Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

Spoiler alert…Han and Chewie survive. 

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Solo is the story of young Han Solo, who was played by Harrison Ford but now it is played by Alden Ehrenreich. I had very very very very low expectations for this movie. Why? To take a very lovable, memorable, character that Harrison Ford created with Han and hand it over to someone else and have then ultimately change what we’ve known of him is a hard thing to process and accept.

With pictures and trailers I just couldn’t see Alden’s portrayal of Han. But I was going to wait it out until I watched the film and then judge it…

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He was pretty good! I won’t go as far as to say “this guy here is Han and no one can play him better.” But there were moments that were totally a Han Solo move, which is thumbs up. As an actor, I’ve seen him in another film, so I know the dude can act which made anxiety a little bit more manageable.

This film is really shows how he became the pilot of the millennium falcon, how he met Chewie or Lando, really answers questions that we never really asked for but wanted to know. It’s an origin yet a heist but still manages to create new questions.

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Donald Glover kills it as Lando Calrissian! He was someone that I can not see anyone else playing as well as he did! So thank you for that! I loved the meeting better Chewie and Han, because it makes sense in the Star Wars lore. Loved the scene about the Falcon because it’s one that was talked about in the original and to finally see it was rewarding.

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Han Solo meets Beckett (Woody Harrison) who is a smuggler and helps find something that will get them rich and achieve their individual goals. If they fail the baddie Paul Bettany’s character Dryden will have their heads. Which is really all I can say without spoiling the movie.

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The pacing is a bit slow in the beginning and some of the jokes don’t really stick the landing. However, for an action movie it is entertaining and it was very cool seeing certain things that connect to the originals. As a movie, it’s good. I enjoyed and one I would see again. As a Star Wars film…could’ve been better yet it could have been way worse. Positive thinking right?

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There were two moments that had me gasping and smiling and with one of them a million questions. But I live for those little moments!

Han Solo was a good time, great acting, fun and awesome little things that answered forty year old questions. Even with flaws I’m relieved with the outcome considering I was ready to hate this movie. Go in wanting to watch a heist movie and you’ll leave satisfied.

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The Weight of Feathers Book Review

Two families, sworn enemies, two end up falling in love… that grabbed my attention. That being said, THIS BOOK TOOK ME WAY TOO LONG TO FINISH!

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The Palomas and the Corbeaus have hated each other for decades and have pass down that hatred to their children. As performers they each do whatever it takes to sabotage each of their shows. But their not your average performers. The Palomas were born with scales that help them perform in water…mermaids. The Corbeaus are able to climb/fly any height and shed feathers.

Each family believes the other are using “black magic” and should stay clear from each other and that includes any physical contact, because they believe their bad juju can be transmitted, like an STD or something.

Lace Paloma and Cluck Corbeaus have an encounter, without knowing about who they are, and like every story shit hits the fan.

Intriguing right? Yeah I thought so too which is why I picked up the book in the first place. However, it was taking longer and longer to get into it. The pacing was too slow for my taste and it wasn’t until the very end, the last maybe five pages, that I felt anything for the characters. What was really keeping from giving up on the book was the mystery of what caused these two dysfunctional families to hate each other so much.

Though it received many positive reviews, this book was just not for me. Though I didn’t hate it or regret reading it, it’s not a book I would read again or buy. I will say the summary was awesome just wished the book lived up to it.

Deadpool 2 Movie Review

Filthy language…just what I needed.

 

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With the success of Deadpool, the studio would be crazy not to make a sequel. But like so many movies sequels do tend to suck balls. Deadpool 2 isn’t one of them!

Ryan Reynolds is the perfect Deadpool and glad he returned with more innuendos, filthy language, and fourth wall breaking!

Deadpool is now taking out bad guys but when Cable (Josh Brolin) arrives with a vengeance to kill mutant kid with fire abilities, Deadpool is wanting to ignore him but help him at the same time.

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Like the trailer shows he must put together a group of people to help him take out Cable. Going into a Deadpool movie, you’re expecting laughs, a lot of them, but what really surprised me was the sensitive side. I teared up a few times! Domino (Zazie Beetz) was a total badass! Proves that good luck is definitely a superpower.

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There were so many moments, that I can’t say because that would spoil the moment, that were so cleverly placed or mentioned that had me dying of laughter. Though this review is on the vague side, I can say Deadpool was every that is meant to be, surprising with the direction they decided to go on, and proved that Ryan Reynolds was born to play Wilson!

Don’t know if they will make a 3 film, however the way it ended it does make it possible for a third movie. The big question is if this movie beats out the first and really their two separate movies. The first was a basic movie of a guy trying to save his girlfriend and this one is a guy with superpowers choosing if he really wants to be a hero or not. I love both! If I need a laugh Deadpool is there to help and I couldn’t ask for anything more!

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Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review (Spoiler-Free)

I’m going to be very,very, vague in this review, so fear in reading spoilers. But since it’s been exactly an hour since leaving the theater, that you should tell you the state my mind is currently in.

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Infinity War is the third Avengers movie and the 19th film in the MCU, ten years! I’m basically going to describe the official trailer, because I stop watching anything pass that. As we know, trailers tend to show way more than they should, so I stay clear. Again, vague review!

Thanos (Josh Brolin) the main, big baddie is on the hunt for the 6 infinity stones that have all been mentioned throughout almost every film. Each stone has a specific power and when combined in Thanos’s golden glove of power, he ultimately becomes unstoppable.

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Thanos is by far the most badass villain in the MCU! What they did with this character definitely caught me off guard. It’s one thing to make some “evil” but to illustrate their mind set and show that bad guys don’t see their actions as bad because they feel like their justified and that to me is a very dark and dangers person.  A villain that when they come on screen you feel just as scared and helpless as the heroes.

So they Avengers must team up once again and try to get as many helping hands as possible, which includes Black Panther/ Wakanda, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Again, ten years worth of movies are now coming together in one is a big and difficult task. Though, when I heard about it did not think it wouldn’t work and that did not change when I watched the trailer for the first time. They exceed my expectations!

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I was wondering how they were going to make the events of Civil War play out in this movie. If you haven’t watched Civil War I really don’t know what you are doing with your life. Tony and Steve have basically unfriended and unfollowed each other on every social media platform. But when the universe is at stake you kind of have to put your issues aside and put on your big panties on and get to work.

There were moments where it was jumping from one location to the next too much but you do have to consider that their in different parts at different times and so many characters that you have to try and get each one. I do and will, watch it again, because first time you are so invested in the story that so much is happening that you don’t really see the little details that are happening in the same scene to notice.

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The cast in amazing, which we know because we have been following for years but it’s something else entirely when their finally together and integrating with other heroes and see the chemistry between that makes it all the more special and awesome!

Of course there’s still humor but it does feel darker and heavier than the rest of the films and although I tear eyed a few times, it felt rewarding. I want a deep and worthy and memorable movie that I have been waiting for since high school! THIS MOVIE BROUGHT IT!

It was everything I thought it would be and more. It was heart breaking, funny, action from beginning to end, the cast proves that they can shine individually and together in one film, and proves once again that Marvel has just improved over time…and for that THANK YOU!

I will say this, stay until the very end of the credits because their is more. I only say that for the non-fans because you always stay after past the credits when it’s Marvel!