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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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Review

  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Sean Astin.  It is the first installment in The Lord of the Rings series, and follows hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) who comes into possession of the One Ring and joins a band of eight companions who form the Fellowship of the Ring to journey to Mount Doom in the land of Mordor, the only place where…

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X-Men: The Last Stand Review

 X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film directed by Brett Ratner, starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romjin, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Stewart, and Dania Ramirez.  Serving as the sequel to 2003’s X2: X-Men United and the third installment in the X-Men film series, the plot revolves around a “mutant cure” that causes serious repercussions among mutants and humans, and on the resurrection of Jean Grey. Positives: Good performances Good use of CGI, make up,…

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The Wolverine Review

The Wolverine is a 2013 superhero film directed by James Mangold (Logan), starring Hugh Jackman (Logan), Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen (Taken 3), Will Yun Lee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova.  The film follows the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance, stripped of his healing factor, he battles a deadly samurai while struggling with guilt. Positives: Interesting characters Good performances Interesting story Good visuals Negatives: Lackluster characters Lackluster performance Lackluster script Serious lack of mutants Plot: The Wolverine has…

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