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Marvel's The Avengers
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I began to watch The Avengers the other night and was reminded why it was such a cool movie. The cast of the movie included Robert Downey Jr. (Ironman), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). All of the actors/actresses that I just listed are incredible actors/actresses.
The reason this movie was a box office hit was because of the cast, the action, and the humor. There were many action scenes, as well as, funny scenes and scenes where you felt as if you were actually in the room. The movie had a great story line, which came with its rivalry between some characters, as well as, chemistry with others. The ratio of action to comedy was just about perfect in this movie, the reason being is because of the key ingredient of comedy... timing. Another piece that made the movie funny was Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Loki (Tom Hiddleton). Tony Stark being the corky/crazy guy he is makes the character great. Loki (Tom Hiddleton), is sarcastic at times and very witty. He cracks jokes whenever an opportunity comes up. In this movie Loki (Tom Hiddleston), a Norse God, comes to Earth in search of something of great importance and power. In the process he causes chaos and brings on war. Nick fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is not fond of this idea and gathers a group that we all call the Avengers.
As Loki was preparing to begin a war, he was caught, but when his accomplices did what he commanded, they eventually freed him. This stirred up quite a large amount of chaos. The Avengers were dispersed and eventually all gathered up to fight the Chitauri army that was attacking New York.
Tony and Captain are not the best of friends throughout the movie but when the time came for them to work together, they stepped up their game. The Avenger's fought against the Chitauri in New York City. Although they did cause a lot of damage to New York, the battle was a great one.
All in all, this movie was great. It is a movie that the family can sit down and watch together and it's even a movie for all ages. Whether you are a comic geek or business person doesn't matter, because this movie kicks ass. I am neither a comic geek nor business person and I loved it. It is extremely entertaining and fun to watch. This is a movie that you don't necessarily need to know all of the characters to understand what is going on (although it is probably better if you know the characters). And to tell everyone the truth, I couldn't find anything bad about the movie, they really knocked it out of the ball park with this one.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, was most likely the first Star Wars I ever saw. This movie was probably many people from this generation's first Star Wars film. I have seen this one and then the original movies (Episodes 4-6). A few years later its sequels (Episodes 2 and 3) came out. Star Wars: Episode 1 was a great movie and really makes sense to have as an "introduction" to the saga.
The cast for this movie was quite impressive; it included Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala/Padme, Samuel L. Jackson as Master Mace Windu, Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine, Ray Parks as Darth Maul, and Frank Oz as the voice of Yoda.
The movie had many cool scenes in it. Anything from pod races to lightsaber fights and battles. The pod races were in a sense like many movie races in which there is always that one person who does anything to win such as; crashing into others or messing with parts on your vehicle without you seeing. It was very entertaining nonetheless. The scenes that involved the Jedi knights were very cool. For people who are watching a Star Wars film for the first time, they get to see the force being used and lightsabers being wielded. The most intense lightsaber scene happens at the end of the movie between Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. They were not going to be able to subdue Darth Maul, so it became a fight to the death.
One thing that bothered me about Yoda was that after 20+ years they still used a puppet. The reason that it bothers me is because in Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones, the Yoda they use looks more realistic and just all around better.
One thing that I noticed as subtle as it was was that they made a religious reference whether they realized it or not. And it may just be me, but I think they wanted to make Anakin Skywalker "Jesus." The reason I think they did this was because of what Shmi Skywalker (Pernilla August) said to Qui-Gon Jinn when they spoke about Anakin.
Qui-Gon Jinn: "Who was his father?"
Shmi: "There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I've raised him. I can't explain what happened."
Other than that the movie was very interesting, well written, and very entertaining. I highly recommend watching this movie if you haven't seen it and if you have seen it, but not for a while I recommend watching it again. The cast could not have been any better; they all seem to have a good chemistry. This is a movie that any age group can watch and I hope that they do watch this movie.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I haven't seen this movie in a few years and finally got around to re-watching it today. This is the first ever in the Star Wars saga; this is the movie that started it all. Star Wars IV: A New Hope is an incredible movie. This movie brought science fiction to a whole new level at the time that it came out. I know that people loved this one and watched all the sequels/prequels that followed. The sequels/prequels were: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode I ? The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II ? Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III ? Revenge of the Sith. This movie was extremely cool because of the futuristic technology that was presented in the movie. It really gave people even more things to fantasize about. When I first saw the movie I thought it was incredible how that had such cool things such as light sabers, the force, blasters, flying cars, hover cars, and space ships. The force is in a sense a form of telekinesis, but to the Jedi it is using the energy from living things around you. The force allows you to move things/people. Light sabers are probably the coolest weapon one can have, because it can cut through anything and can deflect blasters. Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) gives Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) his first light saber. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is quote on quote the best smuggler/pilot in the galaxy This movie also shows a moderate amount of action, enough to keep you entertained and maintain your attention. It shows more space battles and space ship chases. When something blows up, it blows up big. The movie has a great story line and this movie can almost be related to a fairy tale or any adventure video game nowadays. The reason I say that, is because there is a damsel in distress. In this case it is Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), she is being held prisoner by the villain, Darth Vader (David Prowse). This is a great movie to watch. I think that you will be hooked after watching this one. If you haven?t seen this one but you?ve seen Episodes 1-3, then episode four will be the perfect follow up movie to watch. From there you can watch both five and six. It is a movie that any age group can watch. It is more of a movie you should see with your friends, not to say you shouldn?t see it with your parents, but depends on what type of movies your parents are into. I know many of our parents did see it, because it came out when they were in their teens.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I do not think that I have ever fully seen E.T. the Extra Terrestrial before today, today was the first time I watched the entire movie beginning to end. And boy was I wrong about the movie. I thought that it was going to be boring and bad technologically. A few minutes into the movie it gets pretty funny and entertaining. You really feel like you are part of the story and part of the family.
For those of you who do not know what an extra-terrestrial is, it is an alien. The movie is about an alien who is accidentally left behind on a bizarre planet known to us as planet Earth. Although he is scared he is found by a boy named Elliot (Henry Thomas). Henry slowly introduces E.T. to his siblings, but does not allow them to mention E.T.'s existence to anyone. His older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton) and younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) assist him in taking care of E.T. in the meantime until he figures out how to contact his home planet. In the process E.T. and Elliot somehow become one with each other, meaning that when one does something or thinks of doing something the other does it, which can become problematic in the future.
The story itself is incredible and really draws you in. I personally felt a connection to E.T. while watching the movie. E.T. is such a loveable character and really makes me feel good. I actually want an E.T. for myself. E.T. has a few awesome and helpful powers, two of which stuck out the most, they are telekinesis and healing.
Anyone who has heard of or has been to Universal Studios knows about the world famous seen where Elliot and E.T. fly at night. Actually watching that scene for the first time in about 10 years (give or take) was overwhelming. I cannot remember actually watching that scene; I remember just seeing them fly past the moon.
Even though this movie was shot in 1982, it looked as if it was recently. The technology used in the movie made everything seem so realistic. When they zoomed in on E.T. he looked real, and according to Cinefex.com, they had a few different E.T.'s, but mainly used three of them. Those three had electrical and mechanical components. They used these three for specific scenes.
All in all this is a marvelous movie that I highly recommend watching. It is a classic film that every new generation needs to watch at least once. And people who were born before the newer generation need to watch it once if they have not yet seen it. This is a movie that just about every age group could watch. It is definitely a family movie and should be watched with your family, friends, or both.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Here we are with the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. This movie is awesome and very adventurous as it would be considering that it involves pirates. And pirates aren't known for staying in one place for long. In this story Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew go after Davy Jones heart.
In this movie we see Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Bill Turner (Stellan Skarsgard), Norrington (Jack Davenport), Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), Governor Weatherby Swann (Jonathan Pryce), Lord Beckett (Tom Hollander), Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), Gibbs (Kevin McNally), and the rest of the pirate crew.
Out of the many wonderful things portrayed and seen in this movie, I absolutely loved the scenery. They traveled from port to port and showed many incredible places. The place that I liked a lot that showed a lot of nature and serenity was the island where they found Davy Jones chest, Isla Curces. There was a ruined building that was being run by hydro-power. The huge wheel that once supplied power helped Turner, Norrington, and Sparrow later on the movie.
Something that I found interesting was the interpretation of the Kraken. In other movies its appearance is different. For example in Clash of the Titans, the Kraken looks like a giant vicious turtle with tentacles and in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Krakens tentacles and mouth were mainly shown (body was partially shown underwater, the head/body was not extremely clear).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has a great story and a great deal of "history." In the movie they do mention a lot about pirate history. An example of that would be Port Tortuga. Tortuga played a huge role in the history of pirates. Tortuga was portrayed perfectly, according to the movie; it was the only "free port" still, meaning that it was not owned by the East India Trading Company. And according to history, it was the safest place for pirates.
All in all I thought it was a great movie. I would recommend it for ages 10 and up (maybe ages 8 and up).The whole family can watch it. They will love it. I believe that everyone loves adventure and watching it on screen helps give you ideas of where to travel to. I hope to eventually travel the seven seas myself and travel to all of the locations that I saw in the movie with my family and friends; it will be an amazing adventure that I can't wait to embark on.