It’s that time of the year again when Automattic flies all of us from our 70 different countries around the world to one place for our annual Grand Meetup. Located at the southern end of Africa as I am, that means quite a lot of flying for me – around 21 hours flight time, with 33 hours total travel time for me this time around.
Being stuck in an uncomfortable chair with a stranger in your lap and a man-spreader digging his elbows into your ribs, you do what you can to maintain your sanity. For me, that’s making full use of the in-flight entertainment system to catch up on some movies.
Here’s what I watched on my way to Orlando, and what I thought:
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Came into the house (my home office is in an outbuilding) and The Minion came running saying “Daddy, Daddy, I’m watching the sun-story!”
That would be Tangled.
Other favourites include the ball-story (Inside-Out) and the balloon-story (Up). (The balloon-story causes no small amount of distress once the balloons start popping.)
And Moana, but for some reason that’s just Moana…
I don’t know if it’s the sleep deprivation or that I’m missing the family, but The Lego Batman Movie made me cry. That movie shouldn’t be that good.
Ditto for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Also,
Onwards to my next flight.
When I saw the preview for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty my first thought was, “Not another Ben Stiller film.” (I feel the same way about him that most people apparently feel about Adam Sandler – I’ll grudgingly admit he had made a couple of good films, but most of the time he just irritates me.) However, thirty seconds later I was, “I’ve got to see this movie!” It did not disappoint.
The film is based on the short story with the same name written by American author James Thurber in 1939. Thurber’s Mitty is an elderly gentleman driving his wife to the hairdresser’s. During the trip he has five episodes where he daydreams that he’s busy with something else. Specifically, in each daydream he is someone doing something exceptional, each time inspired by the mundane activity he’s performing in the real world. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews The Secret Life of Walter Mitty“
I can really summarise this review with just one sentence: Peter Jackson should have started with this one. Continue reading “KokkieH Reviews The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug“