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Reel Quick Movie Reviews

X-men vs. Amazing Spider-Man?

This summer kicks off early with several anticipated action-packed blockbusters and an underdog story. Here are my quick reviews of the latest to hit the screens.

 

X-men: Days of Future Past

It's not every day you get to witness Gandalf, Juno and Catwoman working together to send Wolverine back in time to stop Katniss from killing a dwarf president. Setting the time travel plot holes aside, this movie was predictable but everything Marvel comic fans love. I especially noticed that CGI was saturated throughout the film, but then again, so were Hugh Jackman's abs. 

My Rating: 27/34

Reminded me of: X-Men, Inception, Back to the Future, Olympus has Fallen

Bonus: There is a short scene at the very end of the credits!

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

For someone who doesn't even like spiders, this movie was way better than I expected. An awesome movie for the big screen, this sequel has more impressive effects and action scenes than its predecessor "The Amazing Spider-Man". With just the right amount of comedy and chemistry, it goes without saying that Andrew Garfield > Tobey Maguire.

My Rating: 29/34

Reminded me of: The Amazing Spider-Man, Green Goblin, Thor 2

Bonus: There's an X-men: Days of Future Past trailer after the credits start

 

The Other Woman

Why do they make movies like this almost 2 hours long? The beginning dragged on and the ending was pretty terrible, but it did have some hilarious redemptive parts in between. Save this one for a girl's night if you're looking for a morally skewed and over-the-top revenge story.



 

My Rating: 21/34

Reminded me of: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Crazy Stupid Love, What's Your Number

 

Million Dollar Arm

It's been too long since there's been a heart-warming, funny, inspiring story for anyone who's stopped believing in themselves. I was impressed with this movie and so pleased I got the chance to watch this gem before it left theatres. Not just for sports fans, this underdog story will remind you that life is about risks and failures, and there's always more than meets the eye. 
 
My Rating: 31/34
 
Reminded me of: 42, Miracle, Philomena, Invincible, Odd Life of Timothy Green
 

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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