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Big Hero 6 (2014)

Big Hero 6 (2014)


Starring the voice of
Ryan Potter
Scott Adsit
Daniel Henney
T. J. Miller
Jamie Chung

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams

Big Hero 6 is Disney’s new 54th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, with a huge significant change from the Marvel Comic it was adapted from.

The movie had a mix of both Disney elements and Marvel's. Thanks to screenplay by Robert L. Baird, Dan Gerson and Jordan Roberts, the movie had the Disney feel of happy, loveable story with characters you can relate to and understand, with Marvel's action theme and characters with complexes in their behavior.

Produced solely by Walt Disney Animation Studios, this wonderful family movie will both interest and captivate your mind. Disney didn’t miss their trademark of having lessons here and there for the viewer to pick up on, and they removed anything that will make the story similar to anything we have seen before.

The movie plot is about 14 year old Hiro Hamada, who lives with his aunt and older brother Tadashi in futuristic San Fransokyo. Hiro is highly intelligent and he loves, participating in illegal Bot fights, much to the dismay of his brother and aunt.

Trying to distract Hiro from such a life his brother Tadashi, introduces Hiro to his friends GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. He also showed him Baymax, a personal healthcare robot Tadashi created, Tadahi and his friends attended Krei Tech and Tadashi was hoping the inventions that Hiro saw at Krei Tech will urge him to want to join. Tadashi succeeded, but his untimely death when the college mysteriously caught on fire halted Hiro’s interest in joining Krei Tech.

Hiro sad and alone activated Baymax by error, which then stumbled on one of Hiro’s inventions which was trying to reunite with its other parts, Baymax traced the invention to its source and exposed more about the death of Tadashi.

Some of the notable changes that Disney made, is making Baymax a product of Hiro’s brother Tadashi, while in the comics, Baymax is a monster (instead of the loveable and huggable robot that Disney presented) created by Hiro as a science project to serve as his butler and body guard.
Also in the comics it was Hiro’s father who died, while in this movie it was Hiro’s brothers’ death that inspired the formation of the group, his father was not mentioned in the movie.

Although the movie is great and the characterization memorable, I do hope many will appreciate the level of storytelling and fast paced action that this movie packs. It will be sad if this movie ends up to be one of those brilliant movies that didn’t get enough credit or celebration.

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)


Tom McGrath
Chris Miller
Conrad Vernon
Christopher Knights
Benedict Cumberbatch
John Malkovich

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith

To be honest after seeing the movie the first time, I was in queue for a second helping. Those penguins crack me up big time and they are just too cute and wonderful to be overlooked.

It is about time they had their own motion picture, about them and them alone. The TV series that airs on Nickeldeon, is always a riot of laughs as there is nothing these penguins will not do to get to the end of the pressing matter at hand. And in this movie, they showed the same tenacity and we even get to see how the group was formed.

The movie had many inside jokes to keep you aching for more, and the voice casting was exceptional. We had in this movie, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon and Christopher Knights voicing Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private respectively. We also had Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkoich as the villain octopus Dave or Dr. Octavius Brine.

The question is, what is our beloved penguins about now?

The answer is, they were out looking for an adventure.

The movie stats with an introduction to our penguins and how they requited Private. The group has been together since they have been chicks, and they decided from then to be different from the rest, this led them through various ups and downs in zoos, until the movie catches up with the present development after Madagascar 3: Europe Most Wanted (2012).

The group get accosted by a villainous octopus who is out for revenge against the Penguin’s cuteness. This led to them meeting NW which stands for "North Wind", an elite undercover task force who go about rescuing animals in need.
The group consists of, their leader a gray wolf named Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch) by Skipper, a harp seal named Short Fuse (Ken Jeong), a polar bear named Corporal (Peter Stormare), and an intelligent snowy owl named Eva (Annet Mahendru).

The Octopus Dave, wants to rid the world of the Penguin’s cuteness and the Penguins have to stop him, or they will no longer be cute (sounded better in my head).

The movie had cool lines like:
1. Nicholas, cage them
2. Drew, Barry more power
3. Kevin bake on
4. Charlize stay on them
5. Robin write this down

After watching this movie I hope that the box office and home media sales will bring in the financial investment made for us to see this movie, because it will be sad if a sequel is not made. So I hope the word of mouth will drive many to go see this.
It is worth it for both adults and kids alike.

Nightcrawler (2014)

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Nightcrawler (2014)


Jake Gyllenhaal
Rene Russo
Riz Ahmed
Bill Paxton

Directed by Dan Gilroy

Nominated for numerous awards, which are well deserved this crime thriller is one movie you will watch and it will stick with you.

The movie tells the life of a sociopath, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The extent to which he will go is not beyond his sociopathic needs, and he as you can guess doesn’t care who gets hurt in the way.

The movie is tragic and thrilling and the sad events that occur at various intervals in this movie, will make you sit still and wish that harm will come to the lead character Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal).
The movie is written and directed by Dan Gilroy in his directorial debut and it stars his wife, the 60 years old and still looking beautiful Rene Russo.

Jake Gyllenhaal had to lose 20 pounds for the movie, which is obvious from the first scene of the movie.  Lou starts his career as a Petty thief, stealing what he can to sell so he can survive.
He came across Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) on his way home, Joe was an independent news camera man. He saw Joe capture the footage of a crash and he asked how much Joe was paid for such and he decided making the news was going to be more financially promising than stealing.

Lou started off small, capturing the aftermath of a carjacking. He then offers the film to a local TV station, which was ready to pay for the clip. The TV station used the clip in their morning news and the news director, Nina (Rene Russo) who buys the footage, encourages Lou to carry on shooting, and bring the clips to her first.

Lou then discovers that to get the top and only footage of violent incidents, he has to be at the crime scene on time, so he hires an assistant, Rick (Riz Ahmed) to direct him through traffic.

Lou later discovered that his clips were causing the ratings of the news show to rise, and decided to twist Nina's arm for more money and her body.

The movie shows, that being around a sociopath is only to your detriment. Nightcrawler ended in a way I would not have guessed, and I truly was thrilled by the events.

A box office hit and a definite award grabber, here is a movie you should see before the year runs out.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)


Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell

Directed by Matt Reeves

There are errors, and there are major big time catastrophes.

I made a major catastrophe by waiting this long to see this movie. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is not a movie to overlook at any point in time.
This new set of movie series are meant to be a prelude to the original movie series and this itself is the eight theatrical film in the franchise and so far, it is the best.

The movie received critical acclaim upon its release and was also a box office hit, but the thrill in the movie is the story.

The Apes from the first part Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), have gathered to form a colony and have grown in numbers. Training their children in the sign language and words they learned from their human captors. Caeser still stands as their leader, but the movie is set 10 years after the first, so Caeser now has a family with two sons.

Living undisturbed in the woods because in the human world the panic caused by the deadly ALZ-113 virus has caused many of the human race to self-destruct. Many of them now live in colonies formed across the world, some unaware of the existence of others.

This depth in the story will make you sit and wonder what the movie will bring and the movie intro scenes features the Apes living together as a colony, hunting and conversing. You will think such will make you doze off, but think again and be expectant of the surprise that beckons.

The acting in the area of the apes and the visual effects were in a class of their own. Then the humans in the movie were all acting at top form. Their story started when they ventured into the woods, met with Caeser’s family and were given passage to go work on a dam to give them electricity.

This action among others caused distrust in Caeser’s leadership and led to a battle between the Apes and the human colony. The cause of which resulted in deaths on both side and is pregnant with an upcoming outbreak of war, which I believe the third film will explore.

There were cast changes made in the movie as the movie is set 10 years ahead and showcases a world of pandemonium it was easy to write off, the old cast.

This is a movie where you buy the DVDs/Blu Rays for keeps for future reviews. Don’t be like me waiting eternity to see a classic, go see it now.