March Movies Review // Cinedote

Damn what an original title πŸ˜€

March feels like the devil’s gift with all the movies coming out in theatres. I can imagineΒ a group of managers and producers just gathering around and decide that the month where all the students need to concentrate and ace their finals will the perfect month for releasing all the exciting movies there is.

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I watched at least one movie per week, so 4 movies in total the whole month. Everyweek, there was a new movie coming out. It’s crazy!

Without further due, here are the movies I wil be reviewing today:

1.LOGAN

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Lashaan did an amazing post at reviewing the movie here, so I won’t be adding anything else. HAH joke joke. So for those who haven’t seen Logan yet, well.. GO AHEAD. Cauz I will be spoiling the hell out of it in this post. LET’S TALK ABOUT LAURA. I think this little girl deserves all the 5 stars in the world. I mean, she succeeds in bringing Wolveriney vibe while being a little puppy. Kick-ass professionnal check! My favourite aspect of the movie was Logan and his relation with Laura. Both have difficult in loving someone else but both have pratically lived the same thing: they were lab rats and ending up loosing everyone around them so they are afraid to get attached. The relationship between them was amazingly portrayed and THAT SCENE made me cry sooo much T_T

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2.BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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4.8/5Β 

*Warning: the reviewer died of excitement and won’t be able to continue the post*

Okay but seriously. You need some emotional and social context here.

I’ve been growing up loving everything from Disney, so I learned every song by heart and I love singing . I would spam everyone around me with Mulan’s lyrics to Ariel’s KISS A GIRL. So can you imagine the first scene in Beauty and The beast that they start SINGING?! OMG .I JUMPED. #IDGAF who was watching me.Β Who’s not a fan of Emma Watson? Since Hermione, she showed the world that there’s not a thing she can’t do. Singing check ! πŸ˜€ She sang very good for a starter. We can see that the lip sync scene she was kind of off from everybody else but it was to be expected.

THE VISUAL IS WORTH EVERYTHING. I don’t care if you are an anti- Disney capitalist kind of person, you need to see this movie to appreciate AT LEAST the BEAUTY they’ve made with today’s technologies. IT’S MAGICAL. The creative team, chapeau!

The only downside with this movie is probably the romance, maybe because it was a computer generated imagery, but I didn’t feel the chemistry between the Beast and Belle.

3.KONG

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4/5

4/5 ?? REALLY TRANG? Yes *SHOCK*. I didn’t hate that movie. I think it was a great movie for the action and don’t come and tell me that Kong needs some deeper themes. Remember Kong, the original concept of that movie. Yeah. I think they did a pretty good job in reflecting an action movie. The visual again, was amazing πŸ˜€ They really went to the roof with the CGI especially that fight scene between Kong and the SkullCrawler (?) ❀ A wink to Nature vs Humans too, the same theme with Planet Of Apes. The principal reason why I went with 4/5 is .. the absence of romance. THANK GOD THEY DIDN’T MAKE KONG FALL IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL. πŸ˜€ Oh and.. Loki was pretty useless tbh.

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4. THE GHOST IN THE SHELL

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4.5/5

I watched the orignal movie and I loved it. This remake is a remarkly well done adaptation of the anime movie with some iconic scenes from the original. As for the white-washing controversy I have to say that it is irrelevant to the storyline. Like the Japanese director himself stated:Β β€œThe name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her. Even if her original body (presuming such a thing existed) were a Japanese one, that would still apply.”

People need to stop pinpointing race controversy every fckn where. The concept of Ghost in The Shell is in a futuristic city, mixing Japanese and Western culture and most importantly : humans vs androids. The real identity issue. It’s not even about race anymore. Β It’s bigger than that.Β While people are fighting over there for asian vs white people, Mamoru Oishii reminds everyone that his movie is about another entity above us. The ones we created ourselves. Our better selves. The artificial selves.

I think the plot was very well done considering all the plot holes in the original movie. I was kind of sad that they didn’t adapt the Puppet Master but I Β can understand why.

That’s it for today πŸ˜€ I know people always tell me that I’m too nice on movies review but HEY WHAT DO YOU WANT I appreciate all the little things life can give me πŸ˜‰

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36 thoughts on “March Movies Review // Cinedote

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great review for all these movies Trang, though I skim read the one for Beauty and the Beast because I’m not seeing that one until this weekend and I’m avoiding all mentions of it pretty much! πŸ™‚
    I have seen Logan and I absolutely loved it. I thought Laura was an incredible character, and the acting of the girl who played her was brilliant as well. If I’m thinking of the same scene you are between Laura and Logan that nearly made me cry as well, it was so moving.
    I haven’t seen either of the other two films in this review but I’m glad to see you enjoyed them as well! πŸ™‚

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      Thanks for passing by Beth ! ❀ YESS I think that's the exact scene I'm referring to.. you with a tree.. and Logan.. and ''Daddy''T_T Laura's acting was marvelous πŸ˜€ Omg I hope you'll enjoy Beauty and The Beast !! I love it so much πŸ˜€

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        That’s all right! πŸ™‚ And yes we’re definitely thinking of the same scene. God that was heartbreaking, I think my friend was actually crying there for a second.
        Thanks, I hope so to but I’m sure I will, I’ve heard nothing bit good things about it! πŸ˜€

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    I really liked Jackson’s Kong, so am looking forward to this new version.

    I didn’t like the original GitS anime, but really liked the 2 season Standalone Complex tv series. So I’m keeping my expectations to zero and we’ll see how it goes from there once I watch it πŸ™‚

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      I started to binge watching the tv series πŸ˜€ ! There were a lot of critics about GitS but I still stand for what I’m thinking about it gahah . If you liked Jackson’s Kong I really hope you’re gonna enjoy this one ! Let me know what you think πŸ˜‰

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  3. littlebookynook says:

    Laura in Logan…was AH-MAZING!!! She should win like, a thousand awards for her acting chops!!

    OMG Beauty and the Beast…I no joke got a HEADACHE from crying so much through the movie!! At the end, I had to wait til everyone walked out of the room to sort myself out!!! I am going to watch this movie a million times+…I just know it!!

    I am going to wait until Ghost in the Shell is out on DVD…I have heard mixed reviews to be honest. I am also not a MASSIVE Scarlet Johansen fan.

    Kong looks interesting!! I will definitely be watching this one soon, it looks pretty good! Better than Godzilla I hope :-/

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      LOOL omgg youre so cute for crying in Beauty and The Beast !! Okay it’s not cute for crying.. but it’s still sweet cauz I completely understand your excitement ! I was thinking the same thing I think Imma buy the DVD of Beauty and The Beast and just play it as a soundtrack for my life LOL

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  4. sophiethestark says:

    Great reviews, Trang! I still need to watch #2, #3 and #4 but I’m really pumped for them! They all look amazing πŸ™‚
    And I can’t rave about Logan enough, but I think you already knew that hahaha I surely hope it wins an Oscar (or more) because it’s definitely a masterpiece!

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  5. Richard says:

    I really enjoyed Logan, and I absolutely loved Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson is my all-time crush and she has such a wonderful singing voice. Can’t wait to watch it again! πŸ™‚

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  6. Zezee says:

    I do get upset about matters involving race and about white-washing and other media that feature a white savior for minority groups, but I do agree that “People need to stop pinpointing race controversy every fckn where” because I’m starting to think that that will lessen the impact of protests that really matter. Still, I do think they could’ve given Scarlet a break and give the role to an Asian actress. It would be nice to have more minorities in lead roles for major movies.

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      Yeah I get upset about matters involving race too, for screen adaptations I mentioned it in my Girl with all the gifts here : https://bookidote.com/2017/03/14/the-girl-with-all-the-gifts-book-vs-movie/. In this particular storyline, the race issue is not relevant in my opinion. Since it’s an anime movie and where in the story itself it features a mixed future with western and japanese characters. So when they decide to reboost it, they just made the main character white but still keeps a lot of Important characters Japanese. I think the choice of Scarlett Johanson is to popularize the japanese story where it wasn’t as popular in America. But the true meaning is beyond all of that, it’s about humans vs androids and the way they deliver the message was perfect in my opinion (with all the effects and visual aspects).

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      • Zezee says:

        That’s a good point about casting Scarlet to bring in more viewers. I wasnt too upset with this because I wasn’t familiar with the anime,but I thought the argument interesting.

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  7. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    Beauty and the Beast!!!!! By far my favourite on this list. (granted, I haven’t watched any of the others haha. :P) I loved so much about it; Emma Watson was so perfect, the visuals were amazing, everything was so amazing! I’m definitely going to check out the rest of the movies on here though haha, I’m glad you liked them so much as well!

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      HAHA my favourite too ! πŸ˜€ EVERYTHINGG WAS AMAZINGG. I’m going to buy all the DVDs there is I think πŸ™‚ As for the rest of the movies, you should check them out depending on your moood πŸ˜‰ Like Kong if you want an action packed movie, Logan if you want bloody and sentimental at the same time and Ghost in The Shell if you’re feeling some futuristic vibes πŸ˜€

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  8. Molly's Book Nook says:

    I LOVED Beauty and the Beast, but I agree about the chemistry. The songs and setting were totally worth it. I didn’t enjoy Logan, though. I found it dull and definitely not what I was expecting at all. I still want to see Kong, though!

    Molly @ Molly’s Book Nook

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  9. healed1337 says:

    The only one of those movies I saw was Logan. I tend to fall behind on movies quite often so that’s not unusual for me, but I just needed to see the cinematic debut of my favourite X-Men character (Laura) as soon as possible.

    Such a great movie, and a fantastic sendoff for Hugh Jackman.

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