Black Panther (2018) Movie Review

‘Black Panther’ is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with it being the 18th film in the span of 10 years. Following the events of 2016´s ‘Captain America Civil War’, where the title character was first introduced, we see T’Challa (ChadwickBoseman reprising his role here) returning to Wakanda and embracing his duties as the new king of the secretive and technologically advanced nation. If you think Tony Stark and his suits of armor are as good as it gets in terms of tech savviness, make no mistake: Wakanda has more to it than textiles and shepherds (Pssst, it has to do with Vibranium *wink*).

The movie is helmed by RyanCoogler, who had previously directed the critically acclaimed Creed, for instance, and the film is a beast, in a good way. It is inspiring and irreverent, managing to create a subgenre within the existing plethora of superhero outings. It obviously contains epic set pieces accompanied with frenetic action (which was not as fluid as one would expect, s…

The Greatest Showman (2017) Movie Review

The Greatest Showman is a full-fledged musical, filled with splashes of color and bursts of joy, consistently spread throughout the film. The movie follows the journey of P.T. Barnum, a resilient human being who founded the concept of circus, and is credited as the creator of the show business itself. Having been born in a poor family, young Barnum had always craved for something exciting; working in a bank all day and typing stuff was definitely not what he was meant to be. This is precisely what his wife tells him when he arrives home, sharing the news that he was let go for bankrupt issues. This triggers a compelling chain of events, toppled by some inspiring moments with his children. And from these genuine and heartfelt moments, Barnum gained the required strength and impetus to create what every man intends to leave behind, after the dust settles: a legacy.
The film is inspired by true events, even though it takes some creative liberties. In order to preserve the awe factor, thi…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Movie Review

Ever wondered what it would be like to have Dwayne Johnson act as an insecure teenage boy, amazed by his huge muscle mass? No? What about seeing Jack Black portraying a popular, Instagram-addicted and, perhaps, short-sighted girl? Still a negative answer? Well, too bad, because this Jumanji reboot shows us all of the listed above whilst putting a fresh new spin on a classic story. I must confess that I was genuinely surprised on how this movie turned out to be.

After watching the promotional material Sony had been releasing to the public eye, I could not help but to feel uninterested. The trailers simply did not sell it for me. However, there is nothing like turning a blind eye during Christmas time, so I checked it out anyway. And I am glad I did! The narrative is relatively straightforward; a group of teenagers is literally pulled into a videogame and are consequently forced to play as the adult avatars of the jungle based setting. Nothing too over the top or thought provoking, but …

Star Wars The Last Jedi (2017) Movie Review

The following film review is brought to you through Hyperspace Deliveries, a company whose headquarters are located in a galaxy far, far away. Jokes aside, it is time to delve deep into the latest Star Wars movie and reflect on it. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson, something that has only been accomplished in the past by George Lucas himself. So, how did Johnson’s trial run go? Well, in order to tackle the billion dollar question we need to dissect the film and evaluate it. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

The film is remarkably well shot and looks absolutely gorgeous. The eighth chapter of the Star Wars saga opts to invest most of its action sequences in lengthy space battles, filled with explosions and trigger-happy blaster shots. It is satisfying to witness the frenetic turmoil of outer-space warfare unfold on screen, given the visually appealing status these scenes are treated with. The soundtrack is superb and John Williams has done it again; …

Justice League (2017) Movie Review

The DCEU (DC Extended Universe, for those of you who have been living under a rock) has experienced quite the tricky ride, through the years. Its point of origin was with 2013’s Man of Steel, when the world was introduced to Superman himself. Three years later, audiences are invited to watch the so called “Greatest gladiator match in the history of the world” in the form of Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice. It received its fair share of backlash due to its moody and overall dark tone, but one thing was clear: Snyder’s vision for what this cinematic universe could become was something undoubtedly remarkable and unique and consequently worth the shot of progression.

So, naturally, casual moviegoers decided to continue supporting this cinematic endeavor, with Suicide Squad next up on the watchlist. Another film, and yet another setback, unfortunately. This one lacked a coherent plot and tried to overly rely on the Guardians of the Galaxy success with classic pop songs from the 70s and 8…