Detective Pikachu, was made in 2019 and directed by Rob Letterman In this universe, everything about Pokemon are real. A boy comes across a intelligent talking Pikachu who is look for his past and is seeking to be a detective.
This was not a great movie the dialogue was not great, and the characters were weak, but one thing about this movie that holds true is the CGI that this movie brought. It was great CGI, it felt like every Pokemon belong in the world. the filmmakers didn’t make the Pokemon looks so real that it looks bad. Like in the scene where Pikachu, played by Ryan Reynolds, falls into some water. You can actually see the water droplets on his fur. Pikachu’s fur actually changes before and after it’s dry. The Pokemon have a cartoonish feel, but I don’t think that is a big problem. I didn’t get the feel of the “mystery” part of this film, the movie really wanted to focus on the Pokemon in this movie.
Some parts of this movie we’re not great instance the characters. For example, Tim Goodman, which was played by Justice Smith sometimes when saying his lines, especially at the beginning of the movie, really comes off as awkward. Also Kathryn Newton who plays Lucy Stevens. I have seen Newton in other tv shows, one of my favorite TV shows in fact, and I think she is very good. However, I saw her in this movie, I felt like she was playing the exact same character. I believe that shows the quality of the actor, if they are playing the same part me that they aren’t very good at acting. I really do see what they are trying to do characters and trying to set up a background, but all the characters come off as flat and boring.
If you are going to remember Pokemon again this movie is for you, but as far as story quality goes, it’s okay. I give this movie as 3 out of 5 stars.
This movie was made in 2019 and directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. After the events in the past, Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is devastated. The rest of the remaining Avenger have to assemble one more in order to fix the damages Thanos brought and restore the universe.
I loved some acting parting in this movie. The end that really got me was at the end of when Iron Man, played by Robert Downey, Jr., was dieing and Springer man, played by Tom Holland, come over and is telling Tony that we won. Tom’s performance is incredible. You could heard the genuine emotion in his voice and the pain knowing that Tony is going to die. Tom is the biggest reason that I teared up in this scene.
There was many conveniences in this movie was where quite annoying.Now that Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, is in this universe it’s like she can do anything now. She so overpowered it’s like now there is not even a point to fighting if she can just take everything out. Like in the final battle against Thanos’ amary. All the Avengers were struggling to fight and everyone was about to lose. The big spaceship was just attacking everyone, but then Captain Marvel just flies in a destroys the entire spaceship in just one swing. Her character doing that just made the entire battle completely pointless. There is many more conveniences that this movie had and they are all annoying and cheapen the movie.
There was some very good makeup in this movie as well. I really liked all the characters make up but there were some that really stood out to me. The part where Tony Stark was stuck in space and didn’t eat for many days. Captain Marvel did save him a brought him back to earth but Tony was in ruff shape. Tony really did look like he hadn’t been eat for a long time. I also really enjoying the “Fat Thor” part, played by Chris Hemsworth, it was a hilarious part and totally unexpected for a God to get fat. It pushed what knew about Thor and gives us a whole new character to explore. The makeup team really came together on this production to make all the characters look very real.
This movie felt very fulfilling, like this part of the story is now coming to a close. It’s a nice story with some heart felt moments, fun humor, hope for the future and I think a pretty cool way to go out. I give this movie a 3 out of 5 stars.
Tommy Boy was made in 1995 and directed by Peter Segal. When the tycoon of the small town auto-parts story father dies, the overweight, unearchevinging song has to join forces with the disapproving accountant of the father to try and save the family owned business.
This movie was hilarious! There were so many funny parts to his movie it was amazing. I enjoyed the parts of the movie that really foreshadowed the humor that’s coming up. In one scene Tommy and Richard, played by Chris Farley and David Spade, were driving in the car to go to meet with a company up in the Midwest. The Midwest is known for the deer population. The movie shows the landscape, the deer, and where they are going even before they start talking. Once they do start talking Tommy begins to distract Richard and then suddenly hit a deer. They both begin to cry bring the deer with them, but then the deer wakes up and destroys the car. They foreshadowed the deer scene happening even before the audience knows the deer will be a funny sequence of event. This movie is full of foreshadowing, which I really enjoy and I feel like what a lot of movies don’t do nowadays.
I noticed a technique that this movie did, that classical movie, Citizen Kane did. On part when Richard wanted to get some directing from the gas attended, played by David Huband, inside the store. Meanwhile Tommy was outside the store putting some gas in the car, when he starts to make some interesting choices filling up the car. They then go back the Richard talking to the gas attendant while showing Tommy through the window doing really bad things to the car, and I just remember Citizen Kane doing the same thing. Citizen Kane was telling many different stories at the same time, and Tommy Boy was doing the same thing they were telling Tommy’s story at the same time at telling Richard’s story.
Hilarious, laid back, heartwarming; this movie has everything you need for a classic comedy, and a good time. I give this movie a 3.5 out of 5.
Captain Marvel was made in 2019 and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. When Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson, forget who she is and tries to remember her past. Along her journey she becomes one of the powerful heroes the universe has ever known.
What I didn’t like about the movie was that I didn’t care about the characters the beginning; the movie was too fast paced. The filmmakers also didn’t set up a background for the main character so we just have to like the character already. Maybe Marvel assumes that we already know everything about the superhero we are watching. Maybe some super fans do, but I certain don’t. There was also an extremely stupid character reveal when we learn how Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, gets his eye cut. It has also been very mysterious throughout the Marvel Universe as to why Fury wheres an eyepatch, and it turns out do be… a cat scratched his eye. What a super LAME REASON, but now it’s canon to the story and that’s that. It really down grades the character Nick Fury.
I enjoyed the good acting in this movie. When the best friend of Carol Danvers’ named Maria Rambeau, played by Lashana Lynch, told Carol that she could do anything that she put her mind to and that in her memories she was one of the strongest women she knew without the superpowers. With tears in Maria’s eyes, the audience could tell that she really missed Carol and believed in her. I didn’t like Brie Larson’s acting though, she had no charm, she didn’t have any facial expressions other then smirk couple of times.
There was many symbolisms to real life circumstances. This movie has some ties with feminism. We keep getting flashbacks of our main character Carol’s memories of actives like when she was a kid, when she was working at her new job, or the point of when she got her superpowers. We then see some guy telling her that she can’t do something or that she shouldn’t be doing that thing. We then see her falling down one the ground and all the guys saying I told you so. In this scene, Yon- Rogg, played by Jude Law, tells Carol that she is nothing without the Brie, and that she wouldn’t have any powers. Later Carol realizes that she had the power within her the whole time and didn’t need the Brie’s permission. Carol being on the ground, stands up and tells him what she is capable of.
I didn’t hate this movie, I think there was some parts that I didn’t like and there was some parts that I did like. Overall this movie was just incredibly average! I will give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Shazam was directed by David Sandberg and made in 2019. This superhero movie was a one of a kind movie full of humor, action, and tears. In this movie, a fourteen-year-old foster kid becomes a grown-up superhero and has to learn along the way what it means to be a hero.
I really enjoyed this movie. I surprised the DC has finally made a good movie. I had all the perfect amount of humor with heartfelt emotions. They bring in elements of who the characters are in throughout the whole movie. Like Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, is obsessed in finding his mom and he thinks that if he find his mom he will be happy and finally have someone to call family. But when Billy finally meets his mom, played by Caroline Palmer, is turns out the she just abandoned him to the cold. Billy realizes that his family is the people who take care of him and love him. It was a big character development for him.
I felt like every character in the movie is an actual person, meaning every character has their own interesting personality. I also thought that everybody did a really good job at acting in the movie. The only thing that bother me was when Billy and Shazam, played by Zachary Levi, where switching back and forth between characters. I felt like Asher Angel played the character more laid back, chill, and cool. Where as Zachary Levi played the character more how a dumb kid would be. Don’t get me wrong I think both actors were great, but I think there should have been more of character traits that were similar. I just felt like they weren’t the same person.
There was many scene that feel real, and sincere I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. I would give this movie, a rare rating from me by the way, a 4 out of 5 stars.