Monday, September 25, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review - Matches the mark

The Hit:

In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we get yet another exciting thrill of an agent movie and it picks up right off with action and misery. The secret organization known as Kingsman gets demolished and now must rely on their cousins (the Statesman) for help against the new threat known as the golden circle. 

Cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Hanna Alström, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Edward Holcroft, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, and Elton John. 

Pros: I enjoyed The Golden Circle as much as the original Kingsman and it is almost similar in excitement and revelations. The Statesman were a good combination of teamwork with the Kingsman and added that extra comedy for a fun time. More new sweet gadgets from both the good guys and bad guys was great. The interaction between characters was well done, especially in scenes of brutal action to the scenes of utter heartache. The Statesman were just as great as kicking butt as the Kingsman and each held their own against the baddies. 

Cons: I didn't really enjoy the villain in this as much as I did Valentine in the first. Julianne Moore did great playing her character but I didn't feel like she lived up to Valentine's grand scheme. The heart ache I mentioned in my pros, without spoiling anything were some losses that made me bitter but if it was to tell the story and make it progress then it had to be done, but there were some characters I was really bummed about losing. Wish there were more scenes with Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. 

As from other critics I didn't feel like something jaw dropping happened in this sequel to make me really push you to go watch it, but it was still just as exciting as the first and worth your time to see it on the big screen. Taron Egerton is a great actor and I enjoy his work and he did just as awesome as he did in the first. For a good spy movie don't miss out on this flick. 

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

It Review: An homage to the classic with a twist

The Hit:

From the weird and creepy stories of Stephen King, we get the reincarnate story of Pennywise the clown who terrorizes the children of a cursed little town in this remake. It's certainly not held in this era but the special effects and cameras used, shows a sharper image and overall a better quality than the original "It". 

Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Jackson Robert Scott, and Bill Skarsgård. 

Pros: With better quality in shooting the different scenes you get more scared and creeped out by Pennywise and the images he shows the kids to fear him. I liked the overall comedy that was introduced and although this was a thriller/horror flick the comedy made all that scary stuff pass by a little easier with some laughs. The chemistry between the characters was incredible, it reminded me of how great the Netflix series "Stranger Things" was: so smooth with each cast member. Not only did the story progress with each scene the actors made it so much enjoyable as well. 

Cons: I don't have very many cons that I can think of that made me not like it but other than this being a Drama/Horror film I didn't expect it to have so many comical moments. Which I personally didn't mind but from other critics that was one issue. 

'It' was definitely a movie worth the hype. Not only did I get scared and jumped up in a few scenes I enjoyed watching the adventure of these kids struggling in fighting this demonic clown. There will be a sequel so let's see how that turns out but for now, go with friends or whomever and go laugh and get scared in this fun ride of a classic remake and you'll float too. 

The Verdict: