100 Movie Challenge | August Update

It’s finally time for another update of my 100 movie challenge and honestly, I’ve been avoiding this one for a few months now. I’ve not been very well with this and unless I suddenly start watching 20 films a month, I’m not going to complete this by the end of the year. But that’s okay, today we’re here to talk about the things I’ve watched since my last update, which brings me up to a total of 19 films for the year.

Tenet

The last few movies I watched in my April update had been pretty bad, but this one certainly takes the cake. My boyfriend and I watched this together and spent most of the movie trying to talk through what was happening just so we could make sense of it. It’s been about a week since we watched it, and I still have no idea why half the things that happened were in the movie and what they were supposed to mean. I will say that I loved Robert Pattison and that after seeing this and The Batman, I just want to watch his entire filmography now.

The Lost City

This was honestly the exact movie I needed right at this point. It’s very light and easy to watch and after all these intense movies lately, it was just fun. The story is kind of ridiculous but it made me laugh a lot and filled that spot of fun, adventurous, romantic kind of movies for me for a while. I’m really glad I ended up watching this one.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I was so excited to see this. It was honestly one of my most anticipated films of the year, alongside the new Thor. And well, I hated basically every second of it. For me, this is the worst Marvel film I’ve ever seen. I’ve never been that fussed about Doctor Strange himself, but Wanda is my favourite character in the MCU and they completely ruined her. I felt like they did a complete disservice to all the growth that she made during WandaVision and I was genuinely devastated that this is the route they decided to take her character. I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a movie before, but I wish I hadn’t seen this.

A Nice Girl Like You

This was a sweet little romcom for some easy mid-week viewing. I love a good romcom, but I don’t foresee myself watching this one again. It was cute and fun and I love Lucy Hale but it just didn’t blow me away at all.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth & Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

I only realised a little bit into the first movie that I’d never actually seen it. I’m not even sure how, because I absolutely adore Brendan Fraser. Anyway, I watched these with Angel and loved them. I always forget how much I enjoy adventure movies like this, even though The Mummy is literally my favourite movie. They’re just so much fun. I did enjoy the first one more because BRENDAN FRASER, but the second was fun too.

Race to Witch Mountain

Then because we were already in the adventure (and The Rock?) headspace, Angel and I watched this. Again, it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. I feel like it was definitely set up for a sequel which means the ending kind of sucks, but it was worth the watch nonetheless.

Wreck-It Ralph

I didn’t watch anything for about a month when my partner and I decided to watch Wreck-It Ralph. We’ve been on a big animation thing lately, and this was one that he really enjoyed, but I’d never seen it. It’s a cute movie, and I did really enjoy it, but I don’t know that it’ll be one that I go back to.

National Treasure

We also decided to watch this one the other night, and honestly, I’ve forgotten most things about it already. It wasn’t as fun as I’d expected it to be, but it also wasn’t the worst thing I’ve seen. But again, I don’t imagine it’s one I’ll be coming back to though I’ll probably watch the rest of the series.

Time Is Up

Oh boy, this is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. The dialogue feels incredibly stunted, the acting is bad, and neither the screenplay nor the cinematography make any sense. I honestly have no idea what I’ve just watched, and it wasn’t even entertaining. The only redeeming factor was the soundtrack, which was kind of cool.

And that is it for today’s update. Have you got any recommendations for films you think I should pick up?


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