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Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hey all! I’m back with another movie review, one that recently (to be fair, it was recently when I wrote this post) hit the theaters. I saw it Thursday right after it came out, and I was so excited! I could’ve gone to the prerelease Wednesday night, but those tickets were a lot more expensive… Nevertheless I really enjoyed this movie!

Quick add: I had written this entire post but then my laptop fucked up and deleted it 😦 I’ll write it again, but I had added some details I cannot remember any more so I’m sorry if this kinda sucks. I’ll probably watch it again sometime and give you all a proper review!


Imdb link: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Here’s the trailer:

Summary: The Guardians of the Galaxy are viewed as heroes since saving the planet Xandar. While they continue their guarding, they try to find out who Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) dad was. Once they do, everything seems fine, but once they realize this might be the biggest problem they’ve ever have encountered, it’s already too late. However, it’s not stopping them for trying to save the Galaxy a second time.

This movie was one of the few I was really looking forward to, ever since watching the first movie! And, not so surprisingly, it lived up to my expectations. Although I must add that I’m a huge fan of anything Marvel, so I might have it wrong.

However, this movie started out great already, and only got better. I laughed a lot of times, was surprised a lot, especially after finding out who Peter’s dad is. I expected something bad would happen, but it was worse, and it was amazing. Peter Quill hasn’t changed a bit, except he now lets out his feelings for Gamora a bit more. Gamora however, doesn’t respond to them, which isn’t anything new.

Drax and Rocket are even more hilarious in this movie, and every time Peter and Rocket had an argument, I found myself shaking with laughter.

Baby Groot was a character I was really looking forward to seeing. I loved how the first movie ended with Groot, and Baby Groot is just so cute!

Basically, it’s another epic story about the Guardians saving the Galaxy and fighting their own personal battles, with the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 as playlist. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you do! (but please watch part 1 first)

Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it?

-Luci


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Movie review: Logan (2017)

SPOILER ALERT AT THE END (I’ll put borders between the spoilers so you can skip them)

Soo, as you all may know, I am a huge Marvel fan, and when I saw the trailer for Logan I was excited from the first second!

 

Summary: It’s 2029, and mutants are now almost extinct. The X-men no longer exist and Logan (Hugh Jackman) takes care of Charles (Patrick Stewart), who lives hidden across the Mexican border. Other than that, he spends his days chauffeuring and drinking. When one day, a Mexican woman asks him to take her daughter Laura to the Canadian border, Logan denies the request at first. However, the Professor tells him he has been waiting for her for a long time. She has powers, much like the ones Wolverine has. This is because of a sick experiment in a hospital. They messed with DNA and created mutants. With Charles and Laura, Logan sets off, while wondering if this is really all worth it.

IMDB link: Logan (2017)

 

While this is another superhero movie, it’s also shown the everyday life: struggles with aging and money. Logan is definitely a lot older than the last movie, and while that’s of course obvious, it seemed weird seeing him so.. weak sometimes. The storyline is amazing though, and at first I was a bit confused, but after a few minutes, I got to enjoy the fun that is Marvel movies.

Logan, who made his appearance as Wolverine a lot of times, has weakened a lot and is surrounded by alcohol. His ability to heal infinitely does still work(just not as well as usually), but that doesn’t mean he’s not aging like any other person would do. Once so invincible, and now almost living a regularly human life, he really has been brought down.

Charles Xavier, also known as the Professor, is a lot worse. He’s dying -and he knows it, but besides that, he has attacks, deadly for mutants and non-mutants (making him the most powerful weapon alive), and needs medicines. A lot of them. However, since everyone believes he’s been dead for years, Logan is the only one who can get them and bring them over.

Laura is a little girl, however, really stong. She has powers like Logan, metal claws coming out of her hands -and toes. She is a troubled girl, who thinks fighting is the way to solve everything. Logan has to teach her that’s not the way life works sometimes. She is to be brought to “Eden”, a safe place at the Canadian border.

Meanwhile, the “bad guys” are after them, not only for the Professor, but also for Laura and Logan.

This movie was everything, the way Logan, Laura and Charles travel and work together was amazing. The character development of Laura and Logan was really well done, especially towards the end of the movie. What I also liked a lot was how this was one of the movies where fighting and the “end of the world” but more personal and daily life. This helps with showing Logan’s feelings.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!

When Charles died, it was quite emotional, he’s been like a father for Logan ever since the beginning, and it must be really hard to bury him. I like how Laura tried to comfort Logan when they were standing at his grave, but Logan just had to get it out like you’d expect: a lot of anger.

The saddest part was, of course, the ending. I know Hugh Jackman said this was the last time he’d ever play Wolverine again (source), but I didn’t exactly expect it to end like this. While accepting his own death, Laura suddenly realized what that meant for her. The only father figure in her life, the only one like her, is dying and she’s got to go her own way from then on. It was really emotional, not only because of what happened in the movie (Logan giving his life to save his “daughter”), but also because I knew it was really over for Wolverine, and the X-men in general.

THAT’S ALL, CONTINUE READING BELOW!!!!

I’m not sure whether it would happen, but it’d be really awesome if they went on with Laura, since she is in fact a mutant. She and the other kids could make a few awesome new movies in the MCU!

Did you watch this movie? What did you think?

-Luci


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T5W: Fictional jobs you’d want to have

Heya! I am a day too late with this (almost a whole one, since it’s 11pm actually) and I’m sorry but the moving has been REALLY hectic. I hope to be back on track around next week, but I’m working full days from Sunday till next Friday (meaning my only day off to unpack is Saturday), so I can’t promise anything, sadly.

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Any fictional career you’d want to have? Remember, T5W is always open to movies, tv, and video games as well.

Supernatural: Hunter 

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I’d love to tag along with Sam and Dean Winchester (and Castiel of course!) ❤ Although there are some really scary things going around, it’d be awesome

 

Doctor Who: Companion

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I really love Doctor Who (and yes, I still have to start my rewatch and this time, actually finish the series for as far as possible!!) and it’d be amazing to travel with the Doctor!

 

X-Men: Teacher 

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I am generally not one to love teaching or anything but Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters is just wayy too awesome to not be part of it 😛

 

Avengers: Avenger

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Fighting for my life -and my friends too, to save the world?! Hell yes! Except the part where Civil War happens (just thinking about it hurts me again aaahhh) it would be amazing.

 

Vampire Academy: Dhampir

Yes, I am obsessed with this series, but being a Dhampir sounds awesome. You get to learn how to protect someone at all times, and yes, it may suck a little because love isn’t really possible, but honestly, it would be really cool.

Did you agree with the jobs I chose? What jobs would you like to have? Tell me!

I am only writing my Book Traveling Thursdays post after posting this and then going to sleep! Tomorrow, I gotta wake up at 7 again, move the last things to my own apartment, then work from 12 to 8.30 pm and then I’ll finally be able to enjoy an evening in my new house! 🙂

-Luci


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T5W: Favorite non-written novels

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–This was a hard topic to name, but this is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms.

1. Marvel and DC comics

I haven’t read a lot of them yet (and there are A LOT) but I’m definitely planning on it! I love all the Marvel movies and I can’t wait till I get my hands on the comics 😀

As for DC I am still catching up on all the movies so the comics will be included too!

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2. Sarah’s Scribbles

Sarah C. Andersen is a genius and I love her. I’ve read the first book “Adulthood Is A Myth” and it was amazing. She makes little comics about every day life and they’re almost always so accurate! You can find her site here

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3. Fowl Language Comics

Another comic one, yes but these are also hilarious. Brian Gordon’s comics are mostly about his parenting life, made in the form of cute ducks. I do not have kids myself, but somehow, these comics are hilariously accurate! You can find his site here

4. Cassandra Calin’s comics

Yes, yes, I know, but this is the last one. Cassandra Calin also illustrates her daily life, and just like the other two above, they’re hilarious. You can find her site here

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5. Fanfiction

Technically, this is still “written”, but I thought it deserved a mention. I myself am (occasionally) a fanfiction writer, and I know how hard it is to write something original about something that already exists, whether it be a TV series or a book or a movie, it’s hard. And, the second thing, getting readers. It’s not all that easy, and that’s part of the reason why I don’t really write these days. I do have about 3 new fanfictions started, but I just can’t seem to find inspiration anywhere… If you all are interested, I might make a list of my favorite fanfiction works from several fandoms one day 🙂

And that’s it already! What things did you pick for your Top 5 Wednesday? Anyone else love these comics as much as me? 

-Luci


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Beyond the Books: January

Heya! January’s come to an end, which means it’s time for another Beyond the Books. This is a monthly post where you can share everything that’s not about books, idea by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. Go check her blog!

TV

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  • I went on with Mr Robot season 2, and it just got weirder and weirder but it’s a really awesome series
  • Sherlock, oh Sherlock. A new season, with a whole new 3 episodes (yes there was a bit of sarcasm there) was on TV, and of course I watched it. If you have watched it too: please scream with me over it because I’m so confused and I don’t know what to do any more and I need a new season like, right now

Movies

  • As for movies, I only watched Ice Age: Collision Course, which, as you can expect, was super funny and awesome.

 

Music

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GREEN DAY!!

A lot happened for me this month..

  • On the 16th I went to the Hammerfall concert, which was amazing. It was my birthday as well!
  • Sabaton was announced as one of the bands at Graspop Metal Meeting, which made me even more excited!
  • On the 29th, I went to the Sabaton concert, and it was even better than I remembered. I saw them last year (and wrote a review here), and I had sort of forgotten how awesome they were. I mean, of course they are, but I’ve been to a lot of concerts, but when they came on stage and started playing, everything came back. And yes, my crush on Chris Rörland is also back in full force! 😛
  • and then finally on the 31st, I saw the band I may have waited the longest for. I started listening to Green Day when I was around 12 or 13 years old. I’m now 19, and I’ve finally seen them live, and it was absolutely one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. The energy, the show, everything was just amazing.I may write a review of it later, but I am already busy enough with keeping the book part of this blog going so I’ll see about that 😛
  • As you may know, I am trying to write a fanfiction (okay, I’m writing 2, for different fandoms), and I’ve found that I mostly listen to Muse or Neon Trees while writing. It calms me down to the point where I can concentrate on the music and words will be flowing out of my fingers
  • I also “accidentally” ordered 10 cds, but they haven’t come in yet 😦

 

Other things

  • I bought new lipstick! And I made selfies, picture can be found below 🙂
  • Me and my sister have our own apartment!!! We were trying for it since December and halfway through January it finally got through and I’m so excited! Moving will take place from somewhere halfway February through begin March, so I’ll probably be less active (or I’ll schedule some posts, I’ll see if I have enough time for everything). I’m kinda scared, because it means moving out of home, but I think me and my sister will be alright there. I can’t wait to finally have enough shelf space for my books because right now everything is crammed in two tiny shelves from my closet
  • For my birthday, I got this super awesome Marvel Collector Corps box themed X-Men and I can’t make pictures now, but you can find the site here. If you click past boxes, you can see the one from December, which is the one I’ve gotten. Its amazing.
  • I also got a Magic: The Gathering deck for my birthday, and I’m ready to become a full Nerd™ 😉 The game is highly addicting and I can’t wait to start playing with my own deck
  • I also bought the cutest 2017 diary, pics will be below. It has cute little animals, different ones every month, and the colors are all so light pastel and I just love it so much ❤

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So that’s all for this month, this time it’s actually a lot! As you may notice, I didn’t have a subject with my nails, and that’s because my nails have been either naked or just polished with one color this month. Sad, I know.

How’d did January go for you? Do we share any interests other than books? Let me know! 

-Luci


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Beyond the Books – December

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope y’all had fun celebrating it 🙂

And that’s another month gone, time goes so fast these days! I always feel really old when I say things like that but even though 2016 sucked (we can all agree on that), it went by quite fast!I know I said that the last two months but I swear this is the last time 😛

I didn’t do a lot of things I wanted to, but on the other hand, I also did a lot of things I hadn’t planned!

This post is an idea by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much (go follow her!!). The idea is to post about the other things that happen in your life, apart from reading (because that’s the one thing we all have in common, don’t we?)

TV

  • I went on with watching Mr. Robot and it’s really awesome, there is one super weird episode that almost made me stop watching, but luckily I didn’t and I’m still watching it!
  • I thought of restarting Doctor Who, which I started watching somewhere around this time last year (???) and it was cool, but depression got me again and I stopped watching everything I watched at that time. Any other Whovians out there, maybe?
  • I also thought about rewatching Lucifer, which is an amazing series. I watched it with my best friend, but I rarely see him these days so we kind of paused it, and now the new season is out (has been for a while, oops) and I want to rewatch everything!

 

Movies

  • First of all: THE NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TRAILER AHHHHH!! I fangirled about it here 🙂
  • Sadly, I didn’t get to see the other new Marvel movie, Doctor Strange, but as soon as I can download it anywhere, I’ll watch it (and make sure to review it)!
  • I did watch Passengers in the movie theaters last week, and wrote a review about it here

Nails

My nails did get some more attention this month:

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I tried a drop-thingy that didn’t work out that well 😦
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I matched with the movie we watched (Passengers)!

Music

  • It’s been 2 years since Nightwish published Endless Forms Most Beautiful and a year since I’ve seen them live. I might review it soon, because I love Nightwish
  • I bought a super awesome AC/DC hoodie and I love it!
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  • I bought me and my friends Graspop Metal Meeting tickets and I’m so excited! I went last year and it was simply amazing so I can’t wait to go again next year 😀

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Other Stuff

  • I had a fancy Christmas dinner and I went in a dress and heels (which I had to buy because I didn’t have either of those lol) and it was really nice
  • I spent Christmas with my boyfriend at his parent’s house, and it was so fun 🙂 I was a little bit nervous because I had yet to meet the other side of his family, but they were all really nice and his mom was so happy to see me again, it was so sweet. I promised them I’d be back soon
  • Other than that I didn’t do a lot, so here are some pictures of me and the cat of my boyfriend’s parents
  • Funny story: I picked up their cat and she stayed with me, so I petted her, and suddenly all of them were looking at me asking “how did I do that”… Apparently, their cat isn’t cuddable at all, and even tries to get away when their mom picks her up.. It is I, the cat whisperer 🙂

How did this month go for you? Do we have anything in common?

-Luci


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Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2!

GUYS THE NEW TRAILER IS HERE AND I AM SO EXCITED!!!!

As you all may know, I am a HUGE Marvel fan and I’ve watched Guardians of he Galaxy about 4 times already, and now volume 2 is finally here!

You can watch the trailer here (or down below)

I can’t even express my excitement right now, baby Groot is the absolute cutest and I am so happy vol. 2 is in the making! I am definitely going to watch it as soon as it comes out in the Netherlands.

And you? Are you gonna go watch it?

-Luci

Movie review: Captain America: Civil War

First of all: if I was able to cry, I think I would have lied on the floor in the theaters for another 3 days, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS WAS A-MA-ZING. It was everything and nothing of what I expected and the only thing I know now is that I must see it again!

THIS REVIEW IS NOT FULLY SPOILER FREE (it maybe has some small spoilers and one about the ending of the big fight you saw in the trailer but that’s it)

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Movie review: Deadpool

I have seen this movie before, and I thought I’d written a review on it, but apparently I hadn’t. Well, in that case.. time for a review of one of my favorite Marvel movies EVER

Note: this review doesn’t contain (too huge) spoilers for the movie

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