‘Love,Simon’ hits your heart in all the right places and it’s everything

It’s time for straight not to be the default

This movie review is going to be a bit different from the past ones. I’m going to try my best to be balanced but honestly, It’s rather hard. Everyone deserves a great love story, and here it is. Especially if you don’t see yourself in the ones that are usually presented by television or movies.

Love, Simon

“Love, Simon” is a 2018 romantic comedy based on the book “Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli (Click the book title for my review of the book.) Directed by Greg Berlanti, who wrote and produced CW’s shows like “Arrow,” “Riverdale,” and “The Flash,” the movie is the first major studio film that features gay teenage romance.

The movie follows Simon Spier, a closeted gay teen who meet another closeted gay teen in his school online. The two began an online relationship hidden from his family and friends. His life gets turned upset down when a classmate blackmailed Simon with screenshots of his online relationship. Simon must then chose whether to follow through with the demands or to have his world cave in around him before he is ready. 

The movie is brilliantly told. As someone who read the book before seeing the movie, it follows it almost plot the same as the book did. There are some instances where they add to the plot because it’s a movie. When it does, It adds more depth to the story and allows things to be fleshed out more. The ending of the movie is actually more epic than what was in the book.

The acting is extremely good in this movie. The characters are likable, minus the ones you aren’t supposed to like. Simon is probably the best character out of them all. You can’t help but love Simon. Nick Robinson did an extremely well job portraying Simon. My only complaint with acting was that Katherine Langford’s natural Australian accent came through at times and it was obvious. She did an amazing job but I’m probably just nitpicking a bit.

It was extremely refreshing to see a non stereotypically gay character. While they are getting better, most gay characters in TV/Movies have been some sort of stereotypes. The overly flamboyant gay guy, the self-hating gay guy, etc. There’s many of them and frankly, they exist but it wasn’t everyone. Simon Spier isn’t any of those stereotypes. He is just guy trying to figure out who is he. He just happens to be gay. He’s representing the people who couldn’t see themselves in a character before this. “Love, Simon” has allowed many people to finally see themselves in a movie character and relate to them.

The Verdict

“Love, Simon” is a quality teen romantic comedy. It’s not just a movie for LGBT, but something for anyone that want to see a good love story. “Love, Simon” will be the first of many movies that will finally allow more people to see themselves in the things they watch. Like the movie says, everyone deserves a great love story. It was about time that they got one. “Love, Simon” is that movie.

“Love, Simon” is still in theaters. It will out digital on May 29th and DVD/Blu-Ray on June 12th.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Movie Review: ‘In A Heartbeat’

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Unless you have living under a rock in the last couple of days, there is a movie short that has been taking the world by storm due to the fact that it took a topic that has been seen in so many movies and made it relevant to way more people. It also made people extremely pissed off.

“In A Heartbeat” is a short film that is about two young boys that fall in love. It follows Sherwin, who try to control and hide his feeling for his classmate, Jonathon, as his heart jumps out of his chest and try to help. It helps and ends up getting broke in half when Sherwin run away after being embarrassed by their classmates staring at them. The movie ends with Jonathon finding Sherwin hiding behind the bushes, returning the other half of his heart and falling in love. Literally, their hearts become one. It’s rather cute and adorable.

The story main point of the story that your heart wants what it wants and you can’t fight who you love. You can’t control who you fallen in love just like you can’t control what your how tall you are or anything like that. You also shouldn’t hide your feeling s or be ashamed of them because there’s nothing wrong with loving someone of the same gender.

It’s an adorable film that really pulls at your heart-strings. While there isn’t any dialogue, there doesn’t really need to be because it speaks for itself. It uses the music to fill in for the words and set the tone when it needs to be. It’s really heart wrenching towards the end when Sherwin runs away in embarrassment due to his fear that his classmates will judge him.

This isn’t some gay propaganda that is trying to turn your children into homosexuals.  You just can’t flip a switch and be Gay or Transgender. You are born that way. Besides, it they become gay just by watching this short, then their switch was all ready there.

It’s a movie that give representation to the LGBTQ community in a positive way. If you are a child that is gay, there isn’t anything that you can relate to on a “oh, I can see myself in that situation.” Everyone can relate to it but it’s just nice to see it get changed up instead of it just being a male/female relationship.

”In A Heartbeat” is a seriously good short film that takes a commonly used trope makes it more relatable to an audience that doesn’t usually get representation. Everything about it is amazing. I hope there’s a sequel because I’m emotionally invested into these two.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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Can’t have your cake and the Beastiality too

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It was announced that an Alabama movie theater wouldn’t be showing the live-action Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” due to the movie having a “gay” moment because one of the characters in the movie is gay. The Alabama movie theater said:

“When companies continually force their views on us, we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me, then we have no business showing it. I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.”

The movie theater also said that they would continue to show “wholesome” movies that aren’t about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. So that movie theater must be the go-to spot for teenagers to have sex in since it must have hardly any patrons. This has sparked a trail of controversy over why people are more focused on a subplot instead of the movie in general. Because of this, I feel like that we need to come together and we need to lock the door, lower the blinds, and fire up that smoke machine. It’s time to spill tea and serves just desserts.

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So people are freaking out over a homosexual character but not the fact that this is a love story about a girl falling in love with an animal. And this isn’t a lovely cartoon anymore, this is a real person acting about falling in love with an animal. Does that make it okay because he has human features? It’s still a beast…an animal. Are you saying that Bestiality is okay? If you are going to say that God has a problem with homosexuality, he also has a problem with Beastality, which this movie’s main plot.

Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death

Exodus 22:19

So is the sequel going to be “Beauty and the Beast 2: Belle gets stoned?” Probably not because that would be an extremely awkward movie to explain to children without the VeggieTales. Also, it sounds like Belle is a druggie. That’s a horrible title.

Just because something has a homosexual character in it, doesn’t make it propaganda trying to “turn people” gay. It’s not a light switch. Whether you want to believe it or not, you can’t “pray away the gay,” “turn off the gay,” or even convert from gay to straight. It’s not like there’s underlining messages that are saying “you will make out and fall in love with someone of the same gender.” No one cares that much to do it….also, its cost way too much.

If you are going to call “bible” on a movie that has a minor subplot involving a gay character, then you really need to loosen up. It’s rather stupid. Don’t you have better things to do be doing? It’s just a movie. It’s like me saying in this post that because Bestiality is the main plot that it’s going to make children want to fall in love with their pets. It’s stupid and just a freaking movie. It’s supposed to be a good and fun time in order to take your mind off of the world.  Stop being so offended by stupid things. And stop using the bible as a crutch.

I totally respect and understand the Alabama movie theater’s right to not show the movie. But if you don’t understand or agree with something, just openly say it and don’t go “well god say…” If you really cared about that, then you will be up in arms when people get divorced. You can’t pick and chose which parts to follow and which parts “don’t sound like it’s right for me.”

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