This would be a 2-week update after being on the road for more than 10 days. I watched a lot of movies so this time around, I’ll skip the bad ones and just talk briefly about the better ones.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Finally managed to catch this movie and I really liked this. It’s rare to find a movie that is funny, yet uplifting at the same time. Ben Stiller did a great job with this adaptation. If you’re stuck in a bad rut in life (I’ve been there), or just looking for something to elevate your spirits, then this movie is perfect for you. It has a great soundtrack too.
The Great Hypnotist (催眠大师) – I liked this for how well it was written and despite some plot holes, it was a thoroughly enjoyable piece. Like a mystery novel, director Leste Chen takes the audience through the meandering narrative and mixes reality with flashbacks and dream sequences. The result is an engaging movie that will leave you guessing until the end. The big reveal at the end of the movie is worth waiting for.
The Lego Movie – I must admit that I was surprised at how enjoyable this is. It worked really well because it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s ridiculously fun and even adults will enjoy this and ultimately, like the toys itself, this movie is an ode to creativity in every one of us. It’s a throwback to what was so iconic in our childhood. Watch this.