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.

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Movie Review – Aquaman

Movie Review: Aquaman

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Surprise, surprise, DC Comics has made a movie that I didn’t flinch at. Okay, I rolled my eyes a little in parts especially Jason Momoa/ Arthur/Aquaman flipping his hair so much. BUT I did enjoy the movie especially Mara’s parts and that Aquaman was played by a multi-ethnic actor.

There were some logical plot holes in this movie but overall I liked it much better than Batman v. Superman or any of the other DC Movies with the exception of Wonder Woman.

 

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.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review: The Dark Tower

Movie Review: The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower teaser poster.jpgI have to confess that I’ve not read the books in this series. And while I didn’t mind the movie per se, it did seem unfulfilling. And some parts, like the end with the bad guy, were too easy and made no logical sense.

However, I wasn’t basis, since I haven’t read the books like my husband who grumbled ever so often, I didn’t mind some aspect that irritated him.

Overall, I thought the movie was okay and now had me more curious about the books.

 

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: Thor – Ragnarok

Movie Review: Thor – Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok poster.jpgThor (Chris Hemsworth) has searched for two years for the Infinity stones. After no luck and continuing nightmares about Ragnarok, he returns to Asgard to find his brother Loki pretending to be Odin.

The two find their father on Earth and find out about their half-sister, Hela who has been imprisoned by Odin.

At the first face-off between Thor and Hela, she not only catches his hammer and is able to hold it, but shatters it. Of course, she is the goddess of death – and as firstborn – she claims the Asgard.

Thor and Loki are separated on their way through the Bifrost with Hela chasing them and land on  Sakaar. Loki has made friends with the Grand Master who collects champions to fight in his Gladiator-like battles. Thor has to battle the current champion to win his freedom. And he faces off with The Hulk!

I love Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie! And look forward to her character in future movies.

There are lots of humorous moments in

Can’t say too much about this movie, except that Marvel knows how to bring heart, humor, and great action and storylines into their movies seamlessly.

Did you know that Thor’s line when he first sees he has to fight Hulk, “I know him! He’s a friend from work!” was thought up by a kid?

“Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly at their San Diego Comic-Con studio the unlikely story behind the “friend from work” line:

“We had a young kid, a Make-A-Wish kid on set that day. He goes, ‘You know, you should say, ‘He’s a friend from work!’”

That story just makes the line even better. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity organization that gives kids struggling with terminal diseases a “wish,” sometimes in the form of a trip, a visit from their favorite superhero, or something of the like. This unnamed kid’s wish was apparently to visit the set of Thor: Ragnarok, and he made more of an impact on the movie than he probably thought he would. Now, he’ll stand in the lexicon of greatest Marvel lines ever.”1

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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Biblography:
1 – http://www.slashfilm.com/thor-ragnarok-friend-from-work-make-a-wish/