Adventure

Wonder Woman (2017) **REVIEW**

When it comes to DC I always been a bit iffy. When I heard ‘Wonder Woman’ was going to  get a remake and Gal Gadot (Fast and the furious) was going to play Diana I was thrilled, she’s a good actress. When I walked into the cinema screen this weekend I walked in with an open mind and not expecting much, I been very disappointed in past about remakes.

At the start we see Diana as a small child sneaking to see the warriors train, she wants nothing more to train herself and is seen mimic their moves. Her aunt Antiope, the general of Amazon warriors, decides to train her behind Diana’s mother – Amazon Queen. Until Diana’s early/mid teen her mother catches them training and then she decides to let Diana get trained, harder than anyone. Diana grows up to be the best warrior but still get easily distracted.

So, when Diana is standing by a cliff she see’s an airplane crashing into the water, she saves the pilot – Steve. Shortly after the island where the Amazons are gets a visit from the Germans and most of them dies in the attack because they got new weapons that Amazons never seen before – guns. So you know guns VS swords and bows, I am sure you can guess which one would win when the enemy got a distance. But the Amazons wins with a little help from Steve. But the ladies isn’t convinced that he is a good one but Diana want to help him after he describes the outside world an she wants to help, convinced Aries is behind the World War 2. Her mother allows her to leave, so Diana does knowing she might never be able to return home to her mother.

Diana goes out in the World War 2, helping people with the help of 3 men. She is seeing 2 sides of men, the good one and the bad one. Still convinced Aries is behind it at all and thinking a German general is Aries, she is ruthless and goes after him, but little did she know, she already met Aries, but he makes his presence known by the end, where we get introduced to him and we see who he is. And I promise, it’s ALWAYS the last person you’d ever think it would be.

 

But is ‘Wonder Woman’ a good film for this generation of young ladies? I’d say so. Diana is a kickass warrior who can take care of herself, she speaks over 100 languages and she won’t walk away from a fight, she stays and she wins. A good statement to show young ladies today. Myself is a little like her, I don’t speak 100 languages, I speak 2 – both fluent. I don’t walk away with the smallest sign of difficulty. I would recommend to go and see and see ‘Wonder Woman’ today with your friends, nieces, sisters why not go and see it with your male friends, brothers, nephews? Anyone can see this and leave feeling ready to take on anything. Gal Gadot did a amazing job as ‘Wonder Woman’ and I can’t wait to see more of her version of Diana.

Actors: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock and many more.

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) **REVIEW**

Remember when the first Carribean film came out and we all was so mesmerized and loved the story, we met Elizabeth Swan and Will Turner, the very charming but frustrating Jack Sparrow, Barbossa and his crew. And now in this 5th installment we get to met some of th people we met in the very first film and oh boy it is nostalgic.

It’s been 19 years since Elizabeth’s and Will’s son been born, his name is Henry and all he want is to break his fathers curse (if you remember he is stuck on the dutchmen) . He knows a lot about curses and pirates, obviously. But not everyone believe in curses and ghosts. Til one day the boat he is on gets attacked, by ghost pirates. He gets back to mainland being the only survivor and also, being a traitor because he tried to have the boat to turn around because they was about to sail into a cursed place. Captain not listening ended up being attacked. But Henry being hung up by they got attacked by ghost but one person need his help to find something called Poseidon triad. Something that would break any sea curse so Henry want to get his hands on it, but first, he need to find Jack Sparrow. Henry get help by Jack – which end up being quite difficult because well, Jack being Jack. His other partner is a woman, Carina. Who never her father but she does without knowing it. He gangs up with Jack, Henry and Carina to help find the treasure to fight the ghost pirates who has it in for, guess who!? Jack Sparrow. But who do you think it is? My jaw dropped when it came out.

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is funny, action filled, witty and sad all wrapped into a nice ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ bow. We do get to meet Will Turner again as well as Elizabeth Swan, since they are Henry’s parents. If you are a big fan of the franchise you should watch the film. It’s amazing. But you should see the first 3 films before seeing this one.

Actors: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Adam Brown and many more.

Netflix Original: The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) **REVIEW**

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is a comedy coming from Sweden and I found it the other day on Netflix and talk I was happy. As some of you might not know I’m born and raised in Sweden so comedy was a huge part of my life since it’s part of our culture. The main character is a huge comedy actor and one my favorite from home.

‘The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared’ is about a man called Allan Karlsson who was a spy for the Russians and Americans during Cold War. He developed something called Folksoda and now people are looking for him to get the recipe.  So Allan and his friend goes from Bali where the film begins to go to Berlin to pick up the recipe for the Folksoda but ends up in Russia first to then take a train to Berlin. On the plane from Bali to Berlin Allan’s pet friend monkey went into his bag and he got out in the plane caused panic and had to get off in Russia.

So, when it gets out in the world that Allan is alive and Russian woman living in Sweden goes after him (her father worked with Allan during Cold War) and then a British man also goes after him. So when  Allan and his friend travels around to find the recipe to only find it.. well.. not in Berlin. It’s quite funny one and one of my favorite actors – Robert Gustafson – playing Allan. Loved every bit of it.

It’s a Netflix Original film, got happy to find it on the British one, so have a look on your Netflix and see if they added it in your country. Keep in mind – it’s in Swedish so it’s subtitled.

Actors: Robert Gustafsson, Crystal the Monkey, Caroline Boulton, Jens Hulten, Colin McFarlane, Joseph Long, David Schaal, David Wiberg, Georg Nikoloff and many more.

The Great Wall (2016) **REVIEW**

‘The Great Wall’ isn’t just a chinese fast food place I order frequently from it’s also a very good film starring Matt Damon. There are a lot of legends about what the wall of China was used for, what it’s protecting and ‘The Great Wall’ is one of those films that tells one of those legends.

A the film begins we see a group of men running from a tribe in China, being chased and killed, picked off one by one. They manage to shake them off an hide in the mountains. As there are a few men left sitting by the fire, all of the sudden something comes for them, sneaking and snatching them, one by one they fall. William (Matt Damon) kills one of them, get’s a foot as a trophy. He and his friend Tovar rides and ends up by a large wall, they obviously get’s captured but they show the large army the foot they have and all of the sudden, the leaders of the army seems intrigued by them. Shortly after that, we get to see what exactly they are fighting and now William and Tovar have a choice to make, fight along side them or stay hidden. Because, this army won’t let them leave because they have seen what they are fighting and it needs to be kept a secret from the outside world.

‘The Great Wall’ is much better than you might think, give it a chance and watch it. If you like some cool fighting scenes, awesome visual effects and people in some kickass armors then trust me, this film is for you.

Actors: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han and many more.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2 (2017) **REVIEW**

When the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was released I must say I was a little hesitant to see it but I saw it and today I love it and can’t stop watching it. So when I heard a second one was coming I was really excited and I got the opportunity this week to go to the cinema and see it and I have to say, it’s absolutely amazing.

Volume 2 begins with the guardians protecting batteries from a monster who want to see it. We see little Groot fighting small rats because they ‘looked at him’ funny. They manage to kill the monster but Rocket also manage to offend the people who hired them to protect the batteries by stealing some of the batteries so now they are being hunted. Not only that, Quill’s father shows up. Of course Quill is a little hestitant to believe him but Gamora talks him into going with his father to get some answers.

So obviously Quill likes him and starting to admire his father. We get to see who his father is and what he is. Answers. But can the team handle it? In this film we get to see a new side of Drax and it’s downright hysterical, who knew he could be sensitive, funny and down to earth kind of alien. He befriends Quill’s fathers ‘pet’ Mantis and it’s really adorable. And to talk about Groot, he steals the show by being freakishly cute. I am hoping for the third film, we get to see Groot as a teenager, that would be epic. When Quill meets his real father, you will start to understand Yondu.

If you loved the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ then you will love the second one. It will make you laugh til you cry and just cry. It got it’s funny moments and sad ones. They hit you right in the feels.

Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stallone, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell and many more.

The Fate of the Furious (2017) **REVIEW**

We all have heard about or seen all or some of the ‘Fast & Furious’ movie series. The toll is now up to 8 films and this one is smacked with different stars. They even have a actor from Game of Thrones.

‘The Fate of the Furious’ is just a action packed film with explosions. We got the regular gang trying to fight one of their own this time who is working together with a infamous cyber terrorist called Cipher. She is one crazy bitch, if I may say.  We get to see Elena again, the woman Dom had a relationship with in Rio when he thought Letty was dead. And she comes with a surprise one that makes Dom betray his own family and wife to go work for a terrorist.

This being the 8th installment of the film it’s so predictable, we all know the ending. Happy ending, all is well. I’d like to see one ending where it doesn’t end well, something different.

Actors: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Kristofer Hivju, Ludacris, Luke Evans, Nathalie Emmanuel and many more.

Zootopia (2016) **REVIEW**

When it comes to Disney and Pixar they usually make films lately to explain to children what friendship is, what family is (not always blood) and so on. And they been doing it using animals or aliens. And Zootopia teaches you about friendship and not judging other people based on who they are and where they are from.

Judy, a small little bunny from a faring village outside of the city Zootopia. She got some vivid imagination and as a child she wanted to become a the first bunny police officer. Obviously, people mocked her for her dreams. But once she became an adult it was off to the academy. What happens next? She graduates. Her assignment is; Zootopia. She’s excited but for her parents, they get a little worried. Specially knowing Zootopia got foxes. So they try to give her some fox repellent.

Once on the job, Judy meets a fox, Nick. He seems nice at first wanting to buy an ice cream for his son and she falls for it. Judy gets the assignment of finding missing otter who been missing for 2 weeks and her first lead seems to be Nick. So she goes and find him and black mails him to helping her (kids, never do that). While trying to find the otter they unfold something bigger, a lot of animals from the predator family have gone missing and no one connected the dots until Judy and Nick finds ALL of the missing animals. But why exact;y is a specific kind of animals going insane? It can’t be just DNA, something else must be behind it and Judy is determined to find out why.

‘Zootopia’ is a fantastic film for kids and adults to watch, I love watching it and seen it a few times already. It contains a lot of humor for the adults and kids.

Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, J.K Simmons and many more.