G.I. Joe: Retaliation

My rating: ratings2

After the G.I. Joes, which inlclude Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Duke (Channing Tatum), Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona), steal a nuclear weapon, the entire team, including Duke, is wiped out in an attack sent by the President of the United States, who is actually a cobra agent named Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) who has captured the real president (Jonathan Pryce). The only 3 survivors of the attack are Roadblock, Jaye and Flint. The remaining Joes then team up with General Joseph Colton (Bruce Willis), Snake Eyes (Ray Park) Jinx (Elodie Yung), and former Cobra agent Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) to stop Project Zeus, which are 7 satellite-like nuclear weapons programmed by Zartan to destroy countries with missile rods.

A saw this movie last week with my friend and his parents. We all liked this movie, especially the cast and the action. But it was also very disappointing. First of all, Duke, who is the main character in G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, dies. Second of all, hardly any of the characters are also in The Rise of Cobra, and the movie itself was kind of dumb. The Rise of Cobra was way better. I would recommend this movie for kids 10 years old and older. This movie is now playing (it is also in 3D).

Also, here is the movie’s website.

Paper Clips

My rating: ratings5

This award-winning 2004 G-rated documentary, which I saw on Netflix this week, tells about middle school students in a school in Whitwell, Tennessee, wanting to understand the enormity of the Jews who died in the Holocaust, create a monument for the Holocaust victims by deciding to collect 6 million paper clips. Paper clips were collected by the students and donated to the school as well by Holocaust survivor descendants and Holocaust survivors themselves. At the last count there were over 30 million paper clips received. The school soon put all the paper clips in a railcar.

I think the Paper Clips Project was a very big accomplishment, and I am very proud of the school, the students, and everyone who supported the project. This movie also taught me more about the Holocaust.  I think people of all ages will enjoy this wonderful movie.

Under the Sea

I saw this IMAX movie at the IMAX theater in the San Jose Tech Museum yesterday. Narrated by Jim Carrey, this 40-minute film gives you an underwater look at sea creatures such as cuddlefish, sea snakes, great white sharks and seals. This beautiful family film is now showing in IMAX theaters such as the San Jose Tech Museum IMAX theater. I think the whole family would enjoy this movie, which is rated G.

I also learned some things from this movie, like for example, I never knew sea snakes were more venomous than king cobras!

Also, here is the film’s website.