Yes, these are dated films but films just the same worth mentioning that still manage to pull your…
…Focus – Will Smith. There is something you need to say about the smoothness and coolness Will Smith brings to any situation on the screen. Yet, I would love to still track down this soundtrack, I think it exudes the same personal Will Smith and Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) bring to the screen. This honestly is not one of the best movies Will Smith has ever starred in, but Will Smith being Will Smith, his name became the true reason any money was probably earned from this film. Adrian Martinez as Farhad well, is my favorite, it reminded me of a Bruce Willis in the Moonlighting television series for some reason, he is HYSTERICAL. The settings as well are a dream come true but again, these perks help make the movie better than below average, moments exist that are memorable, but the actors and actresses become the real draw overall.
Insurgent – Despite not having read this series yet (it’s on my LONG summer list!) – I love, LOVE – Shailene Woodley, and coming off of the film The Fault in Our Stars, at first it is hard to get used to her playing a dominant, barnstorming barrel to physical strength (after being an emotional center of strength from John Green’s novel-based film) but she is AWEsome and I love her. Add Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort (WHAT?! The Fault in Our Stars – TWO!? I am CONFUSED! LOL). Miles Teller is an awesome bad/good character as well. This was action packed – and the lovely Zoe Kravitz (Yes! Lenny’s DAUGHTER!) and Ashley Judd all make this star-studded but alongside a GREAT screenplay. It will leave you waiting for the next in the series, Allegiant.
San Andreas – Despite the stereotype of knowing The Rock is in a film and expecting a action thriller, alot of factors made this film a surprise to me. One- the recent disasters in the world brought the reality of the impact of such a tragedy into the realistic sphere. Two- the theme of family, supporting each other, similar to the themes stressed in The Fast and Furious made this very refreshing as an underlying emphasis. Three- the effects will have you jumping, amazing, and this is not even a horror film. Four – despite being in the right place at the right time so many times it is unrealistic, the scientific aspect as well as the awesomeness of a female heroine found in Alexandra Daddario, again, this film will surprise you in a great way.