Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

sw-the-last-jedi-tall-bDecember 2017   Ι   2h 32min   Ι   Rian Johnson

The awaited movie is finally here with a review that is one month too late. Busy life but it’s a new year and that means that I’m going to do the best I can to post at least once a week. You can do it Renate, the force is strong with you. Speaking of the force…

In The Last Jedi we continue following Rey’s journey with one of my favorite Jedi, Luke Skywalker. She soon realizes that her task might be harder than she thinks. Meanwhile the resistance are planning an attack on the dark side but become surprised by something that’s ought to be impossible.

Is it just me or does every Star Wars film become more Disney-ish? I don’t want to say childish because that’s not accurate but I just get a little vibe that it’s aimed more towards children. There is one particular scene I have in mind *be aware that spoilers might occur in this moment, you have been warned* where Rey and Kylo Ren fight the red people and it looked very Disney. I mean, it was supposed to be a fight scene but it looked more like they were dancing. Well, it was kind of brutal before that so I guess it adds up.

Despite what I just wrote, I have to say that I overall really enjoyed the movie. It was 2 and a half well spent hours of my life and I could spend them again. The humor was there, the force was there, the characters were lovely as ever (even the new ones, yes I’m talking about you Rose Tico). I honestly have to say that my love for BB-8 grows stronger and stronger every time I see him/her/it. I freaking love that robot. Oh and I also loved the bird creature, so cute!!

One thing that made me a tad sad was Luke Skywalker. It just didn’t feel like my Luke Skywalker if you know what I mean. Another thing I just have to mention is, and this means another spoiler so look away right now, Yoda. I mean, I love that lizard-lookalike-thing but I didn’t see the point of making him like he was in the first movies because he was already improved in the prequels. There’s probably a reasonable explanation why they made him look like that (maybe because that’s what he looked like when he died) but personally I would have liked to see him more evolved (technology wise). After all, I don’t love the first Star Wars movies because of their visual effects and beautiful transitions, but because of the well written characters and story.

I feel like I got a little bit carried away but I just have to end the review by saying that this was a funny, action-filled and dramatic movie, and I really enjoyed it. I’m definitely going to watch it again and I can’t wait for the Han Solo movie to come out next.

My rating: 7.8/10



Is 2018 The Best Movie Year So Far?

Where should I even start? Looking at the movies coming out 2018 I’m just speechless. So many good ones! I always make a list of every movie I want to watch at the cinema each year and this year I’ve added 30 movies. That is basically double the amount from last year. The chance that I’m going to have the time to watch all these movies are very slim but try I shall. Now I also have the wonderful MoviePass so I can basically watch one movie every single day for free (and then I pay $10/month), which is much more reasonable than having to spend $15 on just one movie in Sweden (because we don’t have this beautiful system).

Out of the 30 movies I added to my list, I decided to pick the 10 movies I’m most excited for. So without any further ado, here are my 10 most anticipated movies of 2018:

#1 Avengers: Infinity War


#2 Solo: A Star Wars Story


#3 Black Panther


#4 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


#5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


#6 Deadpool 2


#7 Maze Runner: The Death Cure


#8 Mary Poppins Returns


#9 Ant-Man and the Wasp


#10 Incredibles 2



What the Health (2017) Ι My First Documentary Review

617985582March 2017   Ι   1h 37min   Ι    Kip Andersen Keegan Kuhn

What, can you believe it? I’m doing my first documentary review!! I actually watched What the Health and Food Choices (2016) right after each other so I’m truly sorry if I accidentally mix anything up, because they were very similar and also equally as good.

What the Health is basically about the filmmaker Kip Andersen who do research about health issues and the things causing sicknesses and deaths. It’s truly an inspiring documentary about the food we eat and how that affects us but also the way the industry works and lurks us in just to make money.

I’ve never really been the documentary type. Watching documentaries has just not been very exciting for me, until now. They are so fascinating and you learn so much, it’s amazing. Is it now you guys tell me that you’ve known this for ages? I guess I just never realized how little I actually know and that this movie, that’s not more than 1h & 40min, can give me so much information and make me understand things I’ve never understood before.

Kip Andersen really goes into the impact meat has on us and how it can cause numerous diseases and I found it to be really fascinating. I feel like Kip himself was very dedicated to the subject and did whatever he could to find the truth. What I also love about documentaries is that they do their best to provide the truth that might be hidden in today’s society and I’ve learned much more about meat/proteins and the things it does to my body.

One thing I really liked with the film as well was the fact that the experts talked about both advantages and disadvantages, and had facts and statistics. We can always be more source critical but I think What the Health had very trustworthy statements. I definitely recommend you to watch this documentary because it might change your life, or you can just do it for the knowledge. I just highly recommend you to watch it.

My rating: 8/10