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: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Movie Review: 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse poster.jpgMiles, a teen living in Brooklyn, New York, stumbles across a radioactive spider. Suddenly, his world turns upside down. He meets Gwen Stacy (aka Spiderwoman) and a host of other spider-heroes in a merge on alternate universes thanks to King Pin.

Miles’ dad is a policeman who hates Spiderman though Miles has always liked him. When Miles meets the real Spiderman (real in the sense he’s living in Miles’ universe), he is tasked with a quest. But Miles doesn’t know how to control his spider powers, prove he has what it takes to the other spider-heroes, and save not only his world, but everyone’s.

Marvel has once again proven they can spin a great story – or take a classic and turn it on its head–adding another level.

I really enjoyed this movie because of the storytelling, diverse characters, awesome animation who put the heart in superhero. There is a reason Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won Best Animated Feature Film at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for many others.

Looking forward to more stories with Miles as well as the other Spider-hero universe characters like Gwen Stacy.

There are rumors of spin-offs featuring Spider-Gwen, Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman and Cindy Moon / Silk.[1]

 

My rating 4.7 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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1 Abbate, Jake (December 14, 2018). “Amy Pascal Teases Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Plans, New Characters”. SuperHeroHype. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.

Movie Review: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Movie Review: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.pngThe movie takes the story of the Nutcracker and brings to life a new tale with the Four Realms and Clara, who has lost her mother.

I was really excited to see this movie as the trailers were fantastic. However, it left a lot of questions unanswered including depth of Clara and the other members of the Four Realms. Loved Jayden Fowora-Knight as the Nutcracker/ Captain Philip Hoffman.

The ending was too short and easy as well. What could’ve been an awesome story seemed to be a lot of fluff and little substance. For example, Clara is supposed to be super smart and a wiz at science and physics. Yet, she uses very little of it during the movie or the ending. Which I would’ve thought she’d have bigger challenges and difficulting beating the bad guy instead of such a simple solution.

I’d have liked more information about her mother too. Why didn’t she tell her family about the Four Realms? Why never mention them to her daughter?

Not a terrible movie, but don’t expect a deep story.

My rating 3.0 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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