Champions is one of those movies that don’t need a long-winded review. Because it has the two most important parts an inspirational sports movie should have, heart and comedy. When you have an abundance of heart in a movie it really helps to have some comedy to lighten the mood. Besides that, there were two more details that stuck out to me in this movie. First, I think Woody Harrelson was a perfect fit for Marcus. Having an actor that fits the character is extremely important and Champions excelled at that. Secondly, I liked the fact that they included a variety of people with disabilities, they didn’t just show the same type of person over and over again. It was a great way to show how all disabilities are different.
Now I do have to say that as much as I enjoyed watching I’m not hugely enamored with the movie. I think that’s mostly due to sports movies being one of my least favorite genres. I just can’t love them even though they are really good. So, I would have to give this movie a 6.5 out of 10.
This was a great rom-com plain and simple so I’ll keep this review short and sweet. I was laughing at every joke and cringing from secondhand embarrassment from every awkward moment and it was fantastic. While the comedy was great the romance half of this movie was even more so. There’s not much that can beat the classic “it’s what’s inside that counts” and You People excelled at that. And I loved Jonah Hill and Lauren London as the main characters, they both were perfect in their roles. All of the different parts came together to create a super fun movie to watch that I’d give a 7 out of 10.
It’s no surprise to me that this movie was undeniably funny, I mean what would you expect from a comedy staring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum they’re amazing. Plus what’s better then Daniel Radcliffe as a villain? Nothing that’s what. Since it’s probably no surprise to anyone else that this is a good movie I’m just going to quickly talk about what I think set this movie apart from other rom-coms.
And that is what I’d like to call the perfect ratio between funny and serious. There wasn’t too many serious parts so it kept its rom-com feel but there also wasn’t so few scenes that it felt wrong to have them in the first place. I was also surprised by the combination of cliché and unpredictable. Like, I simultaneously knew and not knew what was going to happened. Which weirdly made the movie even more fun to watch. So, with this balance I would give The Lost City a 7 out 10.