Frozen

Anna and Kristoff meet Olaf the snowman.

Anna and Kristoff meet Olaf the snowman.

 

Frozen is about two sisters Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell). Elsa has the power to freeze stuff, which keeps Anna and Elsa apart when they were young because once Elsa accidentally hurt her younger sister with her powers. One night when they are older, Elsa gets scared during her ceremony to become queen after her parents die. She freezes the kingdom of Arendelle on accident. Then Anna sets off to find Elsa and tell her to thaw the kingdom. On the way she meets Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his reindeer Sven and a snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad).

The music is spectacular with songs like In Summer, Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman. It is hard to tell which song will get an Oscar nomination. If you have already seen Frozen in 2D, go see it again in 3D. The 3D is amazing. My favorite character is Olaf because he’s really funny. People will like this movie because it’s funny and it’s a good story. The reason I love?Frozen?so much is because it’s really magical.

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Free Birds

 

 

Reggie and Jenny share a moment in the forest.

Reggie and Jenny share a moment in the forest.

 

Free Birds?is about two turkeys Jake (Woody Harrelson) and Reggie (Owen Wilson) who go back in time in a time machine named Steve (George Takei) to stop the first Thanksgiving. They want to try to get turkeys off the menu. Then Reggie falls in love with a turkey named Jenny (Amy Poehler). The characters are likable. The story is cute. The comedy and animation is okay. This movie is appealing to ages five through nine. I don’t think 12 year-olds would like a movie about turkeys going back in time because they probably would think it’s weird. I think boys and girls will like this movie. Jenny gets a lot of screen time and I think boys would like it because of the humor.

 

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Thor: The Dark World

Thor and Odin look out over  their kingdom of Asgard.

Thor and Odin look out over their kingdom of Asgard.

 

Thor: the Dark World is surprisingly great for its genre. I didn’t think it was going to be as good as Captain America or Iron Man. I found myself laughing when they had references to other super hero films. Thor: The Dark World starts when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is restoring peace in the nine realms. Then we catch up with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). She is trying to get her life back together after Thor left. She is still a scientist and trying to find a date. She meets three kids who find this special type of force and Jane disappears into another dimension and touches something called the aether, which puts dark matter into her. That’s bad because she could die or become evil. Meanwhile, somewhere in the nine realms, Malkeith–King of the Dark Elves–has a plan to attack Asgard, the world Thor inhabits. (Asgard is fake anyway, it’s not really a planet. If you get a science test on the solar system, you’ll probably fail if you put down Asgard.) Then Thor has to try to fight the dark elves and save Jane Foster. He goes and gets his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to help him.

There are great special effects, especially the parts on Asgard. Malkeith (Christopher Eccleston) is a great villain. If you’re ?a Thor fan, you will love this film.

 

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Sam Sparks (Ana Faris) totes around the “berry” cheerful Barry.

 

In the sequel to 2009’s hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and the gang are assigned to go back to Swallow Falls by Flint’s hero, Chester V, after a cleanup goes horribly wrong. When Flint made the food machine in the first movie, it left a bunch of food destruction that they hadn’t cleaned up yet. When Flint goes back to Swallow Falls, he finds a bunch of animals that his food machine made but they’re kooky food animals like tacodile, cheese spider and shrimpanzees. Chester V is Flint Lockwood’s childhood hero and he seems all nice and scientific, but inside he’s different. My favorite character is Barry (Cody Cameron). He’s so cute and funny. Maybe leaving Saturday Night Live wasn’t bad for Bill Hader. He’s really good in this movie. I like the 3D animation. The foodimals look realistic. There are some funny but sometimes gross jokes in this movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Man of Steel

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Superman gets ready for a big battle in Smallville.

 

Man of Steel is about Superman (Henry Cavill) who was named Kal-El when he was born. His parents sent him in a rocket to Earth so he wouldn’t die on Krypton. He lives in the countryside with the Kent family and he’s trying to find his past. General Zod (Michael Shannon) invades Earth and tries to destroy Superman so he can bring back Krypton. Krypton was blown up and it was Superman’s home. The movie was kind of complicated actually. I liked the CGI and the dialogue but Man of Steel is a loud movie. It has a bunch of explosions in it. Man of Steel is a good movie but not the best superhero movie ever. I liked it, I didn’t love it. I really did like the music.

 

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After Earth

 

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Kitai soaking up his screen time in a snowstorm.

 

After Earth is about Cypher (Will Smith), a soldier who crash-lands with his son Kitai (Jaden Smith). Kitai embarks on a journey to find a beacon. I liked the special effects and action sequences and story. I did not like the dialogue and Will Smith doesn’t get enough screen time. I though it had some cool creatures. After Earth is kind of a good movie.

 

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Epic

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Mary Katherine and Nod take on a challenge of epic proportions.

 

 

Epic is about a girl named Mary Katherine who gets shrunk and meets little people called the leafmen. While she’s in the forest, Mary Katherine meets a leafman named Nod, played by Josh Hutcherson, his master Ronin (Colin Farrell), a snail and a slug, played by Aziz Ansari. Epic’s animation is beautiful. The battle scenes are amazing. The acting is great because when you’re acting you have to act like the character. This movie shows an example of that: Christoph Waltz is a great villain as Mandrake.

 

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Iron Man 3

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Tony Stark ponders next steps in saving the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Iron Man 3,?Tony Stark is trying to save the world from attack by the iconic bad guy known as the Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley. Tony Stark is also trying to save Pepper Potts and the President of the United States. My mom doesn’t let me watch PG-13 movies so my nana bought me a ticket. I asked my mom if she was going to have to punish Nana for getting the ticket but she said she’d have to think about it.?Iron Man 3 is the best of all three Iron Mans. Iron Man 3 has great action scenes. My favorite parts were the parts with the little kid.?Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle do great at acting in their roles in this film.

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The Croods

 

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The Croods take time out of cavehunting for a family portrait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Croods is about a family of cavemen and their cave gets destroyed. So they have to find a new cave. On their search, they meet a person named Guy played by Ryan Reynolds, who will star in the next Dreamworks film Turbo. This is the best Dreamworks film I have seen since How to Train Your Dragon. Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone do great in this film.?The Croods?seemed a little bit long but it was good. I recommend this movie to people that love the Flintstones.

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Oz the Great and Powerful

Rachel Weisz as Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East.

Rachel Weisz as Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East.

Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Oz the Great and Powerful is about a magician Oscar Diggs, played by James Franco. He gets swept into a tornado and meets Theodora, a witch played by Mila Kunis. Then Theodora drags him to the Emerald City where he meets Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East played by Rachel Weisz. Evanora tricks him into capturing Glenda the good witch played by Michelle Williams. Composer Danny Elfman does a great job with the music. James Franco does not do well in this role. He just didn’t fit the part. The 3D was amazing. Zach Braff as the monkey was really good.

 

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