Movie Review: Mission Impossible: Fallout

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/

Score: 8/10

Mission Impossible: Fallout is the latest in the Mission Impossible franchise. The story isn’t particularly meaningful, but that’s not what this franchise has ever been about. Mission Impossible is about the action and there is a ton of action in this movie.

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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5095030/

Score: 7/10

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun Marvel movie that takes place just before the events of Infinity War. It really has no connection to the events of Infinity War with the exception being a mid credits scene after the movies over.

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Movie Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881806/

Score: 6/10

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom achieves whole new levels of crazy and stupid. It’s a completely nonsensical story that follows the classic horror tropes of characters doing deliberately stupid things. I still sort of enjoyed it in a perverse way, but this movie is fucking stupid.

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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/

Score: 7.3/10

I didn’t know what to expect when I started watching this movie. I’ve definitely been a victim of Star Wars fatigue and the idea of another spin-off like Rogue One is unappealing. However, Solo: A Star Wars Story has turned out to be one of my favorite Star Wars movies, maybe even my favorite Star Wars movie since Disney bought the franchise. The biggest weakness of this film in my opinion is likely also its most attractive attribute to prospective movie goers, and that is its connection to the Star Wars franchise.

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Movie Review: Ocean’s Eight

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5164214/

Score: 6/10

Ocean’s Eight is technically a sequel to George Clooney’s Ocean’s Eleven movie series. Ocean’s Eleven was originally a remake of Ocean’s 11, also a heist movie that came out decades ago. It’s an okay movie where the biggest attraction of the movie is the many celebrity faces in the cast in addition to the celebrities who make cameos.

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Movie Review: Tomb Raider

Details: Released in 2018. Stars Alicia Vikander. More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/

Score: 6.7/10

Tomb Raider is a remake of movies of the same name which were based on the video games of the same name. The story is loosely based off the Tomb Raider game that was released in 2013. This was an okay movie. If I were to pick out the biggest weakness of this movie, I would say that Alicia Vikander does not have the acting ability to portray visceral, grueling, survivalist emotions. A substantial part of this movie required that.

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Movie Review: Ready Player One

Details: Released in 2018. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Stars Tye SheridanOlivia CookeBen Mendelsohn. About two and a half hours long. More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/

Score: 7/10

Ready Player One is a children’s film. It is also a testament to the power of nostalgia and how just a drop of it can move an audience. After watching this movie, I know that it is mostly fluff. It’s a flimsy, fairly shitty story. And yet by the end of it, the movie still made me feel some emotions. If anything, I guess Ready Player One is proof that movie goers (such as myself) are indeed suckers and just dropping a few images from our childhood is all it takes to amuse us.

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Movie Review: Deadpool 2

Details: Released in 2018. Stars Ryan ReynoldsJosh BrolinMorena Baccarin. About two hours long. Official site is https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool-2

Score: 7.4/10

Deadpool 2 does what a sequel should do. It’s Deadpool with a bigger budget, more action, more special effects, more cameos, and about the same amount of jokes.

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Anime Movie Review: A Silent Voice

Details: Also known as Koe no Katachi or The Shape of Voice. Originally released in 2016. About two hours long. More information can be found at https://myanimelist.net/anime/28851/Koe_no_Katachi

A Silent Voice is a masterful movie that tells a relatively original story that works on multiple levels.

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