I watched five movies in March. I usually just include them in my wrap up but these were just so good I thought of making a post of my own for them. So what did I watch?
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
This was a rewatch, and I enjoyed it just the same the second time around! The story is such a classic and I’ll never stop saying that I’ll read the book again one day (even though I don’t have time and I was so bored the first time I read it😅) But I hafta say that out of the five this was sort of the least memorable. Still 100% recommend, though!
Raya and the Last Dragon
Wonderful story, beautiful animation, badass heroine, equally badass antagonist, South East Asian rep!!!!
If that isn’t enough reason to watch this movie, I don’t know what is. I enjoyed every second of it. I loved how they played on trust as a theme and showed that not trusting each other enough leads to divisions. It’s also a lot darker and heavier than most Disney movies, but I count that as a plus! My only (very minor) complaint is that the humour feels a little too American. But the good far outweighs the bad here!
Also, I tried my hand at drawing Sisu:
I saw Katie mentioning that this was good in her wrap up post so I decided to give it a try. And I liked it so much!!! Sure, it was sort of cheesy, and the first part of the movie felt a bit draggy, but it had amazing banter and relationships. And I loved its (not so subtle) commentary on climate change, money and privilege. And gosh that kid in the film is so cute!
You’re missing out on a lot if you missed this amazing film. Maybe it was because I was in a bad mood before watching this that I didn’t enjoy Wolfwalkers as much as I thought I would. The story is about an English girl who befriends a ‘Wolfwalker’ named Mebh in a forest of Ireland, which the English colonizers are in the process of cutting down. This film celebrates nature and freedom while touching on serious topics like colonisation.
I said Raya and the Last Dragon’s animation was gorgeous? Wolfwalkers beats that by a mile. I know CGI is nice but there’s something so…beautiful about hand drawn animation. And Wolfwalkers simply felt like a moving painting. So pretty.
Little Women (2019)
Dare I say this is my new most favourite film of all time? Yes I do! (Sorry, Lord of the Rings). I loved just about everything about this, and I’m pretty sure I won’t get tired of this even if I rewatch it a hundred times. I dnf’ed Little Women (the book) because I found the story so hard to get into, but the film was fantastic. The sisterly dynamic? So relatable, coming from a person whose siblings are two sisters who couldn’t be more different from each other and myself. I loved loved loved how every sister had different interests and ambitions. I loved the feminist undertones. I loved Jo and Meg and Amy and Beth and Marmee and Laurie.
I’m also adding some deeply relatable quotes that I felt so much out of the film:
“Just because my dreams are different doesn’t mean they’re unimportant”
“I’m so sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for”
All my life I’ve been second to my sister gosh I hear you Amy