Quickie Reviews: ParaNorman

ParaNormanReleased: August 12, 2012

Story: A young boy named Norman must use his ability to talk to the dead to stop the rise of an evil witch that has been kept asleep for hundreds of years. Helping him are his reluctant sister, a bully who doesn’t like him, a new friend, and his friend’s working out enthuiast older brother. But can they stop the witch and an awakened zombie hoard from destroying the town?

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X-Men: First Class

X-MenWhile X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) was about revenge and the exploration of who Wolverine is and what makes him tick, X-Men: First Class (2011) is about two points of view that are touched upon in the previous X-Men movies but, in my opinion, never really gone into in a satisfactory way. What results is a picture that presents thought provoking ideas that make you understand everybody’s motives. Unfortunately, this is at the expense of more thrilling and memorable action moments. Continue reading

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

WolverineThis is the film where we finally get to discover Wolverine’s origins, which is obvious by the title. Some of these revelations are good. Some are not. Contrary to popular opinion, though, I don’t think this is that bad. It’s not great, but it’s not the crapstorm everybody makes it out to be.
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