Arrival Review

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and picks up when mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. Positives: Fantastic cast Terrific performances Terrific soundtrack Great visuals Great directing Great script Terrific story Negatives: n/a Plot: The plot follows a Linguistics expert Louise Banks, who is called in to…

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Man of Steel Review

Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe.  Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series following Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton and assumes the role of mankind’s protector as Superman, but finds himself having to prevent General Zod from destroying humanity. Positives: Great characters Great performances Great cast Great action Great visuals…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 superhero action film directed by Zack Snyder and serves as the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot, and follows Superman who must do battle against Batman, who harbors a personal vendetta to the Man of Steel.

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