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Partner posted a review for Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) in Movies
This film is everything you want in a superhero movie.This is the Wonder Woman movie we’ve been waiting for. One of the first superheroes ever created in comics and the very first female superhero, Wonder Woman is among the most recognizable superheroes in history. It is outrageously bold and confident, insanely fun and thrilling, powerfully dramatic and delightfully amusing, all rolled into one epic superhero outing. It sports some of the greatest action scenes and visuals of any superhero movie to date, many of which have been saved from the marketing in order to serve as delicious surprises when you finally see the movie. The cast are magnificent, especially Gal Gadot’s lead turn as the world’s first female superhero. And director Patty Jenkins has instantly proven herself one of the genre’s finest filmmakers. Gal Gadot’s casting was like a miracle for the studio, as her performance is instantly the stuff of legends. Gadot does a magnificent job with this complex mixture of emotions and motivations in Diana, as well as the many grand fight and action sequences, I can’t imagine anyone else in the role.she is Wonder Woman now, through and through.Chris Pine actually delivers his second-best career performance here. The action sequences in Wonder Woman set a new standard for the genre. It has excellent hand-to-hand superhero combat on par with Batman’s warehouse scene in Batman v Superman or Cap’s fights against Batroc and Bucky in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But it also has epic war scenes, fantastic sword-and-sandal battles (the Amazon battle on the beach is an instant classic), and big-scale superhero action set pieces bringing down buildings and demonstrating the full scale of superheroism and super-villainy. I loved Matthew Jensen’s cinematography in Wonder Woman, and how it established different visual tones and styles for different settings and different acts in the film. Wonder Woman is an electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement sure to win the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. Amazing performances, pulse-pounding action, and outstanding visuals make it one of the best superhero movies of all time.
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Partner posted a review for Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives (Webseries 2020) in Movies
At first I was thrown off a bit by the title, which led me to imagine this show, to be about the lives of some actual glamorous A-list bollywood families. For a whole minute or two, I mentally prepared myself for a full dose of some quality entertainment for the week ahead. My excitement wasn’t very long-lived as my friend burst my bubble when she disclosed that the show was about the wives of Sanjay Kapoor, Chunkey Pandey, Sameer Soni and Sohail Khan. I almost gave a shriek of disbelief. It felt like someone probably sat down and made a list of some of the sunken ships in bollywood and then as if the humiliation wasn’t nearly enough, decided to pick their wives to make a reality based show on Netflix. Soon enough, I learned that the creator was none other than Karan Johar, which took me by a little surprise. My friend insisted that I at least watch the first episode and I obliged. So at dinner that evening, I switched on Netflix and watched the first entire episode of this show. And well here is what I have to say. First of all, I solemnly swear that I will not watch it any further. And if that wasn’t enough to speak about my true feelings about the show, here’s a bit more.
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Partner posted a review for 100% Wolf (2020) in Movies
100% Wolf is a 2020 Australian computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Alexs Stadermann and produced by Alexia Gates-Foale and Barbara Stephen.Freddy Lupin is the young heir to a werewolf pack that has been protecting their local town for years. When he attempts to follow his family during their nightly patrol using a magical Moonstone, he inadvertently exposes the existence of werewolves to ice-cream truck owner Foxwell Cripp, and when Freddy's father, Flashheart Lupin, attempts to protect Freddy, Freddy ends up losing the Moonstone to Cripp and Flashheart is apparently killed when he falls off a cliff. With Flasheart dead, Freddy's uncle Hotspur becomes the new head of the werewolf clan, starting various new policies that include an increased dog-catching presence in the town, as werewolves have had a long history of disdain for dogs. Six years later, the time comes for Freddy to experience his first wolf transformation, but despite the encouragement of long-term housekeeper Mrs Mutton, he is humiliated when he turns into a dog (poodle, to be exact) instead. Faced with the disdain of his pack, Freddy is challenged to prove his wolf status by moonrise the next day or risk being banished. However, his efforts are curtailed from the beginning when Hotspur's children put a silver collar on him, preventing him turning back into human form, although he manages to escape the mansion.
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Partner posted a review for Zombie Army 4: Dead War in Games
The level design....the gun handling....the zombie designs themselves....everything about this is what I wanted from Zombie army trilogy. The fast aggressiveness of the first mission Dead arrival is subjugated by a slower more methodical pace as the game goes one....hordes of the undead german soldiers shamble towards you only to be blasted into bits by a well placed explosives or the new OVERKILL shot for rifles (really strong sniper shot) Other times....you need to be fast and aggressive, a new enemy...the suicide general can summon a slew of suiciders to blow up right where your standing...forcing you to adapt...if you don't take him out, the onslaught will never end It's a game I could play over and over, especially on co-op...my only complaint is the fact that there are fewer guns and characters then in Zombie army trilogy, but aside from that...this game is easily a 4/5 for me (might get bumped up when I see what the DLC will be like)
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For gameplay I'd give 7/10 , enjoyable but access to a manual for the right stick advanced controls wouldn't have gone amiss. I like the way scrums and lineouts controls work. Very intuitive. I don't like that you have to click RS before you call the set play...seems unnecessary. Set plays are limited, but that's OK. Graphics 3/10. No way I could tell who these guys are IRL. Pitches are very average. Replayability 3/10. This is limited due to the how much effort needs to go into making a player better. A career mode would have been great. The "ultimate team" mode needed a lot more work. Although I hate loot cards, I was able to get around that using cheat engine to get more coins. Accuracy 4/10. I guess not calling a lot of knock on's is pretty accurate but still just as frustrating. Many players cards are just weird. I mean making some players like Sexton worse than Englands 3rd best 10 is weird. Making Skelton better than Eztabeth. I understand you need to have tiers of players, but using a system like Madden might do it better. Overall 6/10 but I am very hopeful. This game could have been amazing, but the foundation is there to build on. Hope they keep this going and release another soon.
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