The Mummy 2017

The Mummy (2017).jpgThe Mummy (2017) is actually a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal’s Dark Universe.

I loved the first two original Mummy movies from 1999 and was excited to see this one. However, this new movie lacks the charm and excitement and linear storyline.

First, we are thrown into the story with Sergeant Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) along with his friend, Corporal Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) fighting enemy soldiers in the middle east. The problem with this is the I have no idea who these characters are or why I should care. The dialogue between Nick and Jake is good — but again, without knowing anything about these two, it falls flat.

Jump to the ending fight scene with Princess Ahmanet was over too quickly and easily.

Universal’s Dark Universe is also comprised of The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, Wolfman and others. Rumours have that The Bride of Frankenstein is next for the theaters. However, with the low ratings of The Mummy, Universal might change their original ideas.

How about you? Have you seen the new Mummy movie? Did you like it? How does it compare with the original (if you’ve seen it)? Which do you like better?

My rating 2.6 stars 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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Movie Review Alien: Covenant

Movie Review: Alien: Covenant

A black-and-white poster of a mass of people being surrounded/tortured by the aliens, not unlike the Renaissance depictions of Hell, with one alien at the center highlighted by a shaft of light from the upper-left.“This movie is the sequel to Prometheus (2012), and is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, as well as the third directed by Ridley Scott.” 1

Plot – A colonization-ship Covenant is set out for a remote planet, Origae-6, with two thousand colonists and human embryos aboard.

After a stellar neutrino burst damages the ship, killing 40 colonists. Walter, the android on board, orders the ship’s computer to wake the crew. While making repairs to the ship, the crew picks up a radio transmission from a nearby, habitable planet. The Captain decides to forgo their mission to investigate the new uncharted planet.

For an Alien’s movie, the actual Aliens were not in a lot of parts, in my opinion, of the aliens. The parts that were in the film were superb.

Cinematography and special effects were spot on.

Acting from the key characters was superb including Michael Fassbender’s dual execution of both androids David and Walter.  Katherine Waterston as Janet “Danny” Daniels did a stunning job as well.

Downsides of this movie: the plot, including monster violence, character motivations and development, and the reveal plot twists were lacking. However, the ending of this movie gave me goosebumps and far outshines the ending of any other Alien movie I’ve ever seen. It’s one where you’re rooting for the heroine, and hoping instincts are wrong, only to have the worst thing that can happen, happen.

The next movie in this prequel series, Alien: Awakening, has been written and production scheduled to begin in 2018.

My rating 4.6 stars out of 5

Bibliography:

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien:_Covenant

 

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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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Ghost in the Shell 2017 Movie Review

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Ghost in the Shell is a movie based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. (which if you haven’t watched these, do so. They are so much better than the movie).

A woman’s brain is inserted into a cyborg robotic body. She has all her emotions, feelings, soul — but not her body. And not her history or past.

I have mixed feelings about this movie. Loved the anime. The good things: visual and computer graphics. The cinematography and music were fantastic. Futuristic settings and action sequences were good.

However, the story lacked character development and even logic in some parts. For example, why does a bad guy stop in the middle of the city in a huge puddle? Sure the effects of Major Killian (Actress Scarlett Johansson), a cyborg supersoldier fighting here are cool, but the reason behind the scene doesn’t fit.

I won’t go into all the hangups of this movie. Overall, I thought it was a nice adaption that in part tried too hard and in others came across as trite and overly written.

How about you? Have you seen this movie or any of the Ghost in the Shell mangas?

 

My rating 3.6 stars 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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Movie Review- Kong: Skull Island

Movie Review – Kong: Skull Island

Kong standing right front of the sun, near the hills and Soliders chasing him in the water.Mason Weaver, the heroine in the movie, is a photo journalist who believes in peace. I did like how the movie portrayed her character and Kong where it was more natural and curious than obsession.

The special effects were good and lots of action. Some plot elements were missing and sometimes sequences were predictable.

The movie takes place in 1973 and was fun to watch the way the world was then including the telephones and technology.

There is a post-credit scene showing some footage of previous monsters in this universe such as Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

“Godzilla vs. Kong is scheduled to follow up on May 22, 2020″ 1

 

My rating 3.8 stars out of 5

Bibliography:

1  Busch, Jenna (May 3, 2017). “Godzilla vs. Kong and More Release Date Changes From Warner Bros.”Coming Soon. Retrieved May 3, 2017.

 

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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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