Movie Review: Moana

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The movie Moana is about a girl who will become leader of her island but because of this lava monster called Te Ka her island will be destroyed. The ocean chooses her to help stop the monster by finding Dwayne Johnson I mean Maui, who will help her defeat Te Ka with the heart of the goddess Te Fiti which Maui stole and which had started this whole mess in the first place. Maui and Moana go on the adventure and both help each other in big ways. Maui teachers her how to sail while she helps him conquer his inner demons and helps save him from a monster named Tamatoa and then she helps him learn how to use the power of his magic hook that can turn him into any animal. However when they fight Te Ka they have a dispute, he leaves and Moana feels like she isn’t the one to help defeat Te Ka, but later gets the confidence again and Maui helps again and she learns Te Ka is Te Fiti and defeats her by giving her her heart again and then happy ever after.

I was surprised by the movie. I liked it more than I thought, the music was half and half for me. I liked the villain song and You’re Welcome song but the ones Moana sang were a bit corny to me. I also like the design of Maui and Moana, both different in terms of other Disney characters. Moana has muscles and not a very tiny waist. And Maui has muscles but not typical muscles you think of. Gaston and Hercules’ muscles look like muscle you usually think of but Maui almost kinda looks fat. So all in all I like the movie for the most part. 

3 out of 5 stars

by Anna

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. This game takes place shortly after the events of its prequel, Epic Mickey. Unlike Epic Mickey, this game features co-op action where player 1 plays as Mickey Mouse and player 2 plays as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

 

In this game, Mickey returns to Wasteland (a realm where forgotten toons reside) only to find it has become inert (due to the damage caused by the quake) as well as finding that the Mad Doctor has turned over a new leaf (which is in fact an act of deception for a much grander, evil scheme). As such, both Mickey and Oswald work together to save Wasteland and Stop the Mad Doctor. The game has two endings (the game’s ending  as well as the fate of the Mad Doctor depends on your actions in the game).

 

The main protagonists in this game are Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Ortensia and Gus the Gremlin. The main antagonists in this game are the Mad Doctor and Prescott the Gremlin.

 

The multiple versions of Pete we see in this game are Big Bad Pete, Pete Pan (Adventureland version of Pete), Petetronic (Tomorrowland version of Pete) and Small Pete (It’s A Small World version of Pete).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be both magically heartwarming and spiritually, wonderfully amazing. Truly, this is a one of a kind Disney game that has touched and forever will touch the hearts of children throughout the ages.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Review {Spoiler Review}

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This review will be a few spoilers, if you haven’t seen the film…don’t read…if you saw the movie…you’re welcome to read the review. I know there’s a lot of mixed opinions about the movie, I respect everyone’s opinions.

 

My thoughts and reaction: I enjoyed Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of the Skywalker saga. I was expecting a bit of detail of the Emperor’s return…they didn’t explain much…but I find it interesting is the Emperor stays attached to a large machine.

 

One twist that I did not expect is that Rey is Emperor Palpatine’s granddaughter…a lot of surprises.

 

The visual effects looked cool, great music by John Williams and more. Leia Organa played by Carrie Fisher who passed away on December 27, 2016…the film used unused footage of Fisher  from The Force Awakens.

 

Billy Dee Williams coming back as Lando Calrissian was great, it was cool to see Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford as Luke Skywalker and Han Solo

 

I enjoyed the Sequel trilogy…in my opinion my favorite Star Wars trilogies is the original and prequel

 

The cast and crew did a great job in the film

 

I give this movie a B

 

By Angel

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movie Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review The Muppet Christmas Carol. This movie was first released on December 11, 1992.

 

The cast of characters are Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge,

Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit,

Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit,

The Great Gonzo as Charles Dickens,

Rizzo the Rat as Himself,

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker as Charity Collectors,

Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig’

Sam Eagle as Schoolmaster,

Statler and Waldorf as Jacob and Robert Marley.

 

This movie features a muppet-version of the Christmas Carol that is filled with both songs and humor (most of this movie’s humor centers around Gonzo and Rizzo).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be hilariously rich in the fictional culture that is the Christmas Carol (especially when The Great Gonzo stars as the author of the Christmas Carol himself).

My Reaction to Spider-Man coming back to the MCU

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I’m very happy that both Marvel Studios and Sony are reteaming up for the third MCU Spider-Man film and Tom Holland returning as Peter Parker/Spider-Man 

After watching Far From Home, the cliffhanger is a game changer…it’s gonna be a new chapter for Peter and the characters in the MCU and other films

Tom Holland did a great performance as Peter in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Tom’s talented. 

Myself and others are looking forward to Tom Holland’s upcoming films like The Current War, Spies in Disguise, Third MCU Spider-Man film, Onward, Chaos Walking and more

 

By Angel

Hocus Pocus (1993)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.

 

The movie begins in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1693 and continues 300 years later  throughout Salem, Massachusetts circa 1993. The entire movie takes place on October 31 (All Hallows Eve/Halloween).

 

The cast of characters are:

Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson,

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson,

Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson,

Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson (Zombie),

Omri Katz as Max Dennison,

Thora Birch as Dani Dennison,

Vinessa Shaw as Allison Watts,

Amanda Shepherd as Emily Binx,

Sean Murray as Thackery Binx (Human) and Jason Marsden as Thackery Binx (Black Cat).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be both “hauntingly amusing and supernaturally hilarious.” I hope you all find this movie as “mystically entertaining” as I did because watching this movie will most definitely “Put A Spell On You.”

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix for the PlayStation 4. This game is comprised of 6 individual games on 2 discs.

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix consists of Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts-358/2 Days.

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Consists of  Kingdom Hearts II-Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep-Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts-Re:Coded.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix: Sora’s adventure begins as he joins forces with Donald Duck and Goofy to save all the worlds from the Heartless, Maleficent and Ansem: The Seeker of Darkness.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories: Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy, adventure continues as they search for their missing friends in the mysterious Castle Oblivion while dealing with their first encounter with Organization XIII.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-358/2 Days: The story takes place from the end of Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix through the entirety of Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories. The story centers around Sora’s NoBody, Roxas and his friends Axel & Xion.

 

In Kingdom Hearts II-Final Mix: Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy’s adventure continues as they Face off against the Heartless, NoBodies, Organization XIII, Maleficent and Pete.

 

In Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep-Final Mix: The story takes place 10 years before Sora’s journey began. The story centers around three KeyBlade Wielders in training: Terra,Ventus and Aqua.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Re:Coded: The story centers around a digital Sora as he helps Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy uncover the mysteries contained within Jiminy Cricket’s Journal.

 

The unique worlds featured in these games are:

Destiny Islands,

Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion,

Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden,

The World That Never Was,

End of the World,

Traverse Town and Twilight Town.

 

The Disney worlds featured in these games are:

Disney Town/Disney Castle,

Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland),

Olympus Coliseum (Hercules),

Deep Jungle (Tarzan),

Agrabah (Aladdin),

Monstro (Pinocchio),

Atlantica (The Little Mermaid),

Halloween Town/Christmas Town (The Nightmare before Christmas),

Neverland (Peter Pan),

Land of Dragons (Mulan),

Beast’s Castle (Beauty and the Beast),

Yen Sid’s Tower (Fantasia),

Timeless River (SteamBoat Willie),

Enchanted Dominion (Sleeping Beauty),

Castle of Dreams (Cinderella),

Dwarf Woodlands (Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs),

Pride Lands (The Lion King),

Space Paranoids (TRON),

Port Royal (Pirates of the Caribbean),

Deep Space (Lilo & Stitch) and the 100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh).

 

In conclusion, I found this to be the biggest collection of Kingdom Hearts games in one casing thus showing an unbreakable connection in the franchise which in turn should teach us to utilize said unbreakable connection to build strong bonds with everyone around us due to the fact that “our hearts are connected.”

Disney’s Aladdin (2019)(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming Disney movie “Aladdin.” This movie is a live-action version of the original cartoon film.

 

The cast of characters in this movie are Robby Haynes as Razoul (the Captain of the Sultan’s Royal Guards),

Navid Negahban as the Sultan (the Ruler of Agrabah/Jasmine’s Father),

Marwan Kenzari as Jafar (the Main Antagonist/Sorcerer/Royal Vizier),

Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine (the Sultan’s daughter),

Mena Massoud as Aladdin (the Main Protagonist) and Will Smith as Genie (a Phenomenal-Cosmic powered being).

 

In conclusion, I believe this movie will introduce us all to “A Whole New World” that is entirely more magical than anything we ever expected.

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Disney’s the Lion King (2019)(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming Disney movie “the Lion King.” This movie is a live-action version of the original cartoon film.

 

The cast of characters in this movie are John Oliver as the voice of Zazu (a Red-Billed Hornbill/the Pride Lands’ Majordomo),

James Earl Jones as the voice of Mufasa (a Lion/Simba’s father/Scar’s brother/the King of the Pride Lands),

Chiwetel Ejiofor as the voice of Scar (a Lion/the Main Antagonist/Simba’s uncle/Mufasa’s brother),

John Kani as the voice of Rafiki (a Mandrill/a Shaman/Mufasa’s friend),

Billy Eichner as the voice of Timon (a Meerkat/Pumbaa’s friend/Simba’s friend),

Seth Rogen as the voice of Pumbaa (a Warthog/Timon’s friend/Simba’s friend),

Shahadi Wright Joseph as the voice of Young Nala (a Lion/Simba’s friend),

Beyonce Knowles-Carter as the voice of Nala (a Lion/Simba’s friend & love-interest),

JD McCrary as the voice of Young Simba (a Lion/the Main Protagonist/Mufasa’s son/Scar’s nephew/Nala’s friend) and Donald Glover as the voice of Simba (A Lion/the Main Protagonist/Mufasa’s son/Scar’s nephew/Nala’s friend & love-interest).

 

In conclusion, I believe that this movie will in fact showcase the Pride Lands in a way we in fact never seen them before as well as help us reaffirm our place, position & role in “The Great Circle of Life.”

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