Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Genre: Marvel, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This is an awesome movie that will excite any Marvel Fan or anyone looking for a decent film to watch πŸ˜› . You are thrown into the action / story straightaway and you stay captivated in the ever unfolding plot! What I loved about this movie was the connections to all the previous Marvel films making it great (nostalgic) to see other superheroes. The narrative (especially near the end battle) was shocking but awesome and I can’t wait to see how the Avengers will recover πŸ˜€ ! The two leading characters Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) were great plus I liked the character developments (they had flaws πŸ˜› ). The battle between the two sides was climatic, action paced and really entertaining πŸ™‚ . There are plenty of funny moments in this film along with the dramatic plots mostly from the side characters like Ant Man or Bucky Vs Falcon πŸ˜› . Each of the other superheroes like Ant Man or Spiderman where given a good amount of screen time and felt like they belonged in this film (didn’t feel out of place). Yes the film is really long and maybe the “true villain” may not be as strong as previous ones but it works well πŸ™‚ . A highly enjoyable film that is amazing πŸ˜€ Enjoy πŸ˜€ !

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Whose side are you on?

Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble (2012)

Genre: Marvel, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

This was the first of the Avenger films where all our favourite (and popular) superheroes got together! It is an awesome film πŸ˜€ ! The narrative is great, action packed, thoughtful, we see the character’s develop and it is full of wit. I loved the main characters (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye) and how they reacted to each other. For example, the way the Hulk just punched randomly (won’t spoil) and the battle with Loki πŸ˜› . Even though the humour is great in this film it is quite well balanced. The fights scenes and dangers are plentiful and pretty interesting πŸ™‚ . I was not bored in this film and I would happily watch again πŸ™‚ . The villain Loki is a popular choice (probably the best villain from the Marvel Movie Franchise) and Tom Hiddleston plays a great part πŸ˜€ . There is a cleverly crafted turning point in this film (that brings everyone together) with a death that is surprising! This is a fantastic movie that it definitely better than the Age of Ultron Film πŸ˜› . Seriously recommend if you love Marvel πŸ˜€ Enjoy πŸ™‚ !

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

Panda Avengers Assemble
Avengers Assemble!

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book (2016)

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family Film, Disney

I loved this adaption of the original Disney Classic and it may even be better than the first πŸ˜› . The CGI is awesome and creates realistic and impressive animals πŸ™‚ . It has an amazing all star cast (Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson) whose voices all suit the animals they play, even a female Kaa πŸ˜› . Neel Sethi was absolutely brilliant and creates a likable, adorable character of Mowgli! His version of the character was ten times better than the 1967 version as you believe his struggle (sympathise with him rather than him being annoying) πŸ™‚ . The action was good as it mostly sticks to the narrative of the original Jungle Book. Though what I did like was that the narrative wasn’t too predictable because (without spoiling) sections are altered. Plus I loved the fact the classic music kept playing throughout in the background and some of the more popular songs still are in the story πŸ˜€ ! A really great adaptation that feel more grown up but can still be enjoyed by the entire family πŸ˜€ Enjoy!!

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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The legend will never be the same.

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama

This is a great heart-warming film that tells a great (based on true life) story πŸ™‚ . I knew of Eddie the Eagle beforehand (who doesn’t πŸ˜› ) but I was not very aware of his story so I had no expectation. I don’t know how true this biography is but it was very entertaining, interesting, captivating, funny and touching πŸ™‚ . The characters were believable and likable. Taron Egerton was fantastic as Eddie who created a lovable personality to the screen, probably his best performance yet as an actor πŸ˜€ . Plus Hugh Jackman was good as the supporting actor in this film and also created a likable character as Bronson Peary. What I loved about this film was feeling of the authenticity. Nothing seemed to be Β forced or over acted and the jumps were good πŸ™‚ . Those Ski Jumps (each one, crash or succeed) were “edge of the seat” moments as they were very convincing πŸ˜› . This may not be the most accurately correct biography (probably 90% made up) film ever made but I generally enjoyed it πŸ™‚ . If you are looking for a feel good movie with a decent narrative than I seriously recommend this movie πŸ˜€ . Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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You’re Eddie the Eagle!

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

The sequel / prequel to the first Huntsman movie and I was quite excited to see this film πŸ™‚ . Charlize Theron (The Evil Queen) and Chris Hemsworth (Huntsman) are back πŸ˜€ ! I do wish we got to see more of the Evil Queen as she was great and her scenes are pretty good. The graphics, CGI and costume design in this film are completely fantastic πŸ™‚ . My favourite was Queen Freya’s (Emily Blunt) outfits as you could believe it was full of ice from the look and sounds in made plus loved the owl style πŸ˜€ . Also they solve the “missing” Snow White from this movie well and doesn’t affect the narrative πŸ˜› . However, there are some errors and inconsistencies’ within this movie especially when you think back and compare to the first film. There is an overall feeling of predictability (of the type of genre it’s in) and this film isn’t as captivating as the last one was. There are some decent scenes like the finale battle sequence, Queen Freya becoming what she was at the beginning and the general story is entertaining enough. Parts are funny (the Dwarfs especially) and parts memorable. Overall, I personally liked it and would recommend but this is not as good as the first movie. Enjoy πŸ™‚

I give this film 4 Stars out of 5!

Panda Huntsman
We have much to do, little sister.

Chicken Little

Chicken Little (2005)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Disney

My last review was about the (probably) best Disney movie ever to now a review on one of the worse Disney film ever! I had (luckily) never had a chance to see this movie as a child so I thought let’s watch it now πŸ™‚ . It is awful. Seriously, everything about it is awful. The CGI is so bad it is actually embarrassing to watch πŸ˜› . I guess we should be kinder to old CGI animation because they are being compared to nowadays, but normally the story would be stronger. The first 60 minutes of this movie is boring, clichΓ© humour and stereotypical personalities (and not even in a humorous way). Β It has a pretty bad moral at the beginning, it says “if the whole world doesn’t believe you don’t expect your parents to back you up and now it’s okay for the whole world to bully you”. Even the turnaround stays boring and creates the most predicable, cheesy (kind of) happy ever after that doesn’t leave you satisfied. Β Also the songs are so old (even for the year this movie was made), it doesn’t work and doesn’t make it funny. The actual “fake movie” in a movie seemed more interesting πŸ˜› . This is a film I don’t recommend ever because reading the original nursery story is more entertaining. Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 0.5 Stars out ofΒ  5!

Panda Chicken Little
This time the sky really is falling.

Zootropolis

Zootropolis (2016)

Genre: Disney, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Film

This is the newest film from Disney and I love it πŸ™‚ Seriously this is a great film and it has brought back the Magic that we love about Disney :). The story builds up well, feel like two films in one (when you get past half way πŸ˜› ) which is good and is very interesting. The humour is high in this film and my favourite funny character is Clawhauser (Nate Torrence) the Cheetah πŸ˜€ ! What I really love about this movie is the subject issues this film presents (like Racism) but by using animals still made it enjoyable without making the issue childish πŸ™‚ . Teaches both adults and children πŸ˜› . Also be prepared to fall in love with the main two characters in this film Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman)! They are awesome characters, work well together and their stories (individual and together) help advance the overall narrative πŸ˜€ . A fantastic animation, that is probably the best one (so far) that Disney has ever made πŸ˜€ . Seriously recommend and Enjoy πŸ˜€ .

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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Welcome to the urban jungle!

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

I had heard quite a few bad reviews about this movie but personally, I really enjoyed this πŸ˜€ . The story was good, entertaining and intriguing. It had a strong beginning and an even better ending. Henry Cavill was brilliant as Superman (as expected from the last film “Man of Steel”) and Ben Affleck was pretty good as Batman πŸ™‚ . He create a new version (the story has slightly shifted for Batman πŸ˜› ) which made him different but still likable / believable. I loved Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot πŸ˜€ ! She created a great character, who looked good but not overly sexualised, and she did not take away from the “Superman/Batman” story :). She actually worked and helped out the narrative (hinting to the next films). I liked Batman’s dreams in the film, the action was good and the “Showdown” was pretty awesome πŸ˜› . Also cool bad guy (Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg) πŸ˜› . This is a film I definitely would recommend and advise any DC fans to go with lower expectations and you will love it πŸ˜€ ! Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!

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If man won’t kill God, the Devil will do it!

Kung Fu Panda 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family Film

You have no idea how excited I have been for this movie and I can happily say it lived up to the expectation πŸ˜€ . The story is awesome and continued well from the last movie. It was very captivating, interesting, funny and had a moment that could make one sad πŸ˜› . I liked the back-story they gave Po and it was fun to see the entire cast return. I loved the Pandas πŸ˜€ ! I like the father who was funny but a sweet character and Mei Mei who was awesomely funny with her love myself ribbon dance πŸ˜› . The villain was strong, effective and may have been the worse one Po has had to face so far πŸ˜› . I loved the colours during the bad battle sequence and this film had fitting ending. A great third instalment of the Kung Fu Panda arc and worth a watch whether you are a fan or not πŸ˜› . Enjoy πŸ˜€

I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!

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The weight is over!