Showing posts from January, 2019

Quick Thoughts: Airplane Edition

A few weeks ago I was on a 6-hour plane flight, followed immediately by a 15-hour flight. Just now I was again on a plane, first on a 2-hour flight, then a 12-hour flight, then another 2-hour flight. I probably spent the majority of the time staring into nothingness as I listened to the entire discography of Twenty One Pilots 3 times, but I managed to fit in a few movies into the 37 HOURS that I spent on a plane (holy crap). By the way, in case you were wondering, here’s an infographic of how to use a life vest that I took a picture of:

Anyways, here are some thoughts that I had while I watched them. Keep in mind, I was probably half asleep when watching half of these, so there really isn’t too much attention to detail here. I’m gonna start with the movies that I remember pretty clearly, and then work my way down to a short, probably meaningless review.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) Director: Gore Verbinski Genre: Action, Adventure Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush Ro…

My Thoughts On: The Garden of Words (2013)

The Garden of Words

Year Released: 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Lead Actors/Actresses: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa

Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A


Score: 6

Just as a disclaimer, I have only watched this movie only one time (and as of now I plan to keep it that way) so in no way is this post comprehensive; I’m just writing down the thoughts and conclusions that my friend and I arrived after watching it in our spare time :).

To be completely honest, I’m not too acquainted with the genre of anime drama films. Unfortunately, Your Name (2016) never really stood out to me. However, I’m definitely looking to explore other films in the coming months.

Now for the actual film: The Garden of Words was directed by Makoto Shinkai, the same director of Your Name, the highest grossing anime movie of all time. It’s very short, only around 45 minutes, following the friendship between two main characters, a student who aspires to become a shoemaker, and his teacher. At the beginning of …