Looking for something to watch tonight? Time is precious and you don't want to spend time searching for a movie to only be disappointed with it in the end. So that's why I've brought you two movies for tonight. The movies I review here give you an idea of what's good to watch any time you want to quickly get a movie and start watching it. This week I'm giving you two movies that are totally worthy of your time.
The first movie... In the Heart of the Sea.
I was a little skeptical of watching this movie. I thought it was going to be just another version of the overdone Moby Dick story. Once I started watching it, I realized that it wasn't going to be just another Moby Dick. It was entertaining and made me want to brush up on my knowledge of the actual Moby Dick story. In the Heart of the Sea takes place in 1820 and focuses on the sinking of an American Whaling ship named the Essex. It's the event that inspired the story for Moby Dick. As the viewer we get to see Herman Melville the author hear the story that lead to the writing of his famous story.
While I thought the movie was entertaining it wasn't one that I would get sit around and watch anytime I saw it on television. The movie is long and at certain sections it feels very drawn out. I mean we get it... it's a large whale. We get that your starving and dying of thirst. But I really did enjoy watching the movie. It was entertaining. I thought the ending was a little weak but the story line all together was very good.
I'm going to preface this whole review of The Gift by saying that I am NOT a fan of scary movies. I get scared easily and I usually sit out on any scary movies. I can barely watch the first Scream movie and the original Halloween during the Halloween season. So when my husband turned this movie on I knew that it was going to be tough to watch it.
There was a few sections that I was squinting my eyes and scrolling through my instagram feed to get my mind off the movie (yep, the movie was still playing). It's definitely got a few jump out of your seat moments. There's a few moments that I felt were predictable but that could be because I sat and overanalyzed the movie because I was scared!
Simon and Robyn move out of the big city and back to Simon's hometown. Within the first few days of being back in town, he runs into someone he went to high school with, Gordon. Simon doesn't remember Gordon but Gordon has never forgot Simon. Gordon immediately wants to be best friends with Simon and his wife Robyn. He begins to come around and leave gifts for them at their new home. Simon is creeped out by it and Robyn thinks that Gordon is socially awkward. As time goes on they both believe they need space from Gordon. The only person who doesn't think so is Gordon.
Have you seen either of these movies? What did you think?