Fist Fight (Sidenotes: 20th Century Woman, Elle, and Captain Fantastic)

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Fist Fight had some comedic moments, but the crudeness was too much to bear, and dealing with a high school setting, it is just not right!!!

Rating: 2.5 Stars

What I Like:

-It had some laughs with their jokes and slapstick

-A decent comedic presence with Charlie Day and Ice Cube

The So So:

-The actual fight was entertaining, but with the ground rules of just fists, they really failed at that by using fire extinguishers and staplers

What I Didn’t Like:

-The comedy was too crude for me to bear

-For a high school setting, the comedy is too offensive for teachers in getting kids doing adult humor

-The whole high school scene was too over the top, and not realistic whatsoever, even for a comedy

-The ending of the story was too lazily written, and didn’t make any sense

Overall:

The film had some comedic moments which you get with Charlie Day and Ice Cube, and the fight was mildly entertaining. However, it is too crude where their jokes in a high school setting was very offensive. As an educator myself, it got to a point where I said to myself, I can’t endorse this. Some of the comedy is not right, and really shouldn’t be tolerated. Add to the fact with a weak storyline, it was not a good movie to begin with!!!

Rating: 2.5 Stars

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(Sidenote: 20th Century Women- This film I really didn’t grasp it’s main point. Is it about a boy learning different woman’s point of view, or three different woman glorifying their way of life. Regardless, I thought it was too boring for my liking , and really don’t get why it had some buzz this year for the awards season!!!
Rating: 2.5 Stars)

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(Sidenote: Elle- This was an interesting foreign thriller from France. You get some fantastic acting by Isabelle Huppert as a rape victim dealing with her dark time. With that said, the film took a turn to the weirdness and really glorifying rape in a different manner which didn’t quite sit well for me!!!
Rating: 3 Stars)

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(Sidenote: Captain Fantastic- This film starring Viggo Mortensen as a father raising his kids to be great outdoorsmen, and teaching them about extreme left wing politics, and how it all changed when his wife and kids mother passes away. It really gave a different look on how to live and view life, and the consequences that come from it. I really enjoyed looking at different viewpoints and why I tend to agree with what Viggo Mortensen is saying, and why he does things. You can get very philosophically deep with this films as well, which I’m looking forward to discussing!!!
Rating: 4 Stars)

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