Mia has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • The Adam Project

    The Adam Project

    ★★½

    It was alriiight, I wasn’t really expecting much due to the quality of Netflix’s other no-brain-power-needed-to-watch action movies so I wasn’t disappointed. 
    It was a bit of fun with some well timed same-y signature Ryan Reynolds wit, a good soundtrack, some very corny cgi and a heartwarming conclusion. It made me smile, but it was nothing special. Worth a watch if you’re lost for what to put on at your next family movie night.

  • The King

    The King

    ★★½

    Objectively this was a phenomenally produced film. It was perfectly shot, capturing the ruthless beauty of a war torn 15th century France, and acted so convincingly that I had trouble maintaining the knowledge that it was mostly fiction. I was also pleased to find out that it was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Henry V, which made it all the more enjoyable to me. 

    It gave me Game of Thrones meets non-fiction, and did so brilliantly. The only thing that…

  • Filth

    Filth

    ★★½

    I found it difficult to feel sorry for Bruce because of how awful a person he was. By setting up his character in such a horrific way, everything that happened to him that was clearly meant to draw the viewers sympathy and shock instead left me relatively unsurprised and somewhat bored, which is the last thing I want to be watching a film. 
    That being said, the film did have an ingenious charm, the twists of the plot line being…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★½

    This film had the potential to be s o good. The plot was terrifying as a concept, and the cast was very much star studded. 

    But the method of acting just really didn’t hit it off with me. It was obviously a directory decision - as all of the actors mimicked each other’s style - that all of the characters portrayed little to no emotion. 
    At first I thought it was effective and chilling, with the father and Martin being…

  • Twilight

    Twilight

    ★★½

    Objectively this movie is awful, but it is hilariously bad and such a cute little romance that I can’t hate it. The characters are awful and the plot is pretty dire, the whole thing feels like a fever dream, but oh boy is it worth watching. 
    Surprisingly, the stunning cinematography along with a beautiful soundtrack make for an entertaining experience. It’s really not the best film on the planet, but it’s definitely not the worst. 
    (I would recommend the books though, they’re pretty great)

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★★½

    It really wasn’t t h a t bad. I watched it out of pure curiosity and ended up kinda being a little invested in Anastasia’s character. It’s far fetched, cringy and ridiculous but I think that gives it a kind of charm? 
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s laughable, but in an almost entertaining way. I liked it, honestly. I don’t think it did the book justice at all though, that shit was not only hilarious but gave an insight into…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★½

    I don’t know, but this just wasn’t it for me. I was really looking forward to watching this film, and the reviews had been so brilliant that I went in with high hopes. 
    Although the acting was brilliant, it just didn’t seem like a marvel film. It held none of the same charms or intrigue, the story seemed bland and obvious. 
    Yes, some of the twists were unexpected, but overall I felt that this could have been done so much…

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★½

    This was honest to god one of the most bleak and depressing films I have ever watched. With no obvious beginning or resolution, the film spans a two hour period of detached and remorseless abuse, from both parent and child.
    I had to turn it off and continue watching the next day, as it brought my mood down so much. 
    It’s a sick and twisted portrayal of the lack of apparent cause and effect of abusive relationships and a loveless…

  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    ★★½

    This film would honestly have been utter shit if it wasn’t for Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson. The plot was pretty basic, think James Bond but even simpler. The cinematography was average at best and the stunts were unambitious. It definitely doesn’t nearly live up to it’s predecessor. 
    However it did put a smile on my face and make me laugh, and if you’re not looking for something to blow your mind but just a nice average film that you don’t have to concentrate on, that you can just laugh along with, I wouldn’t definitely recommend this one.