What I Watched in January – Reviews

This is some of the stuff that I have watched this month. I’ve seen a few of this type of post recently and I thought I would give it a go – especially because I love reviewing stuff. 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller 
Age Rating: 12A
Director: Wes Ball
Staring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Jacob Lofland
Plot (IMDB): After having escaped the Maze, the group now face a new set 
 of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with 
 unimaginable obstacles.

After having watched the first film a few months ago, I was intrigued as to how the story would progress, and although it was interesting I wasn’t overly impressed. Once again it was a pretty predictable plot line, with little in the terms of character development, except for Thomas. Personally, after watching every episode of Teen Wolf recently, I also had difficulty seeing Dylan O’Brien playing a character other than his much loved Stiles Stilinski, although he does portray the character of Thomas very well, and you inadvertently find yourself routing for him. 

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure 
Age Rating: 12A
Director: Anthony and Joe Russo
Staring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Plot (IMDB): Steve Rogers teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D 
 agent,  Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin 
 known as the Winter Soldier.

I got halfway through watching this film before I realised that I hadn’t watched the first Captain America movie, although having watched The Avengers and its sequel (and doing a quick internet search), I knew enough about the character of Steve Rogers to understand what was going on. I really enjoyed the film, and particularly the ever-evolving partnership between Steve and Natasha Romanoff, and Steve’s battle over his discovery about Bucky and what he’s become. 

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Teen Wolf Season 6 Winter Finale (2016)
     Riders on the Storm

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Creator: Jeff Davis
Staring: Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Posey, Holland Roden
Plot (IMDB): A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits 
  the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

The main word that came to mind while watching this episode was ‘finally! I love Stiles’ character and so I’m so glad that he is back, and that Stydia (Lydia and Stiles) has at last happened 🙂 . The wild hunt plot arc was finally concluded and I thought the way in which the story was closed was really well done. But more than that I loved the ending of this episode, in that it was almost like the boys were back to where it all started, despite everything that has changed. I cannot wait for the last ten episodes, although I can’t believe we have to wait until the summer for them. 

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Supernatural Season 1 Episode 1 (2005)
Pilot

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Creator: Eric Kripke
Staring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver 
Plot (IMDB): Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as 
  "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including
  monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

This the first time I had ever watched any Supernatural and I’m not really sure what I thought of it. The story-line and the possible progressions and plot lines intrigued me but I don’t feel like I need to immediately need to watch the next episode because I’m hooked, like I have been with shows in the past. I thought the relationship between Sam and Dean was great and you can just imagine how it is going to develop in future episodes. I might give Supernatural another go in the future as I did enjoy it, but it is not on top of my must watch list. 

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Have you seen any of these films or shows? What did you think?
Do you have any recommendations of other things I could watch? 

Also please let me know what you thought of this format/type of post. Do you want to see more of these type of posts (e.g. reviews of film etc.)?

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