Crazy Rich Asians –
After a series of disappointing movies over the summer (with a few exceptions), I was pleasantly surprised when I went to see Crazy Rich Asians on the junior class trip. The cast was exceptional, and the script, although predictable at times, had just the right amount of everything. The solid character development throughout the movie allowed you to easily relate to the characters (or not), and you definitely don’t need any background knowledge on Asian culture to be able to enjoy every minute of this refreshing rom-com. For any romantic comedy fans out there, this movie won’t necessarily be something out of the box, but Crazy Rich Asians should definitely be one of your top choices if you’re looking for a cute love story to cry about with your friends. You won’t finish this movie without at least a few tears. – 5 stars!
Mission Impossible: Fallout –
I know what you’re thinking. Another Mission Impossible movie, really? How long are they going to drag this series? Or maybe you’re excited! Well, you should be. I would consider this movie to be the action movie of the summer, and my personal favorite of the Mission Impossible series. The suspense will keep you at the edge of your seat (that I fell off of at one point), and the action scenes almost had me screaming. The humor can be a little corny at times, but what action movie doesn’t have at least a little corny humor, am I right? Tom Cruise is hanging off helicopters as he always is, along with a few other near-death experiences, but that’s just a part of the adrenaline rush you’ll experience throughout this movie! If you’re more of a classic car chase type of person, the chases in this movie also had me at the edge of my seat. Besides the action, the cast did a phenomenal job and the storyline was very intriguing. I personally don’t think there was a single slow moment of the movie, and it was overall very enjoyable. – 5 stars!
The Nun –
Personally, I love the Conjuring series, so it was no surprise that I would go see The Nun. I’m pretty sure everyone had been curious about the character anyway, so it was exciting that they were making a movie providing some backstory. Unfortunately, this installment did not live up to my expectations. Compared to Anabelle: Creation from last year, this movie lacked creativity and suspense. While the last movie stressed me out the whole time because of its unpredictability, The Nun seemed like it wasn’t even part of the same franchise anymore. The most disappointing aspect of the movie was the overuse of jump scares in an attempt to make the movie scary instead of it building tension and actually being scary. Nonetheless, in my opinion, this movie wasn’t totally garbage, and it was at least bearable to watch besides the worn-out jump scare tactic. If you’re a fan of the previous movies in the franchise, you’ll most likely enjoy this one as well. However, if you’re looking for a genuinely good horror movie, The Nun might be a bit disappointing. – 3.5 stars!