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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

(2014, action/adventure/sci-fi)

Directed by James Gunn

Written by James Gunn and Nicole Perlman

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, and Benicio del Toro

I have a feeling this review below won’t be my best. It might just be shitty and empty but I’m going to write my thoughts anyway.

Just what I expected from a Marvel movie. Guardians of The Galaxy is an entirely new world for me in the Marvel Universe since I don’t follow the comics. With fresh faces and fresh characters, GoTG offers that familiar well-written wittiness combined with superb action scenes and a whole other landscape in the galaxy.

In the lead is Chris Pratt, playing a character named Peter Quill, a human (Terran, as they refer to us from Earth) who was abducted when he was a kid and brought to another planet by a blue-skinned alien named Yondu. Quill, also known as Star-Lord, is unexpectedly the target of a manhunt ordered by the villainous Ronan (Lee Pace). Between all the shenanigans, he meets and teams up four other criminals, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. Together they go by all means to save the galaxy.

It’s action-packed but fun, the kind of fun that makes you want to move. It’s hilarious now and then. The five of them make a fantastic team (close to the Avengers, perhaps?). Rocket is an extremely funny character, very talkative and he won’t shut up. Much to the opposite, Groot has only three words in his vocabulary spoken in Vin Diesel voice, but he might just be the one character who steals hearts away. Although, I’m all for Rocket Raccoon. I don’t know if it’s because he makes me laugh or because Bradley Cooper voices him.

In the end, I’d like to see it again and I can’t wait for it to return just like it says it will at the end of the movie just before the credit title. Plus, it raises so much curiosity in me about who Peter Quill really is. Who is his father? Is he an unknown alien? Or could he be an Asgardian? Well, like I said I don’t follow the comics and I would really like to find it all out from the upcoming movies because I love it when everything connects!

My rating: 8.3/10

P.S. I sat through all the credit but there was only Howard The Duck (don’t even know him) and The Collector doing god knows what. Pretty disappointed because I was hoping for a post credit scene about Age of Ultron.

First look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man!

There is one less spark of madness in the world and one more person I am not lucky enough to have met or will ever meet.

Rest in peace, Robin Williams. Everything you gave and done will always be in our minds. My thoughts and prayers go to his loved ones.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

(2014, action/adventure/comedy)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Written by Josh Applebaum, André Nemec, Evan Daugherty

Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Johnny Knoxville

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 While this movie is packed with sequences of awesome action scenes and skillful stunts executed by a group of mutated ninja turtles, who are mostly cheerful, acceptably witty, funny and friendly, I’m afraid all I can say about my opinion for this is that it’s not bad.

I’m not going to speak about the actors and their performances because they’re very so-so. Megan Fox is somewhat unfitting in the lead playing a smart and ambitious young female journalist. She looks merely an eye candy. Will Arnett doesn’t have a significant role whatsoever. He’s just a guy Megan calls whenever she needs a ride. The bad guys? Feels like they don’t matter. IMO there is no deep or emotional characterisation here. Nothing. I feel nothing. I won’t say anything about the directing, but the script is also only average.

Overall, it’s almost like I can’t put an adjective before the word ‘movie’ if I’m to refer ‘movie’ to this newest reboot of the famous TMNT franchise. It’s not a good movie, or a bad movie. It’s just a movie. (I’m sorry if you’ve heard or read the previous sentence somewhere before, because I feel like I might’ve too, but I swear I came with it all on my own, at least at the time I was typing it word by word.)

Even so, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is still fun to watch and wholly entertaining. And I don’t think that you should miss it.

My Rating: 6.8/10

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