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Love Is The Center of Arrival’s Brilliance

I went to see Arrival roughly two years ago when it sprung into theaters around the country. I went to watch it because it was garnering immense praise from critics and it seemed like an interesting science fiction film to watch. After seeing it I, for the most part, enjoyed it but its plot was confusing and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. It ended up being nominated for Best Picture that year, showing that the praise it received was somewhat legitimate. I, however, hadn’t watched the movie since…until a couple of days ago.

I was bored and looking for a fun movie to watch in the middle of the day. I came across Arrival and considering that I had only seen the film once about a year and half ago I figured I might as well give it a go again and see if I’ll understand it a little better the second time around. As soon as it came on I knew that I was going to enjoy the movie immensely.

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The cinematography was beautiful and immediately sucked me in with its dark tones. The music, composed by the recently deceased Jóhan Jóhannsson (Sicario,) is perfectly alien and it works brilliantly with the overall film. But what struck me the most about the movie wasn’t the colorful tones of the movie’s scenes or the way the music gave me chill bumps but rather the originality of the story.

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The Ten Coolest Things From ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

One of my favorite things about watching a new Star Wars movie is seeing all of the new aliens, locations, trinkets, etc. and Solo was packed to the rim with eye catching characters, brand new aliens, and yes, more stormtroopers. I love it! So today I’m going to share with you all of the incredible new creations that Solo brought to the Star Wars universe that I happened to love the most. Enjoy!

10: Corellian Hounds

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Um…it’s official. Star Wars dogs are not cute. *shudder* These hounds were simply horrifying to look at…but they were so cool at the same time. Only in Star Wars would you see an alien hound as gross and magnificent as this and that’s why I love this franchise so much.

9. Mudtroopers

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With every new Star Wars movie comes a new rendition of the iconic stormtrooper and I am just impressed. How do they keep coming up with ideas for brand new troopers? I have no idea. But, Solo continued that tradition and I’m so happy about it. These Mudtroopers look so cool with their massive goggles and their mucky brown armor perfect for the conditions of the muddy planet, Mimban. Um…did I mention that I love Star Wars? 🙂

8. The Lodge

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New Star Wars movies also mean new locations and once again Solo did not disappoint as it took us to worlds unlike anything we had seen before. The Lodge, a hangout in the location of Fort Ypso, is where Han first meets Lando and from the looks of this picture you wouldn’t even recognize it from the actual movie. In the film aliens and humanoids crowded the interior of The Lodge to the point of not allowing the viewer to really see everything sitting on the walls and so forth, at least not on the first viewing. In this picture, however, you can see the homey charm of this tavern and I’m glad to see that Star Wars still continues to surprise me with new places that haven’t ever been seen in the franchise before.

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Have You Seen ‘Super 8’?

Yesterday I was interested in watching a new film and I came across this movie that came out in 2011 called Super 8. Now I remember when it came out back then. It was a big deal because it brought legendary producer/director Steven Spielberg and the fantastic J.J Abrams together to make this incredible science-fiction film but I had only seen a tiny portion of the movie but had never finished it. And it was so long ago that I didn’t remember anything about the film. Let me tell you something. This movie is Alien/Predator/E.T. It’s like Alien because of the pure horror aspect of the film, it resembles Predator because the alien (yes, this movie has an alien in it) in the movie is super smart, and it’s like E.T for reasons I can’t explain because then I would be spoiling the movie.

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This movie starts kind of slow for the first ten-fifteen minutes and then it roars into life so hard you won’t be able to shut your eyes. The only thing keeping this movie from being too scary is its PG-13 rating. That assured me, throughout the film, that the situations wouldn’t get too horrifying or devastating but this movie definitely had me on the edge of my seat throughout its entirety.

My Conclusion of the Film

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Is it the best movie I’ve ever seen? Not by a long shot. But it was definitely worth the watch. I’d give this film an 87 out of a 100 simply because it could’ve been twenty minutes shorter and the movie’s quality started dwindling a little bit as the film progressed but overall I’m really glad I watched it and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a thrilling movie to watch.

It’s also a great film to watch with children. There’s definitely some violence and a bit of language but besides that there is nothing wrong with this film other than the fact that it’s horrifying at times. If you have children that can handle scary images and just hands down frightening circumstances they will LOVE this film.

I thank you for reading this review and I hope you have a fantastic day.

 

‘Venom’ Gets A New Trailer

When I went to watch Black Panther I saw the Venom teaser for the first time and I was totally into it. I don’t know exactly anything about Venom except that he’s the scary version of Spider-Man (I think) so this movie interests me because maybe I’ll finally be able to understand what Venom is. Yesterday the official trailer for the film dropped and I’m experiencing a range of emotions for it. Check it out.

Okay, first of all, Venom is scary, let’s just get that out-of-the-way. I mean, look at all of those nasty looking teeth. *shudder* I definitely wouldn’t want to be the one in the grip of that monster-symbiote thingy. Secondly, I’m just kind of all over the place with this trailer. On one side I’m excited and then on the other I’m kind of disappointed.

The teaser was perfect and offered enough tantalizing imagery that got me legitimately excited for the film but this trailer has taken that excitement, balled it up, thrown it out of a window, and then retrieved it at the very end of the trailer when we finally got to see Venom in all of his Venomness. That’s upsetting because the teaser was so great and this trailer is just kind of…okay. Another thing that kind of bothered me about this trailer was Tom Hardy.

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Tom Hardy is an exceptional actor. In fact, he’s one of my favorite actors because of all of the diverse characters he has played and how well he has played them but this is the first role that I feel doesn’t fit him very well. I mean, I just can’t take him seriously. I think the problem is this movie isn’t good enough looking to have such an incredible actor attached to it.

I don’t know. I like the film for it’s scary alien stuff and I like that this trailer is still not really showing anything except the main villain in Riz Ahmed’s character and a quick glimpse of Venom in full form but there’s something about this movie that just is and isn’t sitting right with me. I’m sure I’ll see the full trailer when I go to watch Avengers: Infinity War this week and so that should fully determine my feelings on the trailer but as it stands this movie has not hit my excitement button.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

 

The Vulptex or the Porg: Which Is My Favorite?

The Last Jedi introduced a lot of cool new things but two of the undoubtedly cooler additions to the film were the vulptices and the porgs.

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The vulptices, the beautiful crystal foxes native to Crait, are absolutely gorgeous creations. In fact, I think they are the prettiest alien creatures I have ever seen in Star Wars and that’s not an exaggeration.

And the porgs are undoubtedly the cutest creatures that have been introduced in Star Wars, past the teddy bear Ewoks which I used to love but now I despise.

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They are round and furry, their cries are cute, their large black eyes can reel you in and leave you oohing and aw-ing for no particular reason other than the fact that they’re so adorable, and they’re just cute period. They stole the heart of Star Wars fans around the world and even though I was hesitant at first they’ve captured my heart as well. But here’s the thing, between the vulptices and the porgs, which of these new alien creatures are my favorite?

That’s a very hard choice because they’re so different on so many levels but they both leave me with the same fascination. The porgs are cute, yes. I mean who can’t practically melt seeing the Porgs fiddle with a lightsaber or sit on Chewbacca’s shoulder. And the vulptices are not only mesmerizingly beautiful but they were also heroes as they helped lead the Resistance to the one exit from the rebel base.

I think, for me, the vulptices are my favorite. Even though they didn’t have as much screen time as the Porgs who will undoubtedly make more adorable appearances in Episode IX (remember they inhabited the Millenium Falcon) whenever they were onscreen they stole the show for me. If I was in the Star Wars universe I would definitely have one as a pet, that’s how awesome they are.

But I still am a Porg fan though. 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a very magical day. May the Force be with you.

Check Out The Coolest New Aliens in the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy

One of the great things about Star Wars are the aliens. From A New Hope to Rogue One there have been countless aliens to either admire or fear and thankfully The Last Jedi continues that tradition by introducing some incredible new aliens to the Star Wars universe.

There are some MINOR SPOILERS ahead and so if you haven’t watched the movie yet I’m giving you a heads up. Okay, now that that’s out of the way here are the aliens.

The Caretakers

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These aliens that resided on Ach-To were so cool. Even though they looked so odd they had so much personality. In fact, I liked these aliens more than some of the actual human characters in the movie. They had attitude and I loved that when Rey was tearing stuff up in the Jedi village they weren’t having it. To them she was a complete nuisance and I loved that interaction in the movie.

The Porgs

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To be honest, I didn’t think I would like the Porgs as much as I did. Whenever I saw them in the commercials and trailers I felt worried. Would these end up becoming the new Ewoks of this modern trilogy? I’m glad to say they weren’t.

I immediately knew I liked these little fur birds when Chewbacca was going to eat some roasted porgs and they were looking at him in saddened horror. It was one of the funniest moments in the movie and it immediately made me like these aliens. And seeing them nesting in the Milennium Falcon was so hilarious that I just didn’t know what to do. I am officially on the Porg bandwagon now.

The Vulptexes

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While the Vulptexes had a smaller role in The Last Jedi than I thought they would when they did appear on screen they literally shined. I also loved how small and cute they were. These are clearly the coolest space foxes you could ever see.

There were, of course, many other new species in this movie but these happened to be the ones that I loved the most. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Force Be With You.

 

 

 

 

The Ten Coolest Aliens in Star Wars

Star Wars is known mainly for its fantastic human characters and its wildly imaginative worlds and stories but a part of the reason why Star Wars is such an amazing franchise is because of the various species throughout its vast topography. And there are a LOT of incredible aliens in Star Wars. So, here are the ten aliens I find are the coolest in Star Wars. Enjoy!

10. The Infamous Sarlacc

databank_sarlacc_01_169_c5356bf9Ever since I saw Return of the Jedi I have been strangely fascinated by the Sarlacc. The fact that it digests its unfortunate victims over an agonizing thousand years is not only horrifying but kind of interesting. First of all, it shows that this terrifying creature has evolved to survive in the brutal, arid world of Tatooine due to its only having to eat every thousand years. Secondly, I would just love to know what exactly happens to the things it eats. I bet it would be horrifically fascinating.

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