Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (2015) – Brief Review

It feels like a remake of the original series, except this time for kids, not a meaningful continuation that picks up where the originals left off. Although I did start having my doubts about my future satisfaction with the Star Wars franchise when Disney owns the production.

There was no flashback within the movie as to what happened from previous episodes and how they got to where they are now, making this movie a whole new plot with new characters. This direction may appeal for some, but for those of us who were expecting more will find ourselves disappointed. In this version of Star Wars,  the characters desperately running away from things and having meaningless conversation instead of exploring the depths of some of the most intriguing Jedi stories. However, this fact is not surprising as the masses seem to be entertained predominantly by action, comedy and explosions, not exploring the psychological aspect within the human soul, and definitely not sitting through scenes of dialogue which could give us a deeper understanding of the Star Wars mystery. I suppose in this regard it is targeting Disney audiences.

**Spoiler Alert**

One part in particular impacted me greatly was the death of Han Solo. I was like NOO!!!!. HAN SOLO got killed by his son. The death of Han Solo had me thinking for days and talking about it. I felt like having one of the original Star Wars characters being killed was shocking. Just wondering, will the new characters reach the importance as the other original characters?

The Force Awakens was not bad at all, but it felt empty, in need of more character development, more older characters and complexity; an example in one of the previous episodes, the death scene where Master Yoda said his last words before he spiritually disappeared, and to not have felt like another teenage romance during an adult war. I hope the next episode will have a more complex and serious plot with the appearance of Luke Skywalker. Will we see Han Solo?

May the force be with you.

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San Andreas (2015) – Trailer Reaction

What an awesome trailer. Looks like a sad movie. It would be my biggest nightmare to wake up by a magnitude 9 earthquake. The trailer made me worry about the people who have to go through the disaster and trying to survive. I got goosebumps just for watching the trailer and I still have not watched the movie yet. Imagine everything around you is destroyed and you have no where to go to protect yourself. I really hope everyone have a safe day.

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Watch the movie on Amazon here and Fandango here.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2015)

PG-13 | 2h 31min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 25 March 2016 (USA)

It’s a bird. No. It’s a plane. No. It’s Batman! I felt like there was such a huge hype for this movie. The two most well known superheroes in DC comics finally meet. It has been a few years since I watched this film. The movie was not great, but it was good. As a big fan of Superman, I would say that Batman seem the coolest in the movie. Especially when he prepares his new armor and gadgets against Superman. Now for the movie chat. 

The wait is finally over. Batman and Superman are in a big screen together for the first time in real-life movie history. As a result, it is a let down compared to Man Of Steel. For one of the most anticipated film in my life, the film did not meet my expectation. From several exciting trailers, movie promotions and interviews at several Comic-Con, I was really looking forward to watch Batman v Superman. The focus of the film is all over the place. Like trying to fit in equally two superheroes in a single film, while not leaving the other characters out.

Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg, looks like he is out of place. Is it just me? I feel like he does not make a good villain or Lex Luthor. I believe Jesse Eisenber is better to play in the other roles. His performance seems to not flow with the character. What do you guys think?

A surprise appearance, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman joins the two most popular superheroes and taking some spotlight to star its own movie. Wonder Woman is one of  the most surprising superheroes in the comic book work because I never thought she was powerful. I always thought Wonder Woman was one of the weakest superheroes besides Batman. (No offence) After watching her fight, I was wrong for underestimating her. And, Gal Gadot did a great job as Wonder Woman and I look forward for the movie.

Ben Affleck as Batman for the first time. Love the voice of Batman. The beginning of the film was annoying with Batman hating on Superman for being seen as God. And, Batman was trying to pick a fight with Superman and  kill him. Until the part where Batman almost killed Superman, when Superman said his mother’s first name. BAM! They became friends.

Overall, it was an okay movie. The beginning was slow, but most of the fun part happened near the last part of the movie. I caught several mistakes the actors made in the movie. Won’t mention them because I don’t want to ruin your experience.

I will give Batman v Superman a 3/5 stars.

Click the link to watch the movie: Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice