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So, I just came back from seeing "The Magnificent Seven".

Back when "The Lone Ranger" was released, I complained about how that movie was just a slow, dull, boring chore, and that the cool Western action only happened in the last 10 minutes of the movie.

Well, "The Magnificent Seven" is exactly what I wanted "The Lone Ranger" to be.

The cool Western action is put front and center. It has the right pace, the right tone, and the Magnificent Seven themselves are tough badasses.

The writing is great, the acting is great, the actors have great chemistry together, and the special effects are great.

I do have complains, which go into spoiler territory, so you are warned.

First of all, after the movie spent a considerable amount of time establishing the Magnificent Seven, establishing them as characters and how they work great as a team...four of them die.

Also, the movie gives Denzel Washington (forgot the character's name) a personal stake in fighting Bogue right at the very end. and not only it comes right outta nowhere, but it's completely unnecessary. First of all, Denzel has a job to do. Second, Bogue killed four of the Magnificent Seven, which at that point were already Denzel's best friends, so it already WAS personal. He didn't need an extra motivation to kill Bogue.

And finally...no, I haven't seen the original movie, so I can't compare the two. I know that the theme that plays during the end credits is the theme of the original movie, that Denzel Washintgon is the equivalent of Yul Brynner's character in the original, and that Faraday is the equivalent of Steve McQueen's character in the original. That's as far as I can go when talking about the original in relation to this movie.

So, I definitevely recommend this one.
Well, last Thursday was the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I'm fully healed, and I just came back from seeing "Star Trek Beyonde", so here's my review of it:

the movie is great!

It's a massive improvement over "Into Darkness". The plot is exciting and oroginal, it goes back to what makes Star Trek great, the character dynamics and interactions are great, the writing is great, the action is great, it's overall a good movie.

The onloy thing that I found weak was the villain. It was a Generic Doomsday Villain, his motivation is tossed in at the last minute, and said motivation feels like a rehash of Khan's motivation.

Now, a lot of people complain that it has too much action, that Star Trek needs to be cerebral...I disagree. The worst movies in the franchise (The Motion Picture and Insurrection) are the cerebral ones. Star Trek is at its best when it's an action-adventure franchise.

So, I definitevely recommend it.
So, considering I also accidentally deleted my original review of "The Secret Life of Pets", and considering that my opinion on that movie has also changed since I first watched it, I figure i should make a new review.

So, what do I think of this movie?

It's...OK.

It's not horrible, it's not great, it's just...decent.

The movie is pretty harmless, there's nothing offensive or annoying about it...but there's also nothing interesting about it. There's no real passion or effort into into, just a movie rushed over fast so the kids can have something to watch.

This year we got some really family movies..."Zootopia", "Kung Fu Panda 3", "Pete's Dragon", "The BFG", "Kubo and the Two Strings". Next to those, this movie is a flea, it's nothing.

So, I can't say I recommend it. There are far better animated movies out there.
So, I just came back from seeing "Kubo and the Two Strings" and...

...remember when I said "The BFG" was the best movie of 2016?

Well, this movie knocked it out of the park.

It has gorgeous animation, excellent writing, great action, and a lot of sincere heart and emotion.

It's both a fun adventure and a every emotional experience.

It's pretty much what Lauren Faust had in mind when she envisioned "Friendship is Magic".

So, I definitevely recommend it.
So, I don't usually do this...

...but I accidentally deleted my original review of "Pete's Dragon".

Which, in hindsight, was a good thing, since in my original review, I was too brutal on the movie.

Now that I have time to think about it...

...the movie is great.

It has great actinbg, great writing, great action and great effects.

Does it have its share of tear-jerling moments? yes, but they are well-earned. They are well-written, and in the end, you end up feeling bad for both Pete's situation and Eliott's situtation.

I can't compare it to the original because...I haven't seen it. But as its own thing, the movie is great, and I defintely recommend it.
So, I just came back from seeing "The Magnificent Seven".

Back when "The Lone Ranger" was released, I complained about how that movie was just a slow, dull, boring chore, and that the cool Western action only happened in the last 10 minutes of the movie.

Well, "The Magnificent Seven" is exactly what I wanted "The Lone Ranger" to be.

The cool Western action is put front and center. It has the right pace, the right tone, and the Magnificent Seven themselves are tough badasses.

The writing is great, the acting is great, the actors have great chemistry together, and the special effects are great.

I do have complains, which go into spoiler territory, so you are warned.

First of all, after the movie spent a considerable amount of time establishing the Magnificent Seven, establishing them as characters and how they work great as a team...four of them die.

Also, the movie gives Denzel Washington (forgot the character's name) a personal stake in fighting Bogue right at the very end. and not only it comes right outta nowhere, but it's completely unnecessary. First of all, Denzel has a job to do. Second, Bogue killed four of the Magnificent Seven, which at that point were already Denzel's best friends, so it already WAS personal. He didn't need an extra motivation to kill Bogue.

And finally...no, I haven't seen the original movie, so I can't compare the two. I know that the theme that plays during the end credits is the theme of the original movie, that Denzel Washintgon is the equivalent of Yul Brynner's character in the original, and that Faraday is the equivalent of Steve McQueen's character in the original. That's as far as I can go when talking about the original in relation to this movie.

So, I definitevely recommend this one.

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Ty for the wonderful comment! Glad I could provide you with inspiration for that!
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Literally you're awesome ;)
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