Wonder Woman

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Super Hero origin movies usually come in three parts.  Part One – our Hero is in a world of their own and just beginning to learn that they have some unusual powers.  Part Two – an urgent mission arrives and our Hero must go and save the world while still learning and growing in their powers.  Part Three – an overdrawn battle scene must take place between our Hero and some bulked up nemesis.  Unfortunately, Wonder Woman follows this three part storyline.  Parts one and two are wonderful with great acting from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.  However, part three makes your face hurt and you start to realize that the theater seats are not as comfy as you thought they were.  Oh well, 2/3rds of a movie being great are better than nothing.

“I will fight, for those who cannot fight for themselves.”

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Alien: Covenant

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For me, this Alien movie was best when it was at its most basic – humans making poor decisions and aliens using their awesome powers to wreak havoc.  These scenes brought me back to the greatness of the original film by Ridley Scott.  If you are a fan of the series, then this installment shouldn’t be missed in a theater.

“We don’t leave Earth to be safe.”

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Ghost in the Shell

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I had mixed feelings about this movie.  The city scenes were pretty cool.  Scarlett Johansson as Major and Pilou Asbaek as Batou were both great actors.  Some of the various robot scenes were good sci-fi.  However, the characters were too bland and weren’t given any heart and soul to work with in my opinion.

“I don’t remember much, just fragments.”

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