X-Men: Days Of Future Past Movie Review

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Time travel is always tricky.

It is very difficult to create a film involving time travel that doesn’t contain continuity issues. The first two Terminator films, despite being adored by sci-fi fans worldwide, have many paradoxes throughout the plot of both films because of the time travel used, leaving many fans scratching their heads even today. The Back to the Future movies have very similar problems, although since they were just fun, family comedies, I’m sure that these issues weren’t first and foremost on the filmmaker’s minds. Just like these films, X-Men: Days of Future past has several issues involving the time travel in the story. However, it is still one excellent film. Continue reading X-Men: Days Of Future Past Movie Review

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Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

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What do you get when you combine Groundhog Day with Aliens?

Simply put, you get Edge of Tomorrow, the new sci-fi adventure of the summer. In this film, the earth has been invaded by a strange race of aliens called the Mimics, and NATO has formed a military organization called the United Defense Forces to combat the threat. Tom Cruise plays William Cage, a Major in the UDF who is demoted to a footsoldier after blackmailing his General. After dying in combat with the alien forces, Cage soon discovers that he is doomed to live out this scenario over and over again from the moment that he is placed in the ranks with the grunts, living this day until he is killed off and then restarting from that point. Eventually, Cruise meets Sergeant Rita Vrataski, a battle-hardened soldier who is aware of his condition. The two embark on a quest to find the source of the Mimic threat, and the film that unfolds is one very fun ride. Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

22 Jump Street Movie Review

22-Jump-Street-2 If a comedy is judged solely on how hard it makes you laugh, then 22 Jump Street is a fantastic entry in the genre.

For those who don’t know, 22 Jump Street is the sequel to 2012’s 21 Jump Street, a gut-bustingly funny film about two undercover cops named Schmidt and Jenko, played by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, respectively, acting as high school students in an attempt to blow the lid off of a drug ring operating within the high school. 22 Jump Street finds the two playing the part of college students trying to uncover the source of a new drug called “whyphy” being distributed throughout a nearby college. Continue reading 22 Jump Street Movie Review

Her Movie Review

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When I first heard about the movie “Her”, I thought that it seemed like the kind of film that would play into the juvenile humor that you would expect from such a movie. The concept of a man dating his OS brings all sorts of images to mind. I was sure that there would be some sort of joke involving the phone’s vibrating feature, and I was certainly expecting some sort of scene where the main character looks up naughty images while talking to his AI companion. I also thought that there might be some sort of ridiculous message in the film involving all of the other characters being disgusted at the thought of this man dating his OS, while they should really just accept him for who he is.

Of course, I was completely wrong. Continue reading Her Movie Review

X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Review

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Occasionally, there are films that are ill-received by both critics and viewers alike that are unfairly judged at the time of their release. John Carpenter’s The Thing, which originally opened to scathing reviews, is now considered a horror classic. The Boondock Saints was also hated by professional critics, yet soon achieved a cult status and is now adored by a major fanbase worldwide. This causes me to wonder, is X-Men: The Last Stand actually a much better film than we all thought it was when we first saw it in 2006?

Simply put, no. X-Men: The Last Stand is still as bad as it has ever been. However, it does have a few redeeming qualities to it. Continue reading X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Review

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