As you can see on my previous posts, I’ve watched a few movies. This is not important, to be honest, but I wanted to have a record of it. Why? Well, believe it or not, I rarely do social activities. However, since I became an anime fan since last year, I was curious about websites (other than Crunchyroll) and discovered a thing called Konnichiwa Festival, which is an organization that brings Japanese animation to Latin American theaters. I live just across the border Juarez/El Paso and I like Mexican theaters more than U.S. theaters (if you visit Mexico go to the movies once and you’ll see for yourself why), and that put a smile on my face. Even better when I realized that the movie they brought on February was Violet Evergarden. OH GOODNESS that made me feel excited! It surpassed all my expectations. There was also a date for Konosuba and Goblin Slayer, and got my tickets with no thought. Konosuba is fun as hell, it is one of my favorite comedy anime series. Goblin slayer, not so much, but I have nothing to do on Friday nights, so I got a ticket for that one too.
Not only that. I heard a lot of good things about the Oscar nominated movies. If I had had more time on my hands, I would have gone to every movie. Shame I am a poor mortal! I don’t complain, I had a really good time. I got my tickets for Jojo Rabbit and Parasite. One after the other, and I can’t describe how much I loved both. Thanks to these movies now I want to watch more. I wasn’t a movie person, to be honest. I rarely watch Netflix, and when I had, it was for a few series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, being my favorite. You might believe this or not, but just in February I watched more movies than I did in 2018 and 2019 together. Funny, isn’t?
Also, I forgot I went to Birds of Prey. I lowered all my expectations and I enjoyed it. Keep reading, I’ll do a quick summary below of the movies I watched on February.
I believe now, indeed, that changing your habits at least once in a while can help. It helped me enjoy my weekends a bit more. Fresh air, a new activity, and just walk around the mall while the movie begins. I liked it.
What did I watch? Well, it is time to summarize everything in order:
Parasite is the story of two families. The poor protagonist family and the rich. As the poor family take advantage of everything, one of its members gets the opportunity to work as an English teacher for the daughter of the rich family. Once he gets the job, the name of the movie makes more sense (assuming it hadn’t from the very beginning with the WiFi and fumigation).
If I could recommend a movie to watch once, or twice, doesn’t matter, it would be Parasite. I loved every second of it. I watched it twice, and something tells me I’m going to end up buying the blu-ray. Just can’t get enough of it.
The movie got what it deserved: the attention of the critics and four Oscar awards. Of course, a certain group of rifle lovers criticized that fact (I am glad their opinion vanished in the air).
Jojo Rabbit is a WWII movie. Just by mentioning the World War II, you might sigh and say something like “Oh Lord, here we go again–another movie about world War II.” and it is understandable. When I heard about Jojo Rabbit I had the same though, and I didn’t investigate further. Then one of my friends talked about its director and that it’s more like a parody than a WWII story. AND THEN, a trailer for the movie began as an ad of a random YouTube video and that’s when it got all my attention.
Imagine a kid whose imaginary friend is Hitler! It sounds ridiculous and good. The premise is simple: Jojo is our little protagonist. He is a Nazi fanboy that has decided to be a soldier and eventually meet Hitler. That is his biggest dream. The kid has no stomach to be a soldier, though. His innocence shines above all. Though the movie is labeled as a comedy, nothing could go all about laughs when we mention World War.
This is the first time I ever go to the movie theater to watch an anime movie. IT WAS WORTH! Actually, this was my favorite movie of the month. I’ve written a review already, for both the anime (available on Netflix) and the movie, so I won’t extend myself too much here. Feel free to read my reviews on movies/series by clicking here!
The only thing I have to say about it is that I loved it. If you watched the anime already. then just imagine a long episode divided into two stories that are related to each other. Don’t be ashamed to fall in love with the characters.
Honestly, I watched three more movies. Konosuba, another anime movie, which I loved but not as I loved the three movies I mentioned above; Goblin Slayer, another anime movie that it was just meh; and the ridiculous Birds of Prey, which I didn’t like it, but I didn’t hate it either, I dropped all of my expectations into a bottomless well and I enjoyed it thanks to that.
This is a scheduled post. I know it’s not a good thing to talk about February when March is almost over. But hey, I have plans to improve my content and interactions, and scheduling posts is giving me time to also work on my stories and novel!
Thank you so much for being here.