Blogmas 2017 Day 22: Now Showing… Paddington 2 and The Last Jedi Film Review!

Hello hello hello, and welcome back to day 22 of Blogmas! Can you believe that we are already 22 days into December? I definitely can’t, it’s going far too fast!
Anyway, if you follow me on twitter you may know that I have spent a lot of time at the cinema recently. On Wednesday this week I went to see Paddington 2, and last night I went to see The Last Jedi. I did originally have a different post planned for tonight, but I have a lot to say about both films, so I thought why not share it? And I always feel like Film reviews are going back to my roots, which is something that I love to do every now and then! Anyway, I’ll stop rambling now, here goes…
Paddington 2
Have I ever told you how much I love Paddington? I never really had a soft spot for the books or teddies etc growing up, but when the first film came out I decided to give it a go and I LOVED IT. So yeah, I went in to this Film with very high expectations.
I’ve got to be honest, this film wasn’t perfect. There were things lacking that the first film had, but I still enjoyed it nevertheless. I love how the Paddington films get it right in terms of family friendly, with something for everyone to have a giggle at!
The cast is pretty much the same as the first film, with a few new faces added. This worked just as well as the first, so very good indeed! The story line was also very good, it was just the little puns that I found to be lacking in this particular instalment. These were my favourite parts of the first film, so the lack of puns did let me down a little.
But, I still loved it and I loved following Paddington on another adventure. If I’m completely honest, I even had a little cry at the end. I won’t spoil it for you, but I was sobbing my little heart out when the cinema lights came on!
For me, this film gets 4 1/2 stars. Not perfect, but a bloody good film nonetheless.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I’ve got to be honest, I have seen A LOT of bad reviews for this film. So much so that I was a little worried about watching it. Zack’s a big Star Wars fan, and I really enjoy the films too, so to hear that a lot of people were let down was a little worrying.
However, I genuinely loved it. Easily my favourite of the newest films released. For me, I liked that there was a real story, and that it wasn’t just about the fight scenes.
Rey’s acting skills still aren’t great, but hey, she did a lot better in this film, so credit to her. And the rest of the cast still worked really well, with the addition of the lovely Rose who I am in awe of.
There was just something right about this film for me. It all made sense, and it made me happy and sad all at the same time. I also happened to absolutely love the ending. It was the perfect ending for me, and I really really enjoyed it.
So yeah, I think some of the criticism is misplaced. I don’t understand why people are so angry, but in my opinion, it’s a great film! The story line went in a completely different direction to the predictions I’ve read, but it made sense and worked really well! I don’t want to spoil the ending, but it did raise quite a few questions, and I already cannot wait for them to be answered in the next one.
I’m just gonna go ahead and give this one 5 stars because I loved it.
So there we have it! Have you seen either of these films? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
H x

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