Monday, May 5, 2014

Humongous Spring Flick Wrap-up


PLOT:  Sequel to the highly successful film 300.

                After the brave solders of 300 were killed, Themistocles wants Queen Gorgo (Leonidas’s wife) played by Lena Headey to join him for the God-king Xerxes won’t take over all of Greece.  It is like a prequel and sequel at the same time.  The action and slashing is just as good as 300 but the best addition is Artemisia played by French actress Eva Green.  She is pure evil and proud of it! She is just not evil for evil sake she has a back story and she is not a wicked lover, girlfriend or wife she is a naval commander!!  She needs award for BADASS BITCH OF THE YEAR!! She is AMAZING!!!

PLOT: A reboot of cartoon classic.

                In the 60’s there was cartoon that was on with Bullwinkle called Mr. Peabody and Sherman created by Ted Kay about a very smart dog and he adopted a human boy named Sherman.  Now they updated the story and it is GREAT.  The voice of Mr. Peabody has changed to Ty Burrell (Modern Family) but he is still a smart dog and his greatest creation is called WABAC or time machine.  It is well done kids and adults who remember the series will love it.  GO!!!


PLOT: Remake of the same movie in 1986 with a black cast.

                I didn’t see the movie 1986 that had Demi Moore and Rob Lowe but I have seen this one and it is outrageous and funny and at times poignant.  It is about two couples trying to make a relationship last after meeting at a bar and having sex on the first date.  Michael Early and Joy Bryant are the sweet couple while Kevin Hart and Regina Bell are the freaky and funny couple.  Guess what couple is more interesting?  It is good if this is the kind of movie you are looking for.


PLOT:  Trying to leave her home town to start in New York Veronica helps an ex-boyfriend who is accused of murder.

                I have never watched an episode of Veronica Mars, the teenaged private eye now a grown woman wanted to become a lawyer in New York yet helps her ex boyfriend and goes to her high school reunion.  The script is very witty and the fans should be proud they got the movie made. It is amazing the power of fans. It is worth a look just how the cult favorite came on the big screen by the power of the loyal fans.


PLOT:  A marshal has to stop a madman from killing people on a plane.

                Liam Neeson is Bill Marks a grieving alcoholic who is also an air marshal.  He gets on a plane and has to find out who and why he wants to kill someone every twenty minutes. The story is outrageous but Neeson acts well as a flawed but good person who knows his job.  It is very good. It also stars Lupita Nyongo who won the Oscar for supporting actress for 12 Years a Slave but she had nothing much to do in this film. Hopefully he’ll be in Expendables 4.


PLOT:    Hot rich girl meets handsome but poor bad boy.
                Love it or hate it the Twilight saga made Hollywood knows young girls go to the movies so they take a title of a successful book (there was a movie in 1981) and give it more of a teenage girl fantasy and call it a remake.  Jade (Gabriella Wilde) is rich girl and David (Alex Pettyfer) a handsome trouble guy and they fall in love despite her father’s objections played by Bruce Greenwood.  He is not the evil, controlling father to be that way he does have a reason.  Mr. Pettyfer is a good actor I hope he does better parts.  In this version David is a more caring guy than in the 1981.  He seemed like an over the top lust fiend. Who is outstanding is his black friend Mace (Dayo Okeniyi) as comic relief and he is so funny.  I also hope betters parts for him.


PLOT:  Teenaged girl must decide what fraction she belongs.

                This is a low-rent Hunger Games. The meaning of divergent means to be develops in different direction. In the distant future of Chicago teens are divided into different groups and Beatrice (Tris) Prior (played very well by Shailene Woodley) is happy to go to the military group when she meets and falls in love with Four (Theo James).  The good:  Female lead and can defend herself.  Action is very good when it happens.  The Bad:  Usually a white girl as the lead-never a minority but Zoe Kravitz (daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz) is what else her friend.  The movie is based on a novel by the same name and it is a trilogy so expect two more movies if not more.


PLOT:  The sequel to Marvel’s first avenger.

                Captain America (Chris Evans) still has to deal with his new modern environment, face a person from his past and gets a sidekick The Falcon (Anthony Mackie).  The plot is better than usual comic book movies and the action sequences are just fantastic!!!  It is surpasses the original!!  If you love superhero movies this one is for you!!  Don’t jump up after the credits!!!

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