Tag Archives: Will Smith

‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

I watched Bad Boys for Life the other day and unfortunately, it reaffirmed my gut feeling the first time I watched the trailer. I figured that the film wasn’t going to be that good, that the comedic aspect of the movie would feel wooden and that it was more of an action film than anything. Sure enough, as I sat with my family and forced myself to stay awake and watch the too-long two-hour and four-minute movie, it was everything that I expected, and I mean that in a bad way.

Yes, there is a legitimately shocking plot twist about three-fourths into the film that does make the story more complex but the movie suffers from a bland script filled with unnecessary cursing, Martin Lawrence’s acting feels like he hasn’t been in a big-time movie in a long while, making one a bit uncomfortable as you watch him struggle to deliver punch lines and supposedly tear-jerking moments with Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey. Continue reading ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Confirmed My Gut Feeling: It’s Not That Good

Have You Seen ‘One Strange Rock’?

Disney+ has a lot and surprisingly, my favorite category on the streaming service is National Geographic. That’s where I discovered the ten-episode documentary series detailing the incredible and sometimes otherworldly through the observation of eight fascinating and inspiring astronauts. The series, narrated by Will Smith, is one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, delivering a fantastic tale of Earth that has made me appreciate this strange rock I live on even more.

And even though it’s very clear that down here we deal with the woes of the world it’s nice to, for nearly an hour, escape to space (via One Strange Rock) where you can see the world with a space-station view that is utterly breathtaking by every standard.

If you have Disney+, I implore you, during this forced staycation that is transpiring all over the world, to check this series out. It is beyond informative, each episode is absolutely riveting in a different way, and most of all, it’s a beautiful show.

You get to see areas of the world you didn’t even know existed, you get to travel through remote locations on all seven continents, and you get to discover things that will most likely stick with you for the rest of your life.

I’ve watched a lot of nature films and series but this undoubtedly has to the best one I’ve seen so far.

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

Movie Review Flashback: ‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

Last year Aladdin arrived in theaters to mixed reviews. While some enjoyed it most felt like it was a bland interpretation of the classic animated film…however, it would still go on to make a little over a billion dollars. A couple of days ago Aladdin became available to watch on Disney+ and because my family and I were interested in the film, mainly to see how Will Smith injected new life into the infamous Genie, we decided to watch it.

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At first, the film started a little rapidly and I found myself beginning to understand why the film received mediocre reviews. And then…as the story continued onward and the narrative began to slightly stray from the animated version I started finding myself invested in the film, which clearly grasped me from the beginning with its STUNNING visuals. I mean, gosh these Disney movies are eye-catching.

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When Will Smith’s Genie showed up, however, I was pretty much sold. He was so funny, so fantastic, and his rendition of “Friend Like Me” was absolutely perfect. I could not stop smiling…and neither could my family. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

Last year Aladdin arrived in theaters to mixed reviews. While some enjoyed it most felt like it was a bland interpretation of the classic animated film…however, it would still go on to make a little over a billion dollars. A couple of days ago Aladdin became available to watch on Disney+ and because my family and I were interested in the film, mainly to see how Will Smith injected new life into the infamous Genie, we decided to watch it.

aladdinandjasminedisguise.jpg

At first, the film started a little rapidly and I found myself beginning to understand why the film received mediocre reviews. And then…as the story continued onward and the narrative began to slightly stray from the animated version I started finding myself invested in the film, which clearly grasped me from the beginning with its STUNNING visuals. I mean, gosh these Disney movies are eye-catching.

genieandaladdin.jpg

When Will Smith’s Genie showed up, however, I was pretty much sold. He was so funny, so fantastic, and his rendition of “Friend Like Me” was absolutely perfect. I could not stop smiling…and neither could my family. Continue reading ‘Aladdin’ Is the Best Disney Movie I’ve Seen in Years

A Movie Ranking: Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the few actors I can say I’ve never seen a bad movie involving him. No, not all of the films are the best movies I’ve ever seen but he chooses his films very well. I’ve seen so many of his movies, some even very recently, and because of his newest film, Gemini Man, which literally comes out today, it makes perfect sense to celebrate the renowned actor for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

12. Men in Black II

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black II (2002)

The first Men in Black, amazing. The second one, not so much. Men in Black II is one of those movies that you watch and forget. Continue reading A Movie Ranking: Will Smith

‘Aladdin’: Am I Excited or Rather Uninvested?

I wish I could say I’m currently bouncing up and down with excitement to see Aladdin but unfortunately, I’m not. I’ve only seen Aladdin once as a child but I used to read this Disney Aladdin book and listen to the songs ALL the time and I LOVED it. When I heard that Disney was making a live-action version of the animated classic I was excited but skeptical.

I can at least say that the movie seems to look faithful to the animated version of the film, excluding Jafar who looks terrible. And yet, with the movie coming out in nine days, I feel only a little excited about seeing the film.

Now don’t get me wrong. I would go see it but it’s not on my must-see list which is a shame. The commercials aren’t enticing me to watch the movie and the first reactions provided by the critics who have seen the film aren’t overly enthusiastic, proving that yes, the movie is enjoyable but it’s nothing worth running to the movie theaters to see.

Continue reading ‘Aladdin’: Am I Excited or Rather Uninvested?