The BFG (2016)

I’ve always heard from my mother how great this book is, as she used to read this as a teacher every year to her young students. I love all of the Roald Dahl books that I’ve got my hands on and they are wonderful. This movie on the other hand is just good. Nothing truly excellent about it. I thought the little girl Sophie was really cute and reminded me of the other Roald Dahl character “Matilda”. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was also a cute character, for a giant at least. The bad guys were also pretty cool, they are your typical Human “Bean” eating giants. I’m just not sure what this movie was missing, it just felt pretty boring at times, Spielberg has lost his magic from the olden days of E.T. This wasn’t a giant leap for movies, it’s not bad, but I wouldn’t climb a beanstalk or anything to watch it.

76/100

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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

At least it wasn’t like walking over glass. This movie sequel took a long time to come around, 6 years after the last movie. I loved some parts of this film and others I found to be pretty strange. The most unbelievable thing was the time period and Alice’s job. She’s like a military-style boat Captain that goes sailing on adventures. She has an entire crew of men but this film is set in the 1800’s… now, I’m trying not to be sexist here but I find it hard to believe Alice would be heard by a crew of all men, stuck on a boat all those months/years and be able to get them to do anything during that time period. Okay, so other than that little mishap, I think the movie was pretty cool. It had some neat time-travel stuff in it. Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show as “Time”. I really hated Johnny Depp in this though, he’s just too weird for me and he chose to have an awful lisp as this character and you can barely understand him. News flash Depp, actors need good diction! All the old characters come back, but I hope this series doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always take a new Mia Wasikowska movie (even a bad one) but I think this series should EAT ME.

67/100

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Pete’s Dragon (2016)

This movie was just draggin’ on and on… So, Disney did a remake. This was of a movie from the 70’s about a boy and his dragon. The problem is, this remake doesn’t really follow the older movie. It’s not a musical, it’s missing a lot of the fun parts (the movie was way too serious) and why the heck is the dragon mostly dog-looking with the face of a dog and green fur instead of scales? Are scales too scary now? Also, the boy is now a wildling living out in the woods, instead of an abused adopted orphan. Not that this really matters, but I guess all young boys have caveman hair so they didn’t have to hire a stylist? This movie just isn’t worth watching, it’s long and doesn’t have very many fun parts. The original isn’t great, but at least it was a little fun. Most of the points go to Bryce Dallas Howard for being such a knockout beauty.

57/100

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Finding Dory (2016)

I think Dory was doing most of the finding herself in this sequel but it was fun anyway. I wasn’t too sure in the beginning about this movie. Dory was a very annoying character. Voiced by the excitable Ellen DeGeneres, Dory never stopped saying “Oh sorry, I have a memory problem” for at least the first 15 minutes of the film. I kept thinking “is this going to be the whole movie? Apologizing for a bad memory?” Luckily, the movie redeems itself later. With the addition of non-annoying characters, namely a Octopus, Nemo and his dad the movie starts getting really good. There are some downright funny characters too like Becky the loon and some really funny sea lions. By the end of the film, I was cheering on the once annoying Dory and loving the film. So if you can get past the annoying start, you’ll find that being under the sea is where you want to be.

84/100

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