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Friday, April 17, 2015

Unfriended Movie Review

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The Trailer: 


The Good: This was a refreshing new twist for the horror genre. Maybe we can call it, "Cyber-Horror". The first-person camera view that we're given is pretty creative and unique. The use of social media, popular websites, videos, and other programs like Skype, will instantly connect with the younger generation that has grown up with technology all around them. The best part about this film is that the characters actually go through many of the same steps you or I would take if we were in their situation. Surprisingly enough, even though the film's intent is to scare you, it doesn't really take itself too seriously. In other words, there will be points where you may be creeped out, but don't be surprised if you find yourself actually doing more laughing than jumping out of your seat.

The Bad: Get ready for a lot of cheap pop-up scares, mainly composed of loud sounds after a moment of silence. Actually, you don't really get scared. Rather, you get startled a lot. (I doubt this movie will leave you with having nightmares) The acting isn't going to get anyone nominated for any awards, so you can already toss that out of the window.


The Reason: Do you remember the Blair Witch Project movie? Remember all of the hype around it? It wasn't because it was such a classic movie, it was because it was one of the first of its kind to show a different type of horror. That's what you're going to get here. This movie may not be the best in many areas, but it does do something interesting by ushering in a different way to scare people. Don't be the least bit surprised to see this formula used in future movies. (Hopefully with better acting and plots.) I think you'll also notice that this film will probably appeal more so to the younger generation more than anything. I wouldn't be surprised if anyone over the age of 30 hates this. Now, is this worth the look in the theaters? MAYBE. Matinee at best, and preferably with a date or some friends. Reason being is that you'll have plenty to talk and joke about during the film. "The Rating" may be generous, but it's only getting bonus points due to its originality.

The Rating: 7.0/10

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Furious 7 Movie Review

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The Trailer: 

The Good: As we've all come to know from the previous 6 movies, there's plenty of non-stop action and suspense. Many of the car scenes really get turned up a notch. The fights scenes were very entertaining. Fans of Dwanye "The Rock" Johnson will certain appreciate his throwdown with the feature villain, Jason Statham's character. Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris chime in from time to time with some chuckleworthy comic relief. Vin Diesel,of course, doesn't disappoint as he continues playing the role of "Dom". They also did a nice job of tying in the third movie, Tokyo Drift, to help fill in the gaps that were left in the previous films. Finally, we know this was one of Paul Walker's final major film, and one of the best parts of the movie was the honorable tribute to him. It was classy and fitting.

The Bad: This movie franchise hasn't really been known for it's amazing plots, so don't be surprised if you can predict most of what's going to happen. That includes many of the corny catch phrases and cheesy jokes thrown all around. (That doesn't mean it's not entertaining though) Many of the actions scenes, while entertaining to watch, you'll have to give them a pass because they get pretty unrealistic. In the last Fast and Furious 6, the characters all figured out a way to seemingly defy the laws of gravity. In this one, apparently these people are able to take blows to the head, be in car crashes, or walk away from explosions without being in a coma. Oh, and sorry MMA fans, Ronda Rousey should not be in any more movies. If she is, she shouldn't be given any speaking lines. Great fighter, but horrible actress. (Don't tell her I said that. I enjoy breathing.)

The Reason: So we're on the 7th iteration of this movie franchise, so it's kind of hard to say things that haven't already been said before. You've got your action, corny jokes, CONSTANT theme about family, things blow up, people fight, cars go really fast and quite a few bikini bottoms. Summer is finally around the corner and this was the perfect movie to usher in the upcoming summer blockbusters. If you've been hibernating all season and waiting for a good movie to get you back in the theater, this definitely would be it. One thing though, IMAX is completely optional and not necessary. There's no 3D visual effects so you'd only be paying for amped up sound, which only helps make the punches in the fight scenes a little better. Again, you can feel confident in saving your money on the IMAX version. Go check it out.

The Rating: 8.5/10


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