This year my boyfriend and I decided to get cinema subscriptions, so we could see more movies in the cinema. Since this allows me to watch a lot of movies, and also since I have a lot of opinions, I thought it would be fun to write some short reviews once in a while. I already did this in the beginning of the year, and I thought today was the right time to do another one of these posts. Today I’m discussing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Yesterday, The Matrix, and Glass. Let’s get into it!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) – 8/10
I’ll start with the most recent movie, which has been out for about two weeks. We went into this movie not knowing what to expect, since there isn’t really a plot. Besides the fact that you follow two actors looking for jobs in Hollywood, there isn’t really a plain-in-sight storyline like most movies nowadays. However, this also kept me curious the entire movie. You literally had no idea what would happen. Only if you have a bit of knowledge about Hollywood in 1969, you have a little idea of what might happen and it explains a lot of subtle things during the movie (I don’t want to spoil anything). Especially the ending is a bit easier to understand if you have some prior knowledge, but it’s still fun without. The movie is described as a comedy, and it does have some humour in it, but I wouldn’t classify as a comedy-comedy, you know what I mean? Jokes aren’t made continuously, but the ones that are made are fun. I quite enjoyed the movie and I was intrigued the entire time. It’s different from a lot of movies nowadays, which explains why some might not like it. I however did. It’s a peculiar movie, which I would definitely recommend watching.
Yesterday (2019) – 7/10
I believe we watched this movie on the final day it was actually in cinemas in the Netherlands. So if (after this review maybe) you feel like watching this movie, you might have to search for it on DVD. I think my expectations for this movie were met just perfectly. I didn’t have such high expectations, but I did expect a fun time. And that’s what I had. I wouldn’t say it’s an amazing movie, but it was pleasant and enjoyable. I had a great time and it was nice hearing all the Beatles songs. It’s not something really special, but it’s nice. If you ever find the time and you like the Beatles, you might consider watching this since it’s not a waste of time.
The Matrix (1999) – 9/10
You might be asking: why are you reviewing a movie that’s twenty years old? Well, I saw it in the cinema this week because it is twenty years old now and they showed it as a classic. For some reason I have never seen this movie, even though I know how good it’s supposed to be. So when I saw they had viewings of it in the cinema, I knew I had to go. And I enjoyed every single second of it. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, especially near the end. You really have to pay attention to know what is going on, but I had no trouble doing that. I just wanted to write this review because I know quite some people of around my age and younger, who have never seen this movie and maybe don’t even plan on watching it. However, I would like to convince them to just watch it. It’s part sci-fi, part action, part psychologic. I just loved it. It really is one of the better movies around, even after twenty years.
Glass (2019) – 6,5/10
And the last review is also of a movie that has been out for a little while already. When this originally came out in the beginning of this year, we just couldn’t find the time to watch it in the cinema and we kind of forgot about it. However, since we had watched Unbreakable and Split, we just couldn’t go without watching Glass as well. Especially since we loved Split so much. Glass wasn’t bad. I just feel like it doesn’t give you enough time to get attached to the characters and to really understand what is going on. And in the end it just quickly explains what was happening, but it took us both a little while to actually understand what happened. It was fast in the beginning, too slow in the middle, and a bit too fast in the end. After we were so excited about Split, this was kind of dissappointing. It was still enjoyable and I kept watching until the end, but that was sometimes just because it was confusing and I had to be focused to understand it. Oh well. If you liked the other two movies, this is a fun sequel, but it’s just not as good as I expected.
And those were today’s reviews! I really like doing movie reviews, because I watch a lot of movies and I just like to voice my opinion. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let me know through the comments or through social media. Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you next time!