Movie Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Movie Review:

Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a great kids movie and appropriate for the whole family. I really enjoyed seeing the characters Ralph and Penelope and what they’d been up to since the last movie.

I also liked how the movie portrayed the internet including briefly showing how comments can hurt someone.

The movie is heartwarming and touches on friendship, trust, and growth. However, it does gloss over some of these leading to main character facing himself, and earn a ton of money, a bit too quickly and easily.

Also, I would’ve liked to see more of Fix-It Felix Jr and Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun.

Overall though, a great movie full of nostalgia. If you liked the first Wreck-It Ralph movie, you’ll enjoy this one too.

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: The Foreigner

The Foreigner (2017 film).jpgJackie Chan plays Ngoc Minh Quan, a former Vietnam War special operations forces soldier who was trained by the US Army, is a restaurant owner and family man. When his daughter (his two other daughters and wife were murdered by Thai pirates) is killed by a bomb, he seeks out those responsible and makes them pay.

Going up against Liam Hennessy (played by Pierce Brosnan), the current Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and a former member of the IRA.

As Quan unravels the clues to those involved, he finds more at stake than just his daughter’s life and revenge.

I liked the movie but it felt like something was missing. I would’ve liked to have seen more cat and mouse type scenes between Brosnan and Chan – maybe even a showdown seen. Overall, not a bad movie but wasn’t thrilled with it either.

My rating 3.5 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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Game Review: Zeus on the Loose

Game Review: Zeus on the Loose

I purchased Zeus on the Loose card game for my kids. For younger ones who couldn’t do the math, we played it as whoever laid down a god or goddess card, won the Zeus for that turn. And whoever had him last won the game.

Below is a wonderful article I found on the game if you wanted more information:

Reblogged from: https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/zeus-on-the-loose/

ZEUS ON THE LOOSE GAME PLAY

  • The object of Zeus on the Loose is to be the player holding the Zeus statue when the discard pile reaches 100 points.
  • The deck consists of number cards and Greek god cards.
  • Players take turns discarding one card to the center pile, if their discards brings the value of the pile to a multiple of 10, then they get to “steal Zeus”. Greek god cards include specific instructions, which may include changing the value of the pile, or allowing players to steal Zeus.

TIPS FOR PLAYING WITH KIDS

  • Zeus on the Loose is recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Or any child with good math skills or you can compensate by creating other rules. If your child can create equations in which the sum equals 10, then he can probably play this game, even with a little help.
  • Kids without strong math skills will enjoy playing as a partner with a grown-up.
  • There is a fair amount of strategy involved with the game. We always play several practice rounds of a brand new game so younger kids can figure out a good stratey. My older son always picks up on strategy first, which can cause hurt feelings.
  • Stealing Zeus is the fun part! If you are partnering with a young child, always allow him to hold Zeus. Alternatively, a non-playing child can be in charge of moving Zeus from one player to another.
  • A round takes less than 15 minutes. The official rules state that the winner of the first round receives a “Z”. If he wins the next round, he gets an “E”. If there is a new winner, she will get a “Z”. And so on. You get the idea. The overall winner is the player who wins enough rounds to spell “ZEUS.” Depending on the number of players (up to 5) this can take a while. Alternatively, players can play for a predetermined number of rounds, or for a set time frame.

Have you ever played Zeus on the Loose?

 

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Movie Review: Venom

Venom poster.jpgMovie Review: Venom

Marvel has done it again. Turned a superhero movie, even about an anti-hero, that will have you rooting for more.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom: Did an amazing job at playing both parts. The action and CGI were nicely done but a bit chunky in spots. Dialogue between Venom and Brock were awesome.

Be warned though, the origins of Venom steer completely away from the original Spiderman origins.

Another issue I had was plot holes and leaps in logic. As much as I liked this movie and Hardy’s rendition of both Venom and Eddie Brock, parts of the storyline felt like a rough draft.

Will there be more with Venom in the future?

Apparently Hardy has signed on for two more Venom movies, and maybe Spiderman will be involved in one of those.

My rating 4.5 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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