Mia has written 21 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    And this is why men don’t have vaginas

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★

    Maybe I didn’t enjoy this film as much as many because of its overuse on social media. I’m super late to watching this movie and have been bombarded with it since it first came out. Because of that, I found many of the songs repetitive and irritating where I may have viewed them in a different light if I had watched it when it first came out. 
    It was a beautifully animated film with a beautiful message, but it’s definitely not my favourite Pixar movie.

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★★

    Although I liked the movie as a stand-alone piece, I disliked the amount of drastic changes that it made against the book. 
    I was a huge fan of the book, and seeing this film change major pieces of it just didn’t work for me. Not because I don’t enjoy artistic license of a movie, but because this time I think it was for worse, and not for better. 
    I found it hard relating to any of the characters, huge chunks…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★

    I don’t really get the hype behind this film. I’ve heard plenty of people rave about it, so I found myself going in expecting to be blown away. Despite being entertained by the films gloriously miserable development, I wasn’t left astounded by it.
    The twists and turns in the plot were incredible, I greatly enjoyed how it played out, however there were a few aspects I had to Google to understand (such as obscure cattle diseases that without a great…

  • Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    ★★★

    This movie was the embodiment of the word average. It’s worth seeing if you enjoy Agatha Christie’s mysteries, as I think both this and “Murder on the Orient Express” capture them pretty well, however the plot was somewhat predictable and most of the acting bored me. It was as if they had written a plot that was to be taken seriously, but directed it as if it was a caricature of said seriousness. It clashed a little for me. 
    That…

  • The Bronze

    The Bronze

    ★★★

    The film was alright. I didn’t realise that it was meant to be a comedy until I started watching it, however it wasn’t as funny as a film within that genre should have been. The jokes were mostly vulgar shock humour rather than calculated wit, most of the plot revolving around an unlikeable gym coach who does little to redeem herself despite being portrayed as a hero. The film was relatively slow, with the occasional heart-warming/funny moment and left me significantly…

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★

    It was alriiight. I don’t really have much to say about it other than Batman Begins is very much a stereotypical superhero-fights-supervillain-gets-the-girl film. It was relatively entertaining, and the villain was pretty terrifying. 
    The love interest I found to be utterly irritating, being a self righteous character that’s fundamentally unimportant to the plot other than to play the general superhero style love interest. 
    Either way, the film was pretty good. It definitely wasn’t bad. But it’s probably not something I’d watch again in a hurry.

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★

    I only watched this because of my recent watching of Spiderman: No Way Home (check it out, it’s an amazing film). It was alright. That’s pretty much all there is to say. 
    It was a classic, corny superhero film with a theatrical bad guy and a typical do-gooder superhero. It was pretty entertaining, but I was also bored at times. 
    That’s not to say it isn’t a great film, just that I’ve seen better. It was a pretty effortless and therapeutic watch, with the plot flowing nicely i between character development and major events. I enjoyed it, but it was pretty average.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    ★★★

    This film was okay. It definitely didn’t live up to the original movie. I stand by what I said in my review for the original hunger games - the books are infinitely better. 
    But again, the setting and action were so true to the books that it was difficult not to enjoy them. They’re brilliantly produced, I just wish the audience was given a chance to really connect with and understand the motives and thought processes of the characters, rather than the movie just presenting a series of events.

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★★★

    I’ve heard so many poor reviews about this film that my hopes were far from high going into it, but I found I was pleasantly surprised! 

    Yes, the ending was ridiculous and implausible. 
    Yes, there was no real “substance” or “emotion”
    And yes, the characters were unbelievably cheesy and corny. 

    But sometimes a film doesn’t need to be sophisticated and intricately designed. This film was innocent and feel good. The humour was upfront and laugh out loud, with gags so…

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★

    I felt like I’d already seen it before. So many people had already hyped it up for me that when I started watching it I expecting great things, only to be disappointed. It wasn’t a bad film, not at all. It was enjoyable, I had a fairly good time watching it. It was just absolutely not worth it’s raving reviews. 
    This was a classic example of show, don’t tell. The film left nothing to the viewers imagination, there was no…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    It was pretty good. It was an odd film, I felt completely detached from the characters and their plot (which was mostly incoherent) and so wasn’t drawn into the film or taken aback by anything that happened. 
    I feel like if the cast had been less “mainstream” the visuals/soundscape hadn’t been as amazing the film would have been shit, because the plot is so emotionless and shallow that it feels like the characters were invented in the spot rather than…