Movie Review – X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

A powerful mutant from ancient Egypt is resurrected. He has the ability to enhance a mutant and their power. He selects four mutants to be his ‘four horsemen’. Xavier and the other mutants fight to stop him from taking over the world.

Lots of action and SciFi effects in this movie. However, the ending had a few plot holes.

I did like Apocalypse words at the end…sorry, you’ll have to watch the movieūüôā ¬†Here’s a hint though, it sets the foundation for the next movie.

“In May 2016, Simon Kinberg said the next X-Men film would be set in the 1990s.¬†He additionally acknowledged the possibility of re-adapting “The Dark Phoenix Saga“, which had been adapted in the original X-Men film trilogy,¬†and said the post-credits scene mentioning the Essex Corporation was related to Logan, and that it could have ties to Gambit as well as the following X-Men film.¬†Bryan Singer said he would be interested in having the villain Proteus in an X-Men film. He also said he will be stepping away from the franchise but could envision returning to it at a later date in some capacity.”1

 

My rating 4.6 out of 5

Bibliography

1 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Apocalypse

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – Dr. Strange

Movie Review – Dr. Strange

doctor_strange_posterGo see this movie! Seriously, it’s that good.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange is amazing. The entire movie takes the viewer on a magical complex journey.

It’s got mystic elements, lots of humor, and heart.

Action and SciFi and Special Effects. And I love the Cloak of Levitation with its own personality.

The only qualm I had was the bad guy(s) were not fully developed but seemed more two-dimensional.

 

My rating 4.7 out of 5

PS – stay tuned after the credits for a stinger with Dr. Strange and an Avenger character.

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review 10 Cloverfield Lane

Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10_cloverfield_laneA woman wakes up in an underground shelter with two men. One insists there are aliens above them and toxic gas. But he also has weird tics. She thinks he’s lying even when the other guy confirms there is something going on on the surface.

I liked the tension and suspense in this movie and the never quite knowing if John Goodman’s character/ Howard is telling the truth or not.

However, there was one part that irked me. Instead of letting the characters figure out something, the movie says here is an earring and it matches one in this picture. There’s a bit more to it in the movie than here, but I¬†idon’t¬†want to give away too much. However, I think the earring was too much and not needed. I’d have liked the characters to figure out what was going on with everything else.

Besides, what are the chances that the specific earring would match one in a photo?

Other than that, there were a few surprises and twists and turns. Some a bit unbelievable, but overall a decent movie.

My rating 3.8 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – Batman vs Superman

Movie Review – Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

batman_v_superman_posterBatman vs. Superman¬†is a follow-up to the 2013’s Man of Steel. It brings the return of Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and a new Batman/Bruce Wayne with Ben Affleck.

I had heard bad reviews about this movie, so my expectations were lower. There were some plot holes and inconsistency like the speed at which Batman becomes ‘friends’ with Superman despite spending majority of the movie trying to eliminate the alien who has caused death and destruction even when trying to save the world.

Jesse Eisenberg who plays Lex Luthor was stellar in the role. And I’m eager with the glimmer of Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman¬†in this movie to see more of her and her story in the new Wonder Woman movie coming out in 2017.

I also liked Alfred being not as old and more involved.

Parts of the movie were a bit slow, but I didn’t mind as I was snuggling with my husband.

 

My rating 3.9 out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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