‘Warcraft’ vs. ‘Assassin’s Creed’: Which Movie Is Better?

Well, unexpectedly this Thursday morning, I ended up watching Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed back to back. Yes, two movies adapted from two of the best gaming franchises of all time, in succession. And by the way, both films aren’t that great but I ended up watching them anyway.

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve seen the horrendous Warcraft four times. I’ve loved and played the game for years and couldn’t wait to see the movie adaptation. When I finally saw it in 2016 I was less than impressed. In fact, I was flabbergasted by how bad the film turned out to be.

The casting of the film was HORRIBLE! The story was bland and boring. The CGI was subpar. It’s a lackluster depiction of a game that is so cool and so much fun. I mean, have you seen the World of Warcraft trailers? Check this one out.

This just might be the most epic trailer ever made. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have watched this trailer and been covered in goosebumps every time. Continue reading ‘Warcraft’ vs. ‘Assassin’s Creed’: Which Movie Is Better?

Movie Review Flashback: Two Netflix Originals, Two Adam Sandler Movies, Two Opinions

Yesterday my family and I went on a Netflix binge involving watching two Adam Sandler comedies; Murder Mystery and The Week Of. One was hilarious and truly enjoyable, the other was disturbing, totally awkward, and yet hearteningly believable. If you’ve seen both of these films you probably can tell which description fits which movie. After watching both Netflix Originals I found myself feeling a palpable sense of joy and as I went to bed I couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and share with you my experience watching these films. So on that note, here are my reviews of The Week Of and Murder Mystery.

The Week Of 

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The Week Of is a very long, very disturbing, very awkward, very realistic take on what would happen if two families of a bride and a groom have to stay together for a week. Personalities clash, everything is just…strange, egos are high, it’s just a hot mess. And yet, with its rotten 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s not regarded highly by its viewers. However, as a writer, I found an appreciation for the movie simply through the incredible sense of storytelling provided by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel.

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The Dark Knight Lives (FORTY-SIX)

The Penguin was fast asleep in his quarters, his sleep filled with dreams of conquest and victory. And then the tides turned and he was standing in the dark looking up at the sky. It was cold, unbelievably cold. His whole body trembled from the frigid temperatures.

But there was another reason a chill was running down his spine.

The sky brightened and there before him was the Batman signal. It glowed upon the city like the moon, bathing everything in its protective ray of light. But as the light touched The Penguin his skin seemed to scald.

In agony he ran, trying to escape the searing beam, but it chased after him, persecuting him with his every stride. He turned a corner, ducking into an alleyway. He thought he was safe. Until the Batman stepped from the shadows and grabbed him.

He woke with a start, his body covered in a cold sweat beneath his silk pajamas. He rubbed his face and found that his hands were quivering. But why. He had had nightmares before so why had this one affected him so badly?

He sighed, rubbing a hand through his damp black hair. Batman. He was long dead. He was probably nothing more than a skeleton. And yet, in his dream, he had been more alive than ever. What did this mean? Had Batman returned?

If he did, that would complicate things.

After mulling in his fright, he realized what he was thinking to himself and laughed in response.

Batman wasn’t alive. There was no way he was alive. It was just a bad dream.

And yet, despite telling himself this, he couldn’t shake the feeling of dread. It made him get out of his bed and walk to the window, pulling open the curtains to look at Gotham under the cover of nighttime.

He released a long breath, seeking to calm his pounding heart.