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Aladdin and More: Movie Reviews

Welcome to my monthly movie feature! I am a big movie fan and I have a monthly cinema card. This means I can visit my local cinema as many times a month as time will allow, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on the films which I have watched each month. However, this is just my opinion!


BooksmartThis is a comedy about two best friends in their last year of high school. There are underlying themes of friendship, expectations and growing up.

The film is certificate 15 and is not for those who are easily offended. There is a large amount of swearing and references to sex and drugs throughout.

I was not overly keen on this film, to be honest, although the last 30 minutes did improve and there were some quite funny moments. 








AladdinAladdin is the latest of the Disney live-action remakes to hit the cinema. I was really looking forward to this as Aladdin is my second favourite Disney animation. As a bonus, I am also a big Will Smith fan who plays the genie in this movie.

I had been very worried as I had heard that Will Smith has been slated in the press for his role, but I can not disagree with the critics more! This was absolutely brilliant! In fact, it was so amazing I actually saw it twice! 

The effects were fantastic and along with the original songs from the animation, there are also a couple of extra songs which are really good. There is also a bit of rap added into one of the original songs which gave it a real modern flavour. I cannot recommend this more, especially if you are a fan of the original or a Disney fan like myself!

Popcorn, five stars









Men in Black: International

Men In Black InternationalMIB: International is the fourth in the sci-fi franchise. The first was released in 1997, the second 2002 and the third 2012. All three of these movies starred Wil Smith and were set in the US departments of the Men in Black.

This new film focusses on the London department and has a new cast of agents with Chris Hemsworth taking on the main male role.

I was very excited when I heard about this movie as I was a big fan of the earlier films. The film was ok but unfortunately for me, it didn’t live up to the earlier films. It is still worth a watch as it was not terrible and there were some funny moments but it was not one of my favourites. 




So I managed to watch three different movies this month and visited the cinema four times as I watched Aladdin twice. I am happy that I have slightly improved from the last few months especially as my membership fee has gone up an extra 50p a month. Did you watch any films at the cinema this month? As always I would love to hear from you.

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  1. says:
    I always hesitate before going to a remake or upgrade of an old favorite movie. All too often I am disappointed. I enjoyed your reviews and it gives me more info on deciding on films to watch. Thanks! #MMBC
  2. says:
    I still need to see Aladdin. I think we'll be off to see it soon. It sounds like a great film remake. #MMBC

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