WATCHING: Charlotte at the Cinema #4

22 Jump Street
“After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.”

I wasn’t sure if 22 Jump Street would live up to the original and boy was I wrong. Funny as ever, Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill had me in stitches once again. The plot was pretty similar to the first movie – there was a serious lack of Johnny Depp – but it didn’t feel boring. Would definitely recommend watching it if you enjoyed the first! If not, then it’s maybe not your kind of thing either.
“A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.”

Maleficent is tipped to be one of this years biggest releases, but for me it was underwhelming. The plot wasn’t amazing, some of the acting was downright awful (the accents made me cringe like crazy) and it just didn’t feel like the usual Disney blockbuster. Angelina was the best thing about this movie for me, she really made me sympathetic towards the character and damn… those cheekbones!

The Fault In Our Stars
“Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.”

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this movie forever, and now I’ve finally seen it. I actually ended up going to one of the early screenings for Cineworld Unlimited card holders and I’m sooooooo glad I managed to persuade Paddy in to coming with me. Like every other teenage girl these days (or so it seems at least) I love John Green’s books but whilst TFIOS isn’t my favourite of his I can’t help but adore it.

Okay on to the film. I’m always sceptical when it comes to movie adaptations of books I love but this was just perfect, probably down to John Green’s heavy involvement with the production. It stays very true to the story and is just as emotional (if not more) than the book. I didn’t expect to like Ansel Elgort at all but he was so charming. I fell in love with Shailene after seeing her in Divergent but it was refreshing to see her play such a different character and she certainly did it well. I’m not sure if knowing what was going to happen made me cry even more than I would have done if I had been oblivious to the ending, but I did spend the last 45 minutes or so in constant tears. I’m surprised the rest of the audience could hear over my sobbing.

5/5 (yay!)

Have you seen anything recently that you would recommend? I’m on the hunt for new TV shows & movies!