Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Characters from Star Wars Episode VII return along with some of the charm and humor.

Rey has traveled to Luke Skywalkers’ recluse island and given him back his lightsaber along with the request to train her and return to the rebellion.

(Side note: Luke’s island is a real location: Skellig Michael in Ireland)

There are plenty of twists in this movie. Although some a lot more predictable than others. However, overall I really enjoyed the film. Some critics have said it’s on par with The Empire Strikes Back, I disagree. I would put the movie under TESB and the original Star Wars movie, but above Return of the Jedi.

Episode IX, the final installment of the sequel trilogy, is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.[1]

 

My rating 4.4 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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

 

Bibliography:

Parker, Ryan (September 12, 2017). “J.J. Abrams to Replace Colin Trevorrow as ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Writer and Director”The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

 

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Movie Review: CoCo

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The idea of the film takes place on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead.

Miguel (the hero) just wants to play music. However, his family has forbidden music for generations. On the Day of the Dead, he steals a guitar and is transported to the land of the dead. He must find a way to get back to the land of the living.

I thought it was going to be an okay movie. I was wrong.

It was a great movie. Twists and heart-warming.

I highly recommend this movie and it’s up there now among my favorites.

 

My rating 4.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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: Baby Driver

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Baby / Miles played by Ansel Elgort is a get-away driver for a criminal mastermind boss named Doc. But he wants out. Pay back his debt to Doc, Kevin Spacey, and get on with his life.

However, things are not that simple.

This movie had a great premise and the first fifteen-ish minutes of the story had great driving and stunts, but then it petered out. I was hoping the second half of the movie would have more and better car chases and such but no.

There was also a lot of predictability in the movie and a few loose plot holes. Like who was the guy chasing them in the pickup truck and why was he after them? Was he an undercover cop or a rival?

**Spoiler Alert**

Baby wakes up with his girlfriend/waitress driving and they just stop in front of a police barricade on the road. WTH?

No, I’d rather have seen him driving and getting away. Then he’s trapped. He has a choice to backup and try to outrun the police again, but then sees her and decides to give himself up.

The ending was melodramatic and boring. Not the racecar movie I was led to believe.

 

My rating 2.6 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Official epic artwork posterYes, Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow. There are also cameo roles from Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann-Turner from the previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

This movie tells of Captain Armando Salazar (played by Javier Bardem) who became undead by Sparrow when he was younger. The storyline also has Henry Turner (Will & Elizabeth’s son) as he tries to free his father from his curse.

In all, the movie had its moments. The ending was too fast and simple. Would’ve been much better if Henry had somehow called his father into battle with Captain Salazar.

 

My rating 3.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

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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