Movie Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

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Movie Review:

The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 Science Fiction Horror movie by Netflix.

In 2028, the Earth is in an energy crisis. The members of the Sheperd are trying to resolve the issue in space. When they turn on the system, it propels them into an alternative universe where everything starts falling apart…including their lives.

While I did enjoy the movie, many spots were predictible. And the ending scene between the villian and the hero was contrived and unbelieveable up until the part where they copied one of the Aliens’ endings.

Still, I do think it would’ve been much better in the return to Earth if the creature at the end had been cut…leaving the mystery of why the husband doesn’t want his wife to return and to stay up in the spaceship.

 

My rating 4.0 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.

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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde poster.jpgAn action-packed, spy-thriller movie. A list of double-agents is in danger of being publizied and  Lorraine Broughton – played by Charlize Theron is sent to Eastern Germany to recover the list and the man who has memorized it.

There are twists and turns in this movie. It is set in 1989 just before the collaspe of the Berlin Wall.

The best thing about this movie is the fight-scenes which are stellar and accurate.

As Theron’s training (which involved 8 trainers) for the movie overlapped with Keanu Reeves’ training for John Wick Chapter 2, the two developed a competitive relationship, which included sparring together.[1]

I did like the movie and the fact a woman was taking the place of Bond/Bourne-like movie. Wish there had been a bit more depth and time to figure things out with the character.

Biblography:

[1]Mallenbaum, Carly. “Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves: Action-movie sparring partners?”USA Today. Retrieved 29 July 2017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Blonde

My rating 3.4 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

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Movie Review – Black Panther

Movie Review – Black Panther

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T’Challa/ Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) returns home as Wakanda’s king, after the death of his father, but his sovereignty is challenged. The results create the potential for global conflict.

This movie is a cinematic masterpiece with wonderful costumes, scenery, plot and characters.

I did think the movie could’ve elaborated more in some parts, like making the growning anger of one of the characters with T’Challa more pronounced. And an appology of T’Challa on the wrong his father did.

Overall, a great movie and fantastic acting especially from  Chadwick Boseman who stared as T’Challa / Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan who played N’Jadaka / Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, and Letitia Wright as Princess Shuri. (Letitia was my favorite and made me smile every time she was on camera)!

Also, stay tuned after the credits for two bonus scenes. One is near the begining of the credits and the last is at the very end.

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: Birth of the Dragon

Movie Review: Birth of the Dragon

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“In 1964, a young Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) owns and operates a San Francisco Kung Fu Academy, specializing in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. Lee cares for his students, providing advice, roles as extras in his upcoming projects, and defending them from the gangs of Chinatown.”1

Wong Jack Man, a shaolin monk, has come into town. He is doing pentence for fatally kicking an opponent. Bruce Lee thinks Wong is in town to punish him for teaching Kung Fu to whites.

There is one battle between Wong Jack Man and Bruce Lee.

I had high hopes for this movie but at the same time, I wasn’t expecting much. Philip Ng did have many of Bruce Lee’s mannerisms down. The fight choreography was basic with a few frills thrown in here and there. Overall, I didn’t think it was a bad movie, but thought it could’ve been much better. In the beginning of the movie, Bruce Lee is portrayed as arrogant and prideful. However, he does redeem his character toward the end of the movie.

I think if this was a movie, where all characters were fictional and not based on two legends, then it would be a B+ movie. However, since it depicts not only Wong Jack Man but ledendary Bruce Lee, I feel it falls a little short of both.

My rating 3.0 stars out of 5

 

Biblography: 

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_the_Dragon

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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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