Month: April 2016

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Director: Zac Synder Cast: Henry Cavil, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot, Lawrence Fishburne Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy For years it has been one those “who’d win in a fight” questions – Batman or Superman? Son of Krypton or Bat of Gotham? Two of DC’s most popular and most reincarnated on screen are once more brought to life in a battle of the Titans with director Zac Synder continuing what he started in Man of Steel. Henry Cavil and Amy Adams return again as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane, while Ben Affleck is given a chance to redeem himself in the superhero genre as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Taking place following the events of M.O.S. Bruce Wayne witnesses firsthand the disastrous effects of General Zod and Superman’s climatic fight. The damage caused to his building, colleagues and other innocent people opens his eyes to dangers of powered beings. The aftermath of this clash sets off a chain of events that change everyone in this film. Superman himself has settled into his new role as worldwide protector, while still putting in time as alter ego Clark at The Daily Planet, and rescuing Lois. Meanwhile Bruce Wayne/Batman has to decide what to do about the threats beyond Gotham’s walls. Naturally in a film called Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s inevitable everything leads to the aforementioned title...

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Hardcore Henry (2016)

 When it comes to action films, one usually thinks of big explosions and lots of violent content in the United States of America. But not from Russia, where one would believe that a violent action movie can take place. Enter “Hardcore Henry”, a Russian production with an interesting twist: the whole thing is shot like a video game. More specifically, from a first person view. While the story, as well as some characters tend to fall off the radar, the action is definitely there. “Hardcore Henry” may be stupid as well as a big gimmick with its concept, but one cannot deny that one will definitely have fun while watching the flick. The story has a man waking up in a lab, and learning that he has been genetically modified to become a cyborg. This man is named Henry, and he has no clue as to what’s going on. Before Henry can get his voice recognized, the bad guys come in; Henry escapes and is on the run in Moscow. Henry then meets up with Jimmy (Sharlto Copley) who tells Henry that if he wants to get rid of the bad guy, Henry must trust Jimmy. Can Henry find out just what the hell is going on, or will he find out something that he shouldn’t have? “Hardcore Henry” is an interesting action movie. For starters, having the entire...

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The Jungle book (2016)

Who would have assumed that stories said to have been written by Rudyard Kipling to his daughter in 1894 will entertain the generations to come? Over a century has passed and yet another adaptation of a story as old as time is about to sweep the box office world wide. “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack”  The law for the wolves is lengthy. You possibly wont recall the entire law for the wolves but, if there is one thing you will carry away from Jon Favreaus’ THE JUNGLE BOOK it will be this one line. Its been 22 years (THE JUNGLE BOOK- 1994) since the story of mowgli has been last told. With emphatic CGI and a breakout performance by Neel Sethi, THE JUNGLE BOOK directed by Jon Favreau tops the list thus far for 2016 for imagery and tips the scales in favor for cinematography with veteran Bill Pope handling the lens. Mowgli (Neel Sethi) – A man cub, found within the jungles of India by Bhageera (Ben Kingsley) a staid black panther, is handed over to the wolf pack led by Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and is Raised by Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) as her own cub. Running across the jungle, swinging from branch to branch, foraging for fruit, rolling in the mud and up to his mischievous...

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

 Comic book movies are pretty much everywhere, nowadays. It seems like no matter where one looks, a movie based off of a superhero is playing. And today’s feature is another one of these examples: “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”. Here, we are pitted two of comic book’s greatest superheroes against each other, and the end result is split down the middle. Seriously, this movie is just okay, one could obviously see all of the predictability that this movie conveys and not guess where the film is headed. While there are some good elements thrown into the movie, one cannot ignore all the flaws that the film has to offer. “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” sounds good on paper, but the execution is mostly poor. The story has Superman (Henry Cavil) getting questioned for his actions from the attack by General Zod (Michael Shannon) a few years ago. One of the people watching is Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who saw many of his workers die on that tragic day. Now, using alter ego Batman, Wayne must find out who the Man of Steel is: an ally or an enemy. On top of this, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has set up a plan to pit Batman and Superman to fight each other to the death. The question remains: who will come out victorious? “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”...

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