I guess you all know the plot of the movie. Five emotions manage the brain activity of Riley. Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Sadness with Joy being the “leader” and making sure that Riley is always happy. But when Riley goes through a huge change in her life, Joy has her work cut out for her. But then Joy and Sadness got sucked into a tube that made them travel to a different place inside Riley’s head with Riley’s core memories, their goal was to get Joy back to the “head quarters” because without Joy and the core memories, Riley doesn’t have a personality and she won’t be happy.
Throughout the movie I thought Joy was the most important character and emotion, I’m not saying that Joy wasn’t important but then towards the end when Joy was stuck in the “forgotten memories black hole”, Joy found a specific memory of Riley where she was sad that made her parents comfort her and made her feel better again. That’s when Joy realized that Sadness was the one who could fix Riley’s situation.
As much as possible Joy would never let Sadness “drive” Riley’s thoughts. Joy would always disregard Sadness for the thought of she might mess things up and Joy always wanted Riley to just have happy memories. But then Riley’s mind got really messed up without her core memories and only three emotions was “controlling” her brain to the point that she was really empty and not feeling anything at all. Joy and Sadness got back to the head quarters just in time and Sadness took over, making Riley confide to her parents about what was going on and that’s the time that the five emotions learned to worked together and not just let one emotion control Riley.
I love the fact that this is an animated film where kids can enjoy watching it but at the same time adults can also enjoy it and might also pick up something from it. I’m hoping that there will be a sequel because I was sensing one with a puberty story which I think will be so much more interesting because we all know that being a teenager is one of the most complicated time of a person’s life with all the hormones and changes that are going on.
Like this scene…
I also loved the message about love— that love is the only thing that can save the world which is very timely to what is happening in this world right now with all those terror attacks.
Diana wanted to stop the war by killing the God of war which is Ares, she believed that by killing him, it would stop all the war that is happening but as she thought that she killed him, the violence didn’t stop, she was confused and frustrated because Diana believed that people are good and were just corrupted by Ares. Steve (Chris Pine) explained to her that the bad things that are happening does not rely on one man and maybe that not all people are good, Diana was so upset that she almost gave up on trying to save the world and saying that the world doesn’t deserve (good) people like her and being saved but Steve reminded her that it’s not about “deserve”, it’s about what you believe, this is probably the most used quote right now.
But it’s true, it’s really about what you believe in and it’s not about what you think you deserve or what you think other people deserve, if you believe in goodness and in love stand by it no matter how corrupted this world is. The innocence, the faith in humanity and the pure heart of Diana are the things that everyone of us lack, how everything in her eyes were plain simple. There is a war, stop it. There is someone who needs help, help them. If there’s a problem you initially solve them. Why can’t it be like this? Why can’t we all be like Diana? Do we not believe in goodness and in love anymore? Are we really corrupted by Ares? (some things we all need to think about).
The movie was awesome, I loved it. I loved Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in it, it was empowering and it was funny as well. It was a bit cheesy too because of that “love speech” but love was meant to be cheesy right?
*photo credit to giphy and pinterest
John Tucker Must Die is a teen flick romantic comedy film released on 2006. This is one of my favorite films and just like A Walk To Remember I can’t really count the number of times I’ve watched this movie.
The story of this film centers around John Tucker obviously and four girls who’s trying to get even with him. Heather, Carrie and Beth are just the few girls John Tucker dates all at the same time but when they found out that John’s juggling them they decided to put him down with the help of Kate, now Kate is an ordinary girl who’s very different from the girls John dates and she knows how John operates with watching him date these three girls in the restaurant she works at and also her mom dates hundreds of this type of guys. But as they thought that they stopped John from all his shenanigans, John broke up with Heather, Carrie and Beth. The girls think they failed because John still gets to break their hearts and for their revenge they planned to break John’s heart through Kate, letting Kate date John and really make him fall in love with her and dump him in the end.
That’s the main story line of the film and what I loved about this film was it showed girl power. Girls from different cliques and had different personalities came together and helped each other because a guy was hustling them and that’s what all girls should do, stop “bitchin” around over a guy, stop that “she’s the girl who he replace me with” sentence when you see your ex with a new girl. This movie showed the problems of girls when they face a guy, how to act, how to impress a guy, how to keep him etc. I guess the biggest lesson of this film is that not everything a girl should do is for a guy because sometimes we become somebody that we are not just to get notice and to feel loved that we forget who we really are. And may I add on that tag line of this film which is “Don’t get mad, get even”, revenge never solves anything it just shows that you haven’t really moved on and you’ll only look like a pathetic person when you do it, when a person treats you bad let the karma do the work it’ll save your time and effort.
This is a movie that every girl needs to watch just like Mean Girls.
WRITING THE LETTER
This is the letter I had never wanted to write,
and here are the words I try to ignore each night.
These are the words that has been screaming inside of me,
and tonight I decided to finally set them free.
I’ll begin the letter by saying “I’m sorry” for I committed a sin,
just know I never planned for it to happen.
I wanted to stay I really do but life got pretty unbearable,
so I made a decision out of the blue.
I’m saying sorry because until my last breath I became a disappointment,
but I guess I’ll never feel that again for it has finally ended.
FINDING THE LETTER
I began to have a lump in my throat
the moment I read what you wrote,
the one you left behind
on the day you said goodbye.
The tears came streaming down my face,
I remembered how you were back in the days.
And how I didn’t even saw the signs,
that you were on the edge and feeling dead inside.
The memory of you and your written words are all I have now.
One day I will see you again up in the clouds.
And when that day arrives and I see you on sight,
I promise this time around I’ll make it right.
This is inspired by 13 Reasons Why. I read the book a couple of years ago and I was really glad that they made it into a Netflix series and honestly I loved how it turned out, I even liked it more than the book. We need more of this in the TV and film industry because this thing really happens and it’s a topic that we don’t normally discuss which we should. Suicide, rape, bullying and mental illness are real but we shy away on the topic because it’s a sensitive one, it’s weird and uncomfortable topic to talk about which I think should change— we need to talk about it and I think 13 Reasons Why has helped spread and opened up more discussions about these issues and that it’s okay to talk about these kinds of stuff. The show depicted these issues truthfully they didn’t censored anything about it which I think was very effective and that is why right now it’s a show that got everyone curious about. I’m glad that many people are liking this show I just hope that they take the show’s message seriously and not just join the bandwagon. If you haven’t watched it you probably should it’s really good and it actually doesn’t matter if you read the book or not because the book is a little monotonous and they broaden the story in the Netflix series which made it more interesting.
Now I can’t wait for my favorite book All The Bright Places movie adaptation which also covers the same topic. 😊💕