‘Million Dollar Baby’ Is a Masterpiece

When I think of an iconic boxing film I immediately think of Rocky, one of the best movies ever made. Rocky is the penultimate sporting film. It highlights the classic tale of the underdog, an underdog that would become synonymous with the city of Philadelphia, becoming the city’s symbolic mascot.

You hear the “Rocky” theme before every Philadelphia Eagles games, some of Philadelphia’s’ most famous attractions attribute to the film’s iconic Rocky statue and the stairs before the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Katy Perry gives a shoutout to “Eye of the Tiger” in the chorus of her song “Roar.

It’s simple, the movie changed America and it definitely changed the thought of sporting films. Million Dollar Baby could’ve easily been a carbon copy of the most iconic sporting film of all time but instead, it managed to forge its own path, telling a story that was both beautiful and moving at the same time.

I’ve heard of this movie but never felt the urge to watch it. I’m glad I did. A few nights ago, I sat down and watched the film expecting something along the lines of Rocky. It was far from trying to be Rocky and that’s why it’s so great. By the conclusion of the film, I was crying nonstop. I thought I knew how the story was going to end but it only continued to shock me in ways I wasn’t expecting right to the very last second.

Morgan Freeman won his only Oscar for the film and deservedly so. He was magnificent. Absolutely magnificent. Besides his role as Lucius Fox in The Dark Knight trilogy, this was definitely my favorite role of his. And Clint Eastwood alongside Hilary Swank was just as impressive. Honestly, this is one of those movies that you’ll want to watch because it is that good and yes, it deserves to stand alongside Rocky as only the second boxing movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

I think you can guess what I’m giving this movie. 100 out 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.

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‘Artemis Fowl’ Is a Joke! A Joke I Tell You!

I’ve seen my share of bad movies. But then there are those movies that are beyond foul. That is distinctly terrible in a way that you’ll never forget. Artemis Fowl is one of those movies.

This movie made me appreciate the likes of Harry Potter in a way I never quite appreciated before. Artemis Fowl, a young lad on the shores of Ireland, must save his father from a dark villain who wants some mysterious object called the Aculos. A mysterious object that is not once explained, leading you to question why everyone wants it in the first place.

The movie, under a menial runtime of one hour and thirty-five minutes, feels like it never explains anything. The characters are lame, the story is atrociously crafted, and by the conclusion, which is very obviously trying to set up a sequel, you are literally sick with confusion and misery.

Disney+ is a great streaming service that I’m proud to be a member of but let me tell you, this movie is garbage. Absolute garbage…and now I understand why it was brought to Disney+. Beware of the straight-to-Disney-plus films (like Onward.) It’s a good chance that the movie is going to be pretty awful.

Artemis Fowl is the first movie I have ever personally scored on IMDb with 1 star. That’s the score, folks. 1 star!

(Do yourself a favor and don’t watch this movie.)

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