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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…


Recently I re-read some of my older posts, and honestly, I was cringing pretty hard. I’m not going to rewrite them simply because I’m way too lazy to, but I think the main issue is that I was trying to be too formal. In hindsight, having to evaluate movies on so many different characteristics was a pretty unnecessary burden that I put on myself; it forced me to include things into my reviews that I simply didn’t really think as super important. In addition, it really made me think about what and how I was writing, which is extremely draining for me (welp I’m studying CS not English). This is why you probably noticed that I haven’t written anything in a really (like really) long time.
There’s two main things that I want to change about my reviews going on forward. First is the content. I don’t want to be restricting myself to writing about specific content, so I’ve decided to make future posts literally like a stream of my thoughts, with no drastic attempt to organize it into a cohesi…

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 …