Movie Review #8: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice (2016) [Spoilers]

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Title: Batman v Superman (IMDb)
Directed by: Zack Synder
Written by: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer
Year: 2016
Length: 151 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 4/10

This is really difficult. I think there’re two ways to review this movie. The first is reviewing Batman v Superman as a movie without any knowledge of or connection to DC comics and their superheroes. The second is reviewing it as a movie featuring the most beloved superheroes of the DC Universe. As you can imagine, these two reviews would vary significantly.

As it is, I am a comic book fan. While Superman was the first Superhero I came to know, it was Batman who I came to love the most.

Which is why I cannot say that I liked Batman v Superman.

Please note that this review contains spoilers for the entire movie. 

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Movie Review #7: Deadpool (2016)

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Title: Deadpool (IMDb)
Directed by: Tim Miller
Written by: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Year: 2016
Length: 108 min.
Rating: 16
My IMDb rating: 9/10

I have watched this movie twice so far. The second time was just as good as the first. Deadpool manages to make me laugh hysterically and cringe inwardly mere seconds apart. They went all out on that R-rating.

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Movie Review #5: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster
Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster (source: recommandedmovies.com)

Title: Guardians of the Galaxy (IMDb)
Directed byJames Gunn
Written by: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
Year: 2014
Length: 121 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 8/10

My boyfriend and I decided to rent Guardians of the Galaxy on Maxdome. I had seen the movie previously in the cinema but hadn’t enjoyed it very much. Mostly, because I’ve had too high expectations of it. Before watching the movie for the first time, I decided to read some Guardians comic books. I really loved Gamora and Nebula, and their sisterly relationship to each other (sisters hate each other more often than not, trust me). So if you have seen the movie, you might understand why I was a little disappointed. Watching it the second time around, I only cringed slightly at Nebula’s scenes. Otherwise, the movie was amazing. Now let me tell you why.

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Movie Review #2: Beastly (2011)

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Beastly promo poster (source: impawards.com)

 

Title: Beastly (IMDb)
Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Written byDaniel Barnz, based on a novel by Alex Flinn
Year: 2011
Length: 86 min
Rating: 6
My IMDb rating: 6/10

A typical beauty and the beast story. Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) is a handsome and popular young man, and the son of a television news reporter who values beauty over everything else. He makes fun of Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen), a typical goth rumoured to be a witch who is considered to be ugly. She warns him not to provoke her unless he wants to suffer from the consequences. Of course, he doesn’t heed the warning.

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