Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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The Red Turtle (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A wordless fable on the island

“The Red Turtle”, an animation feature film co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, looks as simple as its allegoric fantasy fable. Wholly driven by images and sounds without any dialogue during its 80-minute running time, this is surely your … Continue reading

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Trolls (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They sing, dance, and hug a lot….

Animation feature film “Trolls” is as bright, fluffy, and chirpy as it can be during its 92-minute running time, and that is all. While it serves us with not only many colorful sequences which will exalt young audience but also … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A pretty and sappy body swap romance

Japanese animation film “Your Name” is as pretty and sappy as it can be as a fantasy romance tale. There are a number of beautiful moments to impress you with their colors and details, and then there are also several … Continue reading

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The BFG (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little girl and her big friendly giant

“The BFG” is a flawed but pleasant fairy tale with a number of good elements to admire. Although you may become impatient with its rather thin plot and loose narrative pace, the movie is not entirely without charm and wonder … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The Force is strong in this spin-off…

Whenever it works well, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” feels like the best Star Wars movie since the original Star Wars trilogy. Although it is riddled with several weak spots in terms of plot and characters especially during its … Continue reading

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