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Spider-Man: Homecoming

13 Jul

SpiderManHomecoming (1)If in 2014 you’d told me that there would be yet another Spider-Man reboot in 2017, I’d have rolled my eyes. While I don’t hate the 2012 and 2014 movies I found them a tad unnecessary so soon after the Tobey Maguire trilogy had ended in 2007. But it’s another day and another Spider-Man movie has hit the theatres. This was, hands down, my favorite Spider-Man movie (inches past Spider Man 2) and Tom Holland is my favorite Spider-Man. And honestly, I liked both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Peter Parker is your typical teenager dealing with high school, friends, a crush with a twist. He’s saving the city from criminals using his alter ego. What I found thoroughly refreshing was the lack of teen angst that both previous Spider-Men dealt with. While they were burdened with the weight of the world, 2017’s Spider-Man is past that. He’s young, and at times naive, but the underlying guilt has been taken away. The movie doesn’t dig up the past (cough Uncle Ben cough). Peter became Spider-Man, got discovered by Tony Stark, fought alongside the Avengers, and now struggles with his mundane life. The story is fresh and director Jon Watts keeps it light. Also, introducing the character in Captain America: Civil War was a masterstroke since you go into this movie already knowing the kid.

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Assassin’s Creed

30 Dec

Assassin's Creed (1)To begin with I didn’t have high expectations for this film. Let’s be honest, video game movies don’t have a very good track record. The Assassin’s Creed franchise was one that has an extreme potential for becoming a good or even great movie, with the complex yet adaptable storyline, a wealth of historical places, figures, and real events, and a visual style including choreographed fights already laid out in the games. Some big names joined the project (like Fassbender, Cotillard, Irons, Rampling, etc.) and gave it even more hope.

But it fell far short of being even a descent adaptation, which I think the blame mainly falls on the writing, directing, and overall vision for the movie. The story itself wasn’t altogether clear (especially for those unfamiliar with the games) and most of it took place in modern times which simply made it less interesting.

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Eddie the Eagle

28 Mar

Eddie the Eagle (1)Eddie the Eagle is a biographical sports film based on the true story of British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. As far as underdog stories go, this is one of the best. It is a sweet natured and fun film very reminiscent of the similarly themed Cool Runnings.

Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) is a young British man who dreams of competing at the Olympics. Since he was a child, Eddie has practiced and practiced his athletic abilities but has been constantly rejected by sporting officials. Despite this, Eddie never gives up on his dream. One day, Eddie decides to train as a ski jumper and represent Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Aiding him with his training is Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), a drunken American snow plower who despite his own internal insecurities, believes Eddie has the potential to achieve greatness at the Olympics.

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