Day 24: A Movie That Inspires/Encourages Your Dreams
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
My choice for this category fits in both the sense of life goals, and that of daydreaming! As an introvert who loves to live in her inner world, but also enjoys a good real life adventure, I couldn’t resist choosing this movie.
Walter Mitty is a man who spends enough time fantasising that it often disrupts his mundane real life. Eventually, though, when his livelihood is at stake, he goes on a grand adventure to save it.
It makes for a good reminder not only to dream, but to live.
What movie inspires or encourages your dreams (however you want to take it)?
Day 23: A Movie You Tell People You’ve Seen, But Haven’t (or Haven’t Finished)
Technically, I’ve never actually said that I’ve seen them, but I know people assume I have. (Mostly, it’s people thinking of me when they see Star Wars stuff, when I’m a trekkie.)
But first, let me explain.
I have seen all of them, or at least most of all of them. I just never seem to have watched any of them in their entirety or from beginning to end. I’ll catch it in the middle and watch to the end, or I’ll start and not finish for some reason. A couple years ago, some friends and I even decided to get together in our pyjamas and watch episodes 4-6 so we could finally say we’ve seen them, but we ended up talking the whole time.
One big thing that proves I’m not to be considered an actual Star Wars fan, is that until last month I thought AT-AT was pronounced as two words instead of four letters. (I thought it was “at at,” when it’s “ay-tee ay-tee.”) I wasn’t even corrected by Star Wars, but by Cake Wars.
So, I may have technically seen them, and understand a lot of the references (I’m on team “Han shot first”), but I know for certain that I’ve never seen any of them from beginning to end in one sitting. (Except episodes 3 and 7.)
Don’t worry — I’m fixing this now.
Is there a movie you tell people you’ve seen, but haven’t (or haven’t finished)?
Before this movie, I knew nothing about the civil war from the comics except that there were FAR more superheroes involved than in the movie. I’d chosen to be #TeamIronMan, simply because he had more heroes on his side that I would consider favourites, haha.
While watching, I was understanding of both sides, so I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, choose a side.
*SPOILER IN THIS PARAGRAPH* My only thing about Iron Man’s reason for not wanting to fight anymore was, in a way, negated in this fight. There was still a lot of destruction being caused during the battle, even though there weren’t any people around. The destruction during any superhero fight has always bothered me, though.
Anything I wasn’t thrilled about in the movie was partially made better by the fact that I do like this version of Spider-Man/Peter Parker. Also, this Aunt May didn’t seem agonisingly worried about her nephew. Finally.
And Martin Freeman was in it (what little screen time he had). That was just a little icing on the cake for this fangirl.
We all know the real answer is disaster movies, so I figured I’d expand on something not-so-known. Though the only comics I was ever able to get my hands on when I was younger was Archie and Friends, I devoured any knowledge I could find about Spider-Man. I’m not really sure why I liked this hero so much over others when I hadn’t even read his (or any other super hero) comics.
I may not enjoy them all, and feel the sheer number that gets released more and more lessens my anticipation, but I’ve seen them all (the ones released this century). Good and bad, Marvel and DC, Tobey and Andrew.
Let’s keep in mind that this is about movies, not TV shows. The shows on the CW and Netflix don’t really pique my interest. I quit Arrow at the end of season three (and only started watching it because several people told me I had to), and the rest don’t even intrigue me. (Except Legends of Tomorrow, but I make myself enjoy watching it because of Arthur Darvill.)
But I digress.
While I may have only read a handful of Marvel comics, I have done a bit of reading about characters and storylines, and I’m so glad they’re making movies about them (and that they’re actually made with quality now).
Since X-Men: First Class and The Avengers is taken by another topic in this challenge, I’m going to choose Spider-Man 2 for today. Sorry, Tobey haters.
We all, in a way, want to be like Jason Bourne, don’t we? Heightened perception, resourceful, super smart, and the ability to defend ourselves as easily as Ryan Gosling attracts women.
Of course we’d want all that without the amnesia, putting forth the effort to train, and being constantly pursued by the government who only wants to see us dead. The guy just wants to be left alone and have a normal life, for pete’s sake!
Whether or not we actually want to be like him, we like Jason Bourne for who he is, and enjoy watching the action-packed moments of his life as he discovers who he is. And makes the government pay.
And of course, I’m absolutely looking forward to the release of the next Jason Bourne movie later this month!
Another one that won’t sway me with a debate. Yes, each movie has its pros and cons, but overall I think this is the best movie trilogy ever made.
I generally hate sequels — most of the time they’re a huge letdown. I always give them a chance, though, because you never know which ones are going to be an exception.
Back to the Future was meant to be a stand-alone movie; however, with the way it ended, fans demanded a sequel. I think they did a brilliant job of making it work, especially by giving it a feeling of completion at the end of part three.
Just for kicks and giggles, I’m going to leave this here:
I love movies. Unless you’re new here, you know this. I can read all day, but by evening I decide it’s time to watch a movie so I can relax before bedtime.
I keep going back to my post about the 30-Day Movie Challenge and decided I wanted to do it again. I made a new post using the same questions, and had as many different answers as I could, but I wanted something new.
Here’s a fresh list. Most of the topics are compiled from various other challenges while some are my own. It guarantees that I won’t have any options that don’t particularly apply to me, or are just too hard to decide.
I’m also going to do this a bit differently. I’ll leave the list of topics here, but will also do my best to make posts about the movies I watch to suit them. (Movies I’ve already written about will be linked.) I will link my choices to the topics here once they are posted.