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Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984

  As superhero sequels go, Wonder Woman 1984 is pretty epic, but it’s not without its flaws. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s ‑‑ an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artifacts and only performing heroic acts incognito. But soon, Diana will have to muster all of her strength, wisdom, and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and the Cheetah (Kristen Wigg), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Now, I’m not the only one who has been waiting for this movie. I loved the first Wonder Woman film, not just because Gal Gadot was breathtaking in the title role but by its brilliant execution (which the DCEU was clearly lacking) and that was enough to get me excited for the sequel. And now that I’ve finally gotten to watch it, thanks to HBO Max, I’m so happy. With a runtime of

Allegiant Review

What makes us different ties us together is but true in “Allegiant”, the third movie in the popular “Divergent Series” now playing in theaters. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Veronica Roth, “Allegiant” continues the story of Tris Prior. After discovering the truth about their walled city and breaking down its oppressive faction system, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) lead a journey outside of Chicago to learn more about who has been manipulating their civilization. But once their group comes face-to-face with the society that turned their city into an enclosed experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of humankind. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, and ZoĆ« Kravitz reprise their roles, while Jeff Daniels joins the cast. Woodley was fantastic in the lead role, once proving once again the she is not the same girl who was on the television series, “The Secret Life of and American Teenager.” She plays her character with such fierce emotion that just proves that she is a terrific actress and truly cares about her role in this series. The rest of the cast was excellent as well. Theo James is amazing as Four and his chemistry with Woodley shines on screen. James is commitment to doing most of his own stunts shows well on screen. The way that the creative team have captured this world shows that if you do an adaption right, it will be a success. You can catch the fourth and final installment of “The Divergent Series”, “Ascendant”, March 2017.


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