From Marvel Studios comes the sequel everyone has been waiting for. Avengers: Age of Ultron tells of the next threat Earth's Mightiest Heroes must face in Marvel's long running cinematic universe.
Based on the novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a thrilling journey about a group of boys trapped in the center of a mysterious maze. One day a new boy named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) appears, quickly learning his predicament in the maze.
When I first heard the Terminator franchise would once again be making a comeback, I was extremely skeptical. Do I love Terminator? Of course! Nothing would make me happier than to see a well executed sequel, but there were two things that made me stunt my zeal: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator: Salvation. Both films proved to dismantle the once astounding franchise, whose greatness we can attribute to director James Cameron, creator of many wonderfully entertaining films. Although I had my reservations, I decided to watch ‘Arrnald’ and company yet again return for some thrilling action and some wibbly wobbly timey wimey adventures.
Ant-Man is the latest installment in Marvel Studio’s plan to take over the world. Scott Lang is a slick thief talented in breaking into the most secure places, a profession with very little benefit. Scott’s criminal activity costs him his wife and his young daughter who admires him greatly. In one last heist, Scott comes across the Ant-Man suit capable of shrinking a human down to the size of...well an ant.
Tomorrowland is very similar to Frank Walker’s jetpack. It may be flawed and expected, but it certainly does try to dream big.
The real issue with this film was how it affected the characters. It was essential for the plot, but I think it really hurt it in the end. Most of the characters were no longer who we remember them to be just a year ago. Many of them received little screen time. Most of that was reserved for crying Katniss. Overall, the film was glum and although it had some strengths, I was mostly disappointed by the lack of progression. Most films have a beggining middle and end, even if it is a lead in film. This film showed no evolution. I am hoping Part 2 will turn it around and show some resolve.
On this brand new episode of the Dim The Lights Podcast, Olga and I talk about this riveting sci-fi film with our own renowned linguist, Dr. Phil Lipschitz.
Listen to the podcast to hear our full thoughts on the original Star Wars!
Star Wars: Rogue One Review Happy New Year! It’s finally 2017 and we get to put behind the god-awful year of 2016. Sure, 2016 was pretty terrible in general, but it did have some highlights. One of the best movies of 2016 is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the prequel to […]