Movie Review: Black Panther

What happens now determines what happens to the rest of the world.

Black Panther is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. Starring an all star cast including Chadwick Boseman, Angela Basset, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B Jordan and the list goes on.

Black Panther is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, with the passing of King T’Chaka, T’Challa takes up the mantle of the Black Panther as well as the role of The King of Wakanda.

The Good

This movie came with an incredible amount of anticipation, with an all black cast behind and in front of the camera not to mention the first major superhero movie led by a black actor, this movie is ground breaking.


Chadwick Boseman is great as both the Black Panther and T’Challa, however the movie is filled with more interesting personalities. From Lupita Nyong’o who plays a Wakandan spy to Letitia Wright who plays T’Challa’s sister and more importantly Danai Gurira who leads the Dora Milaje. These characters bring so much depth to them and makes you invested into their own story arcs.


One of the most fascinating aspect of the film is Michael B. Jordan. As his story arc brings about a damaged character that you can sympathize with. You understand why he’s angry though his actions are extreme, you can feel his frustration. His role as Killmonger is easily one of the best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Bad


This film does have flaws, at times it’s predictable and the CG isn’t all that polished there are several scenes where the CG looks unfinished and it can take you out of the film.



Overall Black Panther is an incredibly enjoyable film, it’s definitely one of the better Marvel movies. The characters, the story and especially the culture it’s representing makes this movie unique and special. Even with Avengers: Infinity War looming around the corner Black Panther manages to be it’s own movie and if anything makes you more excited for the next movies.

Good Bad 4/5
    • Terrific Action Sequences
    • Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
    • Bad Ass female characters
      • Predictable Plot Points
      • Weak CGI at certain scenes



Movie Review: All the Money in the World

J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.

All the Money in the World is directed by Ridley Scott, it’s based on the book by John Pearson. Starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty.

When 16 year old John Paul Getty III has been kidnapped, the kidnappers asks his mom, Michelle Williams, to pay for 17 million dollars. However seeing as she doesn’t have that amount of money she asks her father-in-law, who’s adamant not to spend any ransom money, to pay the ransom.

The Good

Coming into this film, I was intrigued on how Ridley Scott tackled the transition of replacing Kevin Spacy with Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty. However after watching this film proves that Ridley Scott is a master of his craft as he manages to seamlessly swap the actors without any hints of the former.


The acting in this movie is tremendous, this is more of Michelle Williams more than anything and she is terrific. Mark Wahlberg is also toned down but Christoper Plummer as J. Paul Getty is incredible. He’s cold-blooded and meticulous about his money and you do see his point of view at times but there’s ruthlessness behind him and that makes the character intriguing.

The Bad

The only major issue I have in this movie is the color palette, the film has cold bleak look to it and seeing how most of the scenes are in Italy, it didn’t quite resonate well on screen. Though there are some scenes that greatly benefited from it at times it was distracting.



Overall All the Money in the World is a highly suspenseful film, it’s not very action packed but it does enough to keep you entertained throughout. It has some good twists and turns to keep it unpredictable and the performances were great. Highly Recommended.

Good Bad 4/5
    • Strong Performances
    • Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty
    • Highly Suspenseful
    • Bleak Color Palette

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Last Call, Pitches

Pitch Perfect 3 is the third movie in the Pitch Perfect series. It’s Directed Trish Sie and it stars the usual Pitch Perfect crew with Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Rebel Wilson.


The Good

There’s very little good things about this movie, mainly if you’re someone who’s into covers and the singing battle they call a Riff-off you might enjoy the parts where they do so.

The Bad

This was a painful movie with an abundance of unfunny fat jokes. Rebel Wilson who was tolerable in the first movie, was annoying in this movie. Another annoying part is DJ Khaled, granted he’s not in screen a lot but do they mention his name a hundred times beating you over the head with the fact that he’s in the movie.


Anna Kendrick seems like she’s lost passion with this project and was clearly doing this for the paycheck and also we get John Lithgow with a terrible Australian accent.



Overall there’s really no big reason to watch this in the cinemas. It’s unfunny and even the singing wasn’t as good as before. Pitch Perfect 3 is what you call a cash grab taking advantage of naive viewers thinking they would go in there and have a good time. Not Recommended, (just keep watching the first one).

Good Bad 1/5
    • Generally Unfunny
    • Fat Jokes
    • Tired Plot
    • DJ Khaled


Movie Review: Coco

I have to sing. It’s not just *in* me… It *is* Me.

Coco is the latest animated film from Pixar and it’s directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. It stars newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal.

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Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

The Good

Coco is easily this year’s best animated movie. The beautiful design of the Land of the Dead is one of the many highlights of this film. The colourful environment the neon colours of the animals and the look of the dead, it’s a marvel to look at.

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Another highlight of this film is how they incorporated the Mexican culture. With the theme of Dio De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) you can tell Pixar did their homework to make sure they got it right and they did. Especially with a strong focus on family it’s fascinating to watch and it sucks you right into the movie.


The strongest aspect of this movie however is the story. Though it starts of as your typical Pixar movie with a character going from point A to B. There are moments in this film where they completely turns the story around and to a point where you don’t know where it’s headed. The story is incredibly enthralling and it’s beautiful as well as powerful.

The Bad

The only complaint I have for this movie, and it’s very minor is the humour, some of the laughs and gags are something you’ve seen before with skeletons pulling themselves apart and putting them back together. It’s very basic, but it does not hinder the overall quality of the movie.



As mentioned above Coco is easily one of the best movies to have come out this year. With a strong and powerful story and gorgeous animation. Coco will have you sad crying and happy crying. It’s a beautiful film accompanied by beautiful music and great voice acting from everybody involved. This film is highly recommended for everyone.

Good Bad 5/5
    • Beautiful Design and Animation
    • Strong Story
    • Lovely Music


Movie Review: The Foreigner

Politicians and terrorists, they are just 2 ends of the same snake

The Foreigner is directed by Martin Campbell (Spyfall) and it stars Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

When an explosion in a public street in London kills numerous civilians, Quan Ngoc Minh (Jackie Chan) who’s daughter was killed in the explosion, stops at nothing in extracting vengeance to the bombers.


The Good

Despite Jackie Chan’s age, this movie is proof that he still got it. From the action perspective of the movie, Jackie can still kick ass. The action sequence are thrilling and very entertaining. Jackie Chan also proved that not only he can kick ass as if he was in his 30s but he can also act as he delivers very compelling dramatic scenes.

His counter part, Liam Hennessy played by Pierce Brosnan is also great. Though he’s not action oriented like his James Bond days, his performance is also compelling and with surprisingly having more screen time than Jackie Chan. He’s done a great job carrying the movie whenever Jackie’s not on screen.

The Bad

There’s a few things that may annoy people in this movie, one of which is the movie’s score. With a mixture of techno and electronic music, most of the time it didn’t mesh well with the scenes and at times was distracting. Another complaint is how the movie was cut together. Though not a major complaint, there were some scenes in the movie which felt randomly put together which in return did not resonate well on screen.



Overall The Foreigner is a very solid action/political thriller. With 2 strong leads and a decent story. The Foreigner not only gives justice to it’s 2 hour running time but also it’s able to entertain all throughout. With very minor complaints, The Foreigner is highly recommended.

Good Bad 3.8/5
  • Jackie Chan & Pierce Brosnan
  • Good Action Sequences
  • Distracting Score
  • Odd Pacing

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger.


Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner. Directed by Denis Villenueve (Arrival), starring Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford.

Set 30 years after the first Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049 follows K, a Blade Runner set to find older model replicants. Along his finds he follows a dangerous path with a very dark secret.

The Good

One of the most striking aspect of the movie is the cinematography. This movie is gorgeous, from the misty cyberpunk cityscape of Los Angeles to the red desolate desert of Las Vegas, this movie looks incredible.


Accompanying the great cinematography is the performances from some of your notable characters characters. Though one performance that stood out is Ana De Armas, who plays Joi who is very good in the film. However the CG that accompanied her character is also visually impressive.

The Bad

The movie is almost three hours long and unfortunately you feel the length of it. There are plenty of scenes that drag and some moments where there are plenty of talking. Though the movie is visually striking, there are scenes that are hard to get through due to it’s slow pacing.


Overall Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece. The cinematography of the movie is incredible and Roger Deakins who’s the director of photography will surely get nominated again for an Oscar and could possibly win it. Your performances are mostly decent and even characters with smaller roles played by Dave Bautista and Barkhad Abdi were great.


However with the long running time this can be a tough movie to get through overall. But if you’re a huge sci-fi fan who enjoyed the first Blade Runner and doesn’t mind movies with slow moving pace Blade Runner 2049 is for you.

Good Bad 4.5/5
  • Incredible Visuals
  • Ana De Armas as Joi
  • Trippy Ménage à trois
    • Long Running Time
    • Unnecessarily Loud

Movie Review: It

You’ll float too

It is the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel It. It’s directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) and it stars Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise.

In the small town of Derry, Maine a string of disappearances are plaguing the town. However when a group of kids detected a pattern they are determined to stop the cause behind it,  a demon clown called Pennywise.

The Good

This movie was a lot of fun, one of the most surprising elements of the movie is the amount of comedy it had. One might think It will be a straight up horror movie but the amount of genre that this movie tackled was impressive, from comedy, drama, thriller and it can be considered an adventure film as well as a coming of age story and not to mention the horror side of it. It balances all these elements and it creates a meaty and and thoroughly enjoyable film.


Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise was great, his creepy and scary portrayal of Pennywise was very fitting and he’s terrifying. Though the loser club also deserves a praise as they were all great, with seven characters to juggle from the movie manages to give each character a moment.


However three actors stood out having performed great range of emotions. Sophia Lillis, the lone girl in the group was great, she represents a very mature side of the Losers Club while the comedic side was handled perfectly by Finn Wolfhard who plays Richie Tozier. On the other hand Jack Dylan Grazer who plays Eddie is the most sensible one and all these three actors were amazing.

The Bad

There’s not a lot of bad things to say about this movie and if there are it’s very minor however one subtle flaw of the movie is it does every other element of it good, to which the horror part becomes underwhelming. The movie delivers plenty of jump-scares and terrifying imagery. But at a certain point of the movie, you stop being scared as you become invested in the story.



Overall It is a hIt, see what I did there, the surprising amount of humor in the film worked a little too well but it did help the movie’s pacing. The Losers Club was fun to watch the raunchy dialogue of the kids will have you laughing throughout the movie however Bill Skarsgard’s fantastic take on Pennywise will leave you terrified. Andy Muschietti is slowly cementing himself as one of the better horror movie director and with this being a huge success we will surely be hearing more about him.

It is a fun, scary and thoroughly enjoyable movie. It’s violent and humorous but it will also make you keep wanting more.

Good Bad 4.2/5
  • Pennywise
  • Terrifying Imagery
  • Hilarious Dialogue
    • Underwhelming Horror