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Reel Quick Movie Reviews

Noah and the flood of controversy

It's cheap night Tuesday at the theatre! Any of these movies go well with popcorn, but what are you in the mood to watch? 

 

Noah

Don't watch Noah if you're looking for an accurate portrayal of the Bible story, since even the director, Darren Aronofsky describes it as 'the least biblical biblical film ever made" (www.telegraph.co.uk). The serious "artistic liberties" from the expected plot are sure to spark some conversations, but visually and thematically - it was awesome. It's hard to ignore the breathtaking cinematography and special effects, as well as the suspenseful script and exceptional acting.

My Rating: 30/34

Reminded me of: Honestly, it's not really like any movie I've seen. It has snippets that were similar to Lord of the Rings and Tree of Life.

 

Divergent

Without reading the book first, this futuristic story initially seemed to be just another "dystopian world with a strong female lead". I wasn't disappointed though, and my only complaints were that it was a bit cheesy in some parts (with predictable teenage romance), and I felt it should have been shorter. But overall, it was an adventurous and action-packed flick with enough Theo James to make you count down to the next movie in the series, Insurgent (coming out in 2015).

My Rating: 26/34

Reminded me of: Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Spectacular Now

 

Muppets Most Wanted

I appreciate any sequel that can make fun of itself through singing and dancing. And for those who are looking for nostalgic dose of Kermit and Miss Piggy, it won't disappoint Muppets fans. I was surprised at the length (almost 2 hours!), but the cameos throughout made it more enjoyable.

Bonus: There's a Monster's University short at the beginning of the movie. Don't miss it!

My Rating: 23/34

Reminded me of: The Muppets, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Mr. Peabody and Sherman

 
See you at the movies!
 
 


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About the Author

Alyssa Quigley is an enthusiastic chocoholic who thinks life is too short to be taken too seriously. When she's not writing movie reviews, she loves watching movies - especially musicals - with friends, playing volleyball and is an avid Amazing Race fan.





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