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ANNIHILATION – review

The ending is confusing

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This is an all-girl movie, which is totally badass. The main characters are five strong, cool, smart and beautiful women; I’m totally digging that !

Natalie Portman is one the best actresses in the world, and she held her role like the pro she is. She made the storyline more captivating, the way she acts makes me really care about what’s happening on screen… and the movie definitely needed that since it’s not even shown in HD on Netflix. It’s a low blow for sci-fi fans, and everyone else who was expecting this movie for a while. Go figure why Netflix decided to screw us like that. The visuals could have been amazing if they were in good quality.

It’s a really weird plot. There’s this thing they call “The Shimmer” that’s obviously from alien origin since it crashed on Earth. It started to grow from the crash point & on, and turning everything on its way, transforming it… spreading like cancer cells. These women are trying to figure out what’s going on, they’re kind of the last hope because everyone else who went into “The Shimmer” perimenter never came back.

As the movie goes on we figure that things are mutating, but not only things, humans are mutating as well… and animals and plants, everything that has DNA has been modified. We never truly understand why, that thing that crashed on Earth and is doing all of that isn’t expressing what they want. That’s why the ending came to be so confusing, because it survived taking human form and it still gave no answers, but hugged Natalie Portman while both their eyes started glowing – totally creepy.

The Universe might be beautiful and fascinating, but there’s a reason why it also inspires us with terror, because it’s dangerous.

RATING – 7.5/10 Great ! Would have enjoyed this movie a lot better if it were in HD, thus why I had to take off some points in the final grade because it was literal torture to see a movie of this caliber produced by Netflix but shown in crap quality on their freaking platform… I don’t get why they would do something like that, but it’s detrimental to the movie experience for sure.

MADISON KENNEDY
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TOMB RAIDER – mini review

Lara Croft’s origin story

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I was expecting this movie for a while, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so good… it’s literally the best action video-game movie of the year & I know 2018 barely started, but I’m telling you this is it ! I had so much fun watching it you don’t understand : it was a total blast. I loved the storyline which mixed some Indiana Jones & Assassin’s Creed bits with an amazing superheroine played by the beautiful and talented Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, who is a more relatable Lara Croft. Her acting is raw, focused, in character, she’s the real deal, she’s Lara !

This is her origin story, how everything started for her and it really caught my attention and made me want to play the games. I thought it was really cute the whole father-daughter relationship, and how Lara never gave up on her father who disappeared seven years ago and found the bravery to go look for him on a creepy, scary, almost impossible to get-to island off the coast of Japan. After managing that she discovered that she’d gotten herself into quite a mess with a dangerous organization going by the name of “Trinity”.

They’re trying to get to “Himiko” a mythical queen said to have the power of death… Lara and her father are doing everything they can to keep the Trinity from getting there and using her powers for destruction purposes. Trinity’s motives are evil, they want to unleash genocide upon the world.

RATING – 9/10 Amazing ! I’m going back to the movie theater this week just to watch it again… I mean, this deserves a second screening, it was visually and action-wise so satisfying. If for whatever reason you’ve decided to boycott seeing it on a big screen, which is the ideal condition for a movie of this caliber, then trust my word for it and go see it anyways, you will not regret how good it is.

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Harley Quinn cosplay by Maid of Might

DC Comics character, from the movie Suicide Squad

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Harley Quinn cosplay by JokerLolibel

DC Comics character, from the movie Suicide Squad

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Dark Phoenix cosplay by Jenifer Ann

Inspired from the upcoming MARVEL movie

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure – REVIEW

SPOILERS AHEAD
DO NOT READ IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO WATCH THE MOVIE

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I haven’t read any critics about this movie because I just don’t care about negative feedback anymore, especially if I really enjoyed something (which is the case here) I don’t want to ruin my mood by checking what someone is bashing about it. I feel like this sequel was a lot better than the second one, which is The Scorch Trials; I saw it at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles in D-Box and that was really cool since the seats were moving along the movie, but The Death Cure had much more to the storyline and the action scenes were filled with emotional distress from everyone. I connected to the characters like I was somehow looking at a real event in our future history.

Pretty cool I’d say, it was well made. I love how it was filmed, and there was enough screen time for every main character. I like the Maze Runner series, so obviously I was totally upset about the death of Newt and Teresa… I know some of you might be wondering, but why be upset about Teresa’s death ? wasn’t she a “traitor” ? I mean yes, she did completely betray them and the results of that action were awful afterwards, but I kinda understood why she did that. She thought she made the right choice, because in the end all she wanted to achieve was save the world, and everyone in it. She thought that all of the bad she was doing would be worth it, or somehow justified, if she managed to find a cure.

Unfortunately, if you’ve seen the movie you remember that she died quite horribly. After finally having the breakthrough she needed, her hopes were destroyed because the entire place they were at, the Last City was falling apart. After a tragic goodbye kiss to Thomas she fell to her death. But not before doing everything she could to help him out of there, and get him the cure so he could maybe pursue were she didn’t get enough time and failed. Thomas was in love with her, and seeing her dying definitively marked him forever. He will always carry that painful memory.

I liked Newt so much, it was so unfair that he wasn’t immune and had to die like this… he got the Flare, the virus and he turned and attacked Thomas who was trying his best to defend himself without killing him, but a knife through Newt’s heart is how it ended. I think everyone felt powerless and defeated then. They wanted to get him the cure but it was too late. Someone kind of ressurected from the death, and that was Alby. He was in the first movie, Minho thought he killed him by throwing a spear through him… plus Alby got the Flare, turns out he was immune and he was still alive when they left him to die. Apparently a bunch of people found him, picked him up and patched him back, and then he found his way back to Thomas & his clique in this last movie. Helping each other this time, instead of fighting over plans of actions like they did when they were all stuck in the maze.

They managed to save all the immunes in a freaking crazy master plan move, and get out of the Last City on time to take a boat off the continent. They got to what appeared to be an island, their new safe haven, but I could tell from Thomas eyes at the end of the movie, what he really wanted was to carry on what Teresa hoped to do. Which is to go back to the continent and make larger doses of the sample of the cure she gave him, and distribute it to all the infected. Thomas also like Teresa, wants to save everyone. I doubt they’ll make a sequel, but it would been nice and at the same time if they could revive Teresa because that was one of the worst death I’ve seen.

RATING – 8.5/10 Awesome ! I enjoyed this sequel from beginning to end, and I want to watch it again because it was so good ! It was to my liking, it interested me, it pulled my emotional strings and the action was on point.

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Merida cosplay by Joanna Lynn

From the Disney movie Brave

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