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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
I will admit I haven't ever been the biggest Star Wars fan, and I know I'll get a lot of flak for saying this, but the newest Star Wars films have been my favorite of the franchise. Rouge One actually made me think about rewatching the older installments.
So with that in mind, this was everything I expected from a Han Solo centric film. I imagine this would be the same kind of film if a young Harrison Ford stared in it.
The film isn't over complicated and it is a bit predictable because if you've seen the originals a lot of the information we get in Solo we already know. However for a younger audience who may not have seen the original films this would be exciting and probably less predictable. Over all it's a fun, light-hearted film that sheds some light onto a much loved character.
Was it worth seeing in theater? Sure.
Would I see it in theaters again? If someone I knew wanted me to go with them sure, otherwise no.
Breaking In (2018)
Standard Action Film
Breaking In came out in time for Mother's day and it showcased what lengths a mother will go for her children. Over all I would say that this movie is what you see is what you get. There is a lot I liked and a lot that I felt could be improved.
Talking about what I liked, I enjoyed the relationship between Shaun and her children. I really liked that at no point did Gabrielle Union's character suddenly have a "special set" of skills to help her out. The advantages and set backs of the technologically advanced house both worked for Shaun and against her. My favorite thing is that no one saves Shaun.
What I didn't like mostly has to do with story telling choices. I love character development and character driven plots, which is why as a viewer I am often harder on films that are strictly action or comedy. Character development is often done too quickly or not at all in those types of films. The things that I disliked about this movie revolves mostly around the opening scene. This is due to the choice that doesn't give us a look into the normal life of our characters before the events of the film, instead what we get is a scene thats there just for the shock-factor.
Ultimately, it was a good action film, I felt like I had more questions than answers by the end of it.
Was it worth seeing in theaters? Not really, but I'd watch it on Netflix.
Would I watch it again? Probably not.
Deadpool 2 (2018)
A Sequel That Doesn't Suck
I love Deadpool, I love the dark humor and the fourth-wall breaking. His character is by far one of my favorites. Often sequels fail to live up to the first film, but that was not the case for DP2.
Deadpool has a lot to offer from awesome new characters and diversity to plenty of creative deaths and fun dialogue. The Deadpool movies are always what they say they are. Just in a very unconventional fashion and that's kind of the point, Deadpool is a very unconventional character. It's why we love him.
Parent discretion is advised though.
Was is DP2 worth seeing in theaters? Absolutely.
Would I see it again in theater? See above answer.
Is there an end credit? Yep!
What you see is what you get, plus a little bit more. Probably one of the best video game to movie adaptations I've seen. I really enjoyed the added depth to the story and the bond between Dwayne Johnson's character and George. Plus there are good number of little nods to the game. Keep an eye out for those!
Worth seeing in theaters? Probably not. But totally check it out when it hits Redbox.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
I worried about how well executed this film would be because of how large the cast is. I clearly didn't need to though. This film is worth every minute of its 2.5 hours.
The flow of each character's individual story and their connection to the over all plot is done seamlessly. It is never focus too long on one area and you are moved from one scene to the next in a way that doesn't feel jarring. I was completely immersed into the story.
I only give it nine stars because it made me cry and I'm mad about it.
A Quiet Place (2018)
I genuinely loved this movie and would, in a heartbeat, see it again in theaters. This is a beautiful story and I love the inclusion of ASL.
To do right by this film I don't want to say much more, it really is something that is better when you experience it without knowing fully what will happen.
I will say there wasn't a moment where you weren't tense, and the moments you could relax didn't last long. It gave far more than I expected and I'm so in love with that.
Made my top five films for sure.
Ready Player One (2018)
A Simple Reality Check
A nostalgic movie, Ready Player One based off a book by the same title, is riddled with fun easter eggs and references to other films, game, books, music and so much more. It is a solid film and I really enjoyed it.
In general this film is simple in story telling and character development. Where I don't often enjoy dystopian settings I really enjoyed this. I think it's that in this film we see societal escapism and honestly that feels real and maybe hits a little too close to our real world.
This movie does a great job at being entertaining and light-hearted while also directing the viewers to have a serious look at the world around them and asks them simply to be apart of it.
Tomb Raider (2018)
I have always loved Tomb Raider, the games and the previous movies. This is my favorite movie adaptation of the games though.
I loved seeing Lara at the start of becoming what we all already know her to be, the Tomb Raider. Lara Croft has always been a consistent character even through her few reboots. She remains someone who has an analytical mind and enjoys adventure.
The movie does a fair job of making the latest video game reboots its own story, for about the first 25 minutes. After that it pulls heavily from the two video games; not a bad thing, I personally would have like to see more of a companion story rather than a retelling of what I already knew. If I hadn't played the games this wouldn't have been an issue to me, the story still flows nicely. Over all even with the few issues I had with it, its an enjoyable experience. It was entertaining and fun and serious in the right spots.
Worth seeing it in theaters? Totally. Would I see it again in theaters? Probably not.