It took me a little while to see this movie. That should tell you something already about this film. Let’s face it, you know the story. With King Kong, the movies that feature the oversize primate seem to have the same thing happening but just in a different location. So in that regard, it’s very important that the words “Skull Island” is included in the title because the location and its inhabitants is what makes this film fun and entertaining.
John Goodman plays Bill Randa, a scientist who is bored of his life and can’t help with tamper with things meant to kept hidden takes a group of soldiers to an unknown Island to discover that life and evolution has been amped up encountering many creatures including our beloved Kong.
The time has come for Logan a.k.a The Wolverine to hang up his claws and go out with a bang or should I say “Snikt” in this particular case, as Hugh Jackman plays the rough around the edges hero one last time in the character’s latest movie titled Logan. Hugh Jackman has played The Wolverine in nine total movies from 2000 to present day. He has also voiced the character in video games as well as played himself in movies that would poke fun at the character as well.
Logan is very different from what you are used to seeing from this character as well as an X-men associated movie. First off, the movie is Rated-R. From what I heard about the graphic novel this story is based on, it was a smart choice to match the more adult and bloody content for authenticity. Second, this isn’t your typical X-men/superhero movie. No elaborate costumes, less special effect and ranged powers and abilities used, or the use of an over the top villain/hero game.
To the fans of Harry Potter movies who thought they would never see another movie from this magical world, will jump for joy to know that J.K. Rowling is far from over and to prepare ourselves for another set of movies. Over the weekend, the first of I am sure many to come was released. I am a Harry Potter Fan. I discovered I would be a member of the Hufflepuff house in Hogwarts school of Wizardry. The kind of fan that have seen the movies but not read the books. So this review is based on the perspective of such a fan.
Today’s tbt movie is Batteries Not Included starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and Elizabeth Peña(I miss you) in a PG family film involving a cast of featured tenants in a rundown apartment building in its last counting days of being demolished and trying to rid the remaining people who stay there. With no way of stopping this from happening out of no where some robotic aliens come to help not only save their building but give them hope to live happy lives.
I can’t remember my exact age when i watched this but this movie was released back in 1987. It’s been a long time since ive seen this movie but what i can remember is it gave me that sense of fun and imagination from the cool robot flying saucers, to the likeable child-like tenants, and also the upbeat happy score throughout the film. I never asked any questions like, where did they robots come from? Why did they come to help them? Were they sent there by someone? Maybe now that I am older, i can watch this film and get some answers. This holds a bit of nostalgia for me because i would watch this with my cousins all the time so we can stay quiet for almost two hours. Let’s see if this movie holds up to its uplifting message 29 years later.
One hour and Forty six minutes later….
The follow-up movie to Alice in Wonderland (2010) continues the story with the return of Alice back to Wonderland to discover that her bestie, The Mad Hatter, has become fairly ill because he believes that his family, who supposedly died during an attack, is actually alive but no one believes him. Alice determined to get The Mad Hatter back to help, she turns to the White Queen and Time himself to go back in time and figure out what happened to his family the day of the accident. Which also causes a chain of events that could wipe Wonderland from existence.