Movies

Power Rangers (Hulu)

I am torn. The first half of Power Rangers is terrible and they spend a ridiculous amount of time and lead up on back story that falls very flat. The second half, however, is aces!

The problem is definitely that I am an OG Power Rangers kid. The first half felt extremely labored because there was a lot of explanation with not enough fan service. They definitely tried but they didn’t put in quite enough “aye yi yi” for my taste.

The second half contains the meat, the battles, the fun stuff, the heartwarming corn.

I think this movie is probably fantastic for children who have not been exposed to the Power Rangers universe. I can see how this movie would illicit the same feelings of excitement for these heroes that the original series did for me.

At the end of the movie I had a huge smile on my face, so it’s 100% worth watching. I’d be lying if I said the Go Go Power Rangers song didn’t make my heart happy.

Additionally, Elizabeth Banks is a baller and I want to be her best friend.

Knock Knock (Hulu)

Knock Knock was weird as heck and really bad to boot.

Keanu Reeves, no matter what you think of him as an actor in general, was quite terrible in this role. He got to where he is fame-wise from choosing roles for himself much better than this I think.

The “moral” of this movie is insane. Cheating on someone sucks if you’re monogamous but that’s between you and your partner and no one else’s damn business. Additionally, am I taking crazy pills or is murder the more morally corrupt crime by a long shot? And rape?

I can’t even with this movie. Whatever clever thing it was trying to do failed horribly and it’s just awful. I only finished it because I have had some wine and I’m going to cleanse my pallet with Power Rangers.

My only possible positive from this movie is that I’d like to see the two crazy girls in some horror b-movies. They seem like they’d be fun in those types of roles. I’ll look them up on IMDB to see if it’s already the case.

Ingrid Goes West (Hulu)

Yup! I’m blogging again! I feel like I am in a place where I have enough spoons to write again and blogging is such a stupid easy outlet.

Ingrid Goes West was great! I was so excited to see it on Hulu’s movie list because I’ve been watching for it here and there since it’s limited release in theaters. I am a huge Aubrey Plaza fan so my love of this movie and everything she does should probably be taken with a grain of salt but it was a really fun dark humor flick.

I am also a sucker for a movie where the protagonist learns absolutely nothing in the end so this one was definitely made for people like me who have a “we’re all screwed might as well laugh on the ride down” kind of view on life.

Don’t watch it if you complain about people taking selfies and use the time instead to try to get over yourself.