When I was a teen, I used to HATE romantic comedies for their sappiness and unrealistic qualities. However, as a young adult, I've grown to actually like them quite a bit.
The idea for today's blog post came to me after watching "Isn't It Romantic," a 2019 film staring Rebel Wilson. Basically, Wilson's character hits her head and wakes up living her own romantic comedy. The character grew up hating romantic comedies for their corniness.
The movie playfully hit on all of those things, so I wanted to share some of my favorite under-rated romantic comedies I think you should go and check out:
1: THE BEAUTICIAN AND THE BEAST (1997)
2: SPANGLISH (2004)
3: 50 FIRST DATES (2004)
4: BABY MAMA (2008)
5: LAST HOLIDAY (2006)
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I recently made the insane decision to go to a showing of Avengers: Endgame at 11 p.m. on a Saturday. I was happy that no one was sitting right on top of me, so getting home after 3 a.m. wasn’t too much of a trade-off for me.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil anything in the movie. I don’t want to push readers away by sharing the plot. I fell even more in love with the character of Tony Stark in this film. Traditionally, Stark is usually disliked for his arrogance and wealth. But, I appreciate the man, and I want to explain why!
1: HE DOESN’T ACTUALLY HAVE A SUPER POWER OR SPECIAL TRAINING
2: HE IS CONFIDENT AND HATED FOR IT
3: HIS CHARACTER REALLY DEVELOPED IN THE MOVIE SERIES
4: HIS INTENTIONS WERE GOOD FROM THE START
5: HE MADE SOMETHING OF HIMSELF OUT OF TRAGEDY
Tony masked his pain with sarcasm and arrogance, yes, but he still rose from the ashes of that pain to become better.
I’m interested in hearing who your favorite Avenger is and why. Let me know in the comments, or let me know on social media. Use the #TheOpinionatedOne to let me know on Twitter or Instagram!
It’s time for yet another Movie Monday here on the blog. I was really excited to go to the movies this past weekend just to get back into the swing of normal life. My mom, brother, and I debated over which movie to see, and we all decided to go ahead and watch Shazam!
Let’s start with the plot before I get into the ratings. For our final rating today, we will use “Zaps!”
ACTING | 5/5
I really enjoyed the acting in this movie. I know that the boy who plays Billy Batson, Asher Angel, has been on Disney Channel’s “Andy Mack” as one of the lead characters. Overall, I didn’t feel like I was watching a movie, which is important to me!
THE STORYLINE | 5/5
I know that superheros like Shazam have been around forever in comic books and TV series. However, I really enjoyed the storyline. I thought it was especially interesting that Billy could turn in to a whole different person to protect his identity! That helped him out several times in the film.
There is also a very touching message in the film about family being those who care for you most, not necessarily those who you were born to!
THE MEANING | 5/5
As I just mentioned, the message was really great. Not only was the message that home is where the heart is, not necessarily who you share DNA with, but it also gave a strong “we can do anything together” message!
I really think this is a great movie in the way of meanings.
SPECIAL EFFECTS | 5/5
FINAL RATING | 5/5
You must go see this film before it leaves theatres! I saw it in a regular theatre, but I bet this movie would be great in 3D. I absolutely loved it and really liked the bit at the end. I didn’t expect the ending, and it can be hard to get those past me!
I recommend this movie for all ages. I think boys, girls, parents, and grandparents will all find something to love about this movie!
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