Friday, February 22, 2019
How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World is directed by Dean DeBlois and stars Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham. The plot of the movie is when Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. This is a perfect way to end this trilogy. I loved every minute of this movie. The ending will make you tear up. The animation in this movie is breathtaking It's amazing to see how far the animation has come. The level of detail, the scope of the action sequences, the way these characters really come alive and the way they interact and how great the world is because the animation is so good visually this movie is stunning. What I really love about these movies is the scope of the films expands not just the action, but the emotional storytelling. The movie really focuses on the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless these two have become a great pair over the course of this series the movie opens and you just fell this warm friendship between these two characters. This time Toothless finds a Light Fury who he falls in love with and that leads to one of the funniest scenes in the movie. Hiccup and Toothless story is brought to a very satisfying and logical conclusion. The action sequences are impressive they are intense the way they are shot is beautiful. The movie is filled with such warmth and such hart that's something I have really loved about this series and seeing these characters come to their end and seeing the story come to a conclusion is bittersweet, but I couldn't imagine a better conclusion. In my opinion, this is a perfect trilogy. 5 out of 5 stars for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is directed by Dean DeBlois and stars Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, and Kit Harington. The plot of the movie is when Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. This film is even better than the first it does things the original did not do in regards to character. At its core, it's really an adult animated film. The story is something the entire family can enjoy. Kids will enjoy the cool flying dragon scenes. Adults can get into the story and be invested in it this is a really mature film. I always like it when an animated movie that is aimed at families and children treat those children with respect. The movie expects kids to be interested in the story, not just the visuals. There is a lot in the movie about family background and growing up. The CGI is beautiful and the technical aspects of the movie like the character animations are amazing. Also, it is great to see Toothless flying those scenes are so much fun. 5 out of 5 stars for How to Train Your Dragon 2. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon is directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois and stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig. The plot of the movie is a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. This movie is fantastic. The voice acting is really good here Jay Baruchel is great as the main character Hiccup, and the supporting cast are all commendable as well. They really do a nice job of bringing these characters to life, and really making you care about them. Also, the animation is really well done here the landscapes, the character designs, and the action is all top-notch. The relationship between Hiccup and Toothless is the highlight of the film. 5 out of 5 stars for How to Train Your Dragon. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U is directed by Christopher Landon and stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, and Ruby Modline. The plot of the movie is Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead. I thought the first Happy Death Day was decent. Just about every time that this movie is trying to be scary they go for the old someone is creeping through a hallway and they are nearing a corner and the music is building a formula that we have seen over and over again. The movie is trying to be more of a comedy than a horror film and it fails. The only person that I cared about in this movie was Tree played by Jessica Rothe just like in the first movie her performance was terrific. She is great in the emotional scenes. There is a choice that her character has to make and it was one of the few scenes in the movie that I enjoyed. 1 out of 5 stars for Happy Death Day 2U. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Cold Pursuit is directed by Hans Petter Moland and stars Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Domenick Lombardozzi, Julia Jones, John Doman, and Laura Dern. The plot of the movie is a snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. I was excited to see this movie I am a big fan of Liam Neeson and even when the movie that he is in isn't great he is fun to watch. That is very much the case here I was very disappointed by this movie. It is really over-the-top and not in a good way. Everyone in the cast is pretty awful with two exceptions Liam Neeson who ever since Taken I fell has played the same character, but it works. The other standout was child actor Nicholas Holmes who makes his character really endearing. After the first act, Liam Neeson disappears until the third act. The characters that are in the second act are boring and the actors don't do anything to help that which really made the movie drag. 2 out of 5 stars for Cold Pursuit. I hope you enjoyed my review.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is directed by Mike Mitchell and stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Maya Rudolph. The plot of the movie is it's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. I hated everything about this movie. The characters are annoying especially Tiffany Haddish's character She has that same annoying high-pitched voice that Keira Knightly had in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The movie is not smart or clever at all I saw everything coming. The jokes in this movie are terrible. the songs in this movie are so obnoxious that I wanted to stop watching this garbage. 0 out of 5 stars for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Lego Movie is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. The plot of the movie is an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. The Lego Movie is one of the most annoying animated movies I have ever seen. I did like the animation. The cast seems like they had a lot of fun with this. My favorite character in the movie was Bad Cop voiced by Liam Neeson he was the only character that did funny things in this movie. This movie is extremely predictable there is nothing new here. The majority of the humor is not funny. Most of the characters are boring and you know exactly what they are going to do before they even do it. 2 out of 5 stars for The Lego Movie. I hope you enjoyed my review.