Film adaptations of popular young adult novels have become particularly popular in the past few years. Ever since the booming success of the final installments of the Harry Potter film series, Hollywood execs have realized that there is a goldmine to be reaped in this market. The problem with this mentality, like with most Hollywood cash grabs, is that the quality of these films is usually very lacking, and the adaptations don’t do any justice to the original material. Once in awhile, there’s an exceptional series such as The Hunger Games which raises the bar for the other installments in the genre, but these films are few and far between. This weekend, a new YA novel adaptation called The Maze Runner is hitting theaters, and it’s a surprisingly enjoyable film. Continue reading The Maze Runner Movie Review
Sleeping Beauty has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. Ever since I was a young kid, I loved the music, the characters, and especially the epic battle at the end. Because of this, Maleficent has always been one of my favorite villains of all time. I loved the mystery behind her, and how she was so pissed that she wasn’t invited to an infant’s birthday party that she set a curse upon the child. She was pure evil, and once it was revealed that she had the ability to transform into a dragon, I was completely sold.
Because of the love that I have for the original film, I was interested to see this new release dedicated entirely to my favorite horned enchantress. However, I soon found out that the Maleficent in this film isn’t quite as threatening as the sorceress in the original. Continue reading Maleficent Movie Review