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Beauty and the Beast (2017) **REVIEW**

We all seen the animation ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and how it changed our childhood with Belle being a smart girl who loves to read and see’s the beauty in all.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ live remake must be one of the most magical films I’ve seen in a very long time. We get to see some added scenes but they sticked to the story we saw as children. We see the beast being played by Dan Stevens and he is potraying him like the role was made for him. And let’s talk about Emma Watson playing Belle.. oh yes, she does it like she would be Belle. And who would have thought that she could actually sing. Playing Belle’s father we see Kevin Kline, as the horrible man who wants to marry Belle, Gaston is being played by Luke Evans. Luke sold me as Gaston, he terrified me a little because they made Gaston much darker in the live remake than in the original and did a excellent job.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is about Belle living in a small village in France wanting something more in life than just a small town life and to be married. Then we have the prince living in a castle, a spell been cast on the castle and everyone is.. changed. A rose is in a glass, if the prince doesn’t find true love, a girl who loves him for him and see something different than the beast he is, the spell is broken. We see the regular Belle being locked in but Lumiere unlocking the door and leads her to her room and the beast wanting to have dinner with her but.. she’s the only one who says no. And we know how the story goes from there – the beast changes slowly after he saves Belle from the wolves. Maurice, Belles father, being called crazy and thrown into a mental institute. The beast gives Belle a HUGE library and she can’t believe her eyes. They are slowly falling for each other and admits their love for one and other when Gaston – tries to kill the beast to get rid of him so he can marry Belle.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ live remake is something you have to go and see if you love the original. It contains the best magic and graphic you’ve ever seen and you just fall in love with the story one more time. And don’t forget to sing along to the songs.

Actors: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie MoraHan, Haydn Gwynne, Ray Fearon, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra MacDonald and many more.

Sing (2016) **REVIEW**

Who doesn’t like singing animals who dance around? Well anyone who got dogs or cats videos in their search history. “Sing” is a fun family animation film with singing animals who dance around. We got some famous people lending out their voices for this film such as; Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Saunders and many more.

“Sing” we meet different characters from different backgrounds, we have a teenager who want to sing but her boyfriend is holding her back, we have a stay at home mom who is under appreciated. A teenage boy who’s dream is to sing but his dad want him to join his robbery gang, another teenager who got stage freight but who’s singing voice will make you go WOW. We have a washed up theater owner who’s dream is to make it big as a theater producer so he comes up with a singing contest. Original prize was to be set on 1.000 dollars but a mistake is made and it’s set on 100.000. The owner is in trouble with the bank that he owns money to so he really need to make this show a hit.

“Sing” must be one of my favourite animation film since Zootopia & Home. Also two film you really need to check out. All three having a message that anyone can relate to. So just sit down with your kids or just yourself, bowl of popcorn or whatever and just enjoy.

Voice actors: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Saunders, Tori Kelly, John C Reilly, Seth MacFarlane, Nick Kroll and many many more.

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) **REVIEW**

Ever since I saw the trailer for this film I wanted to see it, then I saw it few days ago and I was left a little disappointed. It felt rushed and short even though it’s 2 hours long. But the film got it’s charm. And Eddie is one of them.

Newt arrives to New York with a bag filled with magical animals that normally would be killed on sight by the magical world, but he saves them to write a book about them so people will understand them better. But.. one of them gets lose in New York and now he have to find them to only smash into a human who see’s him do magic and he’s not aware of the American magical laws. So he and the human sort of runs away after being arrested. He finds shelter with two ladies from the magical society. The human finds one of them charming and develops a small crush. While they hunting for the animals who later escaped Newts bag they find something else. A wizard with powers who leaves destruction and dead people in its path. So now… hunting down this wizard is a must. At the same time, a society of humans spreads word that there are witches and is on a crusade. But all of this comes together in the end.

The charm about the film is the people, the gang of 4 – 3 wizards and 1 human coming together to fight the evil and find the animals. Newt finds new friends when he’s the loner. We see one wizard who follows the rules to a dot to later break them for the greater good. The human will be one of your favourites, he quickly become mine. And the ending – it will make sense after you getting suspicious of one of the characters. Also..  we get a small glimpse of Johnny Depp.

Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Samantha Morton, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jen Murray, Johnny Depp and many more.

Max Steel (2016) **REVIEW**

We have so many different super hero films out there today that it can be hard to keep track of them all and we now have another super hero film; Max Steel. When I saw the trailer for it I was hesitant of watching it and I should have stayed away. Max Steel is a mediocre superhero film, the jokes are half funny. You will get a half giggle out. The little robot with him is the only thing I found charming about the film.

Max seems to be a normal teenager until him and his mom moves back to his hometown where he was born and strange things started happening to him. His body started to generate energy, which he got scared first ( who wouldn’t be) and then we embraced it until this little flying robot came along and the entire town is now in danger. It all goes back to Max’s father.

Max Steel is a very short film in my opinion, it could have been a little longer with more back story. If we had more information about what happened in the past and who his dad really was then the film itself would probably been a lot better, maybe also letting the little robot having a robotic voice instead of sounding like a teen boy who not yet hit puberty.

Actors: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello, Andy Garcia, Ana Villafane and many more.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) **REVIEW**

We all seen Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland and we either love it or we hate it. And that is what it is with ALL films anyone makes but this second film about Alice was not a disappointment. Enjoyable as the first one.

Alice is now an adult and it’s been many years since she came to Wonderland and spent time with her friends and fellow heroes. When Alice comes back home after expedition she finds herself – rejected and ridiculed by her former suitor. So Alice does what she does – she finds a way to Wonderland. But this time, it’s not the land who need her – it’s her dear friend Hatter. He is fading away, wanting his family back from the dead. So, what does Alice? She goes to Father Time, steals a machine from him to travel in time to save his family. But she can’t change the past, but she can observe and find out what actually happened that horrible day when Hatter’s family died.

A film filled with laughter, sadness, adventure and suspense it’s a treat to anyone above 7/8 years of age. Tim Burton simply cannot disappoint with this piece.

Actors: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Matt Lucas, Lindsey Duncan and many more

Pan (2015) **REVIEW**

We all know the classic tale of Peter Pan. The boy who didn’t want to grow up and fought the pirates and other enemies of the island Neverland. We seen the films and the tv-show (yes, there was a tv show when I was growing up, have them all on VHS) and here is a different tale of who Peter Pan is.

Peter is an orphan boy in London during World War 2. With his best friend he gets up to mischief. One day the other orphan boys are starting to disappear and Peter it set into finding out why. He will soon realise he shouldn’t have. He end up being on a ship who takes him to Neverland to mine for pixie dust. Because the vicious pirate Blackbeard is dead set on living forever.

Peter soon discover he isn’t ordinary and unwanted like he was always was told by the nuns at the orphanage. He is the son of a human mother and a faery prince. So his destiny is to save the island from Blackbeard. He becomes a friend with someone we all know well James Hook. So this story takes place before the story we all know and love. So will with all the pressure of Peter being the chosen one will he step up and show who he is or will he simply fail?

Pan is a different film from what I’m used to when it comes to the story of Peter Pan. I like how Hugh Jackman plays the bad guy in the film. He always plays the good one and he have said in an interview about playing the bad guy in a previous film, he called it liberating. And it clearly shows he can play a bad guy just as well as a good one and hope we all see him do more bad guy roles. There where scenes in the film where they had some cool and epic moments and some where a bit predictable. But that’s how we all know how the film will end.

Will I recommend this film? Yes I will. It’s funny and romantic in it’s own way and I wouldn’t say it’s good for young kids under the age of 7 but it’s a family film (for the older children).

You see Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Adeel Akhtar, Amanda Seyfried and many more.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004) **REVIEW**

Christmas with the Kranks – a married couple decide to skip Christmas and go on a Carribean cruise.

 

Luther and Nora Krank are a couple who used to have a epic Christmas and a to die for Christmas party. But since their daughter joined the peace core and she be in peru they thought a luxoury cruise would be better and they would save money. But when Luther takes it a step further to skip Christmas altogether, everyone loses their minds. Everyone in the neighbourhood think they are insane and goes on a what you maybe can call witch hunt – to make them put up their tree and ornaments outside the house. But they stick to their plan. They are 24h away from the cruise and their daughter calls – she’s coming home. Oh no.

Christmas with the Kranks is a funny film and the entire family would appreciate watching it. But think about this for a second, how many haven’t thought about skipping Christmas sometime just to save money? But always end up doing same thing over each year. I always like watching Christmas with the Kranks and each year I find it hilarious.

You see actors like Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth franz, Erik Per Sullivan, Felicity Huffman and many more.

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