Movie Review – John Wick 2

Movie Review – John Wick 2

John Wick Chapter Two.pngThe movie starts a little slow, but picks up speed as it progresses. Also another confusing thing was how much time had lapsed between the first movie and this one. It’s not clear and I had to look it up. Apparently, John Wick 2 is four days after the original.

After recovering his car, John is visited by Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio, and it’s revealed that to complete his “impossible task”—which allowed him to retire and marry Helen—John asked Santino for help. As a form of contract, Santino swore John to a “Marker,” an unbreakable promise symbolized by a “blood oath” medallion. (1) Santino presents the medallion to demand services from John, but John refuses, claiming that he is retired.

Maybe it’s because the first John Wick movie aired in 2014 that I don’t remember the Marker and blood oath. Guess I need to rewatch it.

Warning this movie does end on a major cliffhanger, so hopefully, it won’t be too long before the third movie. Also, if you haven’t seen any of the John Wick movies, there is lots of action, thriller, and tons of shooting and blood splatter.

Bibliography:

(1) Colbert, Stephen M. “John Wick’s Blood Oath Explained”. SCREENRANT. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

 

 

My rating 4.3 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.

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Movie Review: Teen Titans – The Judas Contract

Movie Review: Teen Titans – The Judas Contract

Teen Titans The Judas Contract.jpgThis Teen Titans has the original Robin now as Nightwing. The new Robin (son of Batman) helping out the current Teen Titians which include Beast Boy and Raven.

Judas Contract showcased Terra and hints at her backstory.

Deathstroke is working with Brother Blood to bring the Titans down.

In the beginning of The Judas Contract, there is brief history of how Starfire and Robin/Nightwing met. There is also a love story between them sprinkled throughout the movie.

All in all a decent movie in this DC universe. Also, there is a bonus feature for a few seconds of Jericho after the movie.

 

My rating 3.9 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 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Movie Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

 

Jack Reacher Never Go Back poster.jpgThis is the second movie in the Jack Reacher series. And while I loved the first, this one was a sad wannabe. Even the opening scene features Jack (Tom Cruise) in a cafe where he’s fought people – and yet none of that is shown. It just has him sitting at the bar and two local cops show up and question him. Boring.

I thought I remember the trailer showing this fight scene – so why did they cut it out – or was I just imagining a better beginning?

The plot was predictable. A teen accuses Jack of being her father and owing back child-support. She played the typical troubled teen. There were plot holes in the book like credit cards get stolen but they don’t ever seem to call it into the authorities and Jack along with his entourage are able to purchase plane tickets, hotel room, etc.

My rating 2.3 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 – Rogue One

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story poster.pngThe movie Rogue One is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series set immediately before the events of the original 1977 Star Wars film.

Great movie showing how the Death Star plans got into the hands of Princess Leah. This movie is darker than other Star Wars’ films. The action and special effects are spectacular. There are even a few moments of humor.

I didn’t like the letdown of Darth Vader at the end and thought they could’ve had a lot more of him on the Rebel’s spaceship fighting to get the disc. It was a bit too easy for the Rebels to get the disc off the ship and away from him.

My favorite character is K-2SO who is played by none other than the talented Alan Wray Tudyk.Alan Tudyk as K-2SO-Rogue One (2016).jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

My rating 4.2 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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