Tag Archives: Fantasy

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Overwrought and middling

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, which is belatedly released in South Korea this week, is an overwrought and middling finale to what has excited and entertained us during last four years. After “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) and … Continue reading

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Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here we go again

“Jumanji: The Next Level”, which is a sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017), tries to entertain us as much as its predecessor, and it accomplishes its mission a little better than I thought. Although its setting is not … Continue reading

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Klaus (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A likable Santa Claus origin story

Netflix animation feature film “Klaus”, which was released on Netflix early in this November, is more entertaining than I expected. Although it is surely your average Christmas tale associated with the origin of Santa Claus, the film distinguishes itself to … Continue reading

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I Lost My Body (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A hand looking for its body

French animation feature film “I Lost My Body”, which won the Nespresso Grand Prize when it was shown in the International Critics’ Week section at the Cannes Film Festival early in this year (It is incidentally the first animation film … Continue reading

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Frozen 2 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A watchable sequel with several good things

When Oscar-winning Disney animation film “Frozen” (2013) came out six years ago, I was not as enthusiastic as many other audiences and reviewers, but I did appreciate a number of good things in that unexpectedly popular animation film. Besides its … Continue reading

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Weathering with You (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Rain, Rain, Rain…

I think I am a little too grounded in reality to enjoy Japanese animation film “Weathering with You”, which was recently selected as the Japanese entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in this year. While it surely looks fantastic … Continue reading

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Maleficent strikes again

Angelina Jolie is one of the most elegant and charismatic actresses working in Hollywood, and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, the sequel of “Maleficent” (2014), works as a vehicle for her undeniable star quality to some degree. Although the movie is … Continue reading

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