Movie Review: I Kill Giants

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Movie Review: I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants is a fantasy drama based on graphic novels created by writer Joe Kelly and artist J. M. Ken Niimura.

Barbara (played by Madison Wolfe) is a self-sufficient teenager who lives with her brother and older sister, Karen. In order to escape reality, she creates a fantasy world inspired by her love of Dungeons & Dragons and former Phillies pitcher, Harry Coveleski. Believing that giants from other worlds are wanting to attack her hometown, she spends her days creating weapons and traps to fend off the creatures.

Sophia, a new girl from England becomes her friend, and along with the new school psychologist, tries to help her.

I really liked this movie. It reminded me a bit of The Bridge Terabithia but with a much, much better and happier ending. So if you liked Terabithia, you’ll love I Kill Giants.

 

My rating 4.6 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: Rampage

Movie Review: Rampage

Rampage teaser film poster.jpgRampage is a movie loosely based on a video game of the same name. Energyne, a company, is experimenting in genetic mutation. When their space ship holding their research canisters containing a pathogen crash into various parts of the city, one make George (an albino gorilla) grow in size and aggression. Two more canisters change a wolf and a crocodile in the same way.

Dwayne Johnson plays a Primatologist who uses sign language to communicate with George. The two have a unique relationship. When George goes on a rampage, Dwayne’s character must team up with  Dr. Kate Caldwell, a genetic engineer, (played by Naomie Harris). She created the formula that has changed the animals and wants to at least help George by taking away the anger and aggression side of the change. Unfortunately, nothing can be done about the animals’ huge sizes.

This was an action-packed movie that I liked more than I thought I would. The CGI was pretty good and the script interesting. I also loved the diversity of the cast including the two leads.

 

 

My rating 4.3 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 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Movie Review: Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle

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Four kids in detention stumble across an old arcade game. Rather than do their assignments, they decide to play and end up teleported to Jumanji in their avatar bodies along with skills and weaknesses.

They must work together to beat the game and escape with their lives or die in the jungle of Jumanji.

I didn’t like the first movie much but I really enjoyed this one. Jack Black as a teenage girl is priceless!

 

My rating 4.6 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: Bird Box

Movie Review: Bird Box

Okay, I broke down and watched this movie to see what all the fuss was about. This is a NetFlix movie and I was leery about because I’ve not liked many of their original shows. Bird Box was better than some I’ve seen. However, it lacked depth and consistency. As a horror/thriller, there was too many places where the action/suspense died down.

However, the acting was really good and I was invested in the story to have to know what happens.

Final verdict? I did enjoy the movie and now understand all the hype and memes floating around out there. But the movie failed to live up to the book.

 

My rating 3.7 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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