Movie Of The Month | March 2018


I have recently turned in to quite the cinema-goer. At the start of the year I signed up to Odeon Limitless, meaning that I can go to the cinema whenever I want each month. I'll focus more on the subscription itself in another post, but for today I wanted to tell you all my first 'Movie of the Month'. I thought that sharing my favourite movie that I have seen each month with you guys would hopefully encourage anybody reading to a) go to see a great movie and b) have a great day out at the cinema.

I want to note that I am not au fait with film lingo, and I certainly don't know what makes a good movie in the expert's eyes. I just know what I like.

In March I watched the following movies:

Ladybird
Walk Like A Panther
The Greatest Showman (Again)
Game Night
Peter Rabbit
Blockers

It's been a great month for film, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the majority of movies I watched this month. I won't count The Greatest Showman in the running for my movie of the month, because I've seen it before and it's been out for such a long time now.

In terms of my least favourite movie this month, it has to be Walk Like A Panther. As a wrestling fan myself, I so wanted to love this movie. I wasn't sure what to expect going in to it, as there were some great actors in it, but it did let me down a little bit. I found myself getting pretty restless, and quite bored throughout. It felt like it dragged, which wasn't a good sign. I just felt like there were parts of the story that made no sense, parts of it that were left unfinished (not for any obvious reason either) and it was just a little dull. 

Peter Rabbit was everything you would expect it to be - an easy watch, fun, entertaining, funny (how could it not be, with James Corden playing Peter?) and happy-go-lucky (for the most part). If I was bored, would I go and see it again? Yes. Would I buy the DVD? Probably not, but I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at it if somebody asked me to watch it with them. It was great, but not my favourite this month.

I went in to Game Night with quite low expectations - I don't know why, but the trailer just didn't really sell it for me. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was brilliant! Had it come out in a different month, when there weren't so many great movies released, it may have topped the list. It was hilarious, engaging, surprising and incredibly unpredictable. I rate it so highly and would go and watch it again and definitely buy the DVD.

Ladybird was fantastic. It was an easy-to-watch, entertaining, relatable and interesting film. The acting was absolutely brilliant and I can really see why it was nominated across different categories in the Oscars. I felt that the ending was a little bit of an anti-climax, but I've been told by proper cinema lovers that it's the 'style' of movie. I don't know. It was a great watch and I'd encourage anybody to go and see it if you haven't already.

I feel like this is controversial, considering the high calibre of movies I saw this month, but my Movie of the Month was Blockers. It just kind of gave me everything that I need in a film - comedy that makes you laugh so hard it hurts, relatable teen crap & John Cena. It's a film that I could watch again and again, and one that I'd put on when I'm having a bad day. The acting was superb and John Cena was the star of the show. I absolutely loved it.


Have you watched any movies this month? What were your favourites?


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