that very methodically tries to figure out what’s going on and I always like mysteries where the facts are presented orderly to the reader by a character that’s trying to figure out things like alibis, motives, opportunity and that kind of things. Not all characters have the same reaction of trying to understand what’s happening, but that’s something I liked about the book because the reactions of all the characters to the situation are different but very realistic.

From the moment the characters get to the island, there’s suspense and intrigue non stop, which set a really amazing pace to the story and it kept me in the edge of my sit the entire time. The way the secrets of the characters are revealed throughout the story and not just at the beginning, kept my interest really high and kept me confused the whole book. At the end, it’s explained who did it and why, and I liked the fact that even when I didn’t guess, I know I could have guessed because, at the end, the character who set the whole thing up tells you which clues could have helped you figure it out.

Rating: 4,4 stars

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The Movie Journal: June 2018

The Movie Journal

The Movie Journal is a feature where I keep track of the movies I watch in 2018 and my thoughts about them. Here are the movies I watched in June:

Thi Mai 

Along with her two friends, a determined woman travels to Vietnam to bring home the baby her recently deceased daughter had planned to adopt.

This is a spanish film that managed to be both emotional and hilarious. I was scared that this was gonna be exoticizing  in terms of the Vietnamese culture, but it was actually well handdled. My favorite things about this movie were the performances by the three main actresses and the very realistic depiction of friendship, the three main characeters were always there for each other, even when they didn’t always agree with the decisions that the others were making. The only things I would say are that this movie ask for a lot of suspension of disbelief from its audience and it’s not particulary thought provoking. BTW, this is on Netflix!

Ocean’s 8

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Written by: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch
  • Cast: Sandra BullockCate BlanchettAnne Hathaway, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling

I thought this movie was ok and that was disappointing because I expected it to be amazing. It was never exciting, there was no tension, the heist was so simple… honestly I was never scared that they were gonna be caught. There’s a twist at the end that made me think that this could have been a great movie if they had decided to NOT make certain thing a twist and instead show the audience from the beginning; it would have made the movie much more exciting. I also didn’t like that they brought a guy to help them at one point. The performances were good but there was only so much the actresses could do with what they were given.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

This was obviously a rewatch and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I haven’t rewatched the last 3 films in the series as much as the first 5 films and it was amazing to see all the little moments that made this movie epic. This time around it even made me cry, which I don’t remember happening any of the other times that I have watched it.

Incredibles 2

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

  • Directed & Written by: Brad Bird
  • CastCraig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner 

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of animated movies unless they are very sweet and emotional films. I knew going in that Incredibles 2 was not that kind of movie, but there was an element of nostalgia that made me want to watch it. At the end, I really liked it, my favorite part was how funny it is, especially the scenes with the baby Jack-Jack. Also, I think it was interesting to see the role reversal of Mr. Incredible staying at home and Elasticgirl saving the world, that added some funny moments as well and also made some commentary about gender roles.

Set It Up 

Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Most of us have noticed that there has been a lack of old fashion romantic comedies in recent years, lucky for us this movie delivers just that. A lot of rom-coms lately have tried to innovate by being raunchy and Set It Up steps completely away from that. Instead it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s tropey, it’s everything that a rom-com should be and because of that it’s a wonderful film. The two main characters have a lot of chemestry and both actors deliver amazing performances, which is one of the strong points of the film.

 Have you watched any of the movies I mentioned? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to watch any of them? Let me know in the comments! 

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