Storks is an animated movie about Amazon if it were run by, well, storks. Ok maybe not really, but its still a pretty accurate representation of the movie. Its a journey had by a human and a stork to deliver a baby from company that doesn't deliver babies anymore. It plays off of the old myth that babies are delivered by storks from the sky, which is a cover for bad parenting anyways.
The movie is a straight up comedy that relies on some adult humor and simple humor to get the audience laughing. It seems this movie for me is in the same vein as The Secret Life of Pets, another animated movie that came out this year. What I mean by that is, they partake in the same type of comedy. It is the same stuff that you see in children's television shows that have been reused so many times nothing seems fresh. So if you thought the humor was great in that movie, then you will like this one. This opinion usually flies in the face of people that don't watch children's TV, so that demographic will like this movie.
There was a reoccurring spectacular part in the movie that truly made me laugh each time it was used. It involved the wolves from the poster and their pack. It was greatly executed and I had never seen it before so it felt fresh and was not just a simple gag. The animation was nice and clean and had a unified aesthetic like all other animated movies.
There was not too much that set this movie apart from other animated movies this year. You could probably go your entire life without seeing this movie and not have any repercussions, so pend your time with something else.
The Magnificent Seven is the latest venture in the Wild West genre from Hollywood following The Hateful Eight and The Ridiculous Six. But in essence, it is really just a remake of an older film by the same name. But that doesn't mean this movie deserves to be looked over.
The thing you have to get out of the way before seeing this movie is the plot. There is not too much here for people that have seen a couple of western movies before. There is nothing original about this movie and could be considered a combination of wild west troupes. But the movie is more than the sum of its parts. All the little individual pieces that make up this movie, when combined, still do not do this movie justice. Its an incredibly solid film that manages to put a smile on your face each chance it gets. It grabs your attention with each gun shot and leaves you in awe with each magic trick, becoming more exciting as the movie progresses.
The cast puts on a really good show and fills their roles with as much firepower as the weapons they use. The dynamic characters and group chemistry is so good, no one really feels out of place. It all acts as a cohesive way for the story to be told and makes for a really good time. Another thing that this movie does well are the deaths, this extends to almost everyone who dies in the movie, they all hit hard or have high impact. You can feel the force when someone gets shot and it really adds to the overall experience for the movie.
There is not much to say about the movie other than the little surprises that you definitely don't want spoiled before you see it. It is worth seeing in the theater, no questions asked.
An argument can be made that the movie Snowden has an agenda to paint the whistleblower as a hero. But this movie strives to define and fill out the man behind the name. And to be fair, the first assumption was apparent from the trailer in which they flat out put the word hero in it. Should you go see this movie, is it entertaining, and why did it do so bad opening weekend?
First off, was the movie any good? It was an engaging film that depicted the cyber world around us from a perspective that very few get. It did a great job not just describing what all this means for the average person, but the journey that Snowden himself went threw. Snowden in this dramatization went threw his own story arc that really underlined what you could take away from this movie. It is not just a retelling of events, or whether this guy is an American hero, it wants you to make the decision. It puts the power in your hands to come to whatever conclusion that you want. This idea itself was a theme in the movie, with Snowden saying that all the classified information should be given to the public and they should decide if they want to give up their privacy. That doesn't mean you decide if it was an enjoyable film, it means you can come to your personal conclusion on the events and Snowden himself. Is it worth watching in theaters though?
The short answer is you don't have to pay full price to see this movie, but it is one you should watch. It really informs the public about what the government is actually doing, but not in a documentary kind of way. You could watch this on Netflix, or where ever you watch movies when they leave theaters, but you have to watch it.
Why did almost no one go see this movie, because its about a topic that people are not interested in. Some people just don't want to spend money or time on a movie they think is irrelevant or has already been resolved. That in itself says more about the general population, but that still means this movie was not in touch with what people want to see in theaters.
Weighing everything together, this move was a good time that was informative, but also a good narrative.
8/10 They made fun of me for covering my webcam, who's laughing now?