The Lion King Review – By: Ethan Friederick
Having watched the first Lion King when I was a little boy, I understood and liked the movie very much. During my childhood was one of, if not “my favorite” Disney movie. Despite that, my expectations were heightened by the news that James Earl Jones would reprise his role as the voice of Mufasa. After this movie, I walked out as if I had just watched the regular Lion King again. To me the only thing this movie brought was, larger than life visuals. and a couple pieces of new dialogue scattered throughout the movie. This movie could have done more, and that’s a fact. I wasn’t surprised at all that this was clearly not a ‘’Reboot’’ so to speak, but a redo. Even with that, I am still happy and satisfied with this movie.
I give the Lion King a B-
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SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME – By Ethan Friederick
When I went to see this movie, I was terribly nervous. I was worried that in Tom Holland’s case, his second outing couldn’t live up to the expectations that “Homecoming” reached in 2017. But boy was I wrong! In my opinion every angle, and moment from Homecoming that I loved, was cranked up and dialed to 11 this time around. This movie in my eyes surpassed the hype brought on to this movie before release. I’m not saying this movie is perfect, but it is probably the best way they could execute what they were going for, in the time and space they were surrounded with after the execution of Avengers: Endgame. The performances from Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jake Gyllenhaal take this movie from “just a Superhero movie”, into a character study of epic proportions. One thing I surprisingly liked more than I thought I would along the way too, was the romance blossoming between MJ And Peter throughout the film. This movie was honestly better than I thought it would be the whole way through, making the case that Tom Holland, as the Best Spiderman of all-time some weight.
As My Overall Rating I Give Spiderman: Far From Home, An A- .
AVENGERS ENDGAME REVIEW – NO SPOILERS – By:Ethan Friederick
From the opening scene, to the final battle, Avengers Endgame was a sequential masterpiece. From its incredible writing, to the pacing of this movie, it is easily one of the year’s best films, and the most satisfying movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And easily, the best quality of this movie is the amount of acting brought to the table for this “Final” Avengers installment. This movie, unlike many other Marvel films, has something that those others just don’t possess. That is, the fact that this movie is definitely more of a “character study” film, than an action film…and that is one of the main things I totally enjoyed about this film. The Russo Brothers managed to show their range in the comedy atmosphere throughout as well. The comedy felt like the good natured comedy we are used to seeing from some of the movies that came before.
As My Overall Rating I Give AVENGERS: ENGAME an A+ .