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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

X-Men: Apocalypse Review

The X-Men are back in their most heart stopping and dangerous battle yet in “X-Men: Apocalypse” in theaters now.
In this comic-book adventure set in the 1980s, the X-Men are forced to confront an ancient mutant called Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). After the resurrected beast recruits a super-team to take over the world and destroy humanity, Professor X (James McAvoy) and his charges must come to the rescue for the fate of the planet. The film co-stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Munn. 
James McAvoy returns as Professor Charles Xavier, or Professor X, playing him with such heart and passion that he does Patrick Stewart proud. Michael Fassbender reprises his role as Magneto, playing him with such raw emotion that you can’t help but love him, even though we know that he is a villain. Also returning is the amazing Jennifer Lawrence as Mystic, playing her with such fierceness and passion for her character. Lawrence just shines so bright in any role that is given to her.
The rest of the cast was excellent as well.
Oscar Isaac takes on the role of the villain called Apocalypse, playing him in a way that is just really terrifying and will have you on the edge of your seat. Olivia Munn was fantastic as Psylocke and really brought her character’s fierceness to life. New to the franchise are Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, and Sophie Turner, having their turn at playing Nightcrawler, Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey and they were amazing in their roles. Special shout to Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) for proving that she is a total badass and should not be messed with, I’m talking to you Ramsey Bolton from Game of Thrones.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is filled with tones of action, great special effects, and awesome characters and definitely does the franchise proud.


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