Thursday Movie Picks: Blockbuster Flops

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week I’ll talk about some of the biggest blockbuster flops!

#1 Alexander

Granted, the theatrical version of this film is horrible. I totally see why it failed at the box office. However, if you decide to give it a chance, please go check out the director’s cut. The movie is infinitely better in that version!

#2 Solo: A Star Wars Story

I wasn’t aware that Solo was such a box office failure, but according to Wikipedia it certainly was. Well, the film was rather flat and there was nothing memorable about it.

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Book Talk: Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Hello my lovely readers!
In this post I’ll share my views on one of the most famous children’s books of all time: Peter Pan. Let’s see if this classic made it on my favorites list!

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (Cover from Goodreads)

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (Cover from Goodreads)

 

The Plot:
Peter Pan, the boy who will never grow up, crosses paths with the Darling children. Impressed by Peter’s tales about Neverland, Wendy, John and Michael step right out the window and fly with him. Many adventures, lost boys, fairies and pirates await them in Neverland…

 

The Rating:
Many people will hate me for this review but I really did not like this book. I absolutely adored the Disney film which was just magical, so I was excited to finally read J. M. Barrie’s novel. But honestly, hadn’t it been for reviews sake, I wouldn’t even have finished.
First of all, the characters are so annoying. All of them. Peter is not funny at all but bossy and super narcissistic. Wendy is just about the most shallow characters ever (well, just about all of the characters in this story are) but she also feels rather stupid in this version. One of the main problems is that not a single one of the jokes is actually funny. None of the characters are the slightest bit likable. If a guy like Peter showed up at my window, I wouldn’t run away with him, I’d shut the window. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Peter and Wendy

Hey guys!
Today’s movie is a new take on a classic tale. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the story of Peter Pan, but this little TV film transports it to the here and now.

 

The Plot:
Lucy is a teenager with a severe heart condition. While she is in hospital waiting for a risky surgery that might save her life, she read Peter Pan. Soon she falls asleep and dreams of going to Neverland…

 

The Rating:
I know, there are tons of Peter Pan movies out, so why is this one worth checking out? Continue reading