‘Gifted’ Film Review

Grade: B-

Gifted Movie Poster

‘Gifted’ stars Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace as uncle and niece who give us, the audience, sweet moments of chemistry as Evans’ boat mechanic, Frank Adler, does everything to keep Grace’s stubborn, yet extremely intelligent Mary, happy. Whenever we see those moments (that only Fox Searchlight Pictures could show), we feel the heart and emotion shine through. Especially when we have to sit through scenes of courtroom drama that feel real.

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‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Film Review

Grade: B

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Poster

When Robin/Dick Grayson (Voice of Michael Cera) asks Batman (Voice of Will Arnett) if the Bat-Mobile has seat belts on their first outing in the LEGO version of Gotham City (Which I might add is as beautiful as it is visually appealing to the eyes), Batman’s reply is “Life doesn’t give you seatbelts!”. This quote is what makes the LEGO incarnation of the Caped Crusader a comic gem. He was first introduced to audiences as a supporting comic relief in ‘The LEGO Movie’, which proved to be a major success. Batman is one of the greatest superheroes that doesn’t really need to fly around cities to capture villains, such as The Joker (Voiced in this movie by Zach Galifianakis), The Riddler (Voiced here by Conan O’Brien) and many others I do not need to mention. He has gadgets, a sense of vengeance, and the smarts to tackle any problem. There have been many incarnations of Batman, from Adam West’s campy family friendly bat to Ben Affleck’s Superman-fighting machine, but no other incarnation seems to be so macho, and filled with self-confidence as much as a toy version of Batman.

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