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Beauty and the Beast
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The live-action Beauty and the Beast is a great re-telling of the classic Disney tale. What's good about this new one is that it's a nice blend of the animated movie and the musical. It touches our hearts with nostalgia and familiarity. When the main theme was playing, I was smiling the whole time. Beautiful cinematography. Most scenes were like paintings in motion. It's also refreshing to see that they've added more character backstories. For me, Emma Watson's singing voice is forgivable because her stage presence/appeal is immense. Luke Evans shined the brightest in terms of acting and singing. I also love the casting. It was so wonderful to see the supporting stars appear in their human forms. I liked most of the character designs and costumes, but some CGIs can still be improved. To conclude, it's grander and more intricate, but the original movie is still funnier and more endearing.

Ghost in the Shell
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ghost in the Shell was just alright for me. I wasn't too impressed, but I wasn't disappointed either. The production design and visuals were stunning, but the plot was thin. I did like the philosophical undertone. I also liked the musical score and cinematography (it played like a music video)(and the setting was similar to Blade Runner). Acting was subtle. The action sequences were great, but they were too few and far between. A sequel just might give us more.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is still as entertaining as the first movie. It still has wacky sarcasms, colorful cgi/effects, and a groovy 70's soundtrack. The first movie was funnier, more action-packed and innovative, but this one has more character development. It's great to see the original Guardians headed by none-other-than Sylvester Stallone. I also liked how Ego was presented in human form. Volume 2 is not a bad sequel at all.

Alien: Covenant
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I have been following the Alien movie franchise since I was a kid. I've seen them all. Definitely one of my favorite movie sagas. Much like Star Wars, the prequels seem to be presenting themselves as a lesser trilogy. Prometheus was unsatisfying for me. Thank heavens Alien: Covenant is better. It continued where Prometheus left off, was able to explain a few things and answer some questions that we had regarding the origin and development of the Xenomorphs. Ridley Scott 's direction was great. The performances of Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup were all great. The plot is good yet simple, but it's really more of the same thrills. Yes, it did explain a few things, but it had nothing new to offer. It felt short in spite of its 2-hour running time. The writers need to step up and come up with something new. Or maybe it's really not the same without Sigourney Weaver?

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I expected to be blown away because of the positive reviews and high ratings for Wonder Woman. And I was! Her origin story was well written and the pacing was very good. The direction was great. The action sequences were the selling point for me. Amazing stunts and battle scenes! I'm a sucker for slow-motion action shots (ala "300"), and this movie had them in the right places. I know that Zack Snyder co-wrote and produced this, so I think he might have been responsible for such stylized scenes. It was a great idea to cast real-life athletes for the Amazons too. I liked the casting. Robin Wright did a great job as the Amazon General Antiope. Gal Gadot can act, but it was Chris Pine's acting that really shined the most. Gal's strengths are her overflowing beauty, charm and grace. Her smile is contagious. It's alright if she's not that muscular. She knows how to look fierce and brave with her stance and stares. I liked how they let her use her accent. I also liked her character's naivete, innocence and purity. I also love her costume (how it has a touch of both Greek and American designs.) The story itself is both inspiring and heroic. It touches on feminism, equality, brotherhood, compassion and even love. It also has enough humor to make you smile a few times. Some critics and fans have been comparing it to Christopher Reeve's "Superman" -- because it's heroic, endearing and has a heart. I agree. It's one of those movies that truly leave a mark. I agree that it's one of the best superhero movies to date. Definitely worth watching again.