Saturday, February 21, 2015

Double Movie Review: The Theory of Everything and Selma

Nothing like waiting until the night before the Oscars, but Allison and I did it! We saw all the Best Picture nominees!! We saw The Theory of Everything last weekend and Selma tonight. Whew!

The Theory of Everything
Plot: The relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawkings and his wife.
Review: Meh. This was a little more boring than I thought it would be. I didn't expect it to wow me, but I guess I expected a little more. The beginning is very gut wrenching when you see Stephen get diagnosed with ALS, but I almost feel like that was the most dramatic part of the movie. The acting was really great {especially Eddie Redmayne}, but the plot just didn't hold me.


Plot: A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965
Review: This was SO awesome! David Oyelowo was ROBBED of an Oscar nomination. He was freaking phenomenal as Dr. King, and while this movie was also a slow-moving film, it was completely different than The Theory of Everything. The plot escalated so beautifully. It's an interesting portrayal of a piece of American history - it is so embarrassing to see how people were treated such a short time ago {not that I'm so naive to think everything is fixed now}, how much hatred their was, and truly how 1 man could make such a difference. Very powerful and moving. Allison and I both loved it!

Come back tomorrow when I'll give my predictions for the awards, and then Monday I'll be doing my fashion recap! Love the Oscars!!


Anonymous said...

Agreed that the MLK actor for sure should've been nominated. Even so, I think the Stephen Hawking actor is hands down the winner. Excited to see if the Academy makes good choices & agrees with our picks! -AP

Karen M. Peterson said...

Wasn't Selma SOOOOOO good?? I'm mad for Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay both.

And I suspected as much about The Theory of Everything. I'm waiting for the DVD at this point.