Tag Archives: Fantasy

A Monster Calls (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A typical but solid fairy tale of grief and anger

“A Monster Calls” is a fairy tale which knows how to engage and enchant its audiences. While its story may be typical and predictable in terms of narrative and characterization, it impresses us with a number of nice fantasy elements … Continue reading

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The Mummy (2017) ☆☆(2/4): A mummy comes to London

“The Mummy”, a reboot of the Mummy series which is also the first installment in the Dark Universe film series of Universal Studios, is dour, bland, and joyless while not proving anything particularly fun or scary. This unexciting blockbuster product … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Here comes Wonder Woman!

Besides being more exciting and exhilarating than expected, “Wonder Woman” finally gives what its genre has desperately needed during recent years: strong, independent female superhero character. While this is another quintessential origin story, the movie is refreshing mainly thanks to … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little less awesome this time

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is alternatively exhilarating and exhausting in its overstuffed mix of SF fantasy, action, and comedy. Like the previous film, the movie works best when it focuses on its colorful rogue characters, and there are … Continue reading

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Colossal (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Her huge personal matter

While people with drinking problem are bound to hit each own bottom, the heroine of “Colossal” hits an odd bottom under her extraordinary circumstance. Her life is already a mess, but then she finds herself suddenly being capable of a … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A tale as old as time…

This may sound contradictory to you, but the main highlights of “Beauty and the Beast”, another live action remake film from the Walt Disney Company, often feel like the weakest things in the movie. The movie is indeed enchanting and … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Welcome to Skull Island

As a monster flick, “Kong: Skull Island”, another remake of the 1933 classic film “King Kong”, works to some degrees. Besides its gigantic titular monster, it serves us with various big creatures to watch, and it also shows some sense … Continue reading

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