Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Okay this movie was probably the most hyped movie following its release, and let me just say, there was definitely good reasoning for that. I have never gotten excited about a Marvel/DC or action movie, and a motion picture comic book? No thanks. Well I am incredibly glad I listened to the reviews and went to watch it.


The animation was BEAUTIFUL! the incredible thing about it was that there were three to four different types of animations in the movie! It of course was mainly the animation seen in the previews, but it also included anime, old time hand drawn animation, and comic book animation. It was beautiful all of the way around, perfectly drawn. It more than definitely deserved to Golden Globe for Best Animation.

I really didn’t understand why everyone was saying the story was so good before I saw it. In the first five minutes of the movie, I was growing disappointed, because it seemed to be like every other superhero movie ever. But around minute six, I was on the edge of my seat and never laid back. The whole movie was upbeat, captivating, and it honestly got me emotionally invested. There were just enough plot twists and turns and it wasn’t predictable at all. It was the perfect balance of love, action, and everything in between. But fair warning, water works may be existent in this movie

I typically hate the antagonists in every movie, especially superhero movies. And I’m not talking about the type of antagonists you love to hate, no. I genuinely get annoyed when the villains are introduced. The villains in this movie were not that bad though! They had good reason to be villains, and that is usually why I get annoyed, when movies have villains that have no motives. These villains were good villains! Of course not good good villains, but they were the type of villains that I loved to hate!

This is a perfect movie for the whole family, not just the kids. It does not have any older kid content or anything like that. It is genuinely a movie that the whole family will enjoy.

I did not at all think this movie would live up to my expectations or the reviews, but it definitely did and more! It is definitely a must see for this year! Bring your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, uncle, dog, and your pig. This movie is that good! It’s definitely a feel good movie– once you get past the water works BUT NO SPOILERS DON’T WORRY! But for sure. Go see it. Right now.


The Spy Who Dumped Me

This movie was anything, but predictable and typical.

You think you’re going to see a fun, light-hearted action right? Wrong. This movie contains every possible genre that could be imagined, but in the best way. It’s filled with action, romance, tons of comedy, plot twists, and even death with some gore. Although this movie is Rated-R, due to language and gun violence, this movie is not inappropriate for any age of a mature teenager.

Now, how could a movie possibly hold all of these features, but still not be considered a “cheesy, over the top” movie? That would be compliments of the all-star women leads: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Their comedic timing, wit, and ability to act as having a strong- best friend relationship, makes it impossible not to love this strong women duo. As this movie is filled with honorable mentions: the creepy Ivanna Sakhno, the kind and sweet Sam Heughan, and the cute deceased boyfriend: Justin Theroux, Mila and Kate make every moment of the movie suspenseful, action-filled, heart (and gut) wrenching, and completely hilarious.

This plot was so well written with plot twists and action in nearly every scene. There isn’t one scene that was “boring” or “slow” throughout the entirety of the movie. The lead Audrey, Mila Kunis, has been dating a man she really liked, and he suddenly dumps her. She is then kidnapped by the C.I.A. and told that her ex-boyfriend, Drew, was a spy. They release her and soon after, Audrey and Morgan, Kate McKinnon, are targeted by spies for something that Audrey’s ex left with her. Drew talks to Audrey and explains that he dumped her to protect her, but she must deliver the trophy he left at her house to save millions of lives. The two women are determined to deliver the package and deem themselves spies on their own.

There isn’t much else I could say about the plot, because I would spoil something. The previews were perfectly vague enough to not make the movie predictable, yet perfectly detailed enough to make you want to go see it. This movie is a must see. It is definitely up there for my favorite movie of 2018, and definitely the best Rated-R movie I’ve seen this year.


Incredibles 2

The movie that we have all been anticipating for a total of 14 years has finally arrived.  For a wait this long that movie better have been good. Well it was not good… it was utterly fantastic. This movie was definitely worth the wait, and unlike so many other sequels ti great, classic movies, it was just as good if not better that the original Incredibles. Out of all of Disney’s previous attempts to create a sequel to a classic movie such as: Toy Story, Monster’s Inc, Nemo, etc, the Incredibles 2 took the cake.

Considering the first movie came out 14 years ago, basically the entire target audience, kids 12 and under, may have not seen the first movie, not in theaters at least. But for this sequel, it is not necessary to have seen the first movie, or have seen it recently in order to understand the whole movie in its entirety. The movie does take place just about right where it ended 14 years ago. All of the kids are the same age, Mr. Incredible and Elastagirl are still dealing with balancing the hero life with the family life. And Frozone still, indeed, has his nagging wife. This movie is not predictable for the children, the teens that were children watching the first movie, or the adults. There are so many endings to this movie that I would think would work well, but Disney found the perfect one.


There are many hilarious scenes and characters whom some would say, “steal the show”, but I can’t decide between 4 different characters. This movie has a lot to do with Jack-Jack receiving powers, and obviously, Jack-Jack is adorable. Disney created his comedic timing so perfectly without him even needing to speak words. So because of his adorableness, hilarity, and all types of different cute emotions, Jack-Jack does steal the show. But he’s not the only one. The obvious fan favorite, of the millennial generation at least, is Frozone’s nagging wife. In the first movie she did not make a physical appearance, but her nagging voice did. When Frozone was searching for his supersuit, he asked his wife where it was. She responded by yelling from another room that she wishes he had more time for here… meanwhile there is a crisis happening… Frozone eventually gets his super suit and we are shown the most relatable relationship possible, where a woman just wants attention from her man, and does not care about the rest of the world, literally. Millennial fans were ecstatic when hearing the voice of Frozone’s wife in the previews, and she was, as always, hilarious. For only being in one scene and not making an appearance, I would consider her a show stopper.

Edna Mode was a larger than life character in the last movie, the funny and blunt supersuit designer. She made much less of an appearance in this movie, but it seemed like she made much more of an impact. Her silly, yet proper personality makes her utterly lovable and fun to watch. I have seen more Edna merchandise for this movie than any other character, and as my favorite character in the movie, qualifies her as a show stopper. And last, but certainly not least, our last show stopper is… the raccoon. The raccoon you say? Yes a raccoon that cannot talk. This raccoon gets in a brawl with Jack-Jack, and this fight could not have been long enough even if it took the entire length of the movie. I don’t want to spoil anything in this comedic scene, but the raccoon definitely deserves the title of a showstopper.

This movie is the perfect movie for the whole family. This movie has done so well in box offices, hopefully we will get a 3rd movie, sooner than in 14 years. Kids love it, teens love it, adults love it, even grandparents love it. This is a must see for the family this summer. I enjoyed this sequel as much, if not more than the first Incredibles, and that’s coming from an Incredibles fanatic that wore Violet pajamas to bed at age 6.


Ocean’s 8

This movie had a lot to live up to considering it was a spin-off from the original Ocean’s 11 and Ocean’s 12 that were immediate hits. Looking at the All-Star cast for this movie such as, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, and Rihanna just to name a few, this movie is set up for success. Differing from previous Oceans movies, the cast of the main team is all women. In this day in age women empowerment is a large societal issue and this movie really shows that women are capable of doing anything a man can do, but better.

In the first few scenes we get a taste of how slick Sandra Bullock’s character, Debbie, truly is. After being in jail for five years, Debbie Ocean has devised a plan in order to steal an incredibly expensive jewel. After getting out of jail, Debbie immediately goes to the mall and picks up perfumes in a high dollar store and claims to the cashier that she would like to return them, but not having a receipt she goes through the agony of just keeping the incredibly expensive perfumes and the cashier even gives her a bag for her troubles. Immediately audiences were stunned that they had never thought of that themselves. Debbie then books a hotel room under a customer’s name whom had just checked out and goes into the room while the maid is in there, not needing a key. This woman is GOOD.

I had high hopes for this movie, but it exceeded my expectations exponentially. If you like to think during a movie, this is definitely a movie for you. It is filled with unexpected mystery and cleverness that is very entertaining. It is not necessary to have seen the past Ocean’s movies to enjoy Ocean’s 8, but there is a guest appearance from an old Ocean’s member in the heist. Debbie’s plan was so perfectly and methodically planned out in her five years in jail, you start to wonder, what writer was able to adhere to every detail that would be necessary in pulling this sort of heist off? This whole movie was utterly jaw dropping and extremely entertaining in its entirety. From the acting, to the plot, to the funny one-liners throughout the movie, audiences were all definitely rooting for these criminals to become victorious in their heist.

And speaking of female empowerment, for the majority of the movie, Anne Hathaway’s character, the famous Daphne Kluger, she is only used as a pawn  in the plan of the heist and is left in the dark about what truly is going on. When Daphne becomes aware of this plan, she doesn’t turn the the women into the police in order to receive reward money. Instead she joins the women and helps the finish their master plan to allow herself and the rest of the women a slight 30 million each. It doesn’t stop there. The women have to blame someone for the missing necklace, right? Well the women work together in order to frame Debbie’s ex-boyfreind who is the reason she had been in jail at the beginning of the movie. Talk about women supporting women!

This is a great movie for, I’d say, teens and up. Kids may also enjoy the action and spy-aspect of this movie, but they would not get the full effect if they do not understand how truly thought out the plot of this movie was. Ocean’s 8 is a MUST SEE of 2018 and I’m looking forward to rewatching the past Ocean’s movies and hopefully another sequel with another strong woman cast. So far, this is the best movie of the year and I feel as if now I have all of the tools to steal a hundred million dollar jeweled necklace.