Queen of Katwe- My review

Let me start out by saying, I am so glad this movie was made. It isn’t a Black movie or a girl’s movie. It is simply a great movie that in my opinion, everyone should see. I got so much inspiration from it. I took my 2 youngest sons to see it with me. They are homeschooled, so there were no other children in the audience. I was the only one that noticed that. I figured that watching movies like this would not only spark them to start playing chess again. But would inspire them to keep trying to go after their passions whatever they may be. I also give them writing assignments after watching certain movies to make sure they paid attention. No problem there. Queen of Katwe had them captivated from the very beginning. The entire cast was amazing! The beautiful young actress, Madina Nalwanga did a magnificent job playing the lead character, Phiona. I instantly fell in love with all of the children and was trying to figure a way to take my sons to Uganda to play chess. Yeah, good movies do that to me. David Oyelowo is heart-warming as the chess coach who discovers that the shy girl who wanders into his class one day, might actually be a chess prodigy. Lupita N’yongo shines as the very strong and determined mother to Phiona, Brian, Night and Richard. You should know by now that I don’t tell parts of the movie because I hate when you read a review and they basically give you an entire synopsis on the movie. I will say this. GO SEE THIS MOVIE! Take your children to see this movie. Take your parents, take your friends, team mates, co-workers, whoever. Just take them! I am so glad that Disney brought this wonderful story to the big screen.

Queen of Katwe is rated PG and has a running time of 2hours and 4minutes


My latest reviews

Seriously? Almost 3 months have passed since I last posted? WOW! Well, I have been pretty busy with my new grandson. That’s right, I am a grandma!
Anyway, I have been watching lots of movies lately. I had the chance to check out; Tomorrowland, Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie and, I Origin.  Totally different movies, but I enjoyed them all.
Tomorrowland surprised me. I really thought it was going to be super sweet and sappy and stuff, but that was definitely not the case. Not sure why I thought that but,glad I was wrong. The movie is about some very serious topics and I think that Hugh Laurie delivers an extremely awesome monologue. I won’t tell you about it, just watch it. This movie is more suited to the 10 and older crowd.
Next up, Inside Out.
Insdie out Poster
This movie great! I watched it with my 11 year old son and we both felt everything the main character, Riley was feeling. This movie took you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions,but left you smiling. The animation is awesome (as usual) and the storyline is clear and straightforward.I can see them doing a sequel for this one. Some of the content might be lost on younger children. But,they will love how colorful the characters are. Recommended for 10 and up.
The Peanuts Movie
I thought this movie was wonderful! It was really awesome sharing this new Peanuts movie with characters I have loved forever with my sons. The makers of this movie did an amazing job finding voice actors for the beloved Peanuts characters. It sounded as if they used the same ones from long ago. The story was classic Peanuts with awesome messages of friendship and perseverance. I even found myself with a bit of a lump in my throat at one point during the movie. But, that’s not surprising. It was a pleasure watching a true G rated movie. No sneaky adult jokes in this movie at all. How refreshing! Everybody can see this one, and I hope they do.
Lastly, I Origin.
I saw a poster for this last year and for some reason was attracted to it. I finally watched it the other night and it blew me away. I am not really sure I can describe this movie, except to say that it really spoke to me. I Origins is spiritual in a very non-preachy way. It is strange, weird and magical all in the same breath. The story is not predictable at all. The characters are multi-faceted and open minded and it leads the viewer to follow the same path. I will definitely watch this mildly complex piece of sci-fi again, as I am sure I will get even more out of it the 2nd time around. This movie is rated R for adult situations.
That’s all until next time. Keep the popcorn poppin’!