By Adithy Hassan
“Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it is the moments that take your breath away.”-Will Smith
In the past few weeks, I’ve watched some pretty amazing movies and for those reluctant movie-goers out there, I’m going to share my thoughts and opinions on three movies I’ve recently watched, and hopefully it convinces you to check them out!
Disclaimer: All of these movies are rated PG-13
1. Black or White: I have to be honest here and say that this was definitely not my favorite movie of all time. But getting to experience a little girl’s dilemma on which grandparent should take custody of her after one of her grandparent’s die, and she is put in the house of a drunk man struggling to get ahold of himself while he tries to keep up with the girl’s needs and attempts to cope for the death of his wife was truly an intense and heart-throbbing experience. This movie contains one violent scene as the girl’s biological drunk father attacks her grandfather and a few instances of drug-abuse. I would have to give this movie an overall 3 stars.
2. Project Almanac: I’m not much of a sci-fi fanatic, but as soon as the movie started to play, I fell in love. With every scene, you are found clutching to the end of your seat. As the main character finds an old machine that was left by his dad, he decides to rebuild it alongside his friends and results in making the first time machine. The entire movie is shown through the perspective of the main character’s sister through a GoPro camera (which makes it even more personal as you really get to experience the ups and downs of the movie.) This was a fantastic movie with unimaginable graphics, but it continues to leave the watchers confused about the resolution. I would give this movie an overall 4 stars.
3. The D.U.F.F. : I saved the best for last. Filled with light-hearted jokes, but still getting a very serious, embedded message across to its viewers created an amazing motion picture. Although it portrayed a stereo-typical high-school with jocks, geeks, and mean girls, it displayed a message very endearing to my heart..being true to yourself. This movie shows a girl’s journey through her last year of high school as she begins to realize that she’s a D.U.F.F. (Designated, Ugly, Fat Friend.) But with the help of her friends, she creates a whole new image to herself, falls in love, and learns the most important lesson of life-love yourself for who you are. This movie contains a few curse words and rude humor, but keeps you laughing till the very end. As the credits begin to role in, I would definitely give this movie its well-deserved 5 stars.