Welcome to another edition of screen rambles! Screen rambles is a monthly features- or at least, I tried to make it monthly- where I just rambling about the things I watched in the previous month.
I had a lot of free time in July so obviously I spend them by reading books and watching movies. I managed to finish Kill Me, Heal Me, which I have a lot to say about and already posted separate review for it. But there are still a lot of movies/shows I watch so buckle up, because this is going to be a long post.
I watched this one before but not from the beginning, so I decided to watch it. Red 2 tells the story of former operative played by Bruce Willis being hunted across the world as he is suspected to know information about super-dangerous explosives. Along the way, he met various friends and enemies that ended up helping them.
I can see how this movie is not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! It’s fun and full of action. It can get too ridiculous but honestly, it’s one of my feel-good movie. The dynamics between the cast is also really good, especially between the main 3. And Lee Byung Hun! He fits in really well and I wish he got more lines and screen time. Overall I really enjoyed it and I can see myself seeing it again in the future!
When Harry Met Sally
I thought it’s Four Weddings and A Funeral, which I watched halfway through. But it turns out to be a whole different movie and since it’s on my to-watch list too, I decided to just finish it.
It’s not exactly a kind of movie I love, so I can’t blame it for me not loving it, but I can see why it became a classic. The beginning really reminds me of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson; two strangers in a car bickering and getting to know each other. And it’s cute how they keep meeting each other in the future, building a friendship and eventually something more.
This movie mainly deals with the question “can male and female be just friends?”, which is something I struggle with my whole life. I think it’s cute that they ended up together, there’s also a part of me that wish that they remind platonic because it proves that yes, men and women can be just friends.
What I don’t like is how Harry can be a bit of a jerk at times. Maybe it’s the view of that time, but he’s a very direct person. And while it can be good (I’m one myself), he didn’t listen to Sally’s opinion and tend to objectify women. I think Sally handles him really well, but hank god women are portrayed in more positive light in recent years.
Bring It On
Not growing up in the USA and didn’t have access to cable TV when I was in my tween years, I have no idea of this movie. But whenever I logged on to the internet, I’d see a reference to Mean Girls, Clueless, and Bring It On. As I already watched the first two, I decided to watch the last one of the trio this Summer.
I didn’t know anything about this movie except that this is about cheerleading. I know there will be a lot of girl hate because a) it’s an 00’s movie and b) it’s a movie about cheers, which is like the mean girls in YA and media. But I was pleasantly surprised that the hate is not as bad as I hoped it would be, in fact, while they are all competitive, pretty much they are honest and have respect for each other. Also, I didn’t know cheer is that complicated!
What I didn’t like is, since it’s a pretty old movie, some of the jokes feel out of line when I watched it now. I guess it was normal to make those jokes at that time, but now… let’s just say the jokes in this movie aren’t aging well 🤦
Onto to korean movie! This one is a pretty famous korean horror movie, where 12 students, who are the top of their school, got trapped inside the school during special class. They got kidnapped one by one and the rest have to solve the riddle presented or else the kidnapped one will die a gruesome death.
The synopsis sounds really cool and unique, but sadly, I didn’t enjoy the movie. Yes, the deaths were gruesome, but the riddles aren’t explained at all in the movie so I don’t understand how they solve it. Also, as per korean movie/shows, all the girls do were screaming and crying. So yeah. Love the premise, not so much with the execution.
Super late to the party, but I can say that this movie really worth the hype! I haven’t seen the original, but this one is pretty creepy. The effects and the acting were spot on. I think I like the children’s acting more than Bill, because their screams and cries were terrifying. Can’t wait for the second part!
Goblin (Final episode)
Yes, after months of neglecting the final episode, I finally took the plunge and decided to watch it. Honestly, I didn’t think it would hit me that hard. I already know what will happen before watching it, and I am prepared for the pain to hit me, but I still cry. It’s just so heartbreaking! It was very bittersweet, but it was a perfect ending for their story. So yeah, it’s a tears of sadness and happiness in one episode 🙈
What are some movies/shows you’ve been watching lately? Any recommendations for my August to-watch list?