Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey is a 2002 superhero action drama television series developed by Laeta Kalogridis, Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Ian Abercrombie, and Mia Sara.  Loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the series follows the Birds of Prey who protect New Gotham City from criminals and metahumans. Positives: Good performances Some good special effects Good characters Great atmosphere Good score Good action Interesting premise Negatives: Exceptional bad writing Some poor special effects Plot:  The plot takes place in New Gotham City where…

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Naruto Review

Naruto is a 2002 martial arts action fantasy Japanese animated series directed by Hayato Date, based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.  The series details the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja searching for recognition and dreaming of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. Positives: Terrific characters Great humor Good score Great voice performances Good animation style Great, original story Great antagonist Good writing Intense action Good setting Negatives: Lengthy fights Follows some anime troupes Plot:  The show’s premise is…

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Astin.  It is the second installment in The Lord of the Rings series, the plot following Frodo and Sam continuing their journey towards Mordor to destroy the One Ring, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli who reunited with Gandalf to join the Battle of Helm’s Deep, and Merry and Pippin who join the Ents to help plan an attack on Isengard.…

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28 Days Later Review

28 Days Later is a 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, and Christopher Eccleston. The first installment in the 28 Days Later series, the plot follows a group of survivors who cope with the destruction of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Positives: Great characters Great score Good plot Great special effects Good script Great cast Great performances Negatives: n/a Plot:  The story isn’t something that we haven’t seen before.  Jim wakes up in the…

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Spider-Man Review

Spider-Man is a 2002 superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. It is the first installment in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy and follows Peter Parker (Maguire) who becomes Spider-Man and must do battle with the Green Goblin (Dafoe).

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Resident Evil Review

Resident Evil is a 2002 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon.  It is the first installment in the Resident Evil film series, based on the video game series Resident Evil, following Alice (Jovovich) and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting characters Interesting, well-placed story Good use of…

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