A Star Wars Geek’s Review of Rogue One

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

I apologize that I haven’t been very regular with posting this month. Between finals and preparing for Christmas, I haven’t had a lot of time to post. But I will be more regular now!

One exciting thing that’s happened is that I got to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last week.

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Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Fifty years ago, aliens attacked Earth. Ultimately, humans won the battle and the aliens were forced to flee back to their home planet. But everyone is afraid that the aliens will return–stronger than before. The International Fleet is determined to find a leader who can prepare the world for another attack. The best and the brightest children are trained to be these leaders. When Ender, one of the kids, is chosen to continue on to Battle School, he learns more about the aliens and what it means to be a leader. But time is of the essence, because another attack may be imminent…

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Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

I’m a huge fan of the Captain America movies. I first fell in love with the series in The First Avenger, and The Winter Soldier is one of my all-time favorite movies.

I just love his character. He’s my favorite of the Avengers because of his old-fashioned, gentleman-ly qualities. He’s the guy who does the right thing, no matter what. He embodies the American ideals of patriotism, justice, and courage, and also the Biblical ideals of compassion, selflessness, and forgiveness. Captain America is the guy who never compromises his morals, even when his opinions may be unpopular.

When I first heard what Civil War (the third installment in Captain America’s series) was about, I didn’t have high expectations–especially after my disappointment with Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman

Yesterday my mom and I decided to go see Batman vs. Superman. We both love Batman. Neither of us thought the movie was going to be phenomenal, but we expected something mildly entertaining. Did the movie exceed our expectations?

Here’s the short review:

It stunk.

Here’s the long review:

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(Spoiler-Free) Movie Review: The Force Awakens

Let me start off by saying I’m a die-hard Star Wars fan. I own all six movies and have seen them more times than I care to count. I think I can recite every line from memory. There’s something just so endearing about the series. They’re clean, old-fashioned, fun adventure movies with a classic good-versus-evil storyline.

So when I learned that the seventh installment was coming out, I was a little apprehensive. I mean, this is the twenty-first century. Profanity, sexuality, graphic violence, and liberal thinking are present in almost all movies these days. Would the biggest movie of 2015 revive the charm of the Star Wars saga, or turn into something less than appealing?

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Movie Review: Bridge of Spies

Earlier this week, my family and I went and saw the new movie Bridge of Spies. The movie follows a lawyer, named Jim Donovan, who is given the task of defending an alleged Soviet spy during the Cold War. Everyone tells Jim to just do the barest minimum and sort of “go through the motions” with his case. The man is a spy for the Russians, after all. Why should he be given the same rights as American citizens?

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