Saturday, January 4, 2020

Saturday Screen Time #39: Angels, gators, and sorcery

Happy Saturday, everyone! It has been awhile since I've done one of these! I actually watched more than this over the past month or so but I'm leaving out all my Christmas movie rewatches. Just know that I definitely did watch Krampus and Home Alone!  


Charlie's Angels (2019) - I surprised even myself when I wanted to see this movie, but here we are. I honestly don't care at all for Kristen Stewart and I was impartial to the last Charlie's Angel franchise, but something about this one made me want to go! The new Charlie's Angels definitely had some flaws but it was a ton of fun to watch! I am here for the unrepentant girl power movies that are coming out recently and this is one I'll probably end up buying to watch again. (3.5/5 stars)

Frozen II - Of COURSE I bought tickets to Frozen II as soon as they went on sale! And yes, of course I saw it twice. I loved this movie so much! I didn't know it was possible to enjoy a Disney sequel even more than the first, but this one was amazing. I loved how much all the characters grew from the first film and Kristoff is the Disney Prince we've all been waiting for. I am still swooning at, "I'm here, what do you need?" (5/5 stars)

Happy Death Day 2U - Happy Death Day was an unexpectedly awesome horror comedy and when I saw that part two had such good reviews I was really excited to see it! It did feel a little bit repetitive at times, but there were still lots of twists and turns to keep it interesting. It wasn't scary, but it did get a couple jumps out of me and I had a blast watching it! (3.5/5 stars)

Crawl - This movie was very obviously made for people who don't live in Florida. I usually love disaster movies but this one just was not it. I can totally suspend disbelief for a good disaster film, but there was just SO much wrong with Crawl. It was so ridiculous on so many levels, not least of which was the portrayal of a supposed category 5 hurricane. I was honestly embarrassed that I recommended my husband and I watch this. (1.5/5 stars)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Even though this is not the lowest rating on this month's list, it is the rating I'm most disappointed by. I didn't love either of the other sequel films, but I had such high hopes for Rise of Skywalker. I wanted redemption stories, romances (plural), and so much more. There was a bit of redemption but in such a disappointing way I almost wish it didn't happen. I've heard there's a 4 hour cut of this floating around somewhere and I'd love to see that one! This was just a rushed, strangely edited mess. (3/5 stars)


Survivor Season 39 - This was such a strange season. I enjoyed the Island of the Idols and Rob and Sandra were great, but there was a bad taste in my mouth almost from the beginning with Dan, the older man who was way too touchy with the women. Halfway into the season there was really no one left that I wanted to win and from there it was just okay. The next season's teaser has me super hyped though! (2.5/5 stars)

You Season 2 - Joe is such a psycho, but I was so excited to have him back on my TV screen! This show is an absolute trip and I loved every second of it. It did seem a bit predictable at first but the twists started coming in the second half and it was just so great! The ending was wild and I can't wait to see what happens with season 3! (4.5/5 stars)

The Witcher - And here is the most disappointing TV show I watched this month. I've been excited about The Witcher since the first teaser and couldn't wait to dive into it! Alas, it was bad. The timelines were awful and the show was obviously written with book readers in mind. The world and character building were extremely rushed and the CGI was hit or miss. I wanted so much from this show, but yikes. I don't know if I'll give the second season a chance, but it has to be better than this. (1.5/5 stars)




What movie/show have you been disappointed by lately?
What's your favorite show to binge watch?
Let me know in the comments!