Friday, March 29, 2019
Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton and stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin. The plot of the movie is a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath the shiny veneer. I was never a big fan of the original animated film, so I wasn't super excited to see this movie. Also, I am not a fan of Tim Burton, so this movie had two big problems already that it had to overcome. This was an extremely tedious movie to sit through and the longer to went on the more annoyed I got. The performances in this movie are not great which is really disappointing since this movie has an amazing cast. It felt like no one knew what movie they were in, especially Michael Keaton I don't know what the hell he was doing, but it was embarrassing to watch. Colin Farrell does his best, but I never felt like he was suited for the part. Danny DeVito Was the only person that I felt knew exactly what kind of movie he was in. It is really troubling that the most human character in the movie was the CG elephant. All the human character felt one-dimensional and fake, but Dumbo is a very likable character. They did a wonderful job bringing this character to life. The relationship between Dumbo and his mother is fantastic. I was a lot more interested in those scenes. The human characters take up way to much time they aren't interesting, and they aren't emotionally engaging. Like I mentioned it is a chore to sit through and the longer it went the more annoyed I got. 1 out of 5 stars for Dumbo. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wonder Park is directed by Dylan Brown and stars Brianna Denski, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Jennifer Garner, and Matthew Broderick. Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. I did not enjoy this movie at all. The animation is poor it looked like a movie that would have come out in the '80s. The characters are so dry. The main character in the film is June, and they try to make you get invested in this character, but she is extremely annoying, so I never cared about her. I didn't care about the animal characters as well. John Oliver voices this porcupine, and he had some really cringe-worthy jokes. Kenan Thompson is also in the film his jokes fall flat. The main thing that makes this film so dull is the story it's very manipulative it tries to make you care about what is going on. It throws messages at you that we have all heard in many other films, and because of that I was bored with this entire movie. 0 out of 5 stars for Wonder Park. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Five Feet Apart is directed by Justin Baldoni and stars Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Emily Baldoni, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Parminder Nagra, and Claire Forlani. The plot of the movie is a pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love. I loved everything about this movie. Haley Lu Richardson plays the main character Stella and I thought she did a fantastic job. She is a really likable character very hopefully and that makes it easy to feel for her. She is also really good in the emotional scenes. She was my favorite part of this movie and I look forward to seeing more from her. Cole Sprouse plays Will, and he also did an amazing job. He has great Chemistry with Haley Lu Richardson. Moises Arias plays Poe he is Stella's best friend he also has Cystic Fibrosis. From the trailer, I thought he was going to be the comic relief and he is a little bit, but he adds something to the movie and it definitely would not be the same without him. Another aspect of this movie that I appreciated a lot is the realism. They act like real people doing real things having normal conversations. I like how they use the videos that Stella makes to relay information, and they show and use her videos in a way that doesn't make it feel like they're hitting you over the head with exposition. This movie also does a good job of balancing the humor and the emotional moments. 5 out of 5 stars for Five Feet Apart. I hope you enjoyed my review.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. The plot of the movie is Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. I was really excited to see this movie since Captain Marvel is going to play a big part in Avengers: Endgame. There are parts of this movie that are entertaining specifically the chemistry between Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson which lead to some of the funniest scenes in the movie. The two play off each other very well. The CGI de-aging that was done to Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg was fantastic to the point where I didn't even notice it. I also liked parts of the opening moments where she the training with Jude Law's character. There is this fight scene where she has these metal braces on her hands, and she has to punch people really hard to try and get them off that was my favorite fight in the movie. The majority of the movie, however, is disappointing. Visually the film is very dull. There is a fight scene in a spaceship where it is very dark and that makes it hard to tell what is going on. Other than that opening action scene the rest of the fight scenes are not exciting. The villains of the film are Scrolls they can turn into anyone this leads to a very entertaining chase scene with Nick Fury trying to catch up to a train that Captain Marvel is trying to infiltrate. Other than that scene the potential of what they could have done with the Scrolls was wasted. The biggest problem with the film and what scares me going into Avengers: Endgame is Brie Larson she did a great job in the scenes between Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, but in every other scene she is very wooden. 2 out of 5 stars for Captain Marvel. I hope you enjoyed my review.