Ghostbusters (2016) 4 out of 5

Ghostbusters (2016) 4 out of 5

I must say, I was truly impressed! Lots of hate for this all-girl ghostbuster team from the very start. It still has a low rating on IMDB though which I can’t quite understand. Perhaps it’s like making a movie remake of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and they decided to replace her with a male lead – which would drive me insane! I guess from that perspective, I can understand the hate, especially from the loyal fanbase since 1984. I’m not a fan, mostly impartial. If you are somewhat impartial and looking for a fun movie night out with the girls or snuggle buddy, I truly recommend it =) Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig did not disappoint! Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon (new in my personal actor database) really tied the team together. So IN LOVE with the character Jillian Holtzmann! CGI, music and storyline were all pretty awesome. Understand the hate, but damn…. this is still a pretty good movie in my very bias opinion. 4 out of 5.
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 5 out of 5

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 5 out of 5

I knew the ‘self healing guy’ (En Sabah Nur) at the beginning of the movie looked familiar. That was Oscar Isaac (from Sucker Punch and The Force Awakens!). Definitely a pleasant surprise. Evan Peters (AHS alum) came back as Quicksilver and Olivia Munn (The Newsroom alum) made an appearance as Psylocke. Even Sophie Turner from Game Of Thrones didn’t disappoint as young Jean Grey! Similar to James McAvoy, she definitely nailed the American accent. I have seen many British actors fail miserably trying to make the switch. Not easy for sure. But ddayyuummm Sophie Turner, gurl you nailed it! Many new faces, perhaps a little too many but I still truly enjoyed the movie. Similar to X-Men: Days of Future Past, I was hooked from the get go, so much so time passed by reaalllyy fast. It was 2 hours 24 minutes apparently, but to me, 45 minutes at most. I can’t think of anything witty to say really, it was just awesome. I might have preferred an ounce more character development. At some points, it almost felt like just a plot continuity checklist of all the X-Men characters and movies. It felt like a transition movie and an introduction to the next era of the X-Men cast. I really should find this annoying, but I surprisingly don’t. Because if these newer cast members eventually take over the future X-Men movies to come, I must say, I’m pretty excited. No spoilers in this little write up. I shall not put anyone through the agonising pain. I wish there were more Prof X and Magneto scenes though. I can’t quite get enough of that particular love hate mutant bromance. Also wished there was more of Mystique, or a deeper character follow up. I guess that’s the only part I didn’t like, how the movie covered individual character storylines at surface level. But hey, small price to pay for awesomeness, killer effects and interesting screenplay. 5 out of 5.
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