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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

The Mummy Review

I will admit, when I heard Universal was planning a reboot of The Mummy with Tom Cruise as the lead actor, I was less than thrilled. I’m a die hard fan of the original Mummy trilogy with Brendan Fraser, and Tom Cruise isn’t my favorite actor. However, after seeing The Mummy––now playing in theaters––I was actually quite impressed with how it all turned out.

The Mummy is the first of many monster movies to come from Universal as they plan a Dark Universe franchise which will include Frankenstein’s monster, the Invisible Man, and the Wolf Man. It was a surprising and interesting way to kick things off.

Cruise plays Nick Morton, a jaunty military daredevil with a thing for stealing antiquities. Cruise is his usual charming self, and his comedic banter with his sidekick, played by Jake Johnson, brought out many light-hearted moments. Annabelle Wallis gave a great performance, though the character was predictable at the same time. Wallis starts off not finding Cruise charming, and by the end of the film develops feelings for him, but their on-screen chemistry made it all the more believable.

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