REVIEW – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

As always with these blockbuster reviews, every care is taken to avoid spoilers. However, everyone’s definition or tolerance of a spoiler is different, so if you are particularly sensitive to spoilers read ahead at your own discretion.

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Last week, I went and saw The Fate of the Furiousand during that viewing I was treated to what was essentially a big blockbuster that tried to deal with a lot of emotion regarding families – both adopted and real – that happened to have Vin Diesel in it.

Interestingly enough, this week, when I bought a ticket to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, I was treated to what was essentially a big blockbuster that tried to deal with a lot of emotion regarding families – both adopted and real – that happened to have Vin Diesel in it. This difference being that in this one, the emotion hit the mark a lot harder. Also this one stars a raccoon. And a small plant.

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REVIEW – The Magnificent Seven

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The Western is supposed to be a dead genre – at least if you ask the average movie pundit. They’ve been pushed out by the might of the comic book movie and the science fiction. We all know that, it was literally the plot to Toy Story 2. Yet, somehow, pretty much every year Hollywood gifts us with a big-budget Western extravaganza to feast our eyes on, and this is it.

The Magnificent Seven has been remade. The original (which in itself was a remake of The Seven Samurai) was a major hit behind star names like Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. And the same formula has been used here. To limited success.

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