It’s time to talk about the movies I have watched recently, 2 of the movies I’m going to talk about I watched as part of the film club I participate in: Hereditary and What Dreams May Come, and the other 3 are 2022 popular releases.
Hereditary: I really enjoyed most of this movie, the story is captivating, it had me at the edge of my seat, it went places I wasn’t expecting, Toni Collette’s performance was outstanding and the visuals are incredible. My only issue with this is that it builds and builds and then the ending came and it wasn’t satisfying enough for me, I was waiting for more.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness: I found the whole plot of this revolving around the multiverse really interesting. I really loved the introduction of America Chaves into the MCU, the multiple Doctor Strange were cool, and the storyline with Wanda keeps getting more complex and fascinating the more we see her in different movies and her tv show. I appreciated that there were some horror elements in this, which gives it a different vibe from other Marvel movies. Also, the visual effects in this one were really good. This is a solid superhero movie.
Persuasion: I understand why people dislike this movie, but honestly, it wasn’t that bad. I’ll admit that the romance in this wasn’t good, the performance of the actor playing Captain Wentworth was so underwhelming and he had zero chemistry with Dakota Johnson, so the angst and passion of the book weren’t there. Still, the reason this wasn’t such a big deal to me is that he didn’t feel like the main character, it was almost like Anne’s story and he was a small side character.
Moreover, I loved Dakota Johnson’s performance as Anne, I loved how cheeky and funny this was, I enjoyed the fact that the main character broke the fourth wall, and overall, I had a lot of fun watching this.
Jurassic World Dominion: This wasn’t that bad. The whole clone storyline that they decided to include in the new trilogy was really bizarre and unnecessary. But getting over that, the movie is entertaining, there’s a nostalgic element with the return of characters from the old movies and there are dinosaurs. I wasn’t expecting much more than that.
What Dreams May Come: I re-watched this movie after around 15 years with my film club and the only parts that I remember- which were the different worlds people can create in the afterlife and the depiction of hell- were still there and they were interesting. But beyond that, this was a mess. I hated the way they discussed suicide and people who committed suicide, and the way there were supposed to be punished for eternity. Also, the fact that the kids of the main characters transformed themselves into people of color in the afterlife was a weird choice.