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Movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Hey all! I’m back with another movie review, one that recently (to be fair, it was recently when I wrote this post) hit the theaters. I saw it Thursday right after it came out, and I was so excited! I could’ve gone to the prerelease Wednesday night, but those tickets were a lot more expensive… Nevertheless I really enjoyed this movie!

Quick add: I had written this entire post but then my laptop fucked up and deleted it 😦 I’ll write it again, but I had added some details I cannot remember any more so I’m sorry if this kinda sucks. I’ll probably watch it again sometime and give you all a proper review!


Imdb link: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Here’s the trailer:

Summary: The Guardians of the Galaxy are viewed as heroes since saving the planet Xandar. While they continue their guarding, they try to find out who Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) dad was. Once they do, everything seems fine, but once they realize this might be the biggest problem they’ve ever have encountered, it’s already too late. However, it’s not stopping them for trying to save the Galaxy a second time.

This movie was one of the few I was really looking forward to, ever since watching the first movie! And, not so surprisingly, it lived up to my expectations. Although I must add that I’m a huge fan of anything Marvel, so I might have it wrong.

However, this movie started out great already, and only got better. I laughed a lot of times, was surprised a lot, especially after finding out who Peter’s dad is. I expected something bad would happen, but it was worse, and it was amazing. Peter Quill hasn’t changed a bit, except he now lets out his feelings for Gamora a bit more. Gamora however, doesn’t respond to them, which isn’t anything new.

Drax and Rocket are even more hilarious in this movie, and every time Peter and Rocket had an argument, I found myself shaking with laughter.

Baby Groot was a character I was really looking forward to seeing. I loved how the first movie ended with Groot, and Baby Groot is just so cute!

Basically, it’s another epic story about the Guardians saving the Galaxy and fighting their own personal battles, with the Awesome Mix Vol. 2 as playlist. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you do! (but please watch part 1 first)

Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it?

-Luci


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Movie review: Logan (2017)

SPOILER ALERT AT THE END (I’ll put borders between the spoilers so you can skip them)

Soo, as you all may know, I am a huge Marvel fan, and when I saw the trailer for Logan I was excited from the first second!

 

Summary: It’s 2029, and mutants are now almost extinct. The X-men no longer exist and Logan (Hugh Jackman) takes care of Charles (Patrick Stewart), who lives hidden across the Mexican border. Other than that, he spends his days chauffeuring and drinking. When one day, a Mexican woman asks him to take her daughter Laura to the Canadian border, Logan denies the request at first. However, the Professor tells him he has been waiting for her for a long time. She has powers, much like the ones Wolverine has. This is because of a sick experiment in a hospital. They messed with DNA and created mutants. With Charles and Laura, Logan sets off, while wondering if this is really all worth it.

IMDB link: Logan (2017)

 

While this is another superhero movie, it’s also shown the everyday life: struggles with aging and money. Logan is definitely a lot older than the last movie, and while that’s of course obvious, it seemed weird seeing him so.. weak sometimes. The storyline is amazing though, and at first I was a bit confused, but after a few minutes, I got to enjoy the fun that is Marvel movies.

Logan, who made his appearance as Wolverine a lot of times, has weakened a lot and is surrounded by alcohol. His ability to heal infinitely does still work(just not as well as usually), but that doesn’t mean he’s not aging like any other person would do. Once so invincible, and now almost living a regularly human life, he really has been brought down.

Charles Xavier, also known as the Professor, is a lot worse. He’s dying -and he knows it, but besides that, he has attacks, deadly for mutants and non-mutants (making him the most powerful weapon alive), and needs medicines. A lot of them. However, since everyone believes he’s been dead for years, Logan is the only one who can get them and bring them over.

Laura is a little girl, however, really stong. She has powers like Logan, metal claws coming out of her hands -and toes. She is a troubled girl, who thinks fighting is the way to solve everything. Logan has to teach her that’s not the way life works sometimes. She is to be brought to “Eden”, a safe place at the Canadian border.

Meanwhile, the “bad guys” are after them, not only for the Professor, but also for Laura and Logan.

This movie was everything, the way Logan, Laura and Charles travel and work together was amazing. The character development of Laura and Logan was really well done, especially towards the end of the movie. What I also liked a lot was how this was one of the movies where fighting and the “end of the world” but more personal and daily life. This helps with showing Logan’s feelings.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!

When Charles died, it was quite emotional, he’s been like a father for Logan ever since the beginning, and it must be really hard to bury him. I like how Laura tried to comfort Logan when they were standing at his grave, but Logan just had to get it out like you’d expect: a lot of anger.

The saddest part was, of course, the ending. I know Hugh Jackman said this was the last time he’d ever play Wolverine again (source), but I didn’t exactly expect it to end like this. While accepting his own death, Laura suddenly realized what that meant for her. The only father figure in her life, the only one like her, is dying and she’s got to go her own way from then on. It was really emotional, not only because of what happened in the movie (Logan giving his life to save his “daughter”), but also because I knew it was really over for Wolverine, and the X-men in general.

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I’m not sure whether it would happen, but it’d be really awesome if they went on with Laura, since she is in fact a mutant. She and the other kids could make a few awesome new movies in the MCU!

Did you watch this movie? What did you think?

-Luci


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Movie review: Passenegrs

So I saw this movie the 24th of December and I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome it actually was.

This review can contain spoilers!

The trailer can be seen here:

Synopsis: The spaceship Avalon is on its journey through space from Earth to the “Homestead Colony”, a supposedly better place to live. It’s a 120 years long journey and everyone on board is in a hibernation sleep, not to be woken up 4 months before arriving their destination. Unfortunately, there are faults in some hibernation pods and two passengers, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) wake up 90 years too early. Together, they have to survive on an empty spaceship with only machines and robots to take care of them, knowing this will be the last place they see before they die.

So, to start, I hadn’t seen the trailer before I went to see the movie, and maybe that’s a good thing because it doesn’t really tell the story. I know most trailers don’t but this movie is a lot better than the trailer makes it seem. As for me, I watched the trailer afterwards and wondered why they put only all the action scenes in it. It makes it seem like there are only explosions and stuff, making it a typical “boy-movie”. But it isn’t.

This movie covers a lot of fears, and sometimes I forgot to breathe because I was so focused on how real it actually seemed. I mean, floating through space to other planets is already something that is realized. The part of moving to another planet isn’t, but it honestly wouldn’t surprise me if we all would still be living when that happens.

There are things that confuse me though, I mean, it’s a movie so that should be enough explanation, but if this were a real thing happening, I’d handle these situations differently:

  • Why did they assume the hibernation pods couldn’t break? Everything can break. Literally everything.
  • Why didn’t they have any living staff on board? Even when everything goes right, it’s good to always have someone on board. Robots can’t fix everything. I’d have a staff be alive and breathing for at least 10 years, with half of it continuously changing every 5 years. That way, the “old” staff can make sure the “new” staff knows everything and do everything they can in those 10 years. Then, the “old” half can go into hibernation sleep, and a “new” half of the staff awakes, and that goes on and on.
  • At the end, why didn’t Jim and Aurora share the pod? They would’ve both lived by the end of the journey, by taking turns of sleeping for 10 years or so. But maybe that’s done because it’s a movie and it’s gotta have an ending somehow.

The part where Jim goes outside in space for the first time both amazed and scared me. I’m not afraid of a lot of things, but the idea of flying through space and also having no gravity at all? No thank you. Nonetheless, it was quite beautiful.

Another thing I want to point out is how this movie dealt with the thing never seeing anyone you know ever again because I don’t think I could just do that. Both Jim and Aurora had their tough phases but when they started to realize they were stuck, and decided to make the best out of it was really cool.

Overall this movie was really awesome, and I’d recommend it to everyone.

Have you seen this movie? Please tell me you thought it was as awesome as I did!

-Luci


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Movie review: It’s kind of a funny story

Oh yes, it’s finally time for a review. This time, a movie that may not be as known as most others, but still, a very good one!

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WARNING: THIS MOVIE CONTAINS DEPRESSED AND SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

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Movie review: Alice Through the Looking Glass

THIS MOVIE WAS SO AWESOME I CANNOT

Note: this review contains minor spoilers for said movie

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Movie review: Captain America: Civil War

First of all: if I was able to cry, I think I would have lied on the floor in the theaters for another 3 days, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS WAS A-MA-ZING. It was everything and nothing of what I expected and the only thing I know now is that I must see it again!

THIS REVIEW IS NOT FULLY SPOILER FREE (it maybe has some small spoilers and one about the ending of the big fight you saw in the trailer but that’s it)

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Movie review: Deadpool

I have seen this movie before, and I thought I’d written a review on it, but apparently I hadn’t. Well, in that case.. time for a review of one of my favorite Marvel movies EVER

Note: this review doesn’t contain (too huge) spoilers for the movie

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Movie review: Vampire Academy

Note: This review contains spoilers for the movie and first book of the Vampire Academy series

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Vampire Academy is based on the first book of the series by Richelle Mead

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I read the books 2 years ago, so I can’t really compare the movie to them. That’s not a big problem, because well, most comparisons aren’t really positive for the movies when coming from me. However, I did have some critical thoughts while watching it.

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Movie review: City of Bones

Note: This review contains spoilers for the movie and the first three books (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass) in the The Mortal Instruments series.

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So since I read all the books, I decided to watch the movie. I heard some good and some bad things about it, and it made me really curious.

Synopsis: Clary Fray (Lilly Collins) starts seeing a strange symbol everywhere, but no one else can see it. When she and her best friend Simon Lewis (Robert Sheenan) go to a nightclub, she sees Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell) killing another man, and yet again, she’s the only one seeing it. Later, Clary talks to Jace, but gets interrupted by her mother, who keeps calling her. She runs home, but she’s too late and instead of her mother, she finds a demon waiting for her. After Jace saves her by killing it, he takes her and Simon to the Institute where they meet Jace’s brother Alec (Kevin Zegers) and sister Isabelle (Jemina West) Lightwood. Together with them, Hodge (Jared Harris), and her mother’s friend Luke Garroway (Aidan Turner), Clary goes on a search for her mother  and the ‘Valentine’ she’s warned Clary for.

IMDB link: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

I think that if you haven’t read the books, this movie is pretty awesome, the storyline makes sense, there’s action, there’s romance… Everything you look for in a movie, right?

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