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When I first heard about a Goosebumps movie adaptation being in the works, I thought the adaptation would be a disaster. However, it proved me wrong by providing everything that I desired in a movie, including
The Cast: When I first heard about Jack Black being cast as R. L. Stine and also the voice of Slappy, I became skeptical. I thought he would act horribly as the most famous horror writer. Looks like I was also proved incorrect by this thought. He voiced Slappy wonderfully and also portrayed the famous author really well. The rest of the cast also portrayed their characters marvelously.
The Visuals: I feel very speechless about the visuals in this film. All I can say is that the visuals and colors of the monsters are very vibrant and colorful. They also look beautiful in traditional CGI-style.
The Setting and Premise: The setting of the film is very realistic and understandable. The premise is also wonderfully complex.
When I first heard about the movie Pixels, I was thrilled that I wanted to go see it. However, it turned out to be a big mistake. I was squirming and groaning in my seat as I was 20 minutes into the movie. The acting is terrible and it tries too hard to be funny.
"Don't tell anybody I killed a Smurf." I'm confused! How is this a joke? Am I supposed to be laughing out loud at this dialogue? The premise is unoriginal and lazy. Why would video-game characters try to take over the Earth? (I wonder how Pinky and the Brain would react when they read the plot summary of this vile film...) Anyway, it is basically "Ghostbusters meets Wreck-It-Ralph". The writer(s)probably combined both of these films into a gooey, messed-up disaster. To add icing onto the cake, it is a film made by Happy Madison Productions, which is owned by Adam Sandler! I know that he has acted in some worse films, but none of them can surpass Pixels!
In addition to the poor writing and horrible acting, it also has terrible morals. For example, the film teaches to its 8-12 year old demographic that it's acceptable to swear in public and drink alcohol. The movie also tells children that it is okay to look at pornographic images. Why would they add in some alcohol, explicit dialogue, and pornographic images into a children's film? I don't know about you, but I think the director might have gotten (clears throat) personal gratification from the content that was displayed.
As you probably noticed, the pixels of the video game characters are positively vibrant and eye-catching. I don't know if it's the Computer-Generated Imagery or the lighting, but the video game characters are absolutely gorgeous! Q-Bert looks like he's ready for a spot on The Tyra Banks Show. If the acting wasn't so horrendous, the premise was original, and there were good morals, I would've given this film a pass. Personally, I would give Pixels a skip if you know what's good for you.
SeaWorld: Exposed at Last!
I saw a commercial about SeaWorld this morning. The staff was telling us that they don't collect killer whales from the wild. They also told us that they have the highest standard of animal care in the world, and captive whales live just as long as they do in the wild. I realized that they were lying to us. I told my mother about that commercial and I told her about a film called Blackfish. My mother went to Netflix and a few clicks later, we were able to watch the film. We couldn't believe what we saw in that documentary. We were crying throughout some of the film.When we were finished, my mother told me that she didn't know about it and I was glad that I showed her the truth.
First of all, the director needs to applauded for her effort to expose the park. It was not easy for her. SeaWorld has been trying to defend the film since it was released. If Cowperthwaite were to be given a lie detector test, she would pass with flying colors. She is (indeed) telling the truth.
Next, the film has accurately explained the horrors of whale captivity at SeaWorld. The tradegy of Tilikum was an unforgettable and poignant story. Tilikum was being bullied by two female whales. He was being picked on, bitten and scraped by the whales. On top of all this, Tilikum had a collapsed dorsal fin, which is a sign of poor health for captive orcas.
Overall, I think the film was scientifically accurate and satisfyingly honest. It made me change my opinion about SeaWorld and told the reason why I wouldn't want to go or work at this abusive park. I highly recommend everyone to watch this informational, disturbing, and exposing film.
A Fearless Film!
Brave is a film that is set in the Scottish Highlands during the Middle Ages. The storyboard begins with Merida's childhood memories being shown. She is given a bow and arrow by her father, Fergus, on her birthday and develops her interest in archery. In my eyes, Merida is really a tomboy and wants to do things HER way. She is also not afraid to take a risk in life, thus the name of the film, Brave. Her father approves her interest in archery. Her mother
..not so much. Her mother, Elinor, wants Merida to become a proper princess and marry the man she approves in the Highland Games. There is a fight between each of the suitors. It leads to an argument when she defeats her suitors in an archery contest. By the end of the movie, Elinor and Merida have mended their strained relationship, becoming inseparable. There was serious dialogue.The soundtrack and wardrobe really fit the setting of the film. The lesson I learned from this film is that your parents care about you and want to protect you. Watch out, Katniss! Looks like you're not the only woman who is an expert on a bow and arrow!
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Cinema Computations: Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy is a Marvel Productions film that is based on the 2008 comic book created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. I went to see it at the University 16 Cinemas today and I got good but unfortunate results. The cast was perfect for the film and their combat skills are superior. However, I was very disappointed when Vin Diesel was portraying the Tree Man, Groot. I didn't like the fact that he only said one phrase and NOT anything else for the entire film.
The sequences were very similar to the 2008 comics, and they were action-packed and also funny. However, I didn't like the sequences where the main characters were fighting and arguing. I just thought that they needed to use teamwork in order to get the job done. As the movie progressed, it went from cheery and vibrant to dark and disturbing. The use of profanity and crude language was absurd. There was some hilarious, entertaining, and cheesy dialogue in the film.
The wardrobe and cosmetics were very creative and detailed. When I saw Ronan's appearance, I thought that he looked like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars. The soundtrack fitted the movie perfectly, and I think the songs were very cheesy like they were from the 1980's and you can download the songs on iTunes. There was excellent use of CGI.
Those of you who have heard of or read the 2008 comics, get ready to experience some nostalgia! However, for those who have children under the age of 13, viewer discretion is advised.
Maleficent? It Is Magnificent And Intelligent!
The film Maleficent is an adaptation based on the 1959 Disney film, but it is told by Maleficent's perspective. The cast was perfect for the film. I liked Angelina Jolie as the villainess because she has always wanted to portray her ever since she was a girl. I was surprised when her daughter, Vivienne, was portraying Young Aurora at five years of age. The storyline and dialogue were wonderful! I like how the storyline goes deep into her background. The setting is very similar to the 1959 film. I going to guess that the director had watched the 1959 film and brought it to life. I like the Lana Del Ray version of the theme song, and it sounds mysterious.She is one of the most sinister Disney villains ever created! Sit back, pop some popcorn, and witness the power of this Disney villainess!
This Film "Froze" My Heart! <3
I watched Frozen for the first time, and I LOVED it! It had interesting plot points, dialogue, and characters. Out of all the characters that I have seen in the film, I might have to give the credit to Elsa. I think she is a mysterious and beautiful woman in every other way. She is a mighty good singer, and I liked the Let It Go sequence. I can even play her song on the piano! The cast and the producers did a great job on the film. I like how they did a snow theme for the film, thus for the title, Frozen. I am very excited about her appearance in the fantasy show Once Upon A Time. I hope they don't make her a cheap rip-off! Now go grab your family, popcorn, and get ready to laugh!
Matilda is a film that the entire family can enjoy. It is the best book adaptation of Roald Dahl's books. Even though I have seen the movie thousands of times, it never gets old! The dialogue is wonderful and it has an A+ cast. Danny Devito
has put some "blood, sweat, and tears" into this film. I love Mara Wilson as the title character because she knows what she's doing and her physical appearance is just like in the book. I like how Matilda uses her powers and wits to outsmart the evil Ms. Trunchbull. I like how Pam Ferris, who portrays Ms. Trunchbull in the film, embraces her dark side as the principal. Even though the movie is greatly based on the book, this comedic movie is for anyone to entertain!
I Guess This is the Life of a Normal Teenager, Right?
This film compares school life to modern society. Even though 1/4 of us are on the internet every day, sometimes it can affect our grades. In my opinion, school is a place where you can learn and get a good education. Other students think it is a place to party.
Miley Cyrus, who portrays Lola in the film, does OK in her acting. She dumps her Hannah Montana image for a more mature look. She overreacts in boozing, drugs, and sex. I think this is what inspired her to wear racy outfits and twerk at her concerts.
Anyway, the film contains some violence and LOTS of sex and language (let's not forget the drinking, drugs, and smoking part). A father gets angry at his son for getting poor grades, pushes him, and smashes his guitar. In this film, teens engage in various levels of sexuality- from daydreaming about the attractive math teacher to discussing hookups to passionate making out and losing their virginity. There is lots of teen cursing in this movie. They include "stupid", "shut up", and "screw you". Lola calls her mother a b---- to her face. There is also regular marijuana and alcohol consumption by teens.
Even though teens have a lot of OMG! moments in their lives, they make good choices and bad choices. If you plan on doing drugs, PLEASE think twice about going the wrong path (after watching the movie).