The Amazing, Magic Knight - Movie Reviews by Lauren
The Amazing Spiderman
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are one adorable couple...on-screen and off. I thought this was a great movie. I liked the other Spiderman films, even though I only saw the first two, but this new adaptation was different and it worked for me. Peter Parker is in high school, he falls for Gwen Stacey and not MJ, and the villian is called The Lizard. This particular film really built up the characters, and personally, I love that. I like getting to know these superheroes as people so I can actually feel for and relate to them. I would certainly see this again! I can't wait for the next one!
Magic Mike is probably not what everyone thinks it's about. Yes, there are male strippers and sure, that's nice. I like the dancing and the performance of it and there are a few very good-looking men. However, Magic Mike is also a drama. Mike doesn't want to be a stripper his whole life. He wants to start his own business, he wants to fall in love, and while he tries to help The Kid (a new stripper he brings into the business), he is falling down a dark tunnel and Mike does what he can to save him, for his sister's sake. It's a good movie though. I'd watch it again, and I think a lot of people would like it, but it's best to go in knowing what type of movie this is and it's not just a "feel good, look at hot guys" type of thing.
The Dark Knight Rises
To be honest, I'd never seen Batman Begins or The Dark Knight, so I went to the trilogy showing where you get to watch both films in the series and then the newest, The Dark Knight Rises, at midnight. It was essentially nine hours of Batman, so it's a good thing I really liked all the movies. I would say that The Dark Knight is still my favorite, but I really enjoyed Dark Knight Rises as well. Tom Hardy made a great villian in Bane. He's a bit layered and I appreciated getting to know more of his past in the end of the film. I know some people didn't like Josepth Gordon-Levitt's character but I'm not a comic book Batman fan, so I wasn't bothered by the path his character, Blake, took and I actually thought it was cool. Overall, great acting, awesome characters, and an interesting storyline that seemed to blend the first two in the trilogy.