"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of stars makes me dream" -Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, 17 July 2017

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman has broken a bunch of records! It shows how good a movie whose main character and director are women can be if studios wouldn't get in the way!




The movie starts with Diana on the island of the amazons who are her family. She is the queens daughter, and her aunt is the general of the army.
Her mother tells her about how they are protected and must train to be ready to defend the world. There's a lot of myth and lore, but it basically boils down to Diana wants to fight and help. The amazons were taken advantage of by mankind before and don't worry about the mortals battles until it involves Ares. Who they protect the world against.

One day a plane flies into the barrier and Diana saves the pilot's life. He is relatively okay, but he was followed by the enemy. They attack the island and several amazons are killed. Including Diana's aunt. Steve fights beside Diana and helps them by shooting some of the German soldiers.

The amazons still don't trust him, and force him to tell them the truth about who he is and why he is there. Diana believes him and they begin to form a bond. She decides to help him leave the island and go with him back to his land and the war to help.

Diana is a bit naive about some things and doesn't understand human kind very well at times. There are some funny scenes with Steve's secretary that I appreciate.

He agrees to take her to the front and the two of them gather a small team and head out. There are five of them Steve, Diana, Charlie, the Chief and Sameer. There mission is to use the information Steve was being chased for to take down the mustard-esque gas manufacturing factory and the man in charge of it General Ludendorff. Once there with a lot of help from Wonder Woman they take back a village full of people. They stay with them as the group prepares to get into the fortress that Ludendorff is in.

They leave the village and before they can get to him he uses the prototype gas on the village and kills them all. Diana is heartbroken and unaffected by the gas walks through the gaseous streets seeing the dead people they had been eating and dancing with the night before.

She is even more resigned to kill the General who she thinks is Aries. Steve tries countless times to tell her that sometimes people just do bad things. But she is convinced it is Aries.

They set off for the secret factory and Diana being faster arrives well before the others and battles with the General. She eventually wins and thinks she has released the soldiers from Aries grip. The others arrive soon and Steve tells her they are still in danger and have to continue destroying the gas. Diana doesn't understand why the soldiers are still fighting loses her faith in humanity.

Steve helps her to not completely lose faith and leaves with the others to try and stop the attack and destroy the attack still not believing Aries is involved. Once they leave Diana comes face to face with Aries for real. They talk and we see Steve and the others sneak their way in.

I won't tell you the rest because it's 100% spoilers. Needless to say it is a good movie and I would recommend it!



The sheer amount of similarity to Captain America The First Avenger makes it awesome also!
There are many aspects that are similar! I'm not criticizing this movie. On the contrary I think it is incredibly original! Some of the similarities are actually not my favorites. For instance 1/2 of the main couple's name is Steve and he dies in a plane heroically saving many people.
The hero also is still around in modern time with a picture of their significant other from way back when. That makes me extremely sad!



I saw a bunch of trailers and heard a lot about it. The basics at least. If it weren't for the strong presence of Ares, and Zeus stories it would have been 9.5/10. (Also one of my favorite characters dies.) :(


There were shots that were amazing. The acting on all counts was superb. The locations and sets were all great!


Friday, 7 July 2017

I'm going to see Cars 3 tonight with my family so I might post a short review about it. I'm not really interested in seeing it so I'll give you an impartial post.





Oh, and I'm currently working on a post about Wonder Woman! Yay

Monday, 3 July 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales

I'm a little late on this one. (Haha, like that's new) But if it's still in a theater around you I would go see it!

This movie shows the best thing about sequels, the main characters have backstory and you know them well enough that we can just get to the fun story and adventures.

Summary:
In this movie a boy named Henry, who we find out pretty quickly is Will and Elizabeth's son, enlists Jacks help to get Posedian's trident to try and free his father from his curse. But there is something about the pirate you thought you knew so well. A secret that only a few still alive know, and that secret is coming for him.

Pretty sweet right?





(Spoilers!)

Not for Captain Jack Sparrow who after regaining his ship is still stuck on dry land with his minimal crew. Pirating on land hasn't been very beneficial for Jack and his remaining crew end up leaving him in search of actual pirating jobs.

Jack goes to find rum. As usual. He ends up giving away the compass for a drink. Soon after he ends up in jail. Because...well...he's Jack.

We see Henry all grown up and in the navy. He is smart but takes risks. He argues with his captain and get his strips taken away, but the boat crashes and sinks because they didn't listen to him and everyone else in the crew dies. Henry is found and brought back to the port. He is put in the hospital but is under guard for desertion.

At this point we've already met Carina a modern young woman and a scientist who is trying to find the answers to many unanswered questions her deceased father left her with. She is trying to find the same thing as Henry. She helps him break out of the hospital intending on them working together to find the trident. But she gets captured in the process of helping him and tells him to save her if he wants to find the trident.

So now it's up to Henry to save her and Jack. They make an odd group but with the help of Jack's crew they all manage to escape. Quite comically I might add. Soon they are on there way to find the trident.

We also see Barbarossa who has a whole fleet of ships under his command. We also see the two soldiers who turned pirates are still in his crew. Older but equally clueless.

Unfortunately one of Jacks old foes is after him. When Jack gave away the compass he released them and they can travel across the sea to seek their revenge.




Thoughts:

The special effects in this movie are magnificent! This is coming from someone who is critical at best! I never once thought, "Oh, that looks fake." I never thought about how impossible certain *spoilers* effects where. I was amazed by it!

The plot isn't perfect. That's a given with any movie. I've never seen a movie that didn't have a plot hole. It's pretty much impossible to have a perfect plot. Where all the characters stories are concluded.

This movie fixes issues that were left open in the second and third movies and almost let me forgive the writers and directors for them. (Almost) ;)

This is actually probably my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet! If they are going to have another sequel I wouldn't hate it.

Lots of people says the series isn't original, but just mixed up versions of the earlier movies. That is true, a little. I do think this movie shakes that stereotype up a little. Any franchise that isn't the MCU will have points where they are similar.
(I'm not defending the second or third movie on any negativity btw. Just this new one and the series overall.)


The point I'm trying to make is. These movies are pretty decent. As stand alone movies or in a franchise. I will be buying this movie once it's available and I would at least give it a chance and watch it once. You never know you may like it! :)




Oh, and guess who else is in this one! :D






Monday, 12 June 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Well, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and honestly I didn't actually like it that much.

 I know it's super popular, but it seemed like the story line needed a different villain. The "superior" golden race who hunted the guardians should have been a bigger threat and the main antagonist in my opinion. The villain who was actually the main baddie had a cliche and kinda scary story arch.

Baby Groot was a huge success and if the entire movie was just him I would have loved it!

There were way more inappropriate jokes that made it childish and cheap feeling. A lot of  unnecessary language. In one instance that ruined the actual deep and tear jerking meaning of a scene.

There were good points. Baby Groot was one, Peter and Yondu's realization of their close father/son bond (however short lived) was another. Gamora and Nebula's relationship development was also a positive factor, and goes to show you can literally beat someone down with kindness till they love you! Lol

All in all I think they wasted half of a great movie plot and script. The other half had disturbing mass murder, (suggested and seen.)
And I was actually disappointed. One of the redeeming qualities of the movie was a certain character.
Who tearfully dies, Which is extremely tragic and self-sacrificial.

If you are a fan of the first one I guess you might like this one too. I am a huge fan of the Guardians and hope this movie won't ruin my previous high opinion of them in the future.

There's no real reason to see it to keep up to date for Infinity Wars next year.

Oh, and there was almost no point to the 5 after credit scenes.


If you want to find out who dies or what the five after credit scenes are about click the highlighted words. They'll take you to different posts so it won't spoil things for people who don't want to know yet! :D

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

I'm going to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 tomorrow night!! I'll post about what I thought about it hopefully soon after that! 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is coming!!

It comes out May 5th and hopefully I will see it very soon after that! :D



If you're cosplaying to the premiere or when you go see it let me know. Or even send me pictures if you want!