Instant Family (press screening review)

Director; Sean Anders
Comedy
1h 58 minutes
Swedish premiere; February 27th

A delightful, heartwarming, and soul-touching film based on a true story.
A well-written script with its sharp, entertaining, and reasonable dialogue to phenomenal acting, truly a movie worth your time.

I was pleasantly surprised at this unexpectedly great family movie for everyone to enjoy, it grabs a sweet and gentle hold of you and doesn’t let go until the very end, it was an emotional roller coaster and I was ready to hop on a second time around once the credits started rolling because I had a blast, like one I haven’t had in a long time.
I laughed, I smiled, and I shed a tear and loved every second of it.

Based on directors Sean Anders life, a couple decides to open their home and hearts to become foster parents. And what first seems like the perfect set of siblings turns slowly into a living nightmare for Pete and Ellie when nothing goes as hoped.

It’s the perfect feel-good movie, a story that will have you smiling from ear-to-ear, and have a great time and be in the best mood when leaving the theater. Strongly recommended. 8/10



How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Premiere review)

Director; Dean DeBlois
Animation/Adventure
1h 44 minutes
Swedish release; February 22end

A heartfelt goodbye to a magical adventure and colorful journey. In the final installment, we get to say our farewell to Hiccup, Astrid, and our favorite dragon, Toothless. In the last thrilling battle, we get to join the team in hopes to take down Grimmel and save the remaining dragons under his grim care.

It is an adorable film for the entire family to enjoy and get a kick out of, I even shared a few laughs and plenty of smiles during what must be this years cutest movie, a story that warms your heart and touches your soul with its loving bond between a human and his pet, no matter what kind of creature.

When discovering that Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, Hiccup must lead his family and friends into a courageous path in search of ”The Hidden World”, a magical dragon paradise before his enemy finds it first.

With its beautiful scenery and animation plus unique story, it’s a film that must be seen, especially if you’re a fan of the previous ones. 6/10



For pictures of the premiere go to Instagram @beautymartinez, and they should be under the highlight ”Movies” if they haven’t ran out of time on my story. Enjoy ;)

Wreck it Ralph 2 (Ralph breaks the internet) press screening review

Director/s; Phil Johnston & Rich Moore
Animation
1h 52 minutes
Swedish premiere; February 1st.

Yesterday I attended one of the screenings during the Stockholm Movie Days (Film Festival), unfortunately, I had a lot of work so sadly I could only attend one the movies, Ralph Breaks The Internet AKA Wreck It Ralph 2.
Though to my huge disappointment, it was the Swedish version, why would one even consider showing that I don’t know, but I was already there so I figured I’d just embrace it and see the dubbed version of this animated comedy.

The duo Ralph and Vanellope are back, this time they discover WiFi and enter the world of internet to save Vanellopes game or she might end up without one, meaning no home nor knowing who she actually is if she doesn’t has her game to go to. It all goes well until V finds a new game and starts questioning her fate, does she want to go back to her old predictable game, or stay in this new one? Something that completely shatters Ralphs heart.

What seems to be an innocent friendship turns out to be rather creepy, at least from where I was sitting. Ralph is close to obsessed with V and her friendship, his own insecurity broke down the entire internet world, it just came to this point where it became creepy, even the lines V gave him to calm him down, ”I’ll go with you and I’ll be your only friend, it’ll just be you and I. Just how you want it.” I don’t know if that should be a message one would like to send out to mini adults, the ones this movie is mostly aimed for. It got weird and uncomfortable, besides that it’s a cute and charming film. 5.5/10