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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

This week's movie review is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie because it was filled with action and is a classic because it is the first film with both Batman and Superman. Batman is my favorite superhero so this was a must-see movie! However, it did leave me with some questions at the end because it was not very explanatory. I think that the ending definitely hints at a second Batman vs. Superman. According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, sixty-eight percent of the 201,894 viewers liked it, and it is ranked in the top box office sales at $9.0 million. While Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and the rest of the actors did perform strongly, I thought that the plot was a bit weak. At two and a half hours long, it began to drag on and became boring while the future events were very predictable. However, I would recommend this movie because DC Entertainment did try out a new concept and while it may not have been as successful as hoped, I believe they can really build off of this creative idea. It is rated PG-13 for action and violence throughout, but if you have a free afternoon with limited plans, don't miss out on the new superhero trend. Thanks for tuning in and come back next week for another movie review surprise!

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Trailer


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Movie Review: Secrets in their Eyes

This week's movie review is Secret in their Eyes. I am usually very intrigued by movies that are trying to solve a case so I thought I would enjoy this one since it was based off of a murder mystery. While the storyline presented dramatic ideas, I believe that the movie was very predictable and uninspiring. The acting was poor which was shocking because Secret in their Eyes included a great cast such as Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Their performances were just boring which made the movie very predictable. Also, this is a remake so it was difficult not to compare it to the original. It is hard to reproduce a movie because the first one is usually the best, even without modern technology. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, only forty-four percent of the 11,923 viewers enjoyed the film. Overall, I was disappointed in the movie because I had high expectations. It is rated PG-13 for violent content, language, and some crude references. I would not recommend Secret in their Eyes because it is not exciting and does not capture one's attention. Stay tuned for next week's surprise movie review!

Secret in their Eyes Movie Trailer


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Movie Review: Home Alone

Thanks for tuning in for this week's movie review of Home Alone. Over spring break, I was able to watch two or three movies so I decided to watch my favorite feature for about the one-hundredth time! My entire childhood revolved around the Home Alone movies, and I believe that every child should watch each film in the series at least once. While viewing Home Alone, I realized that it is just full of innocent humor and action. It is so enjoyable because any age can watch this movie without being bored or annoyed. The characters in the film do a great job, and it truly gets a family in the holiday spirit! According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, seventy-nine percent of the 1,024,289 viewers claimed they liked it. I did not realize that Home Alone was actually released in 1990, but this date just makes the film even more of a classic. I would definitely recommend this movie because it will always be one of my favorite childhood memories. It is rated PG and does contain some comic action and mild language. Next time you are looking for a relaxing movie to rent, don't forget Home Alone. Who knows, maybe they will create a remake of the original one day! Come back next week for another movie review!

Home Alone Movie Trailer


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Movie Review: Concussion

This week's movie review is Concussion. I have never been a fan of football because I have always realized how dangerous this sport can be, and Concussion confirmed my worries. This movie was very eye-opening because it truly displayed how harmful hitting one's head is. Not only was Concussion quite sorrowful at moments, but it was also inspirational to see that a doctor would stick to his word and continue his experiments while he was threatened by many. In America, the NFL is a very popular subject because football is taken very seriously. With this movie being based on a true story, it was heartbreaking to observe that real men risk their lives playing football without always knowing the consequences. In addition to this fact, it was even worse to realize that the NFL would not tell the truth about the dangers simply because they were worried about losing the company. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, seventy-six percent of the 28,525 viewers claimed they liked it. Overall, I did enjoy this movie, and I would recommend it. Concussion is rated PG-13 for language and disturbing images, but I do believe that it is a necessary movie to watch for those who actually engage in the sport. I do not believe that football should be ended, but Concussion shows that more safety precautions should be taken. Stay tuned for next week's movie review!

Concussion Movie Trailer