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Justice League
53 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I went in expecting it to really suck, but it wasn't that bad.

Don't get me wrong, it is nothing compared to Wonder Woman, or any of the Marvel things that are happening, but I do have to say it managed to be better than Batman v Superman.

Now, remember that I also kind of liked (but kind of didn't) Suicide Squad so my taste is not the normal movie critic.

I liked the new characters, Flash and Cyborg seemed interesting, and both had a good feel. I loved the new take on the Flash, and his immediately volunteering to join sort of underscored his whole character. Meanwhile Cyborg was brooding in the beginning but became fairly mellow by the end

The movie itself felt the same dark dark dark grim dark of BvS in places, then in other places it felt less serious about itself and was able to be watched easier. I think this is where you seek Zack Snyder at first, and Joss Whedon in the others.

What this movie did show me was that Zack Snyder shouldn't be directing any of these. I am definitely for a dark comic book universe, but Patty Jenkins proved DC doesn't have to be dark with Wonder Woman, and Joss lightened up Justice League enough that it shows Zack's view isn't beneficial for the universe.

Now, there are huge holes in the movie you could drive a semi-truck through, but overall it was worth it and I would see any subsequent movies as well.

The good: The chemistry with the characters is there, even Superman. The less serious tone really benefitted the movie as well.

The bad: So many plot holes, acting issues and most importantly showing that Zack Snyder should not be directing these movies.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
53 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I loved the entire movie, and probably for the same reason that so many neckbeards hated it.

There may be slight spoilers, so read beyond this at your own peril.

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely things they could have done better. Interactions that lasted a little too long or felt just a little off. However, the whole of the movie is far better then the parts say it should be. There are so many parts that are so good. However this review has to stay short so I will only cover four.

I love the fact that it destroyed the whole Skywalker bloodline as being the center of the movie and universe. The fact that Rey supposedly is not anyone special, that her family were just drunks means you don't have to be a Solo or a Skywalker to have the Force choose you or to be able to wield it. Some say that isn't what the movie says, but I just leave the example of the child at the end using the force to pick up the broom.

I love the fact that Kylo Ren is an obvious stand in for the whiney alt-right man babies. He whines about the same things and throws the same kind of fits. His callous disregard for Rey being uncomfortable with him being shirtless is just one small, tiny example that encapsulates the alt-right self-importance. The whole crying about remaking the empire sparks that same MAGA concept the racists/sexist crowd in real life spouts. It is perfect movie model of real life.

I also am ecstatic that it destroys the expanded universe of Star Wars. I am sorry everyone, but I am old enough to have read those books when they came out but the vast majority of them SUCKED. I mean absolutely sucked with no redeeming quality. I am glad to sacrifice the few good things to get rid of the rest of that garbage. I like that Disney is making a clean slate to entertain and tell a story about that universe, especially once SW IX is done.

However, the final part and best part is making space for people who aren't white males as heroes and as the center of the story. This is coming from a white male, I am damn tired of the same old tired stories that don't give everyone else a chance in the spotlight. I can easily watch and love something that has women, alternate orientations, and people of color as the stars. I can identify them as someone to look up to. This benefits everyone, gives us a richer field to choose movies from and puts everyone on the same footing.  I look forward to more of this and I will happily spend my hard earned money supporting these ventures.

The good: The wide range of actors and actresses, the opening up of the universe, and just about everything SJW this movie does.

The bad: There were little things that bothered me, but nothing any other movie would have done. The biggest bad of this is having to wait 2 more years for SW IX.

Thor: Ragnarok
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The best Thor movie yet.

Thor has always been a difficult franchise for me. I like Marvel, I do think Chris Hemsworth is a decent actor, but the character didn't work for me. Not in the Avengers movies and definitely not in the Thor standalone movies. Too dour, too serious, the character isn't a lot of fun except for a few one lines. That is until this movie. He was fantastic. The humor bordered on too much, but never crossed that line of being too silly.

The rest of the movie was pretty good as well. I liked having Hulk/Banner in the movie. I believe Marvel is underutilizing Mark Ruffalo and it was great to see him involved. I also enjoyed Scrapper 142 as a person who surprises Thor with her origins (won't say more for spoilers) and of course The Grand Master was awesome. How can people not love Jeff Goldblum. He is one of those people I could watch an hour of him just talking. I absolutely loved the storyline on his planet, the gladiators and the revolution.

Sadly the part I didn't like was about Hela and the whole Asgard part. This part felt less fun, less interesting and seemed mostly a way to move around the pieces in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She wasn't interesting and I absolutely hated her outfit. That being said, it is fortunate they seem to spend more time dealing with Hulk/142/Thor on the scrap planet with The Grandmaster. It was pretty awesome.

The one other thing though that this underlined was the way Marvel ignores women. So many little cameos in the movie, and the one little tiny thing involving Black Widow just reminded me that we haven't seen  a Black Widow movie, she gets less screen time then any of the others (even the Scarlett Witch, but she doesn't even get her own movie). I am not sure what the problem is with Marvel, they have the Black Panther coming up (and I am going to be there first in line to see it) but still no women led movies.

The fact that D.C. has them beat on this just confuses me even more.

That being said, the movie was great. Definitely in the top 5 Marvel movies for me and the best Thor movie period.

The good: Action packed with a lot of fun moments. It was great to see Hulk/Banner as well, but Thor definitely made it his movie.

The bad: The part in Asgard was not in sync for me with the rest of the movie, and the whole movie underscored Marvel's issues with female lead roles.

Of course I will see the next one, and I like his short hair better.

The Foreigner
The Foreigner (2017)
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The best Jackie Chan movie I have ever seen.

The trailer lies a bit. It gets the basics right. Jackie Chan plays a father who lost his daughter in a bombing and who wants the names of the people responsible. Pierce Brosnan is the Irish governmental member whom he goes after.

However, the trailer is misleading in how it portrays the movie itself. The trailer relies on Jackie's known acrobatics, insinuating its another "John Wick" style action movie. It is not that at all, it is closer to a spy thriller.

There is a lot more drama, emotion and realism in the movie. People get hurt, the fight choreography seems more realistic and grounded. What you see in the trailer is the only real Hong Kong action you get. The movie does a fairly good job following Jackie Chan, but it also focuses a lot on the IRA, Pierce Brosnan and the UK police. Definitely has more of that spy feeling, with political manipulation and intimidation.

The good: Jackie Chan does great in this drama, and Pierce Brosnan is the most interesting I have seen him in a decade. The story is tight and keeps moving forward.

The bad: The view of the IRA is a little black and white for me, not really portraying why they fight, but just that they are killers. They do mention "the Troubles" but then again this is probably how western media portrays other groups that are believed to be resistance fighters/heroes to one side, and terrorists to the other.

I am glad I saw this, and I hope they stay true to the story and don't make it a "franchise". Some stories are better off being told once.

Assassin's Creed
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Assassin's Creed the Movie... a general "meh".

Today we got to go see Assassin's Creed in the theater. We decided to avoid the 3D and just go to a standard showing. We had heard a lot of people didn't like it, and the extra money or headache from watching 3D wasn't worth it.

I do have to say it isn't as bad as other video game movies. Also let's say I am sometimes not the pickiest as evidenced by my desire to go see Resident Evil this year.

I was a bit disappointed. I think they could have done more with it. The actors, especially Michael Fassbender did fine. The action was really good. Let's be honest that is what most people go to see it for. The plot and the actual movie quality itself where the problem.

The plot tried to do too much, especially for those who aren't familiar with the game and the intricate plot there. Michael Fassbender's character and the doctor's characters both went through "will they/won't they" moments. Would they be bad, would they be good. In the end I still couldn't figure what the doctor was doing. Did she stay with the Templars or did she want to join the Assassins?

The biggest issue though was the quality of the movie itself. It was so dark of a film, not a gritty dark violent movie, I mean a seriously the film is so dark I can't tell who is who on inside scenes. Both the hubby and myself couldn't see what was going on and I personally was worried I was going blind or something, but no, the film was dark itself. I can't tell if the dark was because of filming for 3d or a stylish choice, either way, no good!

The good: Very cool fight scenes, the actors actually were decent for this level of movie.

The bad: plot twists, and how dark the actual projection of the movie was.