I've always loved going to the movies. There's something about sitting in the dark, cozy with some popcorn, and not knowing what to expect out of the movie you're about to see. Recently there have been a lot great movies playing here in Hong Kong, and I've been in and out of the cinema so many times during the past month. I've rounded up 3 of my absolute favourites, and if you get the chance to watch them, PLEASE do!
1. Hidden Figures
I can't even express how much I loved this film. I cried multiple times throughout the movie, and couldn't stop talking about it for days afterwards. The movie is about a team of African-American female mathematicians (Played by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe) who worked as "computers" at NASA during the U.S. space program. The film is based on a true story, and tackles the extreme racial segregation that black people, and women, experienced during this time. The soundtrack is made by famous musician Pharrell Williams and is also absolutely amazing. I can go as far as to say that this might actually be my all-time favourite movie.
2. Hacksaw Ridge
Also based on a true story, Hacksaw Ridge is a film about WWII American Army Medic Desmond Doss (Played by Andrew Garfield) who refused to carry arms during his time in the army. The story follows the story of Desmond and all the obstacles he had to face from all the other soldiers and his commanders in the army because of his decision. Desmond T. Doss later went on to receive the Medal of Honour for his bravery, and became the first man to receive it without firing a single shot. I'm usually not too keen on watching war movies, but this was truly something else. Not only does it deal with the horrors of war, but also belief, hope and love. Andrew Garfield is an amazing actor and really nails this role. Definitely a movie to watch!
If you know me you'll know that I absolutely love Marvel movies, and I've seen every single one of their movies and TV shows. The X-Men series haven't been my favourite, but I've always loved watching them regardless. When I read that "Logan" would be the last movie that Hugh Jackman would do as Wolverine my heart dropped. He's been amazing in the role, and it is impossible to imagine anyone else playing him. This movie is based in the near future, I believe the year 2028, and Logan and Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) are the only mutants left. The movie follows the sick and old Logan, caring for Professor X, but after finding a girl with similar powers to his own, he's given the task of getting her to safety. This movie was rated R, and I didn't expect a lot of violence, but the movie was actually quite dark and very brutal. A lot of violence and a lot of blood and gore in true Wolverine fashion. I loved this movie, and it was the perfect way to end the Wolverine series. The cinematography and feel of the movie were also gorgeous, and overall a stunning performance that you can't miss!
Have you seen any of these movies? Let me know which one was your favourite in the comments below!