Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

4107552November 2017   Ι   1h 40min   Ι   Sean Anders


Guess who’s back, it’s Buddy the Elf! Well, with a little less green, and not as Santa’s elf. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is back again with a Christmas special. In Daddy’s Home 2 we get to meet Brad and Dusty’s fathers and just like these two dads, they are the complete opposite. Brad and Dusty have to work hard to keep the peace they’ve managed to hold but will their fathers be naughty or nice?

Daddy’s Home was a hilarious movie and I really enjoyed it. So I had pretty high expectations for this movie, especially since I’m obsessed with Christmas as well. Unfortunately I have to say that Daddy’s Home 2 didn’t impress me very much. It almost felt like they tried to hard which made it less funny. I believe that the amount of extra characters also made it a little crowded and messy.

Although, I did find some scenes to be hilarious and very uplifting which was really nice. I also adore Will Ferrell and to me that’s a big bonus as well. I probably wouldn’t say this was his best performance but I would definitely say that he did a good job. The movie also had some mini twists and I really enjoyed that. These types of movies can very often be quite predictable so it’s fun to be surprised from time to time.

Overall I can’t say I have many opinions regarding this movie. It was neither bad nor good, just totally okay. They tried and that’s always something. Although, now I want a really funny and good Christmas movie for December 2018, preferably with Will Ferrell.

My rating: 5.5/10

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HELLO 13TH DOCTOR Ι TWICE UPON A TIME REVIEW

p05nrwnrDecember 2017   Ι   Season 11   Ι   Episode 00   Ι   Rachel Talalay


In this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special we get to follow the 12th Doctor and the 1st Doctor on their adventure through the galaxy. Joined by the Captain and Bill, they all find themselves standing face to face with some rather see through aliens. 

If you didn’t know, I kind of live for Doctor Who and I believe it was a little more than a year ago that I decided to go back to 1963 (not literally unfortunately, haven’t mastered time travel yet),  and watch all the 26 seasons and the movie to get the full Doctor Who experience. It took me a really long time, but oh was it worth it. So you can imagine how happy I was to hear that they were bringing back the 1st Doctor for this years Christmas episode, even though I knew it wouldn’t be my 1st Doctor (since William Hartnell is no longer with us). As one who has experienced quite a lot of the 1st Doctor, I am a little disappointed over how he was portrayed because I didn’t really feel like it was the 1st Doctor. I do however think it was a great attempt and a brilliant idea.

So getting into the whole plot I have to say that I’m a tad disappointed. I want more Christmas!! The Doctor Who Christmas specials I’ve enjoyed the most have been the ones that reminded me of Christmas. I can not say this one did. To this day I have to say that A Christmas Carol with Matt Smith is my absolute favorite Christmas special because that one felt like Christmas.

To my surprise, I found the Captain to be a very fascinating character and even if he might have had a smaller role, he put much to the story. Seeing Bill again was also very pleasant, even if her purpose might have been a tad vague. The aliens were also quite a question mark for me and I had a hard time seeing their purpose and/or threat as well.

The whole episode itself was very intriguing and emotional. I feel like we had characters being emotional from all sides and I really enjoyed that because it felt like this episode needed to be more emotional  due to Peter Capaldi’s goodbye. The last scene with him was also marvelous and they really managed to write the grand speech for the 12th Doctor. They captured one of the Doctors great qualities, which is delivering an amazing speech.

I am really looking forward to seeing the 13th Doctor now and I think she is going to do a brilliant job. Jodie Whittaker, take us by storm.

My rating: 7/10

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24 Days of Christmas – #24 Merry Christmas

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This is not really a special post, I just wanted to wish you all a merry christmas! Today, December 24th, it’s CHRISTMAS in Sweden which means that I will celebrate it today. I really do hope you will have a magical christmas whenever you celebrate it. If you don’t celebrate christmas I hope you still have a great day!

It has been really fun to have blogmas and I do hope you have enjoyed it. Thank you so much if you read, comment or like my posts, it means so much to me and I’m just so grateful. You are amazing! 

From one movie nerd to another, Merry Christmas!

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