Review : Jason Bourne

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“The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.”

If you’re a fan of the Bourne Identity series, you probably weren’t too impressed with the franchises lone attempt at moving forward without the definitive Matt Damon, but he’s back, and with a bang. Act one, scene one, and going forward this movie is 100% right back to the same films as the original trilogy. Damon and Greengrass definitely have a really good working relationship, and they understand each other. That understanding really does show when you see the final product here, you really feel like they are picking up exactly where the franchise left of. The story here is also pretty solid, and it does a good job of both giving a real and telling reason to get Bourne out of the shadows, while also giving us some current real world issues tied into the narrative. The movie isn’t perfect, and you can see a definite shift to a new spin in the series to seperate what I’m sure is hoped to be a new trilogy from the old one. The new cast here is also just as good as the old and returning cast, and even the main theme os Moby’s Extreme Ways shows up in the end just when it should, but it is also updated for this new series.

Review Score : 8.5 out of 10

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Review : Star Trek Beyond

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“The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.”

Since the beginning of these new Star Trek movies, people have been drawing a line between those who watch the movie as either fans of the old school Star Trek, or those new to the franchise. And in that separation, was an idea that you had to be one or the other, and this movie really does prove to us, you can be both. Above all of these last three Star Trek movies, I think I can safely say two things about Beyond, that yes it is the best of the franchise and that yes it blends the old and the new the best also. I can also safely say, I think this is the most FUN I’ve had at the cinema so far for the summer, and that fun is what’s going to impress new comers to the franchise, while the movie does also give fans of the older series a lot to see and feel. This movie also gives us the best look yet at the classic interpersonal relationships that we knew and loved from past Star Treks, while also portraying them in a manner that people, even people who’ve only seen this third instalment can understand and appreciate. If you get the chance, this is most definitely movie you should give a chance, especially if you want to have a good time. Grab some pop corn and enjoy this one.

Review Score : 9 out of 10

R.I.P Leonard Nimoy & Anton Yelchin

In Case you Missed It!

Midnight Special:

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Jeff Nichols both wrote and directs Midnight Special, and I think that really tells in the final product. Sometimes being so close to a project can be a hindrance, as you might not be able to be as critic as you would need to be, but here, it really helps this movie keep a focus and pacing the never seems to stray from where it should, or needs to be.

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Midnight special is a real fusion of the best aspects of science fiction, with the pure tension and unease of a great thriller. The first sounds and shots of this movie, drop you into the middle of a narrative, closer to its climax than its start, forcing you to lean on every word and expression to try and piece together what is happening as or before the movie itself begins to reveal more and more.

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This movie is also really well shot, and that cinematography is compounded upon by a pulse raising score that elevates the heart rate, and an all around very impressive ensemble acting cast. If you like movies that keep your attention and constantly raise as many questions as they answer…If you’re a fan of great but subtle acting…If you’re a fan of the idea of a real science fiction thriller, then Midnight Special is a movie you will most definitely appreciate, and it has an ending that you and anyone else you make watch this movie can discuss for a long time.

BvS THE ULTIMATE EDITION

First of all, a lot of people owe Zack Snyder an apology. Secondly, never have I seen a directors or ultimate cut of a movie, that makes such a big difference in final product of a film. This cut, of Batman v Superman gives us so much more connective tissue, and such a better flow of an experience that I seriously can’t see how all of what was cut out of the theatrical version, was cut. And poor Lex Luthor, I thin his character most of all was robbed of so much of his true genius and sinister nature. We lost some of Batman being Batman in a really cool way. We even lost a really big chunk of the Superman character arch, and why he does certain things he does. To be clear, I was already a fan of the original cut, but so many of the things I had to connect for myself, were not only connected here on film, but they was even more that I hadn’t even caught when I saw the theatrical cut. The entire beginning of this movie is totally changed. The entire Africa sequence and plot line was so, so, SO short changed and rushed in the original cut, that when you see what was really meant to be seen, it boggles the mind how anyone could cut those scenes out and expect viewers to connect all the dots that this cut connects. I think that honestly, however you felt about the original cut of BvS, this version, will take your opinion about 25% higher guaranteed, if not higher. I can’t recommend enough that people get a hold of this cut and give this movie another look.

Review : The Legend of Tarzan

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“Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.”

First off, let me say, JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY Alexander Skarsgård was already a good looking man but by God he is YOKED to the eye balls in this movie and it is something to behold. Man crush aside, he is genuinely a very good Tarzan. He has the look the and everything else. Just the way he held his hands and walked, all spoke Tarzan. To the movie itself, its good, but its not great. Every where this movie finds to shine, it finds somewhere else generally to lag behind a bit. And that’s the real story of this entire movie, positives and negatives all around, but a bit more positive than negative. Margot Robbie is also a vision as always in here, and makes just as good of a Jane as Alexander’s Tarzan. The Congo also looks breathtaking, and with the combination of the nature beauty of Africa, plus the use of a lot of drums in the score, you get a real great feel for the environment that could create a man like Tarzan. The flash backs to how he actually became Tarzan were also some of the better parts of the movie. To be honest this movie really shines when Tarzan is in full swing and full flight. All in all I think this movie is much more enjoyable than a lot of critics have been saying.

Review score : 7 out of 10