So Frozen has been amazing and everyone probably knows all the words to most of the songs already (even my dad is singing it at home). But I totally agree with the box office and that Frozen is an amazing Disney movie. After Mulan, Pocahontas, Tangled, Coraline, Etc, this is another animated film with a strong female protagonist. Amazing.
Frozen is smart in it's hidden messages and the graphics and effects are just like... wow. 'Wow' because of how amazing this movie is and it's now one of my favourites.
What elsa can I say?... did you get that pun? Haha, anyways, thank you Disney for producing yet another fantabulous film for all ages and to keep doing it.
There's a TFIOS thunderclap throughout the world in honour of the book's release. So here it is and if you love John Green's 'The Fault In Our Stars' then reblog this and share it with the world. Remember the messages that John has given us and remember to cherish your time on the earth.
“Through times of joy or pain, don't be afraid to love big. Love full. Love remarkably. Love like #TheFaultInOurStars.
I have to say... Tangled was the first every Disney movie that I actually loved. Rapunzel is seen to be strong and feminine which I like because in the previous princess movies, the princess is seen to be weak and helpless and always waiting for the prince charming. But here, we witness the unravelling of something great.
Flynn Rider is oh-so charming and is quite a cocky character but is sensitive inside. The frying pan scenes were bloody hilarious actually and his duel with Maximus on the clifftop was funny and exhilarating.
I love the songs and the glowing hair and the little green chameleon. I love how the evil stole Rapunzel at first and how Flynn was a thief who just needed some love.
Overall, Tangled is one of my favourite animated movies and I give thanks to the director and the voices of the character!
Now You See Me
I honestly didn't expect how great this film is. I believe that everyone should see it because it's not just about magic, it's about everything in between. This movie brought me back to my childhood just thinking about magic and hand tricks but Now You See Me is much more than that.
The illusions are more extreme and leave my jaw on the floor after a death-defying trick. I love the actors and actresses starring in the movie because they just fit the role so perfectly and at some scenes I was tearing up and laughing at the same time.
I recommend this movie to anyone who love a bit of mystery and action.
This is by far one of my favourite movies,
The Kill Order (Prequel to The Maze Runner)
I was really excited to read this because I'd seen The Maze Runner break out into the film industry with Dylan O'Brien as the protagonist. I added the series to my to-read list without even thinking and a bunch of my friends actually got their hands on my list and bought the entire series for my birthday. I began reading the prequel almost immediately and I was quite exhilarated.
The Kill Order is from third point-of-view which was kind of confusing since I've only ever read books that have been written in first-person. Besides that point, the book is full of action and mystery which I really love and some romance still lingers between some characters.
I love the character of Mark because I can easily relate to him in the sense that I'd react how he'd react. Sometimes I freak out and I don't know what to do and sometimes I act with the snap of someone's fingers which I think is crazy.
There was only one thing that disappointed me and that was the the book left me with so many unanswered questions. At the end and when I closed the book, I just sat there thinking about all the questions I have left about Alec and Trina and the PFC. And Deedee. I mean why is she immune? And the people in control of 'the kill order', crap!
... so many unanswered questions rattling inside my brain.
Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief
The Percy Jackson movie was released a couple of years ago but I only got around to watching it late last year. Even though the movie is based on Greek Mythology and the Greek Gods, it is highly entertaining because it's modernized and it gives the audience a feeling of awe and wonder. The places where Percy (son of Poseidon), Annabeth (daughter of Athena) and Grover (a satyr) go are hidden is places no body would every expect.
But those places are so ordinary like a florist and a casino which bring another wow factor. While I was watching the movie, I thought to myself: "Wow, magic can be anywhere". Like The Hunger Games and Divergent, Percy Jackson makes me feel powerful and it's just that you have to accept yourself and accept what your situation is.
I love the term 'demi-gods' and the whole kadandra about the lightning bolt. Percy, Annabeth and Grover travel to dangerous and mysterious places that have been modenized for the younger viewers and the sets and scenes are so realistic.
Percy is one of our generations heroes and his story will be told to my children through me in the future. I can't wait to read the books... again and for the coming movies to be announced and released.
One of my beautiful friends Emily actually kind of forced me into reading this series since she's absolutely crazy about The Hunger Games. By the end of Catching Fire I was dumbfounded at the last couple of paragraphs and I couldn't wait to get my hands onto Mockingjay. Now let me tell you, there was a lot of tears and a lot of screaming.
Since Katniss made it she's still weary of what is going on around her and she knows that she was the spark of a new rebellion since The Hunger Games. I give a big round of applause to Suzanne because this book is so heartfelt and so touching with so many twists and turns and shocking situations. I couldn't help but think to myself that sometimes my life is like this... not the bombing and violence but sometimes I feel what Katniss feels, loneliness, hope, etc.
I think the author could have added Johanna into a couple more scenes because she is such a strong character and without her, Katniss wouldn't have been here today. Finnick and Annie are just so damn perfect and then a sledgehammer was thrown and a much-loved protagonist dies. Why? Why?
The ending is so beauiful and I couldn't help but shed a tear, I actually cried for a good two hours after I finished Mockingjay. I recommend The Hunger Games series to anyone who loves Divergent, The Maze Runner, Vampire Academy, Evertruth.
Keep reading and stay happy everyone!
This book is such an amazing and thrilling sequel to an already amazing Hunger Games. I was so upset when Katniss was put back into the arena along with Peeta. I mean, I sincerely felt sorry for her and Peeta since they have already been through so much in the first Games and now they have to survive the next. I really loved this book though. The tragedies, heartbreak and mind-blowing experiences just wouldn't let me put the book down - it was like I was handcuffed to the cover of the book.
There, Katniss and Peeta meet Finnick, Johanna, Mags and the other fierce tributes. Finnick originally cracked me up in laughter since he was so flirty and chatty and Johanna made me feel so strong as she was so strong herself with her axe. Mags was just a beautiful old lady who volunteered for Finnick's love so she wouldn't die. Honestly, these characters all have spectacular back stories.
Catching Fire was the first book to ever make me cry. And I cried when one of my favourite tributes sacrificed her life for the others. And sad as it seems (or you may be amused) I still try to refrain from crying today - 3 months on from when I finished the book - when thinking about her.
It amazes me how much Suzanne Collins has put so much effort and description into the book because I just couldn't stop. I will always remember this book, even until my last hour.
The Hunger Games
I actually saw the movie before reading the book. My mum actually band me from reading or watching The Hunger Games but being the rebellious bitch I am, I read and watched it anyways. I thought the movie was amazing with all the costumes and personalities.
The book I was quite disappointed about and please don't judge but I actually like the movie more than the book. Please don't judge. I think it's because I saw the movie first. Anyways, the way Suzanne describes the physicalities of the tributes Katniss is up against is really raw and truthful as I saw in the movie. I loved how Katniss is so rebellious and she never listens to what others say but she acts on instinct and her gut feeling.
Katniss is witty and is well-trained with a bow and arrows. She out-smarts the other tributes with ease on numerous occasions and never backs down from a fight. Katniss is one of our generation's heroes alongside so many others. Katniss teaches everyone so many lessons about justice and bravery and the ability to conform to the RIGHT crowd. Even though she's a fictional character from Suzanne's imagination, her love life is much out of balance, changing from Gale to Peeta.
All characters from The Hunger Games have back stories that are not mentioned or explained but judging by their personalities, they all have lessons to teach us. Take Cato for example: fit, good-looking, strong, fierce & a big threat. Cato died not because Katniss just killed him, he was smart to have held Peeta in a choking postion. But his wits took him down and his head was too in the clouds and fantasizing about winning that he eventually fell.
You can also tell that Haymitch Abernathy is a little tipsy at times but it's all for a reason.
I love The Hunger Games and the way Suzanne Collins has written it.
Insurgent is the sequel to Roth's Divergent and I have to say I didn't like it. I mean, I like it, but I didn't like it if you know what I mean. If you don't, I'll explain.
I'll tell you what I like:
1. It was an absolute page-turner and the events in the books really grasped my attention. Not that I promote violent in the community but I liked the violence that took place within the book's pages. Yes, there were protagonists that did fall one way or another but it was all for a reasonable cause.
2. The characters we met in Divergent were further explored and we got to know Uriah, Marlene, Lynn, etc. way more than what we read in the first book.
3. Some of the characters that were factionless are back for a number of reasons and they all form a society within it's own.
4. The attack simulations were unexpected.
5. Lastly, the events rolled smoothly without any 90 degree turns and shift (excluded deaths, etc.)
Now what I didn't like:
1. Tris and Four's relationship was all over the place and you never know when they're going to stop and just talk, there's a lot of violence that I did like but there were some scenes that were pointless.
2. A main character shoots a vital character. I mean, I was screaming to my friends about how much I wanted to shake some sense into the women who shot the other.
3. Tris annoyed me with her suicidal tendencies.
4. Some scenes were somewhat, pointless and some were over exaggerated.
5. The relationship between the Amity leader and Marcus Eaton was never explained. At the beginning they were chatting and Octavia leaned up to kiss Marcus on the cheek, but there connection was never explained.
Overall, I feel that Divergent had more stability and control. But I love them both and I can't wait to read Allegiant.
I have recently finished Divergent which my friends were practically forcing me to read. And I'm so grateful for their efforts because I could not put the book down. Divergent is nothing like The Hunger Games - I admit I thought these two books were of the same plot, believe me, they're not. I think the districts and factions were the cause of that.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed Divergent and couldn't put the book down. The pages seemed to be flicked past way too fast but I couldn't help that. It was thrilling and adventurous from the eyes of Tris. I could also really relate to Tris's story and how she left her family behind because of her secret.
Tobias's story was very touching in the sense that he's so vulnerable under all the muscle and skill. Then the love story begins with hints of tension in the air.
I believe Veronica Roth has done a fantastic job with Divergent and I can't wait to see the movie. The movie was released about two months ago but I want to read the whole series before I see the Divergent movie.