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The Incredibles 2 – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

The Incredible – 2018

The Incredibles 2
The Incredibles 2

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen is in the spotlight, leaving Bob at home with Jack Jack, Violet and Dash to navigate the day‑to‑day heroics of “normal” life. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.9/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I’ve waited 14 years for this film and I’d wait another 14 years if they make another Incredibles as good as this one. The quality of the animation was absolutely astounding and the storyline was evolved for the modern day audience.

I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoyed the first Incredibles movie when they were kids and anyone willing to get rid of their kids for a couple of hours.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing this film is that it is a sequel so if you haven’t seen the first one it would be good idea to do that first (if you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade and a half). Another thing to keep fully aware of is the epileptic warning as throughout the film there are scenes that could potentially trigger an epileptic fit or seizure. Please be aware and be careful!

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

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Not a normal post but still important

Hey guys! So this isn’t a normal review post but I’m just here to say that I’m fundraising to fight animal cruelty via the RSPCA cupcake day!


Don’t feel pressured to donate but I just thought this would be a great way to get the word around for this incredible cause. Thanks again and I’ve got a post ready for tomorrow as per usual! Link below!


https://cupcakeday-nsw-2018.everydayhero.com/au/isobel

Jurassic world: Fallen Kingdom – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. (Adapted from Google synopsis)


Ratings:

IMDb: 6.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 51%

Metacritic: 51%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 5.7/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

This wasn’t a bad movie, I will admit that much. But damn was it dark. I don’t usually become too emotional in a film but this film left me in excessive sobs in the cinema oh my. Other than that, they did exceed my expectations but wow was some of it messed up.

I would recommend this to anyone who has seen or is a fan of the cult series that precedes but with the warning to animal lovers that it is very dark in relation to animal cruelty on a mildly large scale.

To conclude, a good thing to remember is this is not a kids movie! Don’t just bring your kids to the cool dinosaur movie, no it’s a very frightening film. You have been warned.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

Get out – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Get out – 2017

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Get out

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. (Adapted from Google synopsis).


Ratings: 

IMDB: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Meta critic: 84%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 8.9/10


Conclusion – personal thoughts and recommendations 

This. Film. Was. Chilling… honestly terrifying. Get out Created such a new sense of suspenseful atmosphere that I was left confused and bordering paranoid in my own home. They way they structured this movie left you to wonder, what is happening? This was such a clever and morbid film that all I can really say is, hats off to Jordan Peele

I would recommend this film to, well, anyone really but especially those who can handle a little suspension for a while as the horrorific parts don’t come til much later. This film really leaves you in a state of unease throughout and for that I commend them, no one likes a schlock horror.

To conclude, a good thing to remember is this film is quite violent and can be a bit frightening to younger audiences so please keep an eye out for the ratings before watching this film.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

Black panther – recommendation and review (spoiler-free).

Black panther – 2018

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Black Panther

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 88%

Bechdel test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.3/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Black Panther was a very highly anticipated film, and they did not disappoint. I was excited for something new but I was slightly worried that it wasn’t going to live up to the hype. Like of course it’s a good thing for the diversity in the cast in comparison to the other films from the MCU, but without a good storyline, the message wouldn’t have the same affect. So for that, I’m glad my worries weren’t met. I truly did enjoy this movie.

I would recommend this film to anyone who was/is considering seeing the film, especially now that it’s available on iTunes. I would also recommend this to those who aren’t big fans of superhero movies because this does take a different approach to the genre, you won’t be disappointed.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that the film is a continuation on the other Marvel films so although you don’t necessarily need that background knowledge, it’s still good to have seen Captain America: Civil War before hand to get a feel for the movie.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

Blade Runner 2049 – recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

Blade runner 2049 – 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 9.1/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I saw this movie back in cinemas mid last year and thought that perhaps it’s time I made a blog post about. This movie deserves all the appraise it was given and quite frankly, in my opinion, I think it deserved more attention. It an absolutely beautifully directed film with aspects that could label it as artistic. It’s definitely a favourite of mine, I thought it might let down the original which was a great film too but I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

I would recommend this film to anyone who was a fan of the original one as it incorporates many of the old movies flairs and direction. It truely is a good series I highly recommend.

To conclude, if you do decide to watch it, a good thing to keep in mind is it’s a reboot of the old one so give that a watch too. (I recommend the first cut!)

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).

I, Tonya: recommendation and review (spoiler-free)

I, Tonya – 2017

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I, Tonya

In 1991, talented American figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world and inevitably her career comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).


Ratings:

IMDB: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Common Sense Media: 4/5

Bechdel Test: Pass

notacatblog: 8.3/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

I went in with the impression of this movie either being extremely likeable or just plain vulgar. Personally, I was impressed with the content of this film and left in quite a fair bit of shock to see just how odd this story really was. Really no one could make this up. Either way, although kind of sad to see how it all turned out for Tonya, this was was enjoyable.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who was following the original Tonya Harding story in the media back in the 90s and who would like to see the story told from the actual people years later.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is this movie has some very course language and scenes of domestic violence along with other violent scenes and, although quite funny at times, this movie is a true story so don’t start this film thinking it’s going to be a happy ending.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).