I’m not going to front and tell you I have the best taste in films known to man. In fact, my opinion does not matter on the topic because that’s all it is; an opinion. But they’re my favorite movies for a reason.
Whether they remind me of my childhood, sent me spiraling into a mental breakdown, or I just think they’re fun and campy!
Lets start with some controversy:
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Yes I know the photo is in Spanish we don’t have to talk about it.
I’m well aware of the scrutiny the Star Wars prequels get, I’m lying if I say it isn’t deserving of it. But, when I watch this movie, I’m brought to tears – the story of Anakin Skywalker is a heartbreaking Odyssey. When we first meet him in episode one, he’s a young boy with a heart full of dreams and a knack for pod-racing. When he is found to be strong with the Force, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn intends to free the boy. To train him.
Next we see Anakin, in episode 2, he’s ten years older. He struggles with his attachments to his mother, Shmi, and former Queen of Naboo, Padme. He falls in love with Padme, and his mother dies in his arms by the hand of the Tusken Raiders. Anakin has taken a turn
In episode 3, we find the culmination of every negative event in Anakin’s young life. Manipulated by Darth Sidious, confused, dragged to the dark side. Our “Little Ani” destroys the Jedi Order. He hunts down the remaining leaders of the Trade Federation. He duel’s his master, brother, best friend, father figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
He dies and becomes Darth Vader when Padme dies in childbirth.
When you look past the horrible writing/directing from George Lucas, you realize nobody else could play Anakin like Hayden Christensen. This movie has aged very well and I’m glad people finally see it for the masterpiece I think it is.
I want this movie tattooed on my brain forever and ever.
Dani is a Psychology graduate student processing the murder/suicide of her sister Terri when she goes on a group trip to Sweden for the Midsommar holiday.
Soon everyone is on drugs, and the commune they’re visiting is most definitely a cult. Each day, events get crazier and crazier – starting with an Attestupa.
(An Attestupa is when two commune elders gruesomely throw themselves off a cliff as an “offering.”) Every day, more members of the group disappear (are victims of violent murder).
By the end of the movie, Dani is fully indoctrinated into the cult, choosing the final human life to be offered to their God.
She chooses her own emotionally abusive and manipulative boyfriend.
I love this movie because
- It’s psychologically horrifying
- Many people say “good for her” at the end of the film referring to murdering her boyfriend
- While I don’t disagree, it shows how easily WE can be indoctrinated into a cult
- Florence Pugh’s acting is exquisite.
All in all, These 2 movies serve as some of my favorite rainy day watches – where I can curl up and watch something I know I’ll enjoy!
Here’s a few videos on the intricate details of these films: