I didn’t expect to talk about Iron Fist so soon again. Yesterday I saw episode eight, and I was in total awe. I was the only Jackie Chan fan in the room who caught what the scene was all about. [SPOILER ALERT! Heavey spoilers of a scene of this episode!] Danny, Colleen and Claire end up in China to find the head of the Hand. At a certain point, he has to go through a door, but it’s guarded by a drunken Chinese. When I saw the beginning of the scene, I knew where this was going to end: with a fight. Not an ordinary fight, but a fight where the Drunken Master gets more power the more he drinks.
Jackie Chan’s movie, the Drunken Master, is very funny and awesomely performed. I saw it first in Chinese with English subtitles years ago, and I was hooked in Hong Kong movies. Jackie is a drunk who fights kick ass when he has alcohol in his veins.
Have you seen the new Wonder Woman’s new trailer? It points at a great movie coming up! That’s why I’m so happy with it. However, I keep being cautious. Why? Because I didn’t like what DC has done with their movies lately. I haven’t liked any single one of them, to be honest. So, Wonder Woman seems to come as a great relief for me.
It appears that Wonder Woman is a kick-ass Amazon who will help humanity during WWII. My only hope is that DC won’t mess her up since she is one of their pillars. Although I’m a Marvelite, I do like some DC Superheroes. And one of them happens to be Wonder Woman. So, if they mess her up, I won’t be hitting the cinemas for a DC movie ever again! (Yup, I’m that harsh)
Yesterday I saw the Eagle Huntress in the cinema. The Eagle Huntress is a documentary about the quest of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl from Mongolia who dreams of becoming an Eagle Hunter in her country. She lives with her nomadic family, goes to school and helps her family. Her mentor is her father, who believes all kids are equal. In fact, her quest is a memorable one taking into account that Eagle Hunting is mainly a male activity. She comes from a family with several generations of Eagle Hunters.
Her family could have quickly stopped her from such a dangerous endeavor. However, her father is determined to teach her if that’s what she wants. And her mother is willing to have a happy kid. If she intends to be an Eagle Huntress, so be it. This way of doing things shocks with the way of thinking of most elders: women are weaker, don’t know how to hunt, etc.
Yesterday I saw Moana, the new film from Disney that has a different female hero. I must say that I didn’t expect much from the movie, but it surprised me greatly. Since it’s an animation film, I went alone to the cinema. My sweetheart doesn’t like Disney or animation very much. But I don’t mind going alone to the cinema. I’ve done it since I was a teen. For some reason, there are always titles that I want to enjoy, and others find weird.
This movie is pure gold! Forget the other Disney princesses because Moana beats them all! She’s independent, resolute, stubborn and smart. She embarks herself in a hero’s journey, and she is successful. And, there’s no love involved whatsoever!
[SPOILERS: from here onwards there are massive spoilers from the movie. I can’t write a proper review without giving parts of the movie away, so stop reading from here if you haven’t seen it yet. If you’re okay with spoilers, please be my guest.]
It seems that my movie plan for 2017 includes far more films than last year. For starters, we have more Superhero movies and other cult movies. January began with Assassin’s Creed, a disappointing film for me. However, I do hope the rest of movies on my list will do great. So, now that we know that I already saw Assassin’s Creed let’s move to other horizons!
It seems that this movie is based on the comics “Old man Logan.” If so, I need to prepare to say goodbye to one of my favorite characters: Wolverine. The tone of the movie is somber, and the trailer is weird for a Superhero film. I’ll prepare tissues and hope that the “new Wolverine” hinted in the trailer keeps up with Logan’s flag.
I started the year hitting the cinema for Assassin’s Creed. This review is the start of a year of movies. It seems I will be going more to the cinema during 2017. But, let’s talk about the film now, and about the film plans on a later post. Assassin’s Creed had potential. However, the movie felt short. Yes, I expected much more from it. The cast is fantastic, the visuals are astonishing, but the script felt short.
It was amazing to travel through time back to Seville, Spain. The Assassins are working to keep free will while the Templars are trying to destroy it. Assassins keep safe an apple that can destroy free will forever, while the Templars are searching for it desperately.
[SPOILERS: this review contains spoilers of the film. If you haven’t seen it yet, stay away. If, however, have seen it or you’re still deciding, be my guest and keep reading.]
The last movie I saw in 2016 was the Passengers, with Chriss Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. This wasn’t a personal choice. I went along with my sweetheart. I guess, we both expected a very different thing from the film. Before hitting the cinema, I wasn’t convinced about it. However, this movie has proven a little treasure. I enjoyed it, but it also arose several moral questions. Perhaps, the most important one is: if you’re alone and you have access to wake up someone to share with you doom, would you do it?
[SPOILERS: this review is plenty of spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I advise you to stop reading at this point. If you saw the movie, or have doubts about going to the cinema to see it, you can give this review a try.]
I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yesterday, and I left the cinema in tears. I love the movie too much! It’s the first time I feel so close to a Star Wars movie. One of the strong points of the film is its diversity in characters: identifying with one of them is easy. Not only that, you feel that the mix is natural, just in the way it happens in our streets. It’s true that the characters aren’t fully developed, but they’re enough as to let the audience follow their quest and imagine their back stories.
[SPOILERS ahead: if you haven’t seen the movie yet, please refrain from reading beyond this point.]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Moreover, it’s the best movies I’ve seen by far from all the Harry Potter. It was sweet, thrilling, funny, full of mystery and magical. The main character is Newt Scamander. He is a very awkward young man. It’s obvious from the beginning that he has problems in socializing with other people. He’s better with magical creatures. The creatures he saves by putting them into his magical suitcase. He’s a bit of a nerd. But, there’s something dark and loose through New York.
[Mild spoilers ahead: if you haven’t seen the movie at this point, please refrain to keep up reading.]
Yesterday I saw Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and it was a blast! It’s a cunning and funny movie where Cumberstrange shows up all his glory! Any Marvel fan knows that we have to stay up until the end credits end. So, my advice to you, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, is to sit down till the last credit has rolled. Yes, there are two pleasant surprises! The movie is a trippy journey from science to magic. Embrace yourself to one of the most epic Marvel movies ever!
[Mild SPOILERS ahead! My review contains some mild spoilers. Some aren’t really spoilers since you can find them in the trailers. However, I highly advise you to stop reading now if you don’t want any spoilers at all.]