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Friday, 22 July 2016

MOVIES | An Ode to Anton Yelchin & his best films

I still can't believe that just a month ago, Anton Yelchin died, aged 27.

He was a wonderful actor and clearly had lots of talent, as well as charisma. It makes me so sad that he died so young and it's the first time a 'celebrity' I genuinely really, really liked has died - it's a weird feeling.

So in honour of the fact that one of his latest movies, Star Trek Beyond, is released today in the UK, I've decided to do a blog post about Anton Yelchin's best films (in my opinion, anyway).

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I've never seen the original of Fright Night, but I love this remake starring Anton, Toni Collette, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and even Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Dave Franco. Considering it has such a star-studded cast, I'm surprised it didn't do better commercially. It's a lot different from your average teen horror movie and is really edgy with dark humour. David Tennant's gothic magician character is worth watching alone, but Anton is really great in this film.

Like Crazy
is an independent movie that tells the story of Jacob (Anton) and Anna (Felicity Jones), who fall in love when Anna is studying in America. The film tells the story of their long distance love when she has to move back home, and the struggles that come along with being in a long-distance relationship. I've been in long distance relationships before, so I really reasoned with this film and felt it had some great moments that really showed Anton's diverse acting. It's the only 'emotional' role I've ever seen him in, and he plays the part well.

It's tough to point Anton out in the Star Trek series, as all of the films have such a star-studded cast and it's easy for his acting to be overshadowed. His parts were only small, but they were enjoyable, and the films are overall really great. I can't lie, his character mostly provided eye-candy in these films, and I loved hearing his adorable accent.

I finally got around to watching this last night and have a few different reactions to it. Overall, I think it's a great film with a really edgy storyline about a guy (Anton) who can contact the dead - but it's a lot darker and different from your average film involving people that can communicate with the dead. Anton is great in it, but I felt some parts were corny and his girlfriend just seemed much odder then him with the stuff she came out with and the way she acted. Overall I did like it though and thought it was interesting to see Anton in more of an action role. It's actually based on a book series, which I'm planning to read now.

I haven't actually seen this one yet, but it's on my 'to-watch' list as I've heard good things about it, despite the fact that it received mixed reviews from critics. It's said to be a comedy coming of age film with Anton in the lead role, and I think this was his first lead role. He looks super young on the DVD cover, though! Although I haven't seen this yet, like I said, I've heard good things about this film and it's also one of his most popular ones, so it's likely to be one of his best ones, too. 

These five movies easily show Anton's diverse range of acting abilities, including drama, comedy, romance and action roles.

I'll be watching Charlie Bartlett in memory of Anton Yelchin this weekend and I hope one of you will watch one of his movies too, if even just to be reminded of what a great actor he was. 

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  1. It was so sad to hear about his death poor thing so young and such a promising talent.

  2. I though Anton Yelchin was a great actors! Especially loved him in the star trek movies. I was so sad to hear when I got back off holiday that he had died after a tragic accident! So horrible!


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