“A Quiet Place” (American movie – 4/5 stars)
“The Center of the world” (Danish movie – 5/5 stars)
Well, what do you know. When I just wanted to attend a staff meeting and get if over with, I was suddenly a forum moderator in one of the most important discussions of this year’s ballsy intentions of reformating without enough balls to push through to have it implemented properly.
Well, despite a mother-son almost-smackdown in front of me (I should have been given a popcorn, or an award, or a popcorn award), I think that meeting bore pretty good ideas and plans to work on for the next week to come. Just crossing my fingers that my boss doesn’t slip with her anxiety.
(to be honest, my fingers are itchy suddenly and I feel that cross is untangling too soon—yikes!)
On other news, my day began and ended with movies. Before sleeping, I watched this Danish movie titled: “The Center of My World” which I give 5/5 stars!
The story is pretty simple with a gay guy as the main and his family drama. Of course the gay got me there, so I was tremendously pleased that I got more out of it. The mother character was interesting. She’s the kind of dysfunctional-because-of-failed-love-but-always-hungry-for-more kind of mom and she loves her children very much, and the angsty sister who clashes with the mother, and the point of view of the by-stander main character with small dramas of his own.
I like the concept of finding your own “center of the world”. Is it home? Is it with someone? Do you find it? Can you find it? Or have you always had it? It’s up to us to find out. So that’s what the main character (who I can’t remember the name of shet) goes through.
The family was also somehow fixed by the end, so that was nice. They are not yet healed, but already on the tracks, so that makes it more relatable and realistic, honestly.
Later by the end of the day, one of our school staff suddenly asked to watch “A Quiet Place” at the theater. It was a joke, but I said if he treats me to a ticket, I’ll go with him. He agreed. So there we go.
Strange though that I was with a movie date with a guy, but it was the furthest thing from romantic. If only this guy was around my age, I would have probably let myself think of something more, but he’s younger than my younger bro, so NOPE.
For the movie, I give it 4/5 stars.
Concept-wise, “A Quiet Place” has it down. That alone earns a 10 for me, but including story, hmmm. There were certain plot holes and questions left as the credit already rolled for us to leave the cinema, but the suspense was there.
Basically, the premise is that the people in this “quiet place” has to remain really really–seriously–quiet OR THEY DIE. Well, at least in this movie, the characters defeated the noise as best as they could while still trying to keep quiet. The best experience is also keeping yourself quiet as much as the characters did while watching. That was pretty cool.
I’m sure this will have a prequel or sequel just to show where those creatures came from and how they will leave earth.