X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

A couple of movies; some alone, few together. He began watching You Have Got Mail (1998) slept within 20 minutes, I watched it alone again, whereas He watched Colonia (2016).

Children of Heaven (1997): Iranian moviemakers are one of the powerful and talented artists. It is the first Iranian film to receive a nomination for an Academy Award. Director Majid Majidi has done near perfection job. It is sweet enough to bring back childlike innocence. Check subtitles. Watch. Watch. Watch.

Parzania (2007): An Indian movie. It might be technically weak; some scenes can be re-worked yet remains essentially powerful movie. Just watch it for the stealing performance of Naseeruddin Shah and Sarika.  Some call it eye opening movie. It is all about viewpoint, how did you manage to keep your eyes closed so long.

Bonnie & Clyde (1967) Remarkable opening follows interesting arresting story. It is one of the first modern American film based on the real-life bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow. Bored Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) is waiting for actions in her boring life as a waitress. Clyde sees (Warren Beatty) it through, their criminal adventure begins. A fine movie.

Thelma & Louise (1991): A cult feminist and controversial when it was released.  All I can say every woman should watch it, every man must watch it. Geena Davis (Thelma) was Darryl (Christopher MacDonald)’s ex-fiancée in real life, must be remarkable on set.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016): Beginning promised a good movie.  An extraordinary  scene when Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics is playing was created by visual effects studio in Adelaide. Undoubtedly marvelous. The Mutants include disgruntled Jew, unaccepted characters and an Egyptian god brace themselves for a fight against super power. Nice allegory, familiar. I am tired of superman clichés, why they have to save the world, the same scene, an isolated villain keeps making plans where he has a decent view of the city to fit it as the world. Silliness follows some fight, VFX, and happy end.  Where is a script? It bored me. Every time I step into a multiplex with high expectations of probable improvement, and this. some day… While I dug till last popcorn was found, Mr. Husband dozed off.

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