A Little Something Different | Blogmas Day 8

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Hey Guys,

I thought today I would do something I haven’t done in quite some time and something quite frankly I have missed.

I will be doing a review on a movie I recently saw at the Cinema, Paddington.

Carry on reading to find out what I thought of it.


If you read my review last year on the first installment of Paddington, the movie based on the lovely, marmalade eating bear, you will know that it was my favourite movie of 2014 and with good reason.

So when I heard that Paddington was returning to our screens this year, I practically jumped at the chance to see it. I remember running downstairs to show my parents, also fans of the movie, the brand new trailer which had not long been released at the time.

It looked amazing. Obviously this is what I was expecting, and when I heard others raving about it, my excitement levels jumped through the roof.

Now on to the movie itself.

Paddington 2 basically carries on from where we left off previously. He is now living with the Browns on a permanent basis and is growing quite the relationship with the neighbors around him.

When he realises he doesn’t have the money to purchase the perfect gift for his aunt on her birthday, he tries to do all he can to earn it, but when the gift he wants gets taken, Paddington is the one who gets taken into custody, despite being completely innocent.


This movie includes a lot of new faces as well as those familiar ones we fell in love with the first time round, making for a fun roller coaster ride of a journey.

Just like with the first movie, the jokes came in thick and fast with a very interesting and family friendly humor throughout, making it enjoyable for all and not just the kids.

However, unlike the first, this movie emphasised more on the heartfelt moments shared between the characters as opposed to the full on belly laughs we had to face the first time round. It was a totally different experience to say the least.


The dynamic between characters was just amazing and really was enough to make you smile.

In particular, I loved seeing how Paddington interacted with the Brown’s and Mrs Bird in their family environment as well as with his fellow prison inmates. Although different in their own right, helped to make the movie what it was.

I will say though, although I loved this movie, I don’t think it could match the original, but as a sequel truly delivered and an unmissable film for sure.

A must watch for all!

Happy Blogmas,

Chloe Lauren x


Wonder Woman Movie Review


At the start of this week, a friend and I decided to be a little spontaneous, and go and watch the movie that has had everyone raving. I am of course talking about Wonder Woman. I have never really been the biggest DC fan, so my mind was filled with uncertainty as well as excitement, due to not knowing how it was going to turn out. Thankfully, it was so much better than I could have imagined, and will in my opinion, definitely put DC back on the map, especially for me.


I think what stood out to me, was that however much strength our main character, Diana, aka Wonder Woman had, not only physically but also mentally, there were moments where she was not afraid to show people a more vulnerable side.

I loved that initial innocence, and that throughout you see a true journey that is being taken. It was that same child like innocence that really made the character, and added some of the most humorous moments in the movie. I do think though there was something so special about watching someone in this position grow within a world which is completely new to them.

Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman, did a truly amazing job portraying such a strong character and after seeing her in two of The Fast and Furious movies, I was more than glad to see her excel in this, and push the boundaries of the DC world. You go girl!


Another commendable performance has to be Chris Pine’s portrayal of every girls dream, the Captain, Steve Trevor.

Pine plays a spy for the British army, who has uncovered vital information for use back home, but gets caught up with Diana, when his plane crashes in her home land. Together they join forces and return to the war with one objective, a kill and destroy mission for the greater good.

It was very refreshing to see a male playing the role of the sidekick. The fact that he didn’t overshadow or belittle her, but rather encouraged her, was an amazing change. Throughout you also see how, just like Diana, Trevor is also on a journey, one of self discovery and love. This becomes more apparent as the movie progresses, especially towards the end, when his feelings cause him to make an important which changes the tone of the entire movie, adding depth to both the character and the movie.

It was also interesting to see how the two interacted and how the dynamic was different to most movies similar to this.


Finally, onto the make or break moments, the times that define the true superhero movies from the imposters, the fight scenes.

Yes, there were the usual cliche moments that you see all of the time, and parts that were overly predictable, but they were quite subtle compared to what is usually seen.

Some of the shots used were absolutely incredible, but did remind me of other movies. For example, the final few scenes, reminded me a little of the end of Fast and Furious 6, which incidentally also featured Gal Gadot. It was like deja vu. I wonder if she felt the same about that scene?

These scenes all came with one specific message, fighting for what you believe is right. This could have gone over the border of ridiculous, corny and going horribly wrong, but had the exact opposite effect. It was seriously powerful and really resonated with me, as well as my friend.

The way it was directed and produced, came across well and was visually astounding. Everything seemed to just flow and work together so well. Even the resolution at the end was done perfectly. I couldn’t fault it.

If it’s the action you want, it is action you will get. Watch out Marvel, DC are coming for you!

Chloe Lauren x

Are You More DC or Marvel?

Angry Birds The Movie | Movie Review


So I finally got around to watching this movie after being told it was ‘laugh out loud’ funny by several people who urged me to see it.

Hmm. How do I put this nicely?

It was funny, to a certain degree, but it definitely wasn’t roll on the floor, dying of laughter funny like I thought it was going to be. I think I laughed a couple of times, and that was mainly at the jokes that only adults would understand, including a sneaky reference to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (cheeky), as well as certain parts of dialogue between the characters, mainly from the character Chuck with whoever he is speaking with. Apart from that, not really!

To be honest, I think after watching Paddington last year, the bar for family comedies, was raised pretty high, because that was hilarious (if you haven’t see it, you have to!).


I have never played the game. I was never really interested. I know, how dare I not join in with this world wide phenomenon. However, I know what it involves so I wasn’t particularly expecting much from it in terms of plot, but it ended up having an interesting and somewhat decent concept.

Angry birds go to anger management classes. See? Interesting as well as slightly humorous!

I really liked how they mentioned why the character Red is as angry as he is, by touching on the subject of bullying when he was younger. I still felt as though it could have had more to it than just one mini flashback.


The pigs were seriously annoying, and I don’t know what it is about them, but I found them rather creepy, even when I found out the voice of Leonard, the King of the Pigs, was Bill Hader. I guess that was the idea though. If so, then clearly they succeeded there.

When the idea from the game was finally introduced towards the end, during the battle between the Birds, and Pigs, I think it gave the movie that something extra, which makes people feel part of the story line, because of the familiarity. Not for me though. Also, it allows for the main characters to be seen in a totally different light, and finally get the acceptance they never knew they wanted. Obvious and predictable, but still makes you smile.


Oh and for any YouTube fans out there, these two minor but lovable characters are voiced by Ian Hecox, and Anthony Padilla from the popular YouTube channel, Smosh! I literally just found that out. Awesome right?

Chloe Lauren x

You Are Never Too Old To Start Again


The Intern sees Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a 70 year old who lives alone after unfortunately losing his wife, finds a new lease in life when he takes a position as a senior intern at an online clothes company run by the constantly busy Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).

This movie may not be the best piece of cinematography you will see this year, or perhaps ever, but it will definitely send you off feeling good because of its heartwarming nature and the themes it deals with throughout.


One thing I loved about this movie was how there is such an unexpected but yet so special friendship that forms between Jules and Ben throughout. However, at first she seems reluctant to get to know him, but their relationship soon evolves to the point that he becomes a trusted confidant, as well as a sort of father figure to her, which is something she needs. From the beginning you see she needs someone to keep her grounded and to be honest with her, especially when there happens to be a problem that could effect her work and home life.


Something you are likely to take away from this movie, is that you may get older physically, but it doesn’t mean you have to feel your age, and conform to what is expected of you. Age is just a number, and doesn’t mean your worth is gone, but probably the complete opposite, as by that age, you have seen a lot and been through so much, making it more likely that you become an asset and someone to look up to. Experiences are everything, especially in this day and age.


I have to say there were a few things I didn’t quite understand about this, mainly to do with Jules and her husband. From first glance it seems like the perfect home life, but as the movie goes on, their secrets are unveiled and you see how her husband breaks her heart, but yet she thinks what he is doing is something to forgive him for. I wouldn’t! Some of their moments together, just seriously made me cringe, and I seriously did not get it. At all!

Ok, at first I was expecting this to be a film that I was going to seriously end up hating, and although it wasn’t the best movie I have seen in a while, it actually didn’t end up being as bad as I thought. That taught me not to judge!

Chloe Lauren x

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