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I May Destroy You
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David (Jeff Daniels): You want change with no sacrifice. You want peace with no struggle. The world doesn't work like that.
This film was pretty pointless. The ideas were rehashed from the previous installments and seemed to fabricate conflicts and issues where there was none in order to prolong a story that had already been resolved and should have been concluded in the last film. This was a giant waste of time.
Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart): "Two days on the road, only one meal, and hardly any sleep. She's 11, I'm fucking 90..."
This film could have been better. I was so looking forward to seeing this movie, from the trailer the film seemed really promising; unfortunately, the trailer contained the best parts of the film. Sir Patrick Stewart is always a delight to watch, of course, Hugh Jackman is always great as Wolverine, even the casting of Stephen Merchant was inspired and Dafne Keen who played "X-23" was pretty cool and definitely the highlight of the film. But the plot was a bit predictable and stereotypical if you don't take into account the X-men spin of the story; there were some pretty good action sequences but too much dead time in between. The film was very brooding and could have probably benefitted from a bit more humor (even the dark kind). Overall, it was kind of a disappointment; probably my least favorite from the X-Men film franchise.
Princess Ka'iulani (Q'orianka Kilcher): What my father is saying is that I'm grateful to be a guest and would never
presume to talk about the politics of Hawaii, which reminds me of this hen.
President Cleveland (Peter Banks): Hen reminds you of Hawaii?
Princess Ka'iulani (Q'orianka Kilcher): "It does actually. Natural, unspoiled, perfect. For as long as anyone can remember, pepper has been the perfect seasoning for hen." She pours pepper. "Lately though, salt, a white mineral from
the sea has been the fashion." She pours salt. "Careful to add just a bit, as the perfect balance can be easily upset." Then she pours cumin. "Should you introduce an American spice such as cumin, the salt is fortified, the hen destroyed." Princess Ka'iulani gets up to let President Cleveland have a taste. "Mr. President if you please."
President Cleveland (Peter Banks): Has a taste, grunts, and spits it. "Terrible. Tell me, how do we restore natural
Princess Ka'iulani (Q'orianka Kilcher): Cumin has no place on the hen.
President Cleveland (Peter Banks): Well Princess, I only have four weeks left in office. But I promise to do what I can to halt the use of cumin. You need to get your spices in order quickly young lady. President-elect McKinley is from Ohio and as far as I know, not a very good cook.
Q'orianka Kilcher, who portrayed the lead role (Hawaiian princess Ka'iulani), did a pretty decent job but no offense to her performance; I just found the way she portrayed Ka'iulani in her youth a bit annoying. I know they were trying to portray the innocence of youth, hence Ka'iulani being all giggly, but it was just a little too stereotypical and came across a bit disingenuous. But overall, the film was really interesting and the rest of the supporting cast did a good job portraying each of their roles. The subject of the film was good, the plot was a bit too idealistic but overall very it was a very enlightening film.
Cockcroft Guest 2 (Nicola Victoria Buck): Now you are recognized everywhere. How do you deal with all the attention?
Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne): [grinning] I was stopped recently by a tourist at Cambridge who asked if I was the real Stephen Hawking. I replied I was not, and said the real one was much better looking.
BRILLIANT! The entire cast did such a splendid job portraying each of their roles that it was not difficult at all as an audience member to completely immerse yourself in the story. Eddie Redmayne who played Stephen Hawking was nothing short of amazing, he and Felicity Jones, who played Redmayne's love interest, Jane Wilde, had beautiful on-screen chemistry and great stage presence. I adore both of them as actors, they are just super talented. The supporting cast was also exceptional, Charlie Cox (Jonathan) did a marvelous job and it is always a treat to watch the uber talented David Thewlis and Emily Watson because they embody any role they play. The film was charming, heart-warming, humorous and enlightening and overall a worthwhile film to watch. Can't say enough good things about it, this was really awesome.
Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson): Why did you build this thing with only one seat?
Batman (Will Arnett): Because last I checked I only had one butt.
The film was pretty entertaining, lots of cute little quotable quips and non-stop, good action sequences from start to finish (although for some reason it felt like it was longer than the hour and a half running time). As with a lot of animated films, a majority of the jokes were geared towards the adults in the audience but I heard a lot of the kids (especially the one sitting next to me-- my nephew) laughing out loud throughout the entire film. The characters weren't as endearing as the cast from the original Lego Movie (a.k.a. Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Wyldstyle/Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks)) but this was still a pretty fun family film. Overall, it was a pretty good and enjoyable movie to watch.