After I got home from practicing golf today, I decided to watch “Where the Crawdads Sing” on Netflix. I chose to watch the movie for one particular reason: Taylor Swift wrote and sang the soundtrack. If it weren’t because of her, I don’t think I would have given the movie a chance since I’m not usually a fan of talky-talky movies; instead, I prefer scary ones that can make my heart race and give me jumpscare.
I thought I was going to be bored for 2 hours, but surprisingly, I found myself staying to watch the movie until the end. I didn’t even bother checking my phone at that point. I was amazed by how beautiful the movie is and since I found the movie to be engaging, my eyes were glued to the tv screen— I didn’t want to miss any scenes. It was an excellent movie in every way: great screenplay, great actors, amazing story, outstanding performances, and the list could go on.
Honestly, the plot is very interesting. It’s about living your life to the fullest and discovering the strength that lies inside you even when the world seems to be against you. In a way, I feel like everyone has felt like the main character, Kya, in one way or another. She is so brave. I love the character very much. While I watched her, I couldn’t help but shed a few tears because I know what it’s like to have someone betray you and then leave you to survive by yourself. This is without a doubt one of my favorite movies of all time.
The movie makes me feel as though I’m also reading the book that it’s based on. I love every line spoken by Kya. At the end of the movie, she says:
I am a firefly
you’ll see hundreds
beckoning far into the dark reaches of the marsh
and that’s where you will always find me
way out yonder
where the crawdads sing.
The movie is based on the bestselling novel and after seeing it, I can definitely say that I need to go buy and read the book right away. If the movie is anything to go by then the book must be spectacular.
I told Nat that Kya and I are quite similar. We both live by ourselves, but she lives on an island while I live in an apartment, in the city—minding our own business until our Prince Charming finds us; lucky for her, Tate has finally found her, and I, too, would like to have my own Tate, to which he replied,
“It spells Nate, Hani.”
😂 Well, that’s smooth Nat. Haha.
Speaking of movies, it’s really annoying that there are no new horror movies to watch. For instance, yesterday was Friday the 13th, and both Nat and I wanted to have a horror movie night, but it seems like I’ve seen every horror movie. There are also no new horror movies to watch. I ended up watching Mayfair Witches on Plex, which my brother had downloaded. I’ve only watched the pilot so far, but I already know this will be another series that I won’t be able to bring myself to commit to. More of a collection of my unfinished tv series. As my brother said, “you really have commitment issues.” 😂
Here’s a horror movie that I think everyone should see. It’s called Barbarian. It’s the best new horror movie I’ve seen in a long time. Nat and I have known each other for 1.50 years, and even he, who had previously criticized me for the movies I recommended to him before, agreed that Barbarian is the best horror movie he’s seen in a long time. So, yeah, watch this movie if you haven’t seen it yet.
🥰 Until my next post!
X, Hani. ❤