My Top 10 Favourite Movies and Why: Part 1 (10 & 9)

My Top 10 Favourite movies and why:


10 – The Great Gatsby (2013):

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The Great Gatsby

Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, a would-be writer and narrator of this story, moves in next-door to newly found millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton). Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and — as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits — pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy. (adapted from synopsis on Google).


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 49%

Metacritic: 3/5

Bechdel Test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.4/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

The Great Gatsby is one of my go to movies when with my sister and mother. The Baz Luhrmann interpretation of the classic novel has always been a favourite of ours, not only from his Australian heritage, but his original ideas on a modern modernism. Not to mention the soundtrack is one of my favourites from a stand alone movie.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of the classic novel but also to those who aren’t always the biggest fans of reading. My sister loves this movie solely for the colours, architecture and music. The film itself definitely differs from the novel and many see the 70s version as a better interpretation but the Luhrmann film has always been a favourite of mine from all the other filmmaking factors and components as well as the story.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing the film is that audience response to the movie was a vast variation to the critics. Everyone has their opinion on this movie so it would be an intelligent idea to see the film with a diplomatic mindset.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!


9 – Captain America: The First Avenger (2011):

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Captain America: The First Avenger

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America’s armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America. Joining forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organisation. (adapted from synopsis on Google).


Ratings:

IMDB: 6.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

Metacritic: 66%

Bechdel Test: No Pass

notacatblog: 7.2/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Captain America, although heavily debated, is my favourite stand-alone movie of Phase 1 of the MCU. It took such a different turn from the original Iron Man movies and I became quickly obsessed when I watched it at about 10 years old. Although not particularly an artist movie, it is definitely one of my go to superhero movies.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who are fans of the MCU or any superhero movies and I believe even people who aren’t much for superhero movies would enjoy the film as it definitely isn’t your typical MCU film.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing this film is that it definitely has Easter Eggs from the other MCU films so it’s definitely a good idea to watch this film to understand Captain America’s background story in comparison to the other films he features in.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!


Part 2 next week!

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