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REVIEW: Interstellar

11 Nov interstellar, christopher nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

This review contains minor spoilers.

Interstellar is one of those films that, while enjoyable, when one takes a step back and really looks at it, flaws start to pour in.

Maybe I’m being unfair. The film itself was fun. Although at the beginning, it is incredibly slow building, when it does finally reach it’s peak, you feel like the long haul was worth it (made even more so with the amazing score, teaming Christopher Nolan up with Hans Zimmer yet again). The film itself was fine – although I did have a few issues with the ending.

No. My biggest problem is when you take a step back and look at Interstellar for what it is (a major blockbuster film expected to make millions of dollars), it becomes apparently exactly how white and how male this expedition is.

Like damn. Couldn’t one of the robot’s voices have been female at least?!

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REVIEW: How To Train Your Dragon 2

16 Jun how to train your dragon 2, httyd, httyd2, how to train your dragon, dreamworks

It’s always interesting to see how films tackle a sequel. There’s also the issue where they might take the formula of the original and simply add a new story to it (see: The Hangover 2). Or they might try an entirely different story, where nothing connects to the original. How To Train Your Dragon 2 took the higher road—using familiar elements from the first film, the story was fresh, strong, and incredibly enjoyable.

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REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

2 May The Amazing Spider-Man 2,

Seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was like watching one of the original Spider Man trilogy films. In that, unlike the realistic comic book movies that have been made (like by Marvel Studios), or gritty ones (by DC Studios), we seemed to have stepped into a time machine back to the days of cliched superhero plots and motivations.

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REVIEW: Transcendence

18 Apr Transcendence, johnny depp, warner bros

This review contains little to no spoilers.

The one positive aspect of this film is that Johnny Depp doesn’t play the typical Jack Sparrow character that he’s been playing for the last ten years. However, that would have actually made the film interesting.

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REVIEW: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

17 Apr captain america, captain america: the winter soldier, steve rogers, chris evans, scarlett johansson, black widow, natasha romanoff, marvel

This review contains no spoilers. 

Captain America has always been, to me, the Superman of the Marvel heroes. Compared to all the other Marvel films, watching Captain America in action is like eating Wonder Bread: it looks pretty, but darn, it’s fairly dull. The first film, Captain America: The First Avenger was done as an introduction for the character, as well as a lead-in for the film, The Avengers. It was so obvious that it wasn’t created to be a standalone film that it almost hurt.

Captain America: The Winter Solider has fixed that problem.

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