Thursday, December 24, 2015

♥Top Movies of 2015!♥

It's almost the new year, which gets me really excited to make lists about 2015. I've watched a large amount of movies both at home and in theaters, so I thought it would be appropriate to share my favorites that have come out this year. The following are listed in no particular order:

Jurassic World- I randomly decided to rent this on Redbox and I'm really glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and thrill feel of everything that happened. Though they were mostly likely all CGI, the scenic shots of the island and the theme park were beautiful. I highly enjoyed the comedic moments scattered throughout the movie.
Inside Out- The characters were great, the animation was fun and colorful, and the meaning behind everything was so thoughtful. It was exciting that I could point out the references to concepts I've learned in psychology class. So many feelings and thoughts of the characters were relatable to real life, which was my favorite aspect of the movie. The graphic design of the characters was so well done and their personalities were so unique. A great movie for people of all ages.
Cinderella- This live-action adaptation of my favorite princess's story exceeded all my expectations. I wasn't planning on watching this, but it popped up on the movie screen when I was flying from Shanghai, China to Tokyo, Japan this summer and I thought why not and just watch it. So I did. Ella is a kindhearted, hardworking girl that never gives up hope, which I've always admired. The addition of certain words/phrases to build up Ella as an independent woman who can make decisions for herself was a good one on the script writers part. Furthermore, the dresses and sets were absolutely stunning and you can't help but feel swept up in all the beauty.  For "where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic." :)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2- It still feels like the first Hunger Games film just came out, so it's crazy that the last one has come and gone. As usual, the whole cast was amazing and the acting was on point. Bringing Katniss to life is a big feat and Jennifer Lawrence pulled it off so well. I think she made the character even more likeable than she was in the books. There was so much action, suspense, and a lot of thrill. I really enjoyed this and I would definitely recommend anyone who hasn't watched it (or any other Hunger Games movies) to watch it!
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials- This movie lived up to its name because there was a whole lot of running and a huge, scorching desert. There were so many unexpected twists and turns (I didn't read the book), which was really exciting. All the action and running got me into a running kind of mood (because the cast looked so cool doing it), so it's a good movie to watch if you want some motivation to exercise. Also, you should watch it because the characters are amazingly badass. Mostly because of that reason.
Pitch Perfect 2- You aca-believe that this movie was extremely entertaining. Usually sequels aren't as good as the first, but this was awesome. The abundance of Bella Barden performances and new medleys/songs (Flashlight has become one of my favorite songs) created a fun, lively atmosphere. The humor and romance was no downside either. I liked the new character, Emily, who was played by Hailee Steinfeld because I've liked the actress for years now and because it added something fresh to the plot. You can't help but sing along after watching this film.
Kingsman: The Secret Service- A refreshing, badass and humorous take on a spy movie. I enjoyed the spy training scenes and suspsenful moments the most. Read all my thoughts in the full movie review that I've written here. A fantastic movie if you're looking for something action packed and funny.

That is all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about my top movies of 2015. I would like to know what your favorite movie/movies are that were released this year, so feel free to comment. I'll be back with more lists of my favorites of 2015, so be on the lookout for that. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!(: