Have you ever watched a movie where it starts off strong and then the last ten minutes are disappointing? It starts off good, it has you from the get go, and you’re wondering what twist you’re gonna get next. I love movies like that. Movies are often very predictable. Okay, movies are almost always predictable. It’s just something that happens. Nearly everything has been done so of course you can predict what happens next. I love the movies where there’s an unexpected twist and you’re like. OH. Did not see that coming at all. Take the movie I See You for example. You think it’s the typical psychological thriller, and at times, yes, it is, but then you realize exactly what’s going on. And you’re like OH MY GOD. If you haven’t watched that movie, then do it, seriously. It’s so good. It’s from 2019 unlike the other two movies I’m going to to talk about which are from 2021, but I See You is worth the watch. Plus the way it’s filmed is phenomenal. I don’t want to say anything else about that movie because it’ll ruin it. But you won’t regret watching it. Also, put down your phone when you watch it. It’s one of those movies where there are tiny details that are so important for later.
Here’s a very vague summary of the movie, I See You:
“Strange occurrences plague a small-town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a boy.”
I See You can be watched on Amazon Prime video.
The other day we watched Things Heard & Seen, a Netflix original movie that’s based off the book All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It starts off with a title card that says: WINTER 1980. A man is running in the field carrying a young girl. Then it goes to the spring before. For the majority of this movie, I liked it. It was interesting. All murder and ghosts and well filmed. I loved the zoom ins and then long shots that followed a full movement. I liked it because it was different. Also, who doesn’t love Amanda Seyfried? And then. . . .the last ten minutes happened. It started off so strong but those last ten to fifteen minutes were so disappointing. I still enjoyed the movie but the ending. Man, it was a letdown. Now I want to read the book it’s based off of to know if that’s how the book ends. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a horror movie. It’s like a psychological thriller but with domestic violence thrown it. It’s intriguing. You would watch it but be prepared to be let down at the end.
Here’s a summary of the movie, Things Heard & Seen:
“After moving to a small town with her husband, a young artist begins to suspect that their home harbors a dark secret.”
Things Heard & Seen can be watched on Netflix.
A week or so ago we watched Nobody. A 2021 movie that I believe was actually released to theatres. We only wanted to watch it because of this one line in the trailer: “Give me the goddamn kitty cat bracelet!”
It’s a ridiculous line, but we loved it. here’s the thing about Nobody. It doesn’t try to be anything but itself. It’s the typical the boring dad was actually some agent and he has to protect his family from enemies type movie. Nobody is well aware of the kind of movie it is, and it’s unapologetic about it. That’s why this movie works. Also, the main actor who plays the husband who was a badass agent? Oh yeah, he delivers. He’s an amazing actor and owns the entire movie with the typical action movie cheesiness. It’s great. Is the best plot? No, maybe not. But hey, the filming is great. And so is the acting. Nobody doesn’t try to be anything but it is, and you now what, sometimes, you really just need to watch an old man shoot Russians with his shotgun and grin like his world is alright.
Here’s a summary of the movie, Nobody:
“Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary — and ensure that he will never be underestimated again.”
Nobody can be watched on Amazon Prime video.
What movies have you watched recently? Tell me in the comments!
Until next time!