The Weekend Blog

3rd August 2014

Cinema ticket

It’s the weekend! Hooray! Not that the weekend is any different to the rest of the week for me. I’m still on my summer break and so everyday feels the same.

I’ve had a relatively quiet week. The weather has returned to its normal miserable self which ruined our plans of visiting Chester on Saturday. And so we decided to postpone Chester until next week and used our rainy day to go to the cinema to see Guardians of the Galaxy.

Bhairavi asked if I was going to review the film. I said “maybe” but in truth I’m not good at reviewing films. I leave the cinema and forget all the little details that are required to write a review. However, I will share a few thoughts and feelings without spoiling it for anyone else.

Guardians of the Galaxy was pretty amazing. It was funny, fast paced and entertaining throughout. Of what I can remember, there were no dull and boring moments that would normally leave me looking at my watch. A film like that will always get a thumbs up from me.

Loved – Groot. A character with such a beautiful heart.

Disliked  – Karen Gillan. There was nothing wrong with her character; I just can’t stand her as a person. (Yeah, I struggled with a ‘dislike’ and had to get picky).

I highly recommend you go and see it. At one point it was rated to highly on IMDb that it was the 4th best film in the top 250. Surely that says enough.

In other news, I had my second physiotherapy appointment on Thursday, which went really well. I had a therapeutic ultrasound on my hip which felt (strangely) really nice. I think it’s suppose to stimulate the tissue and reduce swelling (or something like that). I can already feel my hip muscles developing. The area of scaring looks more bulked out too. Finally, I’m making progress!

Also, I’ve started working on my dissertation. I’ve finally gone with sustainable tourism as my research topic. In addition, I’ve seen a draft timetable for my third year of university. Looks like I might only be in uni two days a week! Let’s hope it stays that way, and then I’ll be easily able to keep up with physiotherapy and the blog.

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  1. Hopefully the weather will be better next week so you can go visit Chester :). I heard Guardians of the Galaxy is good! It’s practically the Avengers but with more “adult” stuff and less superpower-kinda-thing, right? I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the movie. I haven’t seen it yet but I thought it’s cool because Vin Diesel is a tree and Batista (wrestler from wwe) is in it too!

    Woo! Congratulations on the progress :). I wish for the best!

  2. CHRIST IT’S 12 POUNDS TO SEE A MOVIE?????? OH MY GOODNESS & I thought paying $10 was expensive, sheeeesh. Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m a huge Marvel fan so I definitely want to.

    Good news all around for you, it sounds like! Great dissertation topic too! Tourism is really economically beneficial to some countries, but at what cost? Such a great topic. I hope you’ll find some interesting papers & studies to enrich your dissertation. Best of luck with that!

    • Holly

      I know! And that’s with student discount. To be fair it was in 3D and IMAX. It probably would have cost £5 if it wasn’t, but it was Tyrone’s choice.

      I love studying tourism and I always have, so I thought it was pretty fitting that I do my final piece of work on it. I’ve got some good ideas so hopefully I can pull it together. 🙂

  3. Christa

    Yay dissertation! And I was totally mistaken– I thought GotG opened months ago and that I had missed out. I don’t know if I’ll be able to see it in theatres (though I’m a HUGE Chris Pratt fan) but I’m hoping I get to catch it eventually. Congratulations on your progress though, in both your physiotherapy and your schoolwork. 🙂 Hopefully this means you can travel a bit more 😉

    • Holly

      It’s been advertised for so long that I feels like it’s been out for ages. But it only came out last week in the UK.

      That’s what I’m hoping for. I’m already planning a trip to New York for my 21st!

  4. Cat

    I really liked Guardians of the Galaxy! I think it’s one of the better Marvel movies. It was 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for a while too. It’s lowered a bit, but it’s still over 90%.

    I’m glad the physiotherapy appointment went well! I think that’s interesting that there’s therapeutic ultrasounds. That’s good that it helped 🙂

    I had a class schedule that had only Tue/Thur classes. It was nice to have the other days off! It made my Tue and Thur super busy though, haha. Good luck on your dissertation!

    • Holly

      At the moment I’m loving Marvel more than DC!

      Yeah, my Tuesdays and Thursday are going to be full. I’ve not experienced that yet at uni. I’ve got use to going in for just a few hours a day.

  5. Thanks for telling me that Gaurdians of the Galaxy was a good film to watch. I saw it on 9th of August and I totally loved it! All the characters were so good! Especially Groot! 😀