Here are some extra short reviews / thoughts on some of the movies and TV shows I’ve seen recently:
Aladdin was entertaining, but it didn’t stand out in any way for me. I loved the visual aspect of it (cinematography, set design, costumes) and I thought the casting (and acting) was also great, I really enjoyed Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud’s performances. My only disappointment was the music: with the exception of one or two songs, I thought the others were pretty tame / lame / forgettable, and that’s sad for a Disney film.
Men In Black International – This one was a bit underwhelming for me. It looked great; the music was cool, and the two main actors, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, did a great job and had great chemistry. But it wasn’t as funny as I expected, and the storyline was pretty meah. You don’t need to see this in cinemas, catch it later on Netflix or something.
High Life was kinda weird. Robert Pattinson was great, the direction was superb and so was the cinematography. Juliette Binoche was a bit over the top and her character was crazy, and Mia Goth was WAY over the top and her character was insane. Overall, the story is too slow to make it an enjoyable movie. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, either. It’s an interesting movie.
I loved Cernobil. Besides the obvious story of the nuclear disaster, it’s also a sobering story of the Soviet Union and its corrupt, communist way of doing things. I loved the way they set up the story (current time and flashbacks) and I thought the scientific explanation behind the disaster was very well built and explained to the viewers. Overall, it was a great story, with fantastic performances (although I wasn’t a fan of certain Russian accents). Definitely watch it! “What is the true cost of lies?”