Blake Lively returns to the big screen in the film “Age of Adaline.”
Lively plays a woman named Adaline who is incapable of aging after a horrific accident.
Adaline lives in fear of people knowing her secret and is constantly having to move to different cities until she meets a young man named Ellis (Michiel Huisman).
The chemistry between these characters can seem forced in the beginning of the film, but throughout the movie it grows to be much stronger.
The growth Lively has had as a performer proves that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the future and will continue to grow as an actress.
This romantic film is something that we haven’t quite seen before in the sense that it incorporates science fiction elements.
Director Lee Toland Krieger brings viewers back to the proper mindset and reminds us that this is a romantic film.
He showcases the connection and true love that forms between Lively and Huisman.
The cinematography and vision of Krieger gives the film a more vintage feel, as Krieger wants you to actually feel as old as Adaline and allows the audience to experience the aging process and emotion that Adaline goes through.
The flashbacks throughout the film help support the feel of the film even more, with warm colors in flashbacks and darker colors in present-day scenes.
While Lively is the protagonist of the film, legend and film icon Harrison Ford headlines the cast too.
“Age of Adaline” displays the incredible performance of Lively and her separation from her past roles in pieces such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, “New York, I Love You” and “Gossip Girl.”
“I used to love watching [her] in ‘Gossip Girl,’ so finally getting to see her in a new film after having her baby made me so excited,” said student Tanya Villanueva.
Despite the lackluster performance of the rest of the cast, Lively and Ford carry the film and remind the audience why they are on top.
The future for this film doesn’t seem very high after being unable to take the top spot for the weekend, losing to “Furious 7” and going up against the highly anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron” its second week.
Most of the money this film will make will be from all those men making it up to their significant others for taking them to see the “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“Yup, I’m definitely going to take my girl to see that one, especially since she’s coming with me to see the Avengers, that was our deal, so I’m hoping it’s good,” said student Caleb Reeves.
“Age of Adaline” is a good film to see, and worth it if you are trying to get away from the big summer blockbusters.