Epic

My rating: ratings3

Mary Katherine (voiced by Amanda Seyfried), also known as M.K., is a 17-year-old girl who lives with her father, Professor Bomba (voiced by Jason Sudekis), and her 3-legged dog Ozzy in a cabin in the woods. Her father believes in a species of tiny people living in the forest. He does not know it but he is right. The Leafmen are tiny brave warriors who fight to protect their forest from Boggans, who want to destroy it. One day there is a ceremony in which the queen (voiced by Beyonce) choses a pod to become the next heir. But when she choses, the Boggans attack and kill the queen. Before she dies, she gives the pod to M.K, who is in the forest looking for her father. M.K is then shrunk and now must make sure the pod blooms in the light of the full moon and not in the darkness.

This film, which is rated PG and is directed by Chris Wedge, has great visual effects, humor, cast and animation. This is my favorite animated movie of all time so far. I saw this movie with my whole family (my parents and 2 younger brothers) and we all really enjoyed it. That is why I would recommend this great movie for the entire family! The cast of this movie includes Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Steven Tyler, Jason Sudeikis, Blake Anderson, Pitbull and Beyonce.

Also, here is the film’s site.

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Iron Man 3

My rating: ratings3

Set after the events of The Avengers, Tony Stark(played by Robert Downey, Jr.)’s home is destroyed by Aldrich Killian (played by Guy Pearce), a scientist who in 1999 asked Stark to join his company but Stark rejected the offer and humiliated Killian. Killian is also the creator of a virus called Extremis, which can cure disabilities such as his own. Now Tony must rely on himself and his gadgets to defeat Killian. This film is rated PG-13 and also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, and Ben Kingsley.

I liked this movie, but not as much as The Avengers. Once again, Robert Downey, Jr. is hilarious! But it and extremely major flaw that everybody is complaining about: the fact that I didn’t like about the movie was that in these TV commercials Killian hires a British actor (played by Ben Kingsley) to play the Mandarin (who is actually him). That is not how it goes in the Marvel Iron Man comics. But overall, the movie is awesome! But I don’t think it was as good as the other Iron Man movies I would recommend this movie for anyone who loves Marvel movies and has watched most of the other six Avengers movies (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Avengers).

Also, here is the link to the film’s site:

http://marvel.com/ironman3

42

 My rating: ratings4

This movie, which is rated PG-13, tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the MLB (Major League Baseball). Earlier he had played in the minor leagues. He soon inspired many other African Americans, not just in sports. A writer named Wendell Smith soon became the first African American sports writer, following Jackie Robinson’s footsteps.

I really admired Jackie Robinson’s strong will and determination, despite people’s acts against him. He never gave up. But I did not like the fact that even though thousands of African Americans fought in World War II, they were still treated unfairly after the war. I really liked Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, an MLB executive who gave Jackie Robinson the chance to play in the MLB. Robinson played for the Montreal Royals in 1946 and in 1947 he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel Robinson, is still alive today and started the Jackie Robinson Foundation after his death. Here is its website.

Also, here is the movie’s website.

The only thing I didn’t like about this movie is that it is really slow, and it can start to get boring after 45 minutes or an hour. I would recommend this movie for kids 12 and up, because there is a lot of language and stuff kids younger than 12 wouldn’t understand.

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