MPAA Rating: PG-13
Length: 1h 55min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Plot Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
It might be me, but I found the movie visually appealing but lacking somewhat in story.
It’s pretty much 2 hours of cool looking hand waving, and the few snippets added on on the end, have more story progression than the entire movie.
Still enjoyed it though
MPAA Rating: R
Length: 2h 19min
Genre: Drama, History, War
Plot Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Director: Mel Gibson
Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
A truly inspiring movie to watch, I enjoyed the story and how it was told, some parts were over done, but generally good.
The movie is a bit on the gory side, war is nasty, but someone enjoyed portraying that means a little too much. I’m not complaining but you know kids
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Length: 1h 56min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Plot Summary: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
I like that this movie takes a different approach to what I would call the stereotypical alien invasion movie.
Rather than a bunch of aliens invading and blowing stuff up, these aliens simply land and it’s up to humans to make contact and overcome language barriers, but as with all things human, we end up on the brink of war.
All in all the movie is enjoyable, depending on the mood you’re in it would either be interesting or boring, or if you’re me brief periods of interesting and extended periods of boring.
I would recommend you give it a watch though, gives you something to think about.