Can Hollywood Uphold a Genuine, Cultural Standard for this Well-Known Folklore, or Is it Whitewashed for the Masses?- The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Review
I remember when there were first talks about The Curse of La Llorona coming to the big screen. Me and so many others on Twitter, and around the world, were excited. The Curse of La Llorona (2019) was a slice of Mexican culture, a folklore crossing over to the mainstream media, and it was going be a large representation for Latinos everywhere. This representation, especially in such a mainstream way, like cinema- produced by a well-known horror pioneer of this generation, James Wan- felt like an important step for many. But as the trailers and more information rolled out on the film, the expectations of mine and others slowly dwindled away.
The 1% are Rightfully made the Butt of Jokes and the Target-Point for Guns and Arrows- Ready or Not (2019) Review
Ready or Not is the 2019 "final girl" film, and Samara Weaving is one of the top "final girls" of all time. If you are unfamiliar with her as an actress, I also suggest watching The Babysitter on Netflix (here), so you can see that this actress has the range of a continent- from subtle insanity, to badassery, and to overall comedy.
"Fucking Rich People."
Ready or Not (2019) is a film that confirms and jokes with the idea we've all been toying around with- rich people are insane and desensitized.
Some Inappropriate, Cheap Laughs Paired with a Charming Story of Adolescent Friendship- Good Boys (2019) Review
Good Boys is the 2019 film, starring tween-actors Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, and Jacob Tremblay. This adorable trio plays Lucas, Thor, and Max, also knows as "The Bean bag Boys." They've just started middle school, and they slowly begin to realize the changes you go through as puberty hits and you and your friends slowly lose interest in the same things.
This film heavily contains sexual jokes that rely on the children's innocence and their mis-defining what these sexual items/words mean to be funny. Hidden beyond that, though, this film also contains jokes and moments that whole-heartedly sum up many emotions that teenage boys experience once they've been made aware of the social hierarchy of preteen and higher years. It also highlights the importance of childhood friendship, how it shapes your foundation, and how hard it can be to hold on to- as physical, mental, and emotional changes pull you in different directions.
Everything You'd Except from a Ridiculous Blockbuster Derived from an Even More Ridiculous Blockbuster Franchise- Hobbs and Shaw (2019) Review
Hobbs and Shaw (2019) is the first spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise. The film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, acts as this summer’s heavy-hitter, popcorn-action film. And if that’s not enough muscle for you, the film also stars Idris Elba- playing the Fast and Furious-esque villain.
This film follows Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, as they are forced to team together for a governmental bounty hunt for Shaw’s younger sister and the deadly virus she possesses. Following the theme for the previous franchise films, this spin-off continues to make the concept of family and loyalty its main point.
This movie is everything you expect from a mindless action film, so when it attempts to bring serious tones to the forefront, it takes the audience out of the rollercoaster ride of physics-defying action and reminds us that these films are just not good.
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