It’s been a year full of movies, good and bad, and while I haven’t seen all of the films this year I have seen a whole lot of them and so because it’s the last day of the year I figured I might as well rank them. So, here’s my list. Enjoy!
14. The Mummy
When I heard they were remaking The Mummy I was kind of skeptical at first but then I heard that Tom Cruise was playing the lead and I got excited. Tom Cruise has been making fantastic movies for decades. There was no way he could star in a film about some explorers who run into real life mummies and the movie end up becoming a fail. How terribly wrong I was. From the first trailer, I saw I knew this film wasn’t going to be as good as I had hoped but this movie wasn’t just boring or corny. It was poorly written, the plot was terrible, and it was painful watching Tom Cruise and Russel Crowe, who are both great actors, stoop down to the level of this horrid film.
I was hoping I was going to enjoy this movie but I ended up disliking nearly everything about it. This is undoubtedly the worst movie I’ve seen this year.
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The overall theme for The Last Jedi was red and for good reason because it ended up becoming one of the darkest Star Wars films to date. In this latest installment of the epic franchise the First Order was on a retaliatory mission against the Resistance and their mission succeeded, for they basically wiped out the entire rebel movement. The last time anything that drastic came close to happening was in the Revenge of the Sith when Emperor Palpatine took over the Republic and wiped out nearly all of the Jedi.
When I watched The Last Jedi for the first time I didn’t really think about the death toll in the movie because the characters I really cared about were alive. Then I suddenly realized that a lot of the Resistance characters that I had seen in The Force Awakens were not in the Millenium Falcon at the end of the movie. I was horrified. The First Order, in a matter of days, had wiped out so many individuals that I had grown to know and even like that it was slightly mind boggling. So, here are some of the members of the Resistance that you might not have noticed didn’t make it to Episode IX.
1. Admiral Ackbar
I’m still upset about this unfortunate development in Ackbar’s story. He’s a very special character in the Star Wars universe and they killed him off with zero respect. I mean, at least have him holler, “It’s another trap!” before getting blown out of the bridge like he did. No, they didn’t do that. They just announced he was dead as if it didn’t even matter. Like I said in an earlier post, I’m convinced Admiral Ackbar was Rian Johnson’s least favorite character.
Continue reading Here Are All of the Characters You Might Not Have Realized Died In ‘The Last Jedi’
It’s less than two months until Black Panther comes to theaters and a couple of weeks ago the third international trailer debuted (yes, I’m two weeks late) and I have to say, it looks very awesome. Check it out.
I was already excited for Black Panther but this trailer only increases that excitement. Marvel Studios has a formula that no other franchise has discovered yet and it is brilliant to watch. The action in this movie is going to be some of the best out of all of the Marvel movies and I’m simply excited to see it.
This is also going to be one of the more beautiful Marvel films which is always very refreshing considering that most Marvel movies are rather drab to look at. The locations are amazingly vibrant and the outfits are incredibly designed. I simply can’t wait to see this movie.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a gorgeous day.
Earlier this year The Lost City of Z came out and I had heard nothing but praise about this movie. I ended up missing see it in the movie theaters but because this movie happened to be free on Amazon Prime this December I decided to finally watch this film.
First, it is one of the quietest movies I have ever watched, and I don’t exactly mean that in a good way. I like films that force you to pay attention but this movie was so drab at times that it put to me sleep. Now, I don’t go to sleep on movies I’ve never seen before but this film was just taking too long for anything to happen. Let me explain.
This was the story of a British man who went down into the Amazon to chart new regions in the widely unexplored territory. On his first trip to the jungle he discovered that there was a secret civilization living within the forested area and so he made it his life’s mission to find this lost city.
Now what made this movie taxing to watch was the fact that he kept going back and forth between the Amazon and his home country of England. When he was in the Amazon I was engaged and genuinely interested in the movie. When he was in England, however, that was when my main goal was to try to keep my eyes open.
The movie led to a rather interesting ending but getting there was hard work. The movie is two hours and twenty-one minutes and I felt every second of it.
My Conclusion of the Film
This wasn’t the worst movie I have ever seen. It was just really quiet and boring. I was hoping desperately throughout the film that something interesting would happen but unfortunately it never did. The one good thing about this film was the fact that it was a beautifully directed movie. The cinematography was eye-catching and there were some shots that made me so, “Ooh, that’s pretty.” Besides that though this is one of those movies that after a few years I will have forgotten I ever saw this film.
Overall, I’d give it a 74 out of a 100 and 2.5 out of 5 stars. Like I said before, it’s not a terrible movie but it wasn’t fantastic either.
I thank you for reading my review and I hope you have a marvelous day.
Star Wars has been full of stunning and jaw dropping revelations throughout its now nine films. From the iconic “No, I am your father” moment in The Empire Strikes Back to Kylo Ren murdering his father, Han Solo in The Force Awakens the shockers continue coming and The Last Jedi does not disappoint continuing this trend. So, I’m going to discuss the five moments in the film that shocked me the most.
SPOILER ALERT! I am going to talk about some of the most important events of the movie and if you haven’t seen it yet and you don’t want to know the juicy details of this film I advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, thanks for heeding my warning. Enjoy the post!
5. Discovering Admiral Ackbar’s Death
It happened so quick if you weren’t paying attention you would have missed it. What I am talking about exactly? The announcement that Admiral Ackbar had been killed of course! I couldn’t believe it! I was already still traumatized from that near horrendous death Leia almost suffered by getting blown out of the ship’s bridge. Then to find out that Admiral Ackbar was one of the unfortunate victims who was also on that bridge was slightly devastating.
Ever since Return of the Jedi Admiral Ackbar has had a tiny special place in my heart. Most people know him because of his “It’s a trap!” statement but I liked Ackbar simply because he was such a strange-looking alien. When they brought Ackbar back in The Force Awakens it was an exciting moment. His voice was older but it was still Ackbar and it was nice seeing that he had survived the thirty year gap between Episode VI and Episode VII.
Now we jump a little bit forward to The Last Jedi and this iconic Star Wars character is gone! I’m utterly dumbfounded. And the way they killed him too. It was so violent seeing all of those people getting sucked into space. I’m convinced Rian Johnson didn’t like Ackbar very much because of the way he handled the admiral’s death but it is what it is and it’ll go down as undoubtedly one of the most shocking moments in the movie to me.
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Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.
You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.
And finally you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.
At the time when A New Hope came out if you thought about the definition of a princess you would only think about a damsel in distress stuck in a tower. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. This was pretty much unheard of in that day and age of movies.
She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan.
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