Alex Rakocy

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I am just a Film Major that loves movies and wants to share my opinions with whoever wants to hear them. My main account is @a_rock321
Space Jam: A New Legacy delivers a lot of upgrades but fails to catpure the charm and nostalgia from the original.as for what I liked about this movie, I feel like it was full of vibrant colors and surprisingly good visuals. I was actually pretty impressed that they did so much aesthetically to the movie. They also had several animation styles that I found worked pretty well for the movie. I also like how they modernized the plot a bit so that it felt familiar but not just a repeat of the original. As for what I didn't like, this whole movie felt like one big advertisement. It basically featured every character and IP WB has ever owned, and it kind of made the movie feel clogged and congested. Space Jam is supposed to focus on the Looney Tunes, but I feel like they didn't get as much attention because of all of the other characters that WB shoved into the movie. I also feel like the pacing was a little off. Everything felt so rushed. The acting was pretty mediocre on all parts along with the character development, and I feel like the soundtrack didn't really hit the way the original one did. I did appreciate the occasional witty humor, callbacks, and self-awarness of the film. Overall, this movie modernizing the classic Space Jam story in a way is satisfactory  but not great. It is pretty average on all fronts and is honestly pretty forgettable. It has a few strong points, but could have been a lot better. 66%

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Space Jam: A New Legacy delivers a lot of upgrades but fails to catpure the charm and nostalgia from the original.as for what I liked about this movie, I feel like it was full of vibrant colors and surprisingly good visuals. I was actually pretty impressed that they did so much aesthetically to the movie. They also had several animation styles that I found worked pretty well for the movie. I also like how they modernized the plot a bit so that it felt familiar but not just a repeat of the original. As for what I didn't like, this whole movie felt like one big advertisement. It basically featured every character and IP WB has ever owned, and it kind of made the movie feel clogged and congested. Space Jam is supposed to focus on the Looney Tunes, but I feel like they didn't get as much attention because of all of the other characters that WB shoved into the movie. I also feel like the pacing was a little off. Everything felt so rushed. The acting was pretty mediocre on all parts along with the character development, and I feel like the soundtrack didn't really hit the way the original one did. I did appreciate the occasional witty humor, callbacks, and self-awarness of the film. Overall, this movie modernizing the classic Space Jam story in a way is satisfactory but not great. It is pretty average on all fronts and is honestly pretty forgettable. It has a few strong points, but could have been a lot better. 66% #SpaceJam #SpaceJam2 #SpaceJameANewLegacy #MichaelBJordan #michaeljordan #lebronjames #LooneyTunes #looneytoons #wb #WarnerBros #doncheadle #goonsquad #tunesquad #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #films #LolaBunny #rickandmorty

4
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10 days ago
Before finally deciding to watch this movie, I knew absolutely nothing about it. After watching it, I have a pretty mixed opinion about it. On one hand, it provides a super unique and creative concept that the plot wraps around. On the other hand, it is full of flat characters, boring dialogue, and fluff. The idea that a drug can take you to any point in time was definitely something I hadn't seen before, and the executiion of it was actually pretty spot on. The movie did a lot to explore all of the possibilities that came with this concept which was a pleasant surprise. It also did a lot cinematically in this movie that provided some good visuals. Unfortunately the concept overshadowed the characters. The movie tried to make us care about the characters, even giving them emotional trauma to get through, but despite it's efforts, I never found myself caring about the characters. They all felt pretty one-note, flat, and never really made any progression throughout the film. This was partly because of the slow pacing, but also because of the dialogue scenes that didn't add anything to the movie and just added to the runtime. This movie was full of fluff with very little substance most of the time. The movie did have some twists that I thought were pretty decent and surprising though, so that made up for a few of it's flaws. Overall, this movie feels like a long episode of the Twilight Zone. It is an interesting concept, but it probably would have been more suited to a shorter format. The film really just felt stretched and forgettable despite the good elements it had. 65%

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Before finally deciding to watch this movie, I knew absolutely nothing about it. After watching it, I have a pretty mixed opinion about it. On one hand, it provides a super unique and creative concept that the plot wraps around. On the other hand, it is full of flat characters, boring dialogue, and fluff. The idea that a drug can take you to any point in time was definitely something I hadn't seen before, and the executiion of it was actually pretty spot on. The movie did a lot to explore all of the possibilities that came with this concept which was a pleasant surprise. It also did a lot cinematically in this movie that provided some good visuals. Unfortunately the concept overshadowed the characters. The movie tried to make us care about the characters, even giving them emotional trauma to get through, but despite it's efforts, I never found myself caring about the characters. They all felt pretty one-note, flat, and never really made any progression throughout the film. This was partly because of the slow pacing, but also because of the dialogue scenes that didn't add anything to the movie and just added to the runtime. This movie was full of fluff with very little substance most of the time. The movie did have some twists that I thought were pretty decent and surprising though, so that made up for a few of it's flaws. Overall, this movie feels like a long episode of the Twilight Zone. It is an interesting concept, but it probably would have been more suited to a shorter format. The film really just felt stretched and forgettable despite the good elements it had. 65% #synchronic #AnthonyMackie #jamiedornan #twilightzone #NetflixOriginal #netflixmovies #netflix #timetravel #movie #movies #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #cinematography #cinema

4
0
12 days ago
While having a great cast, an amazing score, and some good character writing, Signs proves to be a bit of a bore.

This movie is about as stereotypical as alien movies can be. It has the tall grey alien, crop circles, UFO's, and the rest. Because it takes the stereotypical approach, there are not really any surprised on that front which makes the story feel pretty boring. In fact, I would go as far as to say that the alien aspect of this movie was it's weakest element. The aliens were not the best animation wise, they only show up a few times, and they really didn't provide any nuance to the story. The few scenes they were in weren't even all that climactic.

Another problem I have with this movie is that it lacks Shyamalan's twist ending. Not that all of his movies need to have one, but this movie felt like it was building up for some massive reveal, but there never was one. It was just a slow build up to a pretty anticlimactic climax

 The place where Signs shines is in it's characters. The actors play there parts well, and the characters themselves have a decent amount of depth and detail. 

The way that the religious undertones and themes play into the overall story also add a lot to the story as well as the characters, saving this movie from being a complete bust.

Overall, this movie fails to be a compelling and unique alien story, but it does have good character moments and theming. Plus the score is beautifully intense. 55%

(Trying out a new format upon request. Should I continue to break up my reviews like this or no?)

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While having a great cast, an amazing score, and some good character writing, Signs proves to be a bit of a bore. This movie is about as stereotypical as alien movies can be. It has the tall grey alien, crop circles, UFO's, and the rest. Because it takes the stereotypical approach, there are not really any surprised on that front which makes the story feel pretty boring. In fact, I would go as far as to say that the alien aspect of this movie was it's weakest element. The aliens were not the best animation wise, they only show up a few times, and they really didn't provide any nuance to the story. The few scenes they were in weren't even all that climactic. Another problem I have with this movie is that it lacks Shyamalan's twist ending. Not that all of his movies need to have one, but this movie felt like it was building up for some massive reveal, but there never was one. It was just a slow build up to a pretty anticlimactic climax The place where Signs shines is in it's characters. The actors play there parts well, and the characters themselves have a decent amount of depth and detail. The way that the religious undertones and themes play into the overall story also add a lot to the story as well as the characters, saving this movie from being a complete bust. Overall, this movie fails to be a compelling and unique alien story, but it does have good character moments and theming. Plus the score is beautifully intense. 55% (Trying out a new format upon request. Should I continue to break up my reviews like this or no?) #signs #mnightshyamalan #melgibson #JoaquinPhoenix #aliens #alien #ufo #ufosighting #movie #movies #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #nerflix #amazonprime #thevillage #unbreakable #film #films #et

6
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15 days ago
Over the course of 6 episodes, Loki manages to create a show that catapults the MCU into a whole new territory, and I like where it is going. After the massive event that was the Infinity Saga, many people (including myself) were wondering where the MCU could go next, and Loki starts us off on that new path in a brilliant way. This show did so much that it is really hard for me to try and review it properly, but the bottom line is, I REALLY liked it. For one, the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant. The TVA not only made for a sprawling and immersive setting, but it also introduced a whole new concept to the MCU, one that continues to snowball as the show goes on. This show just feels so refreshing and is truly something new for the MCU, and I can't wait to see how it is explored further in the future. The beautiful and complex setting was also paired with a killer score that matched the scenes perfectly, making it feel all the more intense. This show just had spectacular world-building, and it is full of a wonderful cast of characters. The performances in this show are stunning. Every character plays their part to perfection. I especially loved seeing Loki's character evolve in the way that it did in this show whether it be in his relationship with Mobius or Sylvie or even himself. As always, he was funny, charming, and manipulative, but the emotional side of him is what I enjoyed the most. There were so many great dialogue scenes that really grew his characters as well as the characters around him, and it was fantastic. The show also did what neither of the other MCU shows before it could do and really stuck the landing. The ending was more than satisfactory and has big implications for the future of the MCU. Overall, Loki is pretty much the full package. It has great writing, a complex and interesting plot, nuanced characters, a killer score, unique concepts, a stunning and layered setting, amazing dialogue, plenty of easter eggs and tie in's to the rest of the MCU, emotional weight, humor, growth, and an amazing path for the MCU to explore. I just wish it could have been longer. 95%

 #loki  #mcu  #marvel  #gloriouspurpose  #kang  #multiverse  #variant  #tva  #sylvie

Over the course of 6 episodes, Loki manages to create a show that catapults the MCU into a whole new territory, and I like where it is going. After the massive event that was the Infinity Saga, many people (including myself) were wondering where the MCU could go next, and Loki starts us off on that new path in a brilliant way. This show did so much that it is really hard for me to try and review it properly, but the bottom line is, I REALLY liked it. For one, the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant. The TVA not only made for a sprawling and immersive setting, but it also introduced a whole new concept to the MCU, one that continues to snowball as the show goes on. This show just feels so refreshing and is truly something new for the MCU, and I can't wait to see how it is explored further in the future. The beautiful and complex setting was also paired with a killer score that matched the scenes perfectly, making it feel all the more intense. This show just had spectacular world-building, and it is full of a wonderful cast of characters. The performances in this show are stunning. Every character plays their part to perfection. I especially loved seeing Loki's character evolve in the way that it did in this show whether it be in his relationship with Mobius or Sylvie or even himself. As always, he was funny, charming, and manipulative, but the emotional side of him is what I enjoyed the most. There were so many great dialogue scenes that really grew his characters as well as the characters around him, and it was fantastic. The show also did what neither of the other MCU shows before it could do and really stuck the landing. The ending was more than satisfactory and has big implications for the future of the MCU. Overall, Loki is pretty much the full package. It has great writing, a complex and interesting plot, nuanced characters, a killer score, unique concepts, a stunning and layered setting, amazing dialogue, plenty of easter eggs and tie in's to the rest of the MCU, emotional weight, humor, growth, and an amazing path for the MCU to explore. I just wish it could have been longer. 95% #loki #mcu #marvel #gloriouspurpose #kang #Multiverse #variant #tva #Sylvie

9
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16 days ago
Before I even start off this review, I feel like the release format of this trilogy is worth mentioning. The idea that all three movies in this trilogy will be coming out within weeks of each other is a very intriguing and pleasant concept. I applaud Netflix for getting creative with the ways it realeses things for this trilogy. On top of this, I think the way the plot is structured for these three movies is also quite interesting. Having the year that the story takes place decrease rather than increase as the story progresses is pretty innovative, but I won't be able to decide if it was smart until I finish the trilogy. As for my review of this particular movie (part 1), I thought it was decent but not amazing. This movie seems to be your typical slasher film. It has the stupid teenagers, the fake jump scares, sex, and all the twists and turns you would expect. It draws a lot of inspiration from the slasher movies that came before. The thing that stands out about this particular movie is that it keeps things unpredictable. I pride myself on my ability to predict movies, but this movie had me pretty confused for the first chunk of the movie. I alo feel like this movie was also able to avert expectations in other ways as well. There are a few scenes that seemed like they could have gone the cliche route, but instead went for a different and pleasantly surprised approach, but there were other times where this movie felt so generically cliche. It was a pretty mixed bag if I am being honest. The second half of this movie is where this movie free into it's own, for better or for worse. It took on a more supernatural approach that really changed things up. I honestly can't tell if I liked the concept or not, but I guess we will find out as the trilogy continues. Overall, this movie was a pretty solid slasher movie that payed homage to the past while also being something new. 80%

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Before I even start off this review, I feel like the release format of this trilogy is worth mentioning. The idea that all three movies in this trilogy will be coming out within weeks of each other is a very intriguing and pleasant concept. I applaud Netflix for getting creative with the ways it realeses things for this trilogy. On top of this, I think the way the plot is structured for these three movies is also quite interesting. Having the year that the story takes place decrease rather than increase as the story progresses is pretty innovative, but I won't be able to decide if it was smart until I finish the trilogy. As for my review of this particular movie (part 1), I thought it was decent but not amazing. This movie seems to be your typical slasher film. It has the stupid teenagers, the fake jump scares, sex, and all the twists and turns you would expect. It draws a lot of inspiration from the slasher movies that came before. The thing that stands out about this particular movie is that it keeps things unpredictable. I pride myself on my ability to predict movies, but this movie had me pretty confused for the first chunk of the movie. I alo feel like this movie was also able to avert expectations in other ways as well. There are a few scenes that seemed like they could have gone the cliche route, but instead went for a different and pleasantly surprised approach, but there were other times where this movie felt so generically cliche. It was a pretty mixed bag if I am being honest. The second half of this movie is where this movie free into it's own, for better or for worse. It took on a more supernatural approach that really changed things up. I honestly can't tell if I liked the concept or not, but I guess we will find out as the trilogy continues. Overall, this movie was a pretty solid slasher movie that payed homage to the past while also being something new. 80% #slasher #slashermovies #horror #horrormovies #scream #NetflixOriginal #netflix #scary #thriller #slashermovie #horrormovie #movie #movies #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #films #fearstreet #fearstreet1994 #fearstreetpartone #blairwitch #trilogy #fridaythe13th #fearstreet1978

9
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17 days ago
Going into this movie, I had pretty low expectations, but somehow this movie didn't even meet those. To be fair, I feel like this movie was doomed from the start. Making a movie about a dead character meant very little stakes for the movie, and with it being only the second movie after Endgame, it just felt super small and insignificant. It didn't help that the movie made absolutely no effort to really add anything to the MCU or even connect events. I was hoping that we would at least get a decent origin for Black Widow or a full explanation on the Budapest mission, but one of those was summed up in a montage while the other got a singular scene that was over in about 5 seconds. It just really fell flat on making me care about Black Widow or understand her more than I did, and I just felt like the movie was completely unnecessary/not worth the wait. Even the action in this movie was below average. I expected some scenes like we got in The Winter Soldier movie, but all we got in this movie was a shaky camera with yawnable action. I also feel like Task Master was completely wasted and underutilized. Not only was the big reveal super disappointing, but they didn't even put her powers to good use. If the movie didn't specifically tell the audience what she could do, it would hardly even be noticable. And the villain behind Task Master was an even bigger joke. He lasted like 2 seconds, and was not at all nuanced or interesting. Speaking of uninteresting characters, almost every supporting character was flat and mediocre with the exception of Natasha's sister who ended up stealing the show and being one of the only things I liked about this movie. She was funny, nuanced, cool, and overall more interesting in every way than the main character. I also liked the implications of the end credit scene, but we will have to wait and see where that goes. I also felt like the plot was pretty predictable and never really gripped me. Overall, this movie is probably one of the worst MCU movies. It feels pointless, messy, irrelevant, and it misues several characters. Luckily Natasha's sister provides some good moments that makes the movie not a complete bust. 55%

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Going into this movie, I had pretty low expectations, but somehow this movie didn't even meet those. To be fair, I feel like this movie was doomed from the start. Making a movie about a dead character meant very little stakes for the movie, and with it being only the second movie after Endgame, it just felt super small and insignificant. It didn't help that the movie made absolutely no effort to really add anything to the MCU or even connect events. I was hoping that we would at least get a decent origin for Black Widow or a full explanation on the Budapest mission, but one of those was summed up in a montage while the other got a singular scene that was over in about 5 seconds. It just really fell flat on making me care about Black Widow or understand her more than I did, and I just felt like the movie was completely unnecessary/not worth the wait. Even the action in this movie was below average. I expected some scenes like we got in The Winter Soldier movie, but all we got in this movie was a shaky camera with yawnable action. I also feel like Task Master was completely wasted and underutilized. Not only was the big reveal super disappointing, but they didn't even put her powers to good use. If the movie didn't specifically tell the audience what she could do, it would hardly even be noticable. And the villain behind Task Master was an even bigger joke. He lasted like 2 seconds, and was not at all nuanced or interesting. Speaking of uninteresting characters, almost every supporting character was flat and mediocre with the exception of Natasha's sister who ended up stealing the show and being one of the only things I liked about this movie. She was funny, nuanced, cool, and overall more interesting in every way than the main character. I also liked the implications of the end credit scene, but we will have to wait and see where that goes. I also felt like the plot was pretty predictable and never really gripped me. Overall, this movie is probably one of the worst MCU movies. It feels pointless, messy, irrelevant, and it misues several characters. Luckily Natasha's sister provides some good moments that makes the movie not a complete bust. 55% #blackwidow #mcu

8
0
18 days ago
While Vibrant and fun, Luca doesn't hold up to the standard set by the Pixar movies that came before it. This movie was by no means bad, but I feel like it could have been a lot better than it was. There was a lot of wasted potential. For one, this movie failed to feel truly original. One reason that I normally love Pixar movies is because they feel truly unique. Luca pulls way too much inspiration from other Disney/Pixar movies (most notably being The Little Mermaid). There just wasn't much that happened in this movie that I hadn't seen. The exception to that would be the animation and setting of the movie. I feel like one of the things this movie did right was the overall aesthetic to it. The animation was some of the best for Pixar, and the color choices really brought the animation out, making this movie very vibrant. The Italian setting really helped put a personality to the place as well. Unfortunately, this movie does not feel like it spends enough time letting us take in the beautiful scenery. This is mostly due to how small the story feels as well as pacing. The overall plot of this movie is incredibly simple and has a very little amount of emotional weight to be a Pixar film, and there were no interesting twists to keep it unpredictable. The emotional aspects are still there, but they don't feel like they are as important here and even felt a bit forced. There was a small scene about a character's father leaving when he was little, and I felt like that could have been gripping and important had that been played out more thoroughly. The characters are fun and have a decent amount of emotional range, but the plot doesn't really allow these characters to grow like they should. One of the saving graces for this movie was the use of the overall theme. I felt like it did a really good job at saying what it wanted to say without being overbearing. Pixar is pretty great about incorporating themes into movies, and this is no exception. Overall, this movie is really just lacking the Pixar charm. It is a very fun and beautiful movie, but it doesn't have the same emotional stakes and gripping story that other Pixar movies have had. 70%

 #pixar  #luca  #disney  #italy

While Vibrant and fun, Luca doesn't hold up to the standard set by the Pixar movies that came before it. This movie was by no means bad, but I feel like it could have been a lot better than it was. There was a lot of wasted potential. For one, this movie failed to feel truly original. One reason that I normally love Pixar movies is because they feel truly unique. Luca pulls way too much inspiration from other Disney/Pixar movies (most notably being The Little Mermaid). There just wasn't much that happened in this movie that I hadn't seen. The exception to that would be the animation and setting of the movie. I feel like one of the things this movie did right was the overall aesthetic to it. The animation was some of the best for Pixar, and the color choices really brought the animation out, making this movie very vibrant. The Italian setting really helped put a personality to the place as well. Unfortunately, this movie does not feel like it spends enough time letting us take in the beautiful scenery. This is mostly due to how small the story feels as well as pacing. The overall plot of this movie is incredibly simple and has a very little amount of emotional weight to be a Pixar film, and there were no interesting twists to keep it unpredictable. The emotional aspects are still there, but they don't feel like they are as important here and even felt a bit forced. There was a small scene about a character's father leaving when he was little, and I felt like that could have been gripping and important had that been played out more thoroughly. The characters are fun and have a decent amount of emotional range, but the plot doesn't really allow these characters to grow like they should. One of the saving graces for this movie was the use of the overall theme. I felt like it did a really good job at saying what it wanted to say without being overbearing. Pixar is pretty great about incorporating themes into movies, and this is no exception. Overall, this movie is really just lacking the Pixar charm. It is a very fun and beautiful movie, but it doesn't have the same emotional stakes and gripping story that other Pixar movies have had. 70% #pixar #luca #disney #italy

7
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24 days ago
The Deathly Hallows pt. 2, the epic conclusion to this epic franchise, was....epic! I can't say enough good things about this movie. It concludes the franchise beautifully, and does everything right in my opinion. It takes all the aspects I loved about the past movies and combines them into one amazing movie. It truly makes up for the disappointment I had for the last one. This movie truly brings out the best from the series. It has the best action in the series by far, the most sentimental weight, plenty of fan service, heaps of character development, and a wonderful continuation and closing of such an amazing story. This finale had plenty of tricks up it's sleeves that made it far from predictable. I feel like this movie ended in a way that gave every character a satisfying ending. The franchise at the conclusion is so much different than it was at the beginning. The one and only complaint I have about this movie is that I was hoping to see some of that Harry Potter charm from the original movies return after Voldemort's defeat; however, the scene we got at the end was still pretty great. Overall, this movie was firing on all cylinders and showcased the best from the series. I could not imagine a more fitting conclusion. 98%

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The Deathly Hallows pt. 2, the epic conclusion to this epic franchise, was....epic! I can't say enough good things about this movie. It concludes the franchise beautifully, and does everything right in my opinion. It takes all the aspects I loved about the past movies and combines them into one amazing movie. It truly makes up for the disappointment I had for the last one. This movie truly brings out the best from the series. It has the best action in the series by far, the most sentimental weight, plenty of fan service, heaps of character development, and a wonderful continuation and closing of such an amazing story. This finale had plenty of tricks up it's sleeves that made it far from predictable. I feel like this movie ended in a way that gave every character a satisfying ending. The franchise at the conclusion is so much different than it was at the beginning. The one and only complaint I have about this movie is that I was hoping to see some of that Harry Potter charm from the original movies return after Voldemort's defeat; however, the scene we got at the end was still pretty great. Overall, this movie was firing on all cylinders and showcased the best from the series. I could not imagine a more fitting conclusion. 98% #harrypotter #harrypotter8 #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallowspart2 #ronweasley #hermionegranger #draco #dracomalfoy #Deathlyhallows #thedeathlyhallows #deatheater #slytherin #gryffindor #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #elderwand #horcrux #movie #movies #MOVIEREVIEW #film #films #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #voldemort #hewhoshallnotbenamed #hbomax #peacock

7
0
28 days ago
The first part of the Deathly Hallows is probably the darkest Harry Potter movie yet, so much so that it doesn't even really feel like it belongs in the franchise. The movie also takes place completely outside of Hogwarts, adding to the fact that it feels like the black sheep of the franchise. On top of that, this movie just feels incredibly awkward, especially the middle half of the movie. There is a weird love triangle thing going on between the main characters for a bit that is honestly just unsettling and awkward. It just doesn't feel like it belongs in the movie at all. Being so close to the end of the franchises I figured this movie would be higher paced and action packed, but instead this movie pretty much just served as exposition for the true finale in part 2. The movie felt incredibly slow at times, and it was completely drained of any happiness or charm that made me fall in love with the series. I will be the first to tell you, this is definitely my least favorite movie in the franchise, if you couldn't tell; however, it isn't all bad. The beginning of this movie starts off pretty strong. We get to see a bit more of Voldemort and his followers, and we get some good fight scenes and chase scenes. I also really like the Deathly Hallows themselves. It just adds another layer to the story that I find almost as interesting as the Horcruxes. I especially like how the story of the Hallows was told in an animated format. It felt refreshing and really switched things up. Lastly, as per usual in the last few movies, there is a bit of emotional stake in the movie, especially at the end. I feel like Dobby gets a really good ending to his arc. Overall, this movie is slow, dark, awkward, and a bit boring at times, but it does introduce complex concepts, set up for the next movie, have some decent action, and have some pretty good and emotional character moments. 65%

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The first part of the Deathly Hallows is probably the darkest Harry Potter movie yet, so much so that it doesn't even really feel like it belongs in the franchise. The movie also takes place completely outside of Hogwarts, adding to the fact that it feels like the black sheep of the franchise. On top of that, this movie just feels incredibly awkward, especially the middle half of the movie. There is a weird love triangle thing going on between the main characters for a bit that is honestly just unsettling and awkward. It just doesn't feel like it belongs in the movie at all. Being so close to the end of the franchises I figured this movie would be higher paced and action packed, but instead this movie pretty much just served as exposition for the true finale in part 2. The movie felt incredibly slow at times, and it was completely drained of any happiness or charm that made me fall in love with the series. I will be the first to tell you, this is definitely my least favorite movie in the franchise, if you couldn't tell; however, it isn't all bad. The beginning of this movie starts off pretty strong. We get to see a bit more of Voldemort and his followers, and we get some good fight scenes and chase scenes. I also really like the Deathly Hallows themselves. It just adds another layer to the story that I find almost as interesting as the Horcruxes. I especially like how the story of the Hallows was told in an animated format. It felt refreshing and really switched things up. Lastly, as per usual in the last few movies, there is a bit of emotional stake in the movie, especially at the end. I feel like Dobby gets a really good ending to his arc. Overall, this movie is slow, dark, awkward, and a bit boring at times, but it does introduce complex concepts, set up for the next movie, have some decent action, and have some pretty good and emotional character moments. 65% #harrypotter #harrypotter7 #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallows #harrypotterandthedeathlyhallowspart1 #thedeathlyhallows #Deathlyhallows #horcrux #Dobby #ripdobby #ronweasley #hermionegranger #bellatrixlestrange #siriusblack #peterpettigrew #deatheater #LuciusMalfoy #draco #dracomalfoy #wb #slytherin

10
0
29 days ago
The Half-Blood Prince is consistent in tone and structure with the movie before it, but was a lot slower in pacing. In some movies, this can work out to be a positive aspect, but in this one, I feel like it is the movie's biggest downfall. The movie just moves pretty slowly, and the plot isn't as big or conceptually interesting as the past movies. That being said, the last act of the movie adds a concept to the franchise that is probably the most unique and creative aspect these movies have to offer, Horcruxes. The introduction of the Horcruxes is so interesting to me, and it gives the franchise somewhere to go. It gives the protagonist a quest that he can go on to defeat the villain which is pretty major for the story. It makes Voldemort so much more layered as a character and as a villain. The movie also ends with a tragic death, similar to the last two movies. Unfortunately, I feel like the characters do not really do as much developing in this movie as they do in the past movies. We do get to see a bit more of the growing relationship between Hermione and Ron though. There are also a few bright moments in the movie that I think lighten up the mood like Fred and George's candy and prank shop. I will say, the twist at the end of this movie was probably one of the best in my opinion. Overall, this movie has really high highs, but really low lows. I think the introduction of the Horcruxes save this movie from being a drag. There are enough good elements sprinkled throughout it to still make it good movie. 76%

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The Half-Blood Prince is consistent in tone and structure with the movie before it, but was a lot slower in pacing. In some movies, this can work out to be a positive aspect, but in this one, I feel like it is the movie's biggest downfall. The movie just moves pretty slowly, and the plot isn't as big or conceptually interesting as the past movies. That being said, the last act of the movie adds a concept to the franchise that is probably the most unique and creative aspect these movies have to offer, Horcruxes. The introduction of the Horcruxes is so interesting to me, and it gives the franchise somewhere to go. It gives the protagonist a quest that he can go on to defeat the villain which is pretty major for the story. It makes Voldemort so much more layered as a character and as a villain. The movie also ends with a tragic death, similar to the last two movies. Unfortunately, I feel like the characters do not really do as much developing in this movie as they do in the past movies. We do get to see a bit more of the growing relationship between Hermione and Ron though. There are also a few bright moments in the movie that I think lighten up the mood like Fred and George's candy and prank shop. I will say, the twist at the end of this movie was probably one of the best in my opinion. Overall, this movie has really high highs, but really low lows. I think the introduction of the Horcruxes save this movie from being a drag. There are enough good elements sprinkled throughout it to still make it good movie. 76% #harrypotter #harrypotter6 #thehalfbloodprince #harrypotterandthehalfbloodprince #snape #severussnape #dumbledoresarmy #dumbledore #RIPDumbledore #ronweasley #hermionegranger #thedeathlyhallows #Deathlyhallows #slytherin #gryffindor #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #thewizardingworldofharrypotter #pottermore #sortinghat #draco #dracomalfoy #movie #movies #Review #reviews #reviewer #reviewers #film #films

5
0
a month ago
Order of the Phoenix continues to embrace the dark tone set by the last two movies. The intersting thing about this movie is that it's structure is unlike any of the other movies in the franchise this far. This movie seems to focus heavily on pushing the plot of the larger series rather than being a contained story that has subtle elements regarding to the larger plot. This movie gives us a pretty good look about what Harry is up against and pushes the weight if the threat. Voldemort seems to be a real threat in this movie that could lead to pretty severe consequences. The smaller plot in this movie with Umbridge is one that conflicts me. On one hand, I absolutely hate Umbridge, and it makes me not enjoy watching because she frustrates me so much; however, that is exactly what the character is supposed to do, so in a way that makes her a great villain, given that the audience has so much hate towards her. She is such a hateable villain that it is hard to watch at times. That being said, I enjoyed seeing the characters coming together in this movie in an attempt to defend themselves from future tasks. Neville, in particular, has a lot of really good character development. I also thought the climax of this movie was the best action in the franchise so far. Seeing Dumbledore face off against Voldemort was pretty incredible, and a lot of fun. This movie also had a lot of emotional weight to it as well. You really feel the pain of the characters in the movie. I will say, this movie does comes off as slow at times, and it is, at this point, completely devoid of the fun magical charm from the movies before it. It is probably the first movie in the franchise to be stripped of that aspect completely, but I feel like that may have been necessary considering the weight of the movie and the tone it was going for. Overall, I have mixed feelings about this movie. It has some of the best aspects of the franchise and some of the worst so far. 80%

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Order of the Phoenix continues to embrace the dark tone set by the last two movies. The intersting thing about this movie is that it's structure is unlike any of the other movies in the franchise this far. This movie seems to focus heavily on pushing the plot of the larger series rather than being a contained story that has subtle elements regarding to the larger plot. This movie gives us a pretty good look about what Harry is up against and pushes the weight if the threat. Voldemort seems to be a real threat in this movie that could lead to pretty severe consequences. The smaller plot in this movie with Umbridge is one that conflicts me. On one hand, I absolutely hate Umbridge, and it makes me not enjoy watching because she frustrates me so much; however, that is exactly what the character is supposed to do, so in a way that makes her a great villain, given that the audience has so much hate towards her. She is such a hateable villain that it is hard to watch at times. That being said, I enjoyed seeing the characters coming together in this movie in an attempt to defend themselves from future tasks. Neville, in particular, has a lot of really good character development. I also thought the climax of this movie was the best action in the franchise so far. Seeing Dumbledore face off against Voldemort was pretty incredible, and a lot of fun. This movie also had a lot of emotional weight to it as well. You really feel the pain of the characters in the movie. I will say, this movie does comes off as slow at times, and it is, at this point, completely devoid of the fun magical charm from the movies before it. It is probably the first movie in the franchise to be stripped of that aspect completely, but I feel like that may have been necessary considering the weight of the movie and the tone it was going for. Overall, I have mixed feelings about this movie. It has some of the best aspects of the franchise and some of the worst so far. 80% #harrypotter #theorderofthephoenix #harrypotter5 #harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix #dumbledoresarmy #snape #dementors #dementor #hogsmeade #butterbeer #hogwarts #danielradcliffe #hermionegranger #ronweasley #jkrowling #movie #hp

7
0
a month ago
Marking the halfway point, this movie is the true turning point in the series. I mentioned in the last movie how things were starting to take a dark tone, well this movie completes the tonal shift and embraces it. Because of this darker tone, the movie is able to handle heavier topics that carry much more emotional weight, like death. This is the first time in the franchise that an important character dies in front of us, and that moment changes the franchise from then on. It shows the audience how high the stakes are and the weight of the consequences. Prior to this movie, the climactic events seemed suspenseful, but in the end, I knew the heroes would pull through. The end of this movie shows that the heroes won't always come out unscathed, and I feel like this idea was executed very well at a time that I think really fit the franchise. It provided an unexpected turn for the audience while also giving us a reason to immediately resent the villain, showing us what he is capable of. Apart from the jaw dropping climax, the rest of this movie was also executed very well. The story may not be as complex and full of different moving parts, but the simplicity of the tournament provided for a lot of really fun moments where we got to see different sides of being a wizard. The challenges were all very entertaining, and it felt pretty refreshing for the franchise. The characters also got some breathing room to further their character arcs outside of all the fighting and protecting of Hogwarts. We got to see sides of characters we hadn't seen before like jealousy and desire. I also thought the added characters were great additions, even if some of them didn't get to stay long. Overall, this movie is probably the best one yet. I found all of the elements in this movie thoroughly enjoyable, and I thought the dark and twisted climax made a big statement for the future of the franchise in a very positive way. 93%

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Marking the halfway point, this movie is the true turning point in the series. I mentioned in the last movie how things were starting to take a dark tone, well this movie completes the tonal shift and embraces it. Because of this darker tone, the movie is able to handle heavier topics that carry much more emotional weight, like death. This is the first time in the franchise that an important character dies in front of us, and that moment changes the franchise from then on. It shows the audience how high the stakes are and the weight of the consequences. Prior to this movie, the climactic events seemed suspenseful, but in the end, I knew the heroes would pull through. The end of this movie shows that the heroes won't always come out unscathed, and I feel like this idea was executed very well at a time that I think really fit the franchise. It provided an unexpected turn for the audience while also giving us a reason to immediately resent the villain, showing us what he is capable of. Apart from the jaw dropping climax, the rest of this movie was also executed very well. The story may not be as complex and full of different moving parts, but the simplicity of the tournament provided for a lot of really fun moments where we got to see different sides of being a wizard. The challenges were all very entertaining, and it felt pretty refreshing for the franchise. The characters also got some breathing room to further their character arcs outside of all the fighting and protecting of Hogwarts. We got to see sides of characters we hadn't seen before like jealousy and desire. I also thought the added characters were great additions, even if some of them didn't get to stay long. Overall, this movie is probably the best one yet. I found all of the elements in this movie thoroughly enjoyable, and I thought the dark and twisted climax made a big statement for the future of the franchise in a very positive way. 93% #harrypotter #harrypotter4 #harrypotterandthegobletoffire #GobletOfFire #cedricdiggory #triwizardtournament #hufflepuff #gryffindor #slytherin #ravenclaw #thewizardingworld #thewizardingworldofharrypotter #harrypotter3 #harrypotter2 #harrypotter1 #voldemort

14
1
a month ago