Movie Reviews

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Have you seen a good movie lately? Maybe a bad one?

Please write your review here at any time. Don’t forget to include the name of the movie!

Remember that movie reviews should have the following:

1. Title

2. Indication of type of film you are reviewing ( horror, action, western etc.)

3. A very brief summarry of storyline, identifying the main conflict, setting, and
giving an assessment of the film in terms of its strenghts and weaknesses.

4. Mention the theme of the film, central idea, lesson or point film attempts to
make.

5.Give an opinion!

6. Include lead actors names (but don’t just list), and critique their performance
(are they believable?).

7. Discuss how the director used special effects and how they helped or hindered the movie.

8. Overall rating and why.

Looking forward to reading them.

24 thoughts on “Movie Reviews

    timothy said:
    January 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Movie review my movie is kung fu panda is a hilarious movie and fun entertaining and has all sorts of things like kung fu and fighting and pole tries to save the world from bad guys. It takes place in china and all poles thinks that his friends turn into enemies and it looks like he always wins and also sometimes does the right thing. His favourite food is dumplings.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Tim you have left out some vital information and you didn’t even use a capital for the title!!
      Do you know what’s missing?

        timothy said:
        January 22, 2014 at 11:09 am

        a couple of commas and also a capital for the title and one more thing a bit more information

        Mr. Purdon responded:
        January 22, 2014 at 11:13 am

        Actually, I was thinking about the summary!

    elyse said:
    January 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

    -Spaceballs- Comedy
    In a galaxy far, far away
    Princess Vespa was being forced by the king to marry Prince Valium because he was the only Prince in the galaxy. The Princess refuses and fly’s off with her Droid of Honour /Dot Matrix.
    Dark helmet and his crew of Spaceballs in their big space ship find and try to kidnap Princes Vespa & Dot by trapping them in a tractor beam. The king asks Captain Lone Starr and his mawg sidekick Barf, saying he will reward them if they get Vespa before she is captured. Lone Starr rescues the princess but they run out of fuel and crash on the desert Moon of Vega.
    There they find a cave where they meet the wise yogurt. Yogurt shows Lone Starr the power of “The Schwartz”. Dark helmet and the Spaceballs track them down on the moon and capture the princess and bring her to planet Spaceballs.
    The Spaceballs then tell the king that if they don’t give them the codes for the shield around there planet they would reverse the princess nose job. The king gives them the codes and the Spaceballs go to the planet to steal all the kings’ fresh air. They take their big ship and it transforms into Mega Maid, a giant robotic maid with a vacuum cleaner that begins sucking the air from the planet.
    Lone Starr and his friends go into Mega Maid to destroy the robot. He fights Dark helmet and wins and Mega Maid self-destructs. Everything goes back to normal but Lone Starr finds out he is a prince and he marries the princess.
    This is an old movie but I still think it’s very funny and the actors do a good job.
    By:Elyse

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 22, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Nicely done Elyse! It’s a great movie in my books as well.

    Chloe said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Super Size Me

    The 2002 film “Super Size Me” is a documentary about a man who eats McDonalds for 30 days straight. Morgan (the man who eats McDonalds) travels to Texas and NYC to try the items on their McDonalds menus. The lesson this film is trying to put out is it’s okay to have fast food once in a while, but don’t eat to much. If you’re obsessed with fast food, I suggest this movie because you can get a clear picture of what you’re eating. Remember, you are what you eat. The soundtrack fits with this film very well because you can tell when parts of the movie are sad, exciting, scary, or suspenseful. My overall rating of “Super Size Me” is five out of five stars. I gave this rating because for a documentary, this film was put together very well and shows you very clearly what fast food does to your body

    By: Chloe

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Well done Chloe. Apparently there is a new one out where a guy actually lost 33 lbs. just eating at McDonalds!

    Kiara:) said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I have watched the movie called “Catching Fire”. The type of film I’m reviewing is sort of a sci-fi kind of movie. The two lead actors Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark. Katniss doesn’t seem like a real kind of person, Peeta too. The special effects seem so unrealistic. For example, when flames were on their clothing but not burning them or their clothing. My overall rating for Catching Fire is 3 star rating because the director tries to intrigue you. But I think the book is better than the movie.

    By: Kiara

    Adam said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Turbo
    Childrens Comedy
    In this film, our protagonist is is a snail named Theo, who is a big fan of racing. His love of racing gets him in trouble, and also ends up giving him extraordinary powers. Early on in the movie, Theo embarrassed himself because he almost got himself killed trying to retrieve a perfect tomato (because he works at a tomato farm with other snails). During the night, Theo wanders off across the city. Whilst crawling across an overpass, he is blown into a gutter where a street race is taking place. During the race, he is sucked into the engine where he gains his powers. A weak spot I’d like to point out is how he got his powers from a car. This is easily balanced out from the movie’s exciting and humorous moments. Ryan Reynolds is the voice of Theo, and he’s pretty beleivable. The soundtrack on Turbo is good because it is “hip” and “modern”.
    My overall rating for Turbo is a 9/10

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 22, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Great work Adam. Very thoughtful.

    Daniel said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Rango

    The movie I’m going to review is Rango.
    Rango is a western movie where a monitor lizard’s glass box flips off his owner’s truck and he almost gets run over.
    After walking sometime in the desert he finds a town made of desert animals, the towns name is dirt.
    Rango decides to become the town’s sheriff and he then finds out that the town lost its water.
    Then after a few weeks rattlesnake Jake comes and runs Rango out of town.
    Rango decides to come back after seeing the spirit of the west.

    The main theme is about believing in yourself because in the movie Rango didn’t believe in himself, but at the end he beat the mayor because he believed in himself.
    The main actors were Johnny Dep who played rango and Isla Fisher who played Beans, Rangos friend.
    Too me Rangos voice sounded like someone older than Johnny Dep, but Isla Fisher sounded more believable because she sounded like the right part.

    I’d give this 9 out of 10 because it has good acting and good special effects.
    This movie is more for older kids because this movie contains some language like when Rattlesnake Jake talks to rango before
    runs rango out of town.
    So in my Opinion Rango is a good movie.

    brendan said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    The Avengers. Action. Hulk, Iron man, Thor, and captain America save’s the world from Loki.

    The movie was not futuristic, the main idea was that Loki was trying to rule the world with the tesseract.

    I think it was a good because it had a good storyline. Also because Iron man,
    Thor, the Hulk, and captain America was in the movie.

    Chris Hemsworth did a good job on his parts for Thor. Robert Downey Jr. did a great on the parts for Iron man.

    Tom Hiddleston did a great job for Loki. Chris Evans did a great job for captain America. Mark Ruufalo did a good job for the Hulk.

    The director made the special effects to make it a bit more realistic and entertain the viewers a bit more.

    I would rate this movie 7/10. I rated this movie 7/10 because the storyline was good didn’t have that heros. That’s why I rated this movie 7/10.

    Logan said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This is a horror film about ghost.
    It’s about a demon trying to take over peoples bodies.
    What I like about this movie is that it had a lot of comedy to it.
    However I dislike the way of the ending.
    These characters had very good acting and I actually kind of believed in it.
    And I really like the special effects too I like were the guy turn in to a demon.

      Mr. Purdon responded:
      January 22, 2014 at 11:12 am

      What film? You haven’t said the title of the movie anywhere!

    brad said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

    My movie review is Despicable me, it is a comedy movie, Despicable me is a good comedy movie to watch.

    On Despicable me Gru adopted 3 girls and gets moon, Gru fall in love with the girls.

    The names are Gru, Vector, gru’s mom, Edith, Margo, Dr. Nefario

    The sound track is awesome go see it it’s a good movie, go see it.

    Connor said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Transformers dark of the moon

    The type of movie was a fantasy movie with a lot of action, a bit of romance.

    It started with megatron getting sent to space. Not a bad beginning…. Then 3 years later he wakes up attach to a rocket. He comes back to earth to destroy the autobots with his decepacon army (He is the leader.) They lead an invasion force to wipe out earthlings and the autobots at same time. While megatron looks for the leader the autobots. The story line was a bit cheesy, but it felt awesome with the effects.

    The theme was probably the destruction of L.A. I think the idea was to make it awesome because it is last movie of the transformers series. Plus it wasn’t that good.

    Like what I said the movie felt cheesy. I just didn’t want to sit there watching this boring robot stuff. They got to make movie more interesting.

    The lead actors are Shia Lebeouf, Poise Huntington-Whiteley. Sadly they were not believable.

    Yes again the effects were cheesy. I would give this 3 out of 5 stars.

    By Connor 🙂

    bryce said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Free Willy
    This movie is a family rated. It’s about a troubled boy and the orca whale that becomes friends. No one understands Willy except a street kid named Jesse.

    The orca whale is captive and Jesse helps Willy return back to his family. Jesse and Willy both were without their birth family. They helped each other by making each other fell more colorable in there new home.

    In my opinion this movie haves a sad beginning and a happy ending.
    The lead actors are Jesse (Jason James richer) and Radolph (August Schulenburg)

    Both actors did a great job in the movie because they saved a Willys life. The special effects in this movie are when Willy jumps over the rocks foe his freedom. Michael Jackson “you will be there”.

    I really liked this movie I would rate this movie 10 out of 10 It’s a movie abou a whale and a boy that saves a whales life and they become friends and the boy returns the whale back to his family

    By: Bryce

    rubina said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Breaking Dawn part 2

    I have watched Breaking Dawn. I am going to write a review of the movie.

    In the movie, the Volturi thinks Renesmay is a mortal child. Because there is a two year old boy that almost killed a whole entire village. But she isn’t mortal. She’s half mortal, half human.

    In the bad part of the movie is when Alice has a vision of the Volturi and the other vampires, and the wolf pack fighting against each other.

    It takes place in the forest on a big frozen lake.

    On the movie strengths is when they fight the Volturi. The weaknesses of the movie are when they are actually not fighting. It was just Alice’s vision.

    The theme of the film is when the Volturi is trying to kill Renesmay.

    I like this movie because there’s a lot of action in the movie.

    The lead actors’ names are Bella, Edward, and Renesmay.

    My special effects when Alice’s vision of the Volturi and the good vampires were fighting.

    This movie is a good movie because there’s a lot of action.

    Caleb said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    THE KARATE KID

    The movie is type for the movie Karate Kid is drama and action.

    Dre moved to china and got bullied there Dre also got a kung-fu teacher who was Mr. Han.

    The point of the movie is not to bully because life can snap back sometimes is my opinion.

    Chang was Dre’s bully and played his part pretty good.

    Dre didn’t seem like the person who would get picked on and underdog.

    The jump kicks or flips didn’t seem like reality. The music changed tense for fights and soft for love ect.

    My opinion of the rating of The Karate Kid is 5-10 for the graphics in the videos inside the movie.

    Bye:Caleb
    2014-01-22

    darren said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Cloudy of a chance of meatballs 2

    I have seen this movie called
    Cloudy of a chance of meatballs 2
    I thought the movie was funny because
    There were funny food animals like
    a strawberry it was alive and really
    friendly!

    The movie was about a guy named flint that looked up to this science guy named Chester but, in the first movie flint tried to destroy his flimnoater that if you put water in the top food would come out the bottom but when he tried he made it worse because live food was coming out like a cheese spider and a taco rex so he had to go on a adventure with friends.

    (Comment) I think the movie was great because it’s interesting and it’s really funny and it’s a cartoon

    here are the names of the main characters: Flint, Sam, Steve, Chester.

    I think the movie had good graphics and keeps you entertained

    I think the movie was about 5 out of 10 because some parts were boring and kind of weird.

    Taylor said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:19 am

    World War Z

    The film I’m reviewing is World War Z and it’s a action movie! People began to become infected from a monkey bite. Infection spread and the people turned into zombies. The main character saved his family then the army came and brung his family to the ark. I think the theme of the film is the is the main character that try’s to help the army protect the survivors and destroy all the zombies. My opinion is that it’s a good action film, and I like zombies because it makes a good movie. The main character is Brad Pitt who made the character believable. Also I liked his acting because he is good at his expression and a good character to be.I like the part when all the zombies were crawling on each other to get to the other side ok the wall. Also another part I liked was when the helicopter was falling and it sound like the helicopter was actually falling. I give the movie a 4 out of 5 because it was a good movie and exciting.

    sierra said:
    January 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Movies
    Type: horror
    Movie: Chernobyl diaries

    What happens in the movie is these four best friends go for a tour to an old radiation town called Chernobyl. And they get stranded because of there tour vehicle wont start because these mutant, cannibal people pull out the spark plugs out.

    There weaknesses are the place is full of radiation also they didn’t tell anyone where they were going. An abandon city filled with people mutated by radiation due to a nuclear reactor explosion in 1984.

    I think the movie was interesting because it really happened.

    Rosily is one of the main characters, she was very convincing, brave and always told everyone not to give up. Shawn is very over protective over his younger brother, and always seems to get him and his younger brother in trouble.

    Special effects were good because the film was actually made in Chernobyl, so there wasn’t much for special effects. I would rate this movie from a scale 1 to 10 a 8 because its based on a true story.
    sierra

    Sylvia said:
    January 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    A Movie Review on Let it Shine

    Let it Shine is a Disney movie based on a shy pastor’s son who has dreams of becoming a famous rapper. However, Cyrus’s father doesn’t approve of his rapping career, and forbids him from rapping. Later on, Cyrus recognizes a rap contest that a girl named Roxy is running. Roxy is a famous super star, but is also very close with Cyrus, and his best friend Chris. Cyrus decided to enter the contest to win a record label, but sends in a photo of both him and Chris. Roxy was mistaken, and thought Chris wrote the song, when in reality, Cyrus did. Cyrus is then stuck pretending that Chris wrote the song because he discovers that Chris has feelings for Roxy, along with himself. Even though Cyrus has had feelings for Roxy a lot longer than Chris, he doesn’t want Chris to see him as an friend who isn’t loyal.

    This movie altogether turned out well. A great story line, good actors, very entertaining, great rapping, and catchy songs. However, a weakness that this movie had was the conflict. Everything about it was so cliché. Nothing new. Except for the fact that it was all based on rap and rap contests.

    I believe the moral of this film is to always stay true to yourself. What makes me think that is because of how Cyrus was lying about who he was, all because of how Chris felt.

    My opinion on Roxy, Cyrus and Chris. Of course they are believable! As I mentioned in my summary, they are all great actors. All the emotion, heart, and feeling through out the film really made it that much more believable.

    For special effect in the film, I think it was put in at the right times, when something sad, happy, or emotional would happen, there would always be music to help et the mood. Which in my opinion is very through out the film.

    However, the soundtrack was brilliant! Its hard to come up with a good rap song, and in my opinion, they have accomplished that.

    My overall thoughts of this movie , I would give it three stars. The soundtrack was stellar, the plot was fantastic, the conflict was alright. But in overall thought, I think this movie was well put together, and I really enjoyed watching it.

    By Sylvia Boland

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