My dad introduced me to this Good Will Hunting recently and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I feel like we always dedicate are attention to mainstream Netflix originals, and although some of them are good they don’t have the same impact on me like the classics.
Good Will Hunting is about an extremely smart self taught teenager named Will Hunting that always dreamed of becoming a mathematician. However, his poor background prevents him from going to college, and the furthest he ever gets to his dream is by working as a janitor at MIT. One day he finally is recognized for his intellect by solving a math problem that none of the students could answer. Although he reaches his dream, Will quickly realizes the fame is not for him and descends into depression. It is up to his close friends and therapist Sean Maguire to pull him out.
Good Will Hunting is everything you could want in a movie. It is funny, sad, and has a good message about life at the same time. Therefore, I’m giving this movie a fresh rating. Also Robin William’s performance as Sean Maguire was so good that he won an Oscar.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos and the snow day, I decided to watch Pixar’s Coco on Netflix. Going into this movie, I had low expectations. I thought it was going to be too childish for my taste. Just like the rest of Pixar classics, this movie defies age. It can appeal and even force a tear out of everyone.
Coco is a story about Miguel and his struggle to become a musician during the Day of the Dead holiday. Things quickly go south when Miguel decides to steal the guitar from the beloved musician Ernesto de la Cruz. As soon as he plucks the strings, he phases to the Undead World. Miguel’s mission suddenly changes. He needs to find an ancestor’s blessing before sun rises and he gets trapped among the dead.
Overall, I’m giving this movie a fresh rating. Part of why I love this movie so much is how Spanish culture assimilated into the movie. It’s not done in an offensive or stereotypical way, but as a means to educate people on the holiday. Since we live in such a diverse country, I think it’s important that we learn about and accept our differences.
Movies are one of the best mediums to share stories, experiences, and ideas. Join me as I expose the ups and fatal flaws of trending films. (Spoiler Alert)
The Rating System
Rotten– A movie that is actually unbearable to watch. Imagine the condition of the potatoes during the famine in Ireland; not pleasant
Mashed– This rating pertains to a movie that had a good concept, but wasn’t able to live up to the hype.
Stale– Neither an groundbreaking movie nor a terrible one. It’s like that one potato that is neglected in the freezer, but is always there for you when you don’t have anything else to eat.
Fresh– Every starch lovers dream. A movie that receives this rating has fantastic plot that can be enjoyed time and time again