Resistance (Sidenote: Underwater)

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Resistance had its motives right in their story and scenes, but some parts of the film really does fall flat!!!

Real Rating: 3 Mimes

What I Like:

-I thought Jesse Eisenberg did a really good job in his role as Marcel Marceau, his character development is fascinating about a true story of an aspiring actor and entertainer who decided to join the Resistance against the Nazis during World War II

The So So:

-There were parts of the movie where it was thrilling and intense, but there were also parts that were uninteresting, a little bit too much talking with the Resistance soldiers that really should be with more action

What I Didn’t Like:

-I understand the motive for this film, but a lot of it does fall flat, it didn’t continue to peak my interest until really the ending, a movie about World War II should be a lot more thrilling

Overall:

Simply put, it has its good moments, and it has its boring moments. I expected better for a movie about a Resistance army going against the Nazis. What I don’t fault is the character of Marcel Marceau which I believe Jesse Eisenberg portrayed very well. I just wish it has more substance!!!

Real Rating: 3 Mimes

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(Sidenote: Underwater – The first Sidenote of 2020. (Sarcastic Yay!!!) This is pretty much Alien but under the deepest depth of the ocean. I thought the cast acted very well together. Overall it is good and thrilling enough, but the rushed story with all the cliches just made it ok at best!!!
Real Rating: 3 Implosions)

Trolls World Tour

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Trolls World Tour is slightly better in regard to story and message, but the annoyingness that it does bring can make adults watching it bang their head against a wall!!!

Real Rating: 3.5 Music Genres

What I Like:

-All the different kinds of music it brings, not just pop, it does have something for everyone to enjoy
-I did like the message it brings of setting your differences aside, and coming together, definitely a good message for everyone, not just kids
-I did enjoy the plot twist song “It’s All Love,” rapped by Anderson.Paak, loved the beat by George Clinton and the voice of Mary J. Blige

The So So:

-I did like this story better, even though all the sudden exposition came full blown mercy for this film, regardless, I like the fact that it expands their universe, even though some things don’t make sense

What I Didn’t Like:

-It still has the cringyness from the first film with the annoying protagonist trying to spread love and glitter and all else that is nauseating, add that with a love interest, just makes just to corny, kids may love it, but adults will be thinking of ways of making their kids get out of this stage in life

Overall:

I slightly liked this film better mainly because of the message of tolerance and togetherness. Through music, you see how it was all different, but with the right taste, you can bring it together to make something special. That’s what I liked and appreciate. With that said, all the annoyances and cringeworthy stuff from the first film is still there in full swing. This will still make adults hate it, but this time around maybe find a song or two they like!!!

Real Rating: 3.5 Song Genres

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Sidenote: Late Night)

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon still has everything you love with this franchise, even though this story is all too familiar!!!

Real Rating: 3.5 Baas and Grunts

What I Like:

-It has everything you love and expect in a Shaun the Sheep franchise, the no dialogue, pure claymation action, and slapstick comedy, just add an alien to this mix

The So So:

-Though I can see why people would love Shaun the Sheep, but for me it is not really my type of ordeal in my taste in film, although, at least this time around I knew what to expect, and not be surprised like what happened to me in the first film

What I Didn’t Like:

-The story just reminds of all the other gentle alien stories from the past, especially the film E.T., so in the case for uniqueness, it is not up to par

Overall:

For what the franchise brings, it will continuing bringing for your needs if you are a fan of the franchise. For the fair weathered like me, it is entertaining enough, but it is not by any means something new. The first film is definitely more original. With all that said, I can appreciate what it does bring, and the fans of it will definitely not be disappointed!!!

Real Rating: 3.5 Baas and Grunts

(Sidenote: Late Night- I may have said this before, but this is my officially last Sidenote of 2019. For the film Late Night, I really enjoyed seeing the aspect of being a writer in a late night show. I loved what Mindy Kaling brings in with her acting and wit, and Emma Thompson was pretty good as well. Though, didn’t like how the third part of the film went down, but I liked what this film brought to the table overall. It can even be inspiring!!!
Real Rating: 4 Stars)

 

 

 

I Still Believe (Sidenote: Lady and the Tramp)

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I Still Believe was very cheesy at first, but the message is there, if only it can be a little more effective!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Guitars

What I Like:

-Acting wasn’t bad at least

The So So:

-The message and theme for a Christian movie was clear about continuing your faith after a terrible tragedy which I got, but unlike its predecessor, I Can Only Imagine, it wasn’t as effective for me, didn’t give me that feel good spiritual sense that I look for in these films, wasn’t powerful enough

What I Didn’t Like:

-The romance part of it was just so cheesy and cliched that it actually made my eyes roll a lot, it just felt too rushed and non genuine

Overall:

As I said before, it is way too cheesy and cliched in the romance part. As for the message part, it was clear, but just not effective enough for me to be inspired. It is that simple for a Christian movie. If it is not that inspiring, it is not that good. It’s too bad, because the message does bring a lot of true potential!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Guitars

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(Sidenote: Lady and the Tramp- I thought this film had a little more substance than its original version. It’s not as rushed with the story, and with a little better character development. Other than that, it is practically the same movie. With that said, it is still enjoyable reawakening of a Disney classic!!!
Real Rating: 4 Stars)

Emma. (Sidenote: Arctic Dogs)

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Emma. has a story that is all over the place, it was hard to keep up, and in the end, I just didn’t care!!!

Real Rating: 2 Marital Rejections

What I Like:

-I guess the cinematography, but that’s about it

The So So:

-I guess Anya Taylor-Joy acted well, but I just really didn’t care for her character and why she is that way

What I Didn’t Like:

-The story seemed all over the place, and it was very hard for me to follow, because of that I ended up not caring for any of the characters in it
-If this was suppose to be a comedy, it failed miserably, not even a chuckle from me

Overall:

People will say to me you just don’t care for British films. That is slightly true, especially the comedies, but honestly, they just don’t call my attention whatsoever. I’m not aware of the books, and really why should I care for this spoiled character named Emma. It just didn’t do it for me in any way!!!

Real Rating: 2 Marriage Rejections

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(Sidenote: Arctic Dogs- It had a great voice cast and cool animation, but it is a cliched kids movie. The story is a little outrageous for my liking as well. All I can say is who would grow up to aspire to be a package deliverer? My thoughts exactly!!!
Real Rating 2.5 Stars)

Bloodshot

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Bloodshot is a pure action film mess, but a somewhat organized mess!!!

Real Rating: 3 Nanobots

What I Like:

-I thought the action was decent, it made it entertaining at the very least to watch these action scenes

The So So:

-The story is where I have some issues with because I believe the premise is good, but the character development did seem rushed, the motives for some characters weren’t that clear to me, it was like the writers tried to make the bare minimum in their story, and then rely on the CGI action to make up for it, that is where the organize mess comes in

What I Didn’t Like:

-What really makes it a mess is the execution of everything, the motives from both the good guys and the bad guys just wasn’t clear for me, and the last action scene was really all over the place, and really just didn’t work to who Bloodshot really is, I’m not sure if this film gave the character justice because I’m not familiar with this comic character

Overall:

The action was decent enough, while everything else seem to be a mess that is organized in tone and leaning on their minimal strengths. I have to hear fans from the comic story to see if this film gave the character any justice, or if Vin Diesel did the character well. With all that said, as a movie, I give it an ok at best!!!

Real Rating: 3 Nanobots

 

The Hunt (Sidenote: The Aeronauts)

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The Hunt really tries hard to be a political satire, but it would’ve been better if it was just an old bloody black comedy!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Gas Stations

What I Like:

-The part where where the hunt actually starts was a great scene and how everything goes down was pretty bloody disgusting
-The last fighting scene was cool to watch
-Betty Gilpin’s character as Crystal was awesome to watch

The So So:

-The gas station scene was interesting, though I knew what was going to happen, the way that scene was executed was great, probably my favorite scene, predictable yet satisfying

What I Didn’t Like:

-Once the bloody action calms down, that is when the story kicks in, and here where it starts to have identity issues, I liked the bloody entertainment at first, but it calms down and never comes back really, instead they really double down on the political satire aspect which really wasn’t effective enough, they just played to the character’s stereotypes with no real development, and really affected the true purpose of this film
-The direction of the story just really made it all way too confusing, when things are being revealed, it left me with more questions, and hate that it ended with a conclusion that left me confused

Overall:

I really just thought it would’ve been better if it was just a black comedy with bloody violence like the beginning of this film. Once they went to the political satire route, it just didn’t do it for me. It just left me with more questions, than true powerful satirical answers. The lack of blending things together really drops it from being an ok to decent movie to not good to maybe ok. It literally shot itself in the foot with that change of tone!!!

Real Rating: 2.5 Gas Stations

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(Sidenote: The Aeronauts- I found this film interesting in seeing how scientists risk themselves to prove they can predict weather by flying a hot air ballon. There are some thrilling scenes that can raise your anxiety levels, especially if you’re afraid of heights. With that said, the way the story was formed, kind of made flat at times, and really wants you to go back to the balloons scenes. Fun thrilling movie nonetheless!!!
Real Rating 3.5 Stars)