| ON SCREEN | SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 2

Shadowhunters 2

Hello lovelies ! Today I’m gonna talk about the Shadowhunters’ second season. When the first season was aired, I made a post for each episode.  I decided to change that and make a post about a whole season. The first season was… well okay-ish ? I really enjoyed how the synopsis stayed faithful to the books but I had some issues with CGI and how some actors played, especially Dominic Sherwood and Kat McNamara.

The second season is better CGI wise. We can see that the budget has been raised and that’s really for the best ! The actors are also way more convincing ! Good CGI and better acting, it’s changing everything in my opinion !

The synopsis changed slightly from the story told by Cassandra Clare but it stays really faithful to the spirit and doesn’t change a lot to the main plot so that didn’t bother me at all !

Overall I really appreciated this season, and I hope the third is even better !

 

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| ON SCREEN | READY PLAYER ONE

ready player one movieReady Player One
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Released in March 2018

plot : The film takes place in the year 2045, when much of humanity uses the VR software OASIS to escape the desolation of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento ( Ben Mendelsohn) can do so.

I finished the book a few weeks before watching the movie so the stor was still very fresh in my mind. (I still have post my review though… ahem !)
The main lines were well respected but there were a few changes, especially concerning the 3 quests for the keys. They changed it but it stayed faithful, close to the book nonetheless.

A change I didn’t appreciate is about the High Five. They totally changed the dynamic by making them allies from the beginning of the movie. In the book, only Aech and Wade are close friends at the beginning. And the whole High Five gang only team up at a certain time when they realize that they’re stronger together.

The casting was well chosen ! I didn’t know any of the actors, except Simon Pegg, of course. Which was perfect because I only saw Wade, Samantha, Aech and co.

Overall, it was pretty faithful to the book and I LOVED seeing all these references on screen ! Music, video games aaah it was so so good ! I just wished they had taken more time to show us the wonderful world that is OASIS ! We barely spent time there in the movie, compared to the book !

Have you seen it ? Did you like it ?

| ON SCREEN | FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

fantastic beasts movieFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Directed by David Yates
Released in November 2016

I know, I knoooow. I haven’t seen that movie until now. What in hell is wrong with me, right ?!

The story is great. Newt Scamander, a magizoologist is taking care of so many amazing creatures ! But his clumsinessleads him to meet ex auror Tina Goldstein.
I really enjoyed this movie, I found it a little more childish than the last HP movies but I don’t forget that the target is middle aged children !

The plot was simplistic but efficient. What I found the most interesting were the creatures. Most of them are soooo cute ! I really want a niffler and a bowtruckle !

Now about the cast. They were all amazing ! First, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander was a perfect choice. This actor is so surprising ! He nails it once again in this movie. Katherine Waterston was as equally awesome as Tina ! Annoying as hell at the beginning and then so interesting when things get nasty !
But there were not the ones that surprised me. Nope. Ezra Miller as Credence killed it ! I didn’t recognize him at first ! This character was so disturbing, Miller did a great job !

The only negative thing I have to say about this movie is about the villain. I wish they had concealedit a little longer, you know ?

Overall, I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the next movie to come out later this year !

 

 

| ON SCREEN | THE SCORCH TRIALS

 

The Scorch Trials movieThe Scorch Trials
Directed by Wes Ball
Released in September 2015.

This is The Maze Runner’s sequel. I read the book years ago so it’s a little blurry in my mind but this time I think the movie adaptation is different from the book.

I don’t recall every details of the book but I certainly can say that the movie differs from the book. It doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the movie, trust me ! I really enjoyed it to be honest. As I said in my post about The first movie, I’m not a fan of James Dashner’s writing style. So I like the movies more, for once.

This movie has all the ingredients of a good action movie. I prefer the first movie of course because of the maze. But The Scorch Trials is action action packed, fast paced and let’s not forget a good dose of drama ! I got scared more than once even though I knew what to expect ! I can’t wait to read the last book so I can watch the movie haha !!

The casting is as good as in the previous movie !

 

 

| ON SCREEN | THE MAZE RUNNER

The Maze Runner movieThe Maze Runner
Directed by Wes Ball
Released in September 2014

It’s the second time I watched this movie. I first saw it in theatre when it was released, just a few weeks after reading the book.

For once, I think I preferred the movie to the book ! I had some issues with the book, the writing more specifically. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story. That’s why I prefer the movie.

It’s very faithful to the book and if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that’s very important to me !
The grievers were particularly scary ! It helped me not to scream to know when the frightening scene would happen hahaha !

The casting is amazing ! First, the main character Thomas is played by Dylan O’Brien that I adored in Teen Wolf ! I think he is one of the most promising actors from our generation ! Kaya Scodelario is playing Teresa and she plays her perfectly ! I am particularly fond of Newt, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee ! Chuck, the younger, is played by Blake Cooper.

Overall I really enjoyed this movie ! Have you seen it ?

| ON SCREEN | LOVE, ROSIE

lOVE, ROSIE MOVIELove, Rosie
Directed by Christian Ditter
Released in October 2014

I am so happy I finally watched this movie. I read the book a few years ago, you can read my review here. Since I read it a long time ago, the story kind of blurred in my mind. And I think it’s for the best because the movie is slightly different than the book. The story stays the same, but with minor changes. For a start, the circumstances for Alex’s departure for the US aren’t the same. To be honest, it didn’t bother me at all ! I really loved this movie. The only “negative” thing I have to say is that we kind of lost their written relationship. Now, I understand that it’s almost impossible to put it into a movie and they still managed it for the key moments, though. But I kind of missed it nonetheless.

I have nothing negative to say about the cast, they were all great ! Rosie is played by Lily Collins that is an actress that I admire. She gives life perfectly to a confused Rosie, because life has been harsh on her.
Alex is played by the marvelous Sam Claflin. I really love that actor. Unforgettable Will Traynor in the fabulous Me Before You, I totally forgot Will and just saw Alex ! The rest of the cast was great too !
Katie is played by Lily laight and she is sooo adorable !

Overall I really enjoyed this movie !

 

| ON SCREEN | DIVERGENT

Divergent movieDivergent
Directed by Neil Burger
Released on March 21, 2014 (US)

I’ve already seen this movie when it was released but decided to watch it once again to write a review.

I’ve read the book written by Veronica Roth years ago and really liked it. So I was really eager to see the movie adaptation.

The movie is really faithful to the book, it’s great to see ! I really appreciated it. Of course it means that I didn’t get surprised while watching it but that’s okay ! Because it also means that every important scene was there.

Now let’s talk about the casting. I found the actors well chosen. Tris is played by Shailene Woodley. It’s a great actress. Theo James plays the badass Four. Aaah. Four. Perfect choice, really ! The chemistry between the two of them is real ! Caleb is played by Ansel Elgort. Jeannine is played by Kate Winslet and she was the perfect evil woman, manipulative, cold. I’ve always enjoyed Kate Winslet’s work and she didn’t disappoint at all in this movie !
The casting is really amazing. They all made a great job !

I really enjoyed watching this movie ! It’s action packed, the story is well explained and that’s all I was asking for !

Have you seen it ? Did you enjoy it ?