Movie Review: Peppermint

Movie Review: Peppermint

Peppermint.pngPeppermint is a 2018 Vigilante/ Revenge movie starring Jennifer Garner. Jennifer plays Riley North a wife and mother to a 6yr old girl who are middle-class Americans. Her husband almost goes along with a co-worker to steal from a gangster. However, the gang leader doesn’t care that he wasn’t involved and guns down Riley’s husband and daughter.

Riley then goes on to extract her revenge, killing whoever gets in her way.

While I did enjoy the movie, I would’ve liked to have seen a bit of the training and pain Riley’s character goes through. There was a blip for about five seconds about it, but I would have liked to have seen her push past her limits and move forward.

Also, the ending was a bit anticlimactic when Riley kills the gang leader in the end. Overall though, not a bad movie. If you like Punisher’ style movies, then check out Peppermint.

My rating: 3.7 / 5 stars

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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: Glass

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Movie Review: Glass

Glass is a thriller-superhero movie based on the fact that ordinary people can have extraordinary gifts. And superhero comics were based on reality like the fact the original Superman in 1938 couldn’t fly only jump far. It wasn’t until 1941 that he flew for the first time (kinda like how Wonder Woman never flew outside of her invisible jet until 1985).

All three men: Mr. Glass (aka. Elijah Price played by Samuel L. Jackson), The Beast (aka. Kevin Wendell Crumb / The Horde played by James McAvoy) and The Overseer (aka. David Dunn played by Bruce Willis) have been captured and taken to a psychiatric ward. There a doctor, Dr. Ellie Staple (played by Sarah Paulson) has three days to convince them that they are just men with no special abilities.

I loved the acting of both Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy. However, it felt like the movie was incomplete. Like as soon as things started to heat up in action and suspense, the plug was pulled. And as smart as ‘Mr. Glass’ was, he should’ve figured out sooner about the doctor’s truth and played off her more.

Overall, I did like the movie and hope they make more. I loved that they brought the minor characters from both previous movies of Unbreakable and Split back for this one. Out of this trilogy, I thought Split was the best followed by Unbreakable. Glass needed another half hour of action and suspense in my opinion.

My rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars

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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 -Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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Tim Goodman is a young insurance salesman who gave up Pokémon capture and training because of lack of ability to relate/connect with the creatures. His mother died when he was a kid and he refused to go and live with his father, Harry.  Instead, Tim grew up with his grandmother and hadn’t had communication or visit from his father since he was a child.

When he discovers his father was in a car accident and presumed dead, he travels to his dad’s home for closure. Instead, he finds a Pokemon that he can understand but no one else can. Together, Tim and Pikachu set out to solve his father’s death and run into tons of surprises.

This was a light-hearted movie with plenty of action, sass, and heart with a dash of surprises thrown in. My only criticism was there weren’t enough hints of what was actually going on (like who Tim’s dad really was). So when he appeared (because the movie never let anyone get a good look at him) it was a bit of a shock but not in a good way.

Still, a great movie that we will add to our collection and is kid friendly.

My rating: 4.2 / 5 stars

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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 – Shazam

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Foster kid Billy Batson is searching for his birth mother and will do whatever he can to find her. However, he runs into trouble when a wizard decides he is his only hope for stopping the seven deadly sins/demons from being unleashed on earth. Suddenly, Billy is transformed into a superhero.

This is a great movie with lots of heart and laughs. Warning – there is a violent scene in the beginning with the villain as a child and then again when he visits his dad and brother at their company.

Zachary Levi is terrific as Shazam! Especially when he channels his old roles of Chuck and Flynn Ryder/ Tangled.

“In April 2019, The Wrap reported that Warner Bros. is developing a sequel with Henry Gayden returning to write the film along with David F. Sandberg directing and Peter Safran producing.[1] Mark Strong will reprise his role as Dr. Sivana.”[2]

I really loved this movie and can’t wait to see more of Zachary Levi as Shazam.

My rating 4.5 stars out of 5

 

Bibliography:

  1.  Gonzalez, Umberto (April 8, 2019). Shazam!’ Writer Henry Gayden Will Return to Write Sequel (Exclusive)”The Wrap. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ “Mark Strong Will Return As Dr. Sivana For Shazam! 2”wegotthiscovered. April 5, 2019.

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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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