A Movie Ranking: Amy Adams

Amy Adams is an acclaimed actress garnering, so far in her career, six Oscar nominations and eight Golden Globe nominations, including two Golden Globe wins. I’ve seen a few movies with her and so I wanted to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

4. Justice League

Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in Justice League (2017)

Justice League shouldn’t have come out in 2017. It did. Bad idea. The movie wasn’t ready, the script was poorly constructed, and the introduction of three new superheroes only helped make the movie that much worse.

Lois Lane was a cog for Superman’s story, nothing else, unfortunately.

3. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Once again, Amy Adams would have to play the damsel-in-distress role of Lois Lane whose story, while important to the movie, felt a bit out of place in the whole scheme of things.

2. Man of Steel

Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Richard Schiff, Michael Shannon, Ayelet Zurer, Dylan Sprayberry, Samantha Win, and Rebecca Buller in Man of Steel (2013)

There is no Superman without Lois Lane. Amy Adams does her best to bring depth to this iconic character but Lois is very basic.

1. Arrival

Forest Whitaker, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner in Arrival (2016)

Unsurprisingly, this is my favorite film of Adams. Finally, I got to see her acting chops and she didn’t disappoint. Arrival is one of the best science-fiction films I’ve ever seen and I thoroughly enjoy it upon every viewing.

Do you have any favorite Amy Adams movies? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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‘Onward’ Is a Boring Disney/Pixar Movie

When I saw the first teaser for this movie I wasn’t that intrigued. Turns out, after watching the film on Disney+ yesterday, my intuition was correct.

Onward is hands down the worst Disney/Pixar movie I’ve seen. No doubt about it. The story, while set in an imaginative world that depicts magical creatures like elves and pixies in modern society, is as bland and predictable as they come.

Following the tale of two brothers and their “quest” to restore the second half of their materialized father (quick rundown; their father is dead and on the youngest brother’s birthday they are given a staff and a spell to bring their father back to life for one day) the plot is designed to inspire people to love one another and to try and hopefully influence a few tears.

The message was sweet but the movie was real droll. I’m talking about an almost-going-to-sleep-because-the-movie-is-so-boring type of droll.

I wish I could say Onward exceeded my wildest expectations. It did not.

I’m giving this 3 out of 5 stars and a solid 85 out of 100.

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The Stormtroopers: Part 29

FN-3043 was nervous. More nervous than he had ever been in his entire life. A ceremony was taking place. The ceremony that would make him officially Captain Spere.

Captain. Captain Spere. He liked that name. It had a nice ring to it. In any case, it was much better than being called FN-3043 for the rest of his days, however long that might be. Continue reading The Stormtroopers: Part 29