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Review of the movie Birds of Prey
A new twist in the superhero movies genre. Funny, different and full of action.
A very pleasant surprise after a couple of trailers that did not make us foresee that what was to come was a very round film, very intelligent and with a lot of potential to exploit in the universe of these characters in the future. The film has several responsible persons in that regard. Director Cathy Yan, screenwriter Christina Hodson and Margot Robbie, not only in her role as Harley Quinn, queen of the film (not pun intended), but also producer of the film. Although I especially want to mention the role of Hodson, screenwriter who has already given a lot of dignity to the Transformers saga with Bumblebee and now writes a whole and, to some extent, complex film. The movie has a script...
A script that involves the search for a diamond and the breakup of Harley Quinn with the Joker, so that a group of characters launch themselves in search of that diamond and the hunt for Harley, which leads to a crossroads between characters that will serve as the birth of the group Birds of Prey. Although the group is a small part of the film and it is actually a Harley Quinn movie, where all the other characters are guests. It is not a narrative problem and it is even appreciated, although in the future, already knowing them, it would be interesting that they had a greater weight in the plot or even that they were the absolute protagonists of the story and that the path of Harley Quinn was another one. The plot, of course, is very close to that of any Harley Quinn comic book.
Review of the movie Spider-Man Far From Home
Spider-Man is getting closer and closer to home, ironically.
We have the feeling that what we see on the screen is closer to the essence of the comic books even more, something it seems that many do not want to understand, and I am sorry. For them and for what I want to explain. The film is increasingly faithful to the essence of what Peter Parker is, a young man with a huge burden of guilt over his shoulders who is unable to reconcile his powers with his mundane life, and who despite his intelligence, remains a teenager who is not prepared in many ways to face the world. Spider-Man is romance, adventure, action and humor, a sometimes strange humor that comes from the verbiage of the character in action and his peculiar way of being out of place when there is no action.
That's what took me out of the film in Homecoming, that mania for ridiculing the hero when he was dressed in a suit and in full fatigues, not understanding what it is then when Spider-Man is not a clumsy young man, but a hero. But a nervous one, because he is young, and he is afraid, so he frees him by talking nonstop during a fight. But he is not clumsy. Here we have the step to the maturity of the hero, who is still 16 years old, but he must decide if he wants to accept that responsibility, that enormous burden, or if he becomes just another teenager (kind of). It is not a simple decision and the film manages it very well because, as in the comics, after a light and humorous moment, comes one more devastating for the character. One moment that breaks him. And that works wonderfully.
Crítica de la película El Hijo
A magnificent perversion of the Superman myth.
Also James Gunn, producer of the film, has a lot of experience with the superhero genre. Not only has directed the first two installments of Guardians of the Galaxy, also prepares the third and the sequel to Suicide Squad, without forgetting Super, a movie that mocks on vigilantes with mask from 2010 that made us laugh a lot. This film is more serious, but Gunn has been very close to the project all the way, which gives the film that black humor and irreverent tone that his first films had, the least unknown but the wildest. And also with all the knowledge treasured by the director, here producer, from his time doing superhero movies, which means that the film is not merely a joke.
Imagine the story of Superman, which could be his evil version from the comic books for example, but with a slight, or maybe huge, change. The child who falls from the sky in a ship, adopted by a family of farmers in Kansas and that soon discovers that he has incalculable powers (the same as Superman) is not our savior, but has come to end all those who oppose him, maybe in his way to become a tyrant who will dominate us all. That is what the film proposes and knows how to overcome the initial story anecdote to create an universe of rich and interesting characters, led by that inexhaustible mother who is Elizabeth Banks, but without forgetting her resigned husband, David Denman, or Gregory Alan Williams as the sheriff ...
Avengers: EndGame review
It is Marvel’s perfect storm.
It is the movie that we all wanted and more, much more. A journey that has taken us to the length and breadth of 11 years and that has its first big jump here in Endgame, the end of the game, no more, no less. A risky bet, made throughout the length and breadth of two dozen films that culminates with a high note, at very high one. And one doubt, if Marvel will be able to live up to what Endgame offers us, a powerful, epic film, full of adventures, drama and narrative intelligence at all levels. No, as the screenwriters said at one point, it's not the movie we expected to see. But not because of what we thought, but because it is not a movie full of action, but an adventure film during most of its three hours of footage, and it leaves the action for a final hour that becomes something we have rarely seen in a movie theater before ...
Bumblebee movie review
One of the best films of the Transformers franchise.
One of the best films of the Transformers franchise. Possibly it is not the most expensive or the one with the best visual effects, nor scenes as huge as the previous ones because of the special effects or the grandiloquence of Michael Bay's cinema. But it is undoubtedly the best written and possibly best interpreted, also taking advantage of the visual talent of its director, Travis Knight, responsible for the magnificent Kubo and the Two Strings, accompanied on this occasion in the script by Christina Hodson, one of the most required writers of Hollywood this days, which shows here her talent and is also responsible for the Batgirl and Birds of Prey scripts. If something similar to Bumblebee comes out of those movies ... we are in good hands, truth be told.
Aquaman movie review
One of the best blockbusters of the year and the proof that DC can do very good things.
And no, I do not mean by this that I have changed my mind about other DC movies, I just think that this time they have done something possibly closer to what the public expects from the comics company in movies. It is true that it is superior to Justice League, for example (I do not understand how it may have cost half of the cost of Justice League and it seems that it cost twice as much, although we know all the problems that the shooting of JL had ...) and it is even with Wonder Woman, or better certain times. But, above all, it is a perfect Christmas entertainment and a blockbuster as competent as well built.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review
A step back in the Fantastic Beasts saga, which entertains but is an overlong film. Whether or not you are fans of the Harry Potter saga, you're sure to know that this weekend premiered around the world Fantastic Beasts 2, the sequel to the spin off prequel to the original saga. And that it has offered us a film that seems half done, halfway between an epic magical adventure and a telenovela. No, I do not mean to offend when I say these words. But whoever has seen the film will not deny me that there are a couple of moments in which to follow the genealogical trees of the characters (almost all of them) is more complicated than guessing the number of the lottery this week ...
Halloween 2018 Review Movie
Finally, the tribute that the original film needed and deserved. The father of all the slasher films as we know them, Michael Myers who appeared in the seminal film Halloween by John Carpenter, is finally recognized as such in a film that makes him, for the new audience, the mythical figure that he has always been, or at least that he should be. Maybe some forgot about it, giving more importance to Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger, but Myers is the father of them all, in the same way that Norman Bates was the grandfather. No, I did not forget about Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it’s just that, that movie was not a slasher, it was another type of horror cinema, essential in the same way, but it is not the same type of cinema. Although it presented a similar type of masked villain.
First Man Review Movie
One of the best movies of the year, without a doubt.
Damian Chazelle returns after La La Land, to surprise us, completely changing tone and style, to offer us a film with personality, with a sensational force and with Ryan Gosling who is a candidate for all the awards from this moment on. The film will be nominated in many categories, without a doubt, but that should not make us forget what is really important. That First Man is a fantastic movie, a story disguised as a biopic that turns into an epic adventure and that leaves us the taste of the great cinema. Script, acting, direction ... the film has all the necessary elements to stand out. And if Gosling stands out, do not miss what Claire Foy does with her character...
Film review Venom
It is not what we expected, for better and worse. For days we have been receiving different information about what we were going to find in Venom, the film starring Tom Hardy and directed by Ruben Fleischer. Some said it would be the worst movie of the year. It is not the worst movie of the year, nor the best one. It is a mixture of brilliant and mediocre ideas, of genius themes and love for the comic books, with blockbuster needs for all audiences. Because the movie does not have R category, so the audience will be higher in numbers (or so they think), but we will also see less blood on screen. And Venom's character needed that blood to make the movie that fans have been demanding for years.