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Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to Wreck It Ralph, an animated movie about sentient, retro video game characters. Ralph Breaks the Internet is a mostly predictable children’s movie with a surprisingly meaningful message that only happens in the final third of the movie. I don’t think I’ve seen many, if any children’s films that have conveyed that kind of message. Other than that, this is mostly a referential movie in the same vein as Shrek.
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The very concept of Aquaman, a superhero who can breath underwater and talk to fish, is ridiculous. Director James Wan had his work cut out for him to turn this weird concept into a plausible movie. For the most part, he did a decent job. This isn’t a great movie, but it does it’s best to turn a stupid concept into a fun action movie.
Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633694/ and http://www.intothespiderverse.movie/
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a great movie with a lot of heart. The only downside to this movie is that it may be hard to buy into if you know next to nothing about Spider-Man. The more you know about the character, the more enjoyable this movie will be. While kids may enjoy this movie, I would argue that this is not primarily a children’s movie. There is murder and death and some real themes going on. Some light spoilers ahead.
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I’d read a lot of reviews for this movie before seeing it. Most of the reviews either shit on this movie or said that it was fun, but definitely not amazing. I belong to the latter camp.
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I’m not sure what I expected when I started watching this movie. I had a lot of ideas of what I wanted, and I generally got a small taste of all of them. Christopher Robin is a movie that touches upon all the notes that I’d want to see in a Winnie the Pooh movie, but doesn’t go in depth enough, leaving me feeling mostly unsatisfied and strangely wanting a lengthier movie.
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A Simple Favor is a suspenseful, mysterious crime drama that can almost be classified as a comedy. If you like Gone Girl with a healthy dose of Anna Kendrick style humor and Blake Lively style fashion, then you’ll likely enjoy this movie.
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Crazy Rich Asians is a cookie cutter romantic comedy that gives a small, vague, fictional glimpse at wealthy, Singaporean Chinese culture. The main draw is Chinese people. It reminded me of the love behind Black Panther when, in my opinion, Black Panther was only about as good as Doctor Strange. It reminded me of the saying that in order to win an Oscar, all you need to do is make a Holocaust movie. In other words, this is an average genre movie that plays on racial biases in order to be successful.