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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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

I have a bold confession: Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best current franchises, and the fifth installment––Dead Men Tell No Tales––continues to bring tons of action, humor, and swashbuckling fun to the screen... savvy?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales once again sees Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) thrust into a brand new adventure. When one of Jack’s old nemesis, Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escapes from the Devil’s Triangle; his only hope for survival lies in finding the mythical Trident of Poseidon. He teams up with a brilliant and stunning astronomer Carina Barbossa (Kaya Scodelario) and Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan.

Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow has always walked the line between hero and a damsel in distress; it’s always been a key part of this franchise. Geoffrey Rush also returns as Captain Barbossa, and viewers finally get to know a little bit more about his character’s history. Rush is brilliant in the role, though the character has become somewhat predictable.

New to the film is Brenton Thwaites taking on the role of Henry Turner, who is determined to free his father from his curse. Kaya Scodelario is Carina, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer seeking the legendary Trident of Poseidon. Scodelario gives the film the strong female lead it has so desperately needed since Keira Knightley left the franchise after At World’s End.

To see my full review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales please visit Fine Magazine


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