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Awkward Beginnings, Happy Endings

A review of the movie, What If.

I have recently watched the movie, What If, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. Honestly, I found it quite hard to write about the film because I felt too much about it that I can’t think as objectively as I should. Therefore, I shall be sharing my comments about the story more than the technicals.

Within the first few minutes of the movie, I was already smiling to myself. Generally, the story was told quite fast. However, it was visualized in such a way that you get a deeper emotional understanding of how the main characters’ love story is progressing. Sure, the main plot and the ending was sort of expected but the tiny details that tie each major moment together were beautifully done which made watching the movie fun.

Besides the fact that the movie felt terribly relatable, I loved how it showed the harsh realities of making relationships work. It felt real and that was what made the story really engaging. How meeting someone in a very awkward situation and having awkward conversations can spark something special between two people is an interesting way of starting a love story. The way the characters moved, thought, conversed and breathed their stories to create the big picture was done fairly well.

The soundtrack for the film plus the animation were simply perfect in improving the storytelling. The main plot of the story was not really novel but the way it was told and laid out was done amazingly well. The music conveys the feeling of each moment clearly and the thoughts that the animation were expressing were also showed well. I also found their animated engagement story at the end credits really informative for those who would keep wondering how they ended up engaged after coming back to Toronto. It was not essential to the main story but it is a good add-on for certain audience — like me — who might start asking about that little gap before their happy ending.

Overall, I’m giving the story a 9/10 rating. It was amazingly done and it will surely make you feel something. The main story might seem to be considerably fair like all the other happy love stories, but the storytelling was wonderfully executed that you’ll end up smiling even after watching the movie.

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That One Title VII

For the 7th installment of this blog series, I would like to share the songs from OneRepublic and Augustana called Counting Stars. OneRepublic’s song is more upbeat and very catchy it would make you want to rock your head. On the other hand, Augustana’s song is slower and more emotional. I love the contrast between these two songs even though they share the same title.

I hope you enjoy listening to them like I do. 🙂

1. OneRepublic’s Counting Stars


2. Augustana’s Counting Stars

That One Title V

Today I would like to share a couple of songs I like which are both called Words. They have some other similarities besides their title. In my own interpretation of the lyrics, both songs seem to say that words can be used to hurt us but we must learn how to accept them to make ourselves stronger.

What do you think these songs mean? Do you agree with my take on these songs? Share your thoughts. And enjoy listening. 🙂

1. Words by Train

2. Words by Between The Trees

That One Title IV

This time, I would like to share two songs both called Halo. I learned about them by listening to a friend’s playlist. Instantly, I fell in love with the one sang by Bethany Joy. Beyonce’s Halo was inspirational of some sort that’s why I liked it. I hope that you get inspired by these songs today, too.

Enjoy listening!

1. Bethany Joy Lenz

2. Beyoncé

That One Title III

Here’s the third installment for my serial post about songs having the same title. The last one I posted showcased the songs of Coldplay and Imagine Dragons called “Amsterdam”. This time, I want to share with my readers songs from The Script and 30 Seconds To Mars called “Hurricane/s”. Enjoy these songs! 🙂

1. Hurricanes by The Script

2. Hurricane by 30 Seconds to Mars

 

UPDATE:

I fell in love with this song by Parachute which is also called Hurricane. I just can’t not put it here because it’s so amazing. Feelings are so sincere and heartbreaking. Listen, guys! 😉

3. Hurricane by Parachute

That One Title II

So this is one of those posts where I share songs or whatnots that share the same name/title. The first one I posted was about three songs with the title “Broken Arrow.” This second post is about two songs I like with the title “Amsterdam.” Check out the songs below and you can drop me a comment whether you like the songs or just so-so. You can also share with me songs you know with the same titles and make a post about them here, too. 🙂

1. Amsterdam by Coldplay

2. Amsterdam by Imagine Dragons

Maybe I should make this a serial post. What do you guys think?

It Always Goes Wrong

When we expect things to go perfectly, it will not. Stop thinking that everything will always be perfect because things just always go wrong.

Nothing in this world can be perfect. You may have done the right thing or walked the right path, but there will always be a flaw no matter how small.

Starting off your week with a bright enthusiasm and ending the first day with a bad news is just a simple example. Waking up the next day while a tragic incident is happening, like say, a fire approximately five houses away from your place of abode, is another.

We can’t always expect things to happen exactly as we planned them because they will never do. But of course, people always hope for the best things to happen.

Maybe I lost that hope. I lost all hope since every time I hope for something, nothing comes out of it. It just is sad that at times when all you hold on to is the hope for a better outcome, you start seeing a ray of light, but then realize it was not meant for you.

If you went on a very long journey and ended up on the edge of a cliff, which would you rather do, turn around and go back that treacherous path or jump off the cliff? Indeed, it would be a very hard choice, and we may never be able to answer it until it finally happens to us firsthand.

Our minds may perceive perfection, but it will always be almost impossible to achieve it. Always be ready for the worst to happen however well-prepared you may have been, because in this life even though we believe that nothing can go wrong, something will always go wrong.